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8 Steps to Eliminate Gas and Bloating

August 21, 2019

Jordan: Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin and I thought
we’d talk about today, 8 steps to eliminate gas, bloating, and digestive problems. And, as always, if you love this information,
make sure to punch that “Share” button because I believe that there are people every other
day of the year that also want to eliminate gas, bloating, and digestive issues. Let’s get started. Number one, chew your food. Haven’t you ever heard your mom say, “You’re
not chewing your food, you’re just wolfing it down?” I don’t know what the wolf part is, but when
I was a kid my mom said it all the time. And here is the deal, folks. When you chew, particularly carbohydrate-rich
foods, your saliva has an enzyme called ptyalin and it helps you to pre-digest the food. So all those difficult-to-digest grains, and
sugars, chew your food 50 times every bite. Count. And I bet after a couple of weeks, you won’t
have to count anymore. There are people that had actually cured themselves
from digestive diseases from chewing their food more thoroughly. Now, number two, consume chia seed. We know chia is a popular superfood from the
Amazon. Why is it so good for digestion? It’s high in fiber. But a particular type of fiber called mucilaginous
fiber makes chia seeds expand in your gut and help you absorb and then eliminate some
gases. Now anytime you increase fiber intake, you’re
going to have a change in your bacteria, so you might experience a little gas and bloating
when you add fiber to your diet. But guess what, chia, with its special fibrous
components can help that. Here’s the good news. Chia can be ground and sprinkled in smoothies,
on foods, or because chia has that gelling effect, you can actually eat chia r mix it
in recipes straight. Two to three tablespoons of chia a day can
help reduce gas, bloating, and eliminate digestive problems, and even help with constipation. We’re going to talk about essential oils,
and two of my favorites are peppermint and ginger. I just love peppermint right on my tongue. I put it on my toothbrush on top of the toothpaste. It’s great mixed in a room temperature or
warm water. Same goes for ginger. Here is a great tonic. Take some lemon juice, warm water, some honey,
either raw, organic, or Manuka honey, two to four drops of peppermint, and ginger essential
oil. Not only would that taste great but it will
do wonders for your tummy. You can also mix peppermint and ginger in
a carrier oil and rub it on your abdomen. Try using an oil that’s very penetrating like
coconut oil and you can diffuse them. In fact, at home, I’m diffusing peppermint
oil right now. Makes you alert and calms your tummy. Number four. The fourth way that we can reduce gas, bloating,
and eliminate digestive problems is by consuming two of my favorite foods, both rich in enzymes. The kiwi fruit actually helps with constipation
and can reduce gas and bloating. It’s also high in antioxidants and omega-3
fatty acids coming from the seeds. I made a chia smoothie last night where I
had two kiwis, cranberries, because how often can you get frozen organic cranberries, blueberries,
raw yogurt. Remember, I like to eat raw eggs, threw a
couple of pasteurized eggs in there, a little vanilla and some raw honey. It was awesome and that boost my digestion
more ways than I can even count. Kiwi and fig, particularly raw figs, are wonderful
to help you digest proteins and suit your gut and help you get over constipation. Now, we know grandma and great grandma used
to eat prunes or dried plums, I believe figs can work just as well. And figs also help to absorb toxins. In the Bible, Hezekiah had some type of cyst
or some type of lump, could’ve been a tumor, and he used a fig poultice and God gave him
15 more years on his life. Pretty awesome. Kiwi and fig help eliminate gas, bloating,
and digestive issues? I bet you’ll notice results in three days. Now, if you’re watching today and you know
someone who needs this information, maybe they have IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative
colitis, maybe they just suffer frequent post-meal gas bloating, or maybe they’re constipated,
