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Why Am I Bloated? + Best and Worst Foods to Beat the Bloat

August 26, 2019


Dr. Axe: Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here, along with Jordan Rubin. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today. Hey, on this video, we’re going to be talking
about how to overcome the bloat. If you’re a person struggling with bloating,
gas, digestive distress of any