Hippocrates once said “All disease begins in the gut”, but we are only now recognising how correct he was over 2000 years ago. Healthy digestion is critical to general wellbeing, and improving your gut health could be one of the best investments you can ever make.
What can cause abdominal bloating?
Abdominal bloating is often caused by gases produced by the bacteria, which live in the large intestine. These bacteria always produce some gas, but excessive gas can be produced:
- When the gut bacteria is out of balance
- When we consume certain foods
- When our digestive tract is unable to absorb food
My tips to help ease abdominal bloating
Try herbal medicine for symptom relief:
Globe Artichoke and Chamomile, herbs traditionally used in Western herbal medicine may assist with symptoms such as bloating, flatulence and belching.
In traditional Chinese medicine herbs such as Chinese Licorice, Chinese Yam, Goldthread, Citrus Peel, Evodia and Black Atractylodes are often used for symptoms associated with abdominal bloating and discomfort.
Support your gut bacteria:
Did you know that your gut contains ten times more bacteria than all the human cells in the entire body?
If you are experiencing abdominal bloating, your gut bacteria could be out of balance. This imbalance may be caused by use of antibiotics and other medications, diet high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods, diet low in fermentable fibre, various toxins, chronic stress and chronic infections.