Is your current diet putting more fuel on the fire in your body? Did you know that certain foods enhance the permeability of the gut lining? These foods vary from person to person. Gluten, added sugar, GMOs, refined oils, synthetic food additives, and conventional dairy products are some of the key offenders
Have you heard of the term FODMAP? It is an acronym for a collection of sugars (also known as short-chain carbohydrates) that have been identified as being problematic to certain individuals, in eliciting IBS-type symptoms. When consumed in foods and/or drinks, FODMAPs can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and pass through to the large intestine, where two major events happen: The FODMAPs are readily fermented by bacteria in the large bowel, contributing to the production of gas. The FODMAPs are also highly osmotic, meaning that they attract water into the large bowel, which can alter how quickly the bowels move. These two processes can then trigger IBS-type symptoms including excess wind, abdominal bloating and distension, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, or a combination of both.
I always recommend that my clients record what they eat and the digestive symptoms they experience. Then we play detective work and put together a plan on which foods to eliminate for a period of time to help the body heal. Along with supplying practitioner only supplements to help ‘heal and seal’.