go ahead and punch that “Share” button. Let the world know that you can naturally
eliminate what we consider common digestive issues. We’re giving you eight good ways to do it. Number five, digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes help you digest proteins,
carbs, fats, fiber, and even beans and dairy, and other difficult-to-digest substances. Take a digestive enzyme capsule before meals
to get the benefits. You can even see this work by taking a digestive
enzyme capsule into, emptying it in oatmeal, mixing it few times, and the oatmeal will
go from being thick to runny as these enzymes break down the food. Now, remember, when it comes to eating, you’re
not what you eat, you’re what you digest, assimilate, and absorb. Taking enzymes one to three caps before meal
is great. Even though I’m eating healthy, I’m going
to eat a lot, just saying. Number six, probiotics. Consume probiotics on an empty stomach. I like first thing in the morning and right
before bed. Probiotics help to colonize the gut and dislodge
toxins also creating their own enzymes 24/7. I call probiotics enzyme factories. You can take enzymes with meals. I recommend it. But probiotics actually create enzymes. I once heard that enzymes are the teeth of
probiotics. They help break down substances that are lodged
in your gut, they support the immune system that’s found in your gut, and they help you
digest foods in your colon so they don’t linger and cause gas, bloating, and constipation. My favorite probiotics are known as soil-based
organisms or SBOs. I also like Lactobacillus plantarum which
is my favorite lactic acid bacteria, and the friendly yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii. Number seven . . . we’re talking about eight
ways to eliminate gas, bloating and digestive issues. We’re on number seven. If you’re loving what you’re hearing, go ahead
and click that “Like” button. Punch that “Love” button. Let everyone know that you are taking a stand
against digestive issues. How about that one? Bone broth is the ultimate gut-friendly food. In fact, I call it the “food of last resort.” But let’s say it the food of first resort. I have a son, Samuel, who’s nine. And when he was younger, one of the first
foods we gave him was blended bone broth. He loved it so much that he ate it about half
of his diet for a year and a half, and still today when we’re making bone broth or chicken
soup, he jumps up and down. Bone broth has polysaccharides or what you
would call glycosaminoglycans that soothe the lining of the gut and it can help your
joints, skin, hair, nails. Look up the benefits of bone broth online. Check out for a great article because
bone broth is the quintessential superfood and it’s great for your gut. It can help reduce gas, bloating, constipation,
and help your overall health like nothing else. Grandma was right and so were those authors
because chicken soup is good for the soul and the body. The eighth step to eliminate gas, bloating,
and digestive issues is to eat mono meals. Folks, break it down. Make it simple. You see watermelon on the screen. That’s a great mono meal. It’s not only cleansing but it’s easy to digest. But when you combine watermelon, it becomes
difficult to digest. For whatever reason, I always grew up hearing,
“Melon, eat it alone or leave it alone.” I don’t think melons go well with other foods. Maybe it’s a placebo effect but when you eat
a mono meal or fruit or a vegetable or even meat, you’re going to digest your food better. These are the eight steps to eliminate gas,
bloating and digestive issues. Let’s recap. Chew your food. Fifty chews per mouthful. Chia seed, great for the gut, swells, helps
your tummy feel better. Peppermint and ginger essential oil, kiwi,
and fig to add enzymes and healthy fiber. Digestive enzymes, one to three before each
meal. Probiotics, SBOs on an empty stomach. Bone broth every day. And eat mono meals if you can’t digest your
food. Dr. Axe: Hi, I’m Dr. Axe. I want to say thanks so much for checking
out this YouTube video. And also don’t forget to subscribe. If you want to get more great content on things
like herbs, essential oils, natural remedies, and how to use food as medicine, also check
out more of our content on my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching.


