Is bloating a normal symptom?

Reposted from Sam Miller Science

One of the most common biofeedback complaints is about bloat, distention, or other maladies pertaining to digestive discomfort.

Let’s start with then basics: You eat food to nourish our cells. If you make poor food choices or if your body cannot digest, absorb and utilize the food due to poor digestive function you might develop signs, symptoms and/or a diagnosable illness.

As I spent more and more time in the trenches with clients, I realized that many folks considered things to be “fine” even if they were bloated, or considered good digestion to be going to the bathroom a few times per week.

Gut dysfunction and digestive disarray does not only influence “gut health” but a myriad of other aspects of health.
Persistent bloat is not only NOT normal, it can be unhealthy, and a biofeedback indicator that something else is off.

Remember: Digestive insufficiencies contribute to a wide range of health issues including headaches, depression, arthritis, foggy thinking, autoimmune illness, autism, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis and more.
Bloat, distention, and poop problems can point to:

  • Inadequate fiber & water intake.
  • Excessive fiber intake.
  • Disrupted circadian rhythm.
  • Nutrient deficiencies.
  • Immune problems.
  • Hormone imbalance.
  • Potential Medication Side Effects

This is why tracking digestion is imperative, along with other lifestyle practices like, well, CHEWING your food adequately! 😂

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