Question: I have bloating, wind and erratic bowel movements. I have heartburn/acid reflux terribly. I think I feel worse after certain foods. Is it an allergy to something? What can I do?
Does this sound like you?
I get asked this question rather a lot. So, I have written a Gut Plan to help you and launched it just in time for Allergy week which starts Monday.
Why Allergy Week? Because the vast majority of gut problems I have treated over the years have an intolerance or sensitivity at the heart of them!
- Diarrhoea or mushy stools
- Frequent, urgent, mucusy bowel movements
- Cramping abdominal pains
- Acid reflux/heartburn/indigestion
- Food Intolerance
- You have been told you have IBS
The Gut Plan: Overview
Over the years, I have seen many people with a diagnosis of ‘IBS’ or myriad digestive symptoms. Food intolerance is the leading cause I’ve found, followed by lack of proper digestion and candida overgrowth. For constipation, wheat intolerance and thyroid issues come up a lot.
Once you have ruled out acute problems such as bacterial infection (say, picked up on holiday), inflammatory bowel disease (eg Crohn’s and colitis) and coeliac disease (a clue is constantly low iron levels and/or feeling tired all the time), if the problem is chronic, you should take steps to eliminate it rather than continue to suffer.
The Top Ten Gut Goals
By doing this Gut Plan, you will be able to:
- Identify and sort out any stomach acid, pancreatic enzyme and malabsorption problems.
- Rule in or out coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity.
- Remove the most common allergens from your diet to help calm the gut, give it a chance to heal and identify any intolerance to them.
- Identify any other food intolerances by elimination and challenge and/or the correct testing methods.
- Complete an effective herbal bowel cleanse, a biochemical liver detox and re-balancing on bowel flora.
- Lower any symptoms.
- See if stress is a factor, and start steps to reduce it if it is.
- Learn how to massage your abdomen.
- Consider and address any deeper or additional factors that may be affecting your body’s ability to heal or be at the heart of your gut problems.
- Get access to all the resources, tests and supplements you need to achieve it.
Oh, and did I mention it is free? I am just TOO good to you!
Hang on, whaddya mean your symptoms aren’t in your gut? Well, it’s a good job I have done a more complex Allergy and Intolerance Plan too then, isn’t it?! Coming in the next post…