  • Reply Millenium Raymond Divine June 23, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    chew UNTIL liquid

  • Reply Nikoo Arbabian June 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Dear Dr. Axe …you have mentioned randomly tips like these ones in
    previous videos; but this time you collect and gather all the details.
    You are doing so so much great job! Thank you always. Wish the best.Good
    luck. Have a great time! xxx

  • Reply Linda Johnson June 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Great info, Jordan! Thank you. What happens if one takes Probiotics or Digestive Enzymes at different times than you've mentioned? Will they mess up your gut bacteria? TIA for your reply, Jordan!

  • Reply Sandra Sunshine June 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    wish a video about fodmap ❀

  • Reply Waqas Shah June 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Loved the countdown and the amount of info in it. Love your every vid πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  • Reply Rajeev Vallechha June 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    nice info

  • Reply Elizabeth Martin June 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I am suffering from gastric from my young age. thanks for the information

  • Reply Deby Wishy June 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    If you have gas / liver pain, you might want to check your genetics, specifically the CBS pathways, which is a major problem, why so many are sick from eating things like bone broth, which is high histamine, etc. What about Yucca, celery and asparagus, which also helps mop up the gas, ammonia, etc.

  • Reply Tom V June 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I always enjoy their videos, but this one felt really rushed, given the amount of information. I was surprised there weren't specific examples given in greater detail for the digestive enzymes and probiotics. For instance, with the probiotics I was expecting mention of real foods like kimchi, kogurt, kombucha – those sorts of things they usually reference. Instead it was "Soil Based Probiotics," which I had never heard of, so I had to look it up online and one of the first articles that comes up is about how they might not be good to take. As for the other two probiotics – I couldn't even google them because of their complicated names, lacto something, and sacra something. Seems odd he didn't even have notes included below for those sorts of specifics as well.

  • Reply Bee Silva June 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Thsnk god god this..stress caused me gas pains & I think its a bacteria imbalance due to stress

  • Reply jack Alzarouni June 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    hello.. thanks for the video.. but do you have some recomendations for best digestive enzimes brands?

  • Reply Pascale Devalet June 23, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Chew your food 50 times, what about when you have a smoothie as a meal m?? Thank you

  • Reply donna wiley June 23, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for this info! I would like to know if you can send me info on how to rid of Acid Reflux to eliminate prescription medicine (of which causes other side effects) and of info to rid/prevent leg cramps. Thanks in advance! And as for these remedies to rid of bloating and gas(especially of gas); baby tends to get gas alot from the milk intake and that drinking the milk alone does not fill them up of being hungry constantly. so I'm asking is their an age as you mention to put a digestive enzyme in a bowl of oatmeal(of what can be fed to a baby for fullness from a bottle back in the days)to see it get liquidity. Can this breakdown of oatmeal be given to a baby or of any food for fullness with the help of a digestive enzymes pill?

  • Reply Abc 123 June 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Rule number One:
    Don't eat beans.

    As the saying goes;
    "Beans, beans, they're good for you
    The more you eat the more you do

  • Reply Blessing Ncube June 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    m constipated right now

  • Reply forrealgirl 42 June 23, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this video with all the tips and information.

  • Reply Mazie Ferreira June 23, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Another awesome video! Thank you, Jordan and Dr. Axe!

  • Reply Lisa Murphy June 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I think it's also important to stay away from SOY in ANY of its forms. If I consume something that has a little bit of soy flour or soybean oil in it I will suffer horribly for at least 24 hours. Bloating, gas, indigestion, to the point where I won't even be able to sleep. Check labels — especially bread and salad dressing labels – because soy is in everything and in my opinion it's not even suitable for human consumption.

  • Reply Mr BrightSide June 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    He lost me at Bible part.

  • Reply Lisa InMexico June 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I thought chia seeds came from Mexico.

  • Reply Lauren Ashley June 23, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Love it, great job once again!

  • Reply Horacio Franco June 24, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Great tips . But chia comes from Mexico, not from the Amazones

  • Reply Sue MarieT June 24, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Great advice, thanks. One question, what is better dry or fresh figs in this case?

  • Reply Martinitime June 24, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Now he's doing the constant knee bends too – must be contagious, lol.

  • Reply A Earhart June 24, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Great info as always would like to say like the improvement in dress and shortening of time of vid God bless !

  • Reply 4Given June 24, 2017 at 4:25 am

    If you want to get rid of gas and bloating eliminate meat and dairy from your diet.

  • Reply L Y June 24, 2017 at 4:50 am


  • Reply Laura Halvorsen June 24, 2017 at 6:48 am

    50 times? sometimes i only have 5 to 10 mins to eat.. no 50 chews.. haha for lunch. i can try at dinner though.

  • Reply Susan Foxwell June 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    What did he say the probiotics was anyone

  • Reply botta noog June 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

    good info…but you look like a bum…..take a SHAVE or shape what you have if you're growing a beard……first impressions count…

  • Reply Rose Lavia June 24, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Monomeals are great way to go.

  • Reply karenvalfon June 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks Jordan for such a quick countdown on bloating and digestive aids. No need to rush, I could watch you and Dr. Axe for as long as it takes to know what is best for our health. Love the Bible parts you include Jordan. Thanks a lot! Keep growing and doing well!

  • Reply saras vyas June 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    just stand away from TV

  • Reply Didi June 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    EVERYTHING you recommend makes me bloat, except for peppermint.

  • Reply Monz Ozdo June 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    How about SIBO , do you recommend SBO probiotics for that ?

  • Reply Pushyhog June 25, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Vid not condensed enough, l already chit:) l aint eating my chia pet:) good job & meant video. ,,,, prob help alot of people. Do one on heliobacteria!! A serious problem in usa.

