An uncomfortable stomach can usually be flattened….if you can
figure out what is causing the discomfort…here’s the story:
Stomach discomfort is when the abdomen feels full and tight, even when you have
not just eaten. It most often occurs in the small intestine rather than the
stomach, as most people believe. And the most common cause is irregular digestion
that produces gas at a higher rate than normal.
Common causes of intestinal gas that extends the abdomen include:
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* Eating too fast
* Air swallowing (a nervous habit)
*Intolerance to dairy products
*Certain food intolerances
At the beginning of a health diet, a sudden increase in fiber from vegetables,
fruits and beans could cause discomfort. If this occurs, simply ease up on these
foods and reintroduce them more gradually into your diet.
If you are eating heavy meals late at night, or drinking too much alcohol,
it will encourage the build up of acid. The digestive system works more effectively
when you are up and about for at least 3 hours after eating before retiring
to bed and lying flat. A large meal can also cause discomfort as the stomach
becomes distended and certain foods produce more gas than others.
||Intolerance to some foods can cause abdominal discomfort
Digestion is a series of chemical reactions that break down food into components
from which we derive energy and nutrients. The remaining material is waste and is eliminated through the intestinal tract.
Some of those wastes are gases that are normally managed easily by the elasticity
of the intestinal canal. Sometimes, however, large pockets of sulphur-bearing
gases stretch the gut wall past its comfortable elastic limit and we feel uncomfortable
by a “blowing up” or expansion in the abdomen. It may even become difficult to fit into your jeans.
Other Causes Of Stomach Discomfort:
Sometimes faulty lifestyle is not the culprit. Some people produce more acid
than others naturally and, in addition to causing discomfort, this acid can break
down the protective lining of the stomach.
An extended stomach can also be the result of an infection, caused by an organism
called Helicobacter Pylori, which is sometimes found buried deep in the stomach.
Such an infection needs medical attention and appropriate antibiotic treatment.
||There is only one way to identify food intolerance and that's by the
process of elimination… one food at a time.
Once you or your doctor has determined there is no medical condition causing
the excessive gas, you can begin eliminating foods that may be causing the
symptoms. (See foods listed below.)
Continue to eat as you normally do, but eliminate one gas producing food for
at least a week. If there is no lessening of gas, put that food back in the
diet and go on to eliminate another one. Follow this procedure until all gas
producing foods are tested.
Experience tells us that beans (all types), milk, and milk products may be
the worst offenders in causing gas. Other troublesome foods include onions,
celery, carrots, raisins, apricots, prune juice, wheat products, and brussels
Offending foods may not have to be completely eliminated. Sometimes, they
can be tolerated in smaller amounts. Also, it is possible that tolerance to
certain foods can be acquired. Many people complain that adding fiber to the
diet causes gas. This problem can usually be reduced by adding fiber gradually
over a period of several weeks.
Try some anti acid medication, which you can buy over the counter which may
settle your symptoms within a few days. If not, you should see your GP who
can conduct some tests to see if Helicobacter Pylori might be at the root of
||OLEDA Digestive Enzymes, could be your answer
It's no secret that as we age it becomes harder to enjoy a meal without suffering from some type of digestive discomfort. Every 10 years of life the pancreas produces fewer digestive enzymes. In addition, our modern diets are largely void of natural plant enzymes. This overall lack of enzymes causes the body to work harder, putting a strain on our internal organs and digestive system.
A well balanced intestinal enzyme builder is the first step in creating a more comfortable and flatter stomach. This balance should contain a high amount, and a variety, of enzymes as well as other necessary ingredients that address every type of food ingested: protein, fats, starches, dairy, plant, vegetable material and sugar.