  • Reply Carla Campbell June 25, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    good info but a little too "shouty"

  • Reply Luca Aliberti June 27, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Just starting the video now. Will bone broth eliminate gas and bloating? Let's see πŸ™‚

  • Reply POP CULTURE Lovers June 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Keep up the videos. just found this channel and i love it so much.

  • Reply POP CULTURE Lovers June 27, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    watching and learning. you are changing the world one video at a a time πŸ™‚ keep it up!

  • Reply Ryan Belen July 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Good free info. Thanks! Too bad most people want to look for something to criticise others on. Sad world.

  • Reply Geni Manning Real Estate & Home Staging July 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Do you have anything for Hives?

  • Reply Mandy R8 July 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Can I replace Probiotics with Prebiotics? Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Chillax July 12, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Jordan I'm in a same boat like you was earlier but I've problem of IBS-D since 5 years I'm just 49.5kg with height of 174cm only 20 years not able to gain a single kg from last 3 years let know where i can find yours inspirational story of recovering back from colitis.
    if you're reading then pls respond.

  • Reply Bwess P31W July 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Recently subscribed to your channel and love the info. Good job! I was pleasantly surprised to hear a reference to scripture as its becoming increasingly rare with the influx of Eastern influence in our society. Seems like everyone is jumping on that wagon to the point that its hard to find any info apart from Eastern religions or philosophies. You have peaked my interest in this channel and your info. Thank you!

  • Reply Grace Samuel July 14, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Great information, thank you.

  • Reply Richard Conte July 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    A lot of great tips & smoothie receipes for eliminating bloating & staying healthy.

  • Reply Zane Bobbsemple July 23, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Is chia powder ok?

  • Reply Philip Clouds July 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    If you could stop telling us to share and SMASH the like button every 2 minutes, that would be great -.-

  • Reply J9 Fire August 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I get awful PMS bloating. I've measured up to a 6" increase to my waist, and I go from a size 4/6 to a size 10 in pants, just from waist increase. What can I do to stop this?!

  • Reply Chelsea Young August 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Right on time

  • Reply Cushite Calisthenics August 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Please help. I love eating plain Greek yogurt with small amounts of honey from time to time but last week I put a shit ton of honey into my yogurt. I felt bloated and had stomach discomfort but the next morning I felt fine. Then the day after that I ate some more yogurt with even MORE of a shit ton of honey. Since then I have been feeling like shit, bloated with stomach discomfort. Terrible feeling. I was constipated for the first few days but now I'm able to go, however I'm still dealing with the stomach discomfort and being bloated. I read somewhere too much honey can permanantly damage your small intestines to where your small intestines won't process essential nutrients anymore. The type of honey I consumed was Kirkland's Organic Raw Honey. I bought it at Costco. It never made me sick till I ate a shit ton of it. Fuck man, I hate going to the doctor office, do you have any advice, please

  • Reply Praseena Morning August 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    What are the recommended digestive enzymes?

  • Reply sreg52 August 24, 2017 at 1:19 am

    you are full of shit your advice is a total waste of time

  • Reply Paige Lewis August 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Very helpful! ☺❀

  • Reply jeanette c September 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    How do u get your book? The makers diet. What is the cost and do we get a discount code?

  • Reply Norma Barros October 12, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Wow I needed this

  • Reply Mav Eric October 25, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Lots of good info, but presentation style this time felt like a QVC Sales Pitch with OTT enthusiasm. It comes across as rather insincere. I'm sure this wasn't the intention and it doesn't ring as the 'true-you'. Dial it down and if you cut out the constant invitation to subscribe, the presentation will come across as less rushed, plus, I for one will feel like I'm being treated as an adult. Sadly, I guess it's the way successful youtubers are going given the depressing need to disown and disclaim the content.

  • Reply Tasha L November 8, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    My mom has bowls disease …I hope this helps her

  • Reply Shobhana Patel November 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

    What can you replace Bone broth with if are vegetarian?

  • Reply Rijas Chandroth December 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    bloating right upper part after food . i mean i get gas filled like feeling after the food sometimes.
    why is it like that , could you please recommend any remedy for this illness? thank you doctor

  • Reply What The Heck TV December 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    eating like a dog =wolfing your food

  • Reply Juicing for health December 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    eat chew apples or fruit to produce natural enzymes if you are passing stones or have a clogged pancreas take essential enzymes

  • Reply 666mathew December 27, 2017 at 5:43 am

    @7:56, does that mean no side dishes? I've always learned to have 1/3 carbs, 1/3 protein, and half dish vegies on my plate.

  • Reply Aldous Huxley February 2, 2018 at 1:29 am

    1 million!!! Congrats guys!

  • Reply C S February 5, 2018 at 5:39 pm


  • Reply Achieng Lilian February 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    am 4 weeks pregnant and sooooo bloated 😒😒😒

  • Reply Santa Gonzalez February 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Can you please answer my question,..I use cpap machine every night due to my sleep apnea , I look like 8month pregnant cause the air stays inside and it won't come out, what can I do?

  • Reply Kiity Kat February 20, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Chia gave me more gas and bloating. Is something wrong with me?

  • Reply Kiity Kat February 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Could you please add a link to the digestive enzymes? Is this the same as HCL pepsin capsules? Thank you πŸ€—

  • Reply SuzySh. February 24, 2018 at 5:33 am

    PUNCH. that share button

  • Reply Jesus Saves March 8, 2018 at 6:24 am

    It's been said that Chia seeds are not safe for our intestines. Is this true?

  • Reply Grandiose Pte Ltd April 9, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Aw timer

  • Reply kalpana jagarlamudi April 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, God bless you.

  • Reply lily sultana April 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    God bless u Dr

  • Reply Lyla N May 1, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Melon help me dygest food

  • Reply pavkrn May 7, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Please take away that timer. It's a disturbance.

  • Reply Chris Vargas May 7, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I really appreciate the health aspects but the religious part is worthless.
    How about just being kind and compassionate ???No gods or bibles need be called upon nor conjured.

  • Reply sham malhotra May 28, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Thanks Nise information

  • Reply Vivian Alcantara May 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    you two are soo articulate, i loved watching your videos, they're indeed helpful.

  • Reply Vivian Alcantara May 29, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    thanks btw

  • Reply ali zahedi June 23, 2018 at 12:32 am

    thanks alot

  • Reply Shelly O July 1, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Dont eat beans, milk,cheese, red meats, spicy foods, or foods with lots of spices.
    they tend to to make you bloated and give you gas.

  • Reply LISA W July 11, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Great video! Are they safe for pregnant women? Such as the peppermint essential oils and chia seeds? Thanks! πŸ™

  • Reply Sejal Kothari July 28, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vibhas Mehta August 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    You mentioned mono πŸ₯˜ meals. Does that mean I have to give up my roasted chicken πŸ— πŸ₯— salad? as they contain different types of foods mixed together?

  • Reply Indira Rohhamlal August 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    You r awsome

  • Reply n n August 28, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Plz tell how to take probiotics…. Empty stomach or after meal… Nd wat do u mean by with meal…

  • Reply Steven L October 5, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Only step you need, stop eating vegetable's , start eating fish , meat, give the rabbit food to the rabbits!!!!!!!

  • Reply m. b. October 28, 2018 at 3:31 am

    nonsense. why try in vain to treat symptoms when all that is needed is to simply correct the cause? the nervous system controls all. see an hio method upper cervical chiropractor and get free of nerve interference. for example, bloating is most often a result of gall bladder dysfunction from nerve interference.

  • Reply peekeyeseek November 10, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Just self propelling myself up to the Chia shop. 😳

  • Reply Stephen S. December 15, 2018 at 4:37 am

    If you have SIBO then you need to avoid fiber and probiotics

  • Reply Destiny Duffney December 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Great health info. I love how you both talk about the Bible and the Lord πŸ˜€

  • Reply Jaun Alonzo January 3, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Tummy Dude, really? Is your main audience 3 years old?

  • Reply Olga Zee January 24, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Jordan! You rock! Love your message – Biblical, real and easy to follow!πŸ‘πŸ™

  • Reply Lynda Bustillos March 14, 2019 at 2:14 am

    How do you stop gas when consuming certain vegetables??!

  • Reply Lisa Sandford June 30, 2019 at 7:05 pm


  • Reply Divya Pandey July 5, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I am from India and I really love your videos…

  • Reply Sebit Majak Malual July 31, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I advise you guys to take
    1-Meberenine hydrochloride 135g
    2- esomeprazole 40g
    3- flatydl ( this is an Anti gas medicine)

  • Reply g MaytaR July 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I like figs better. i need to chew a lot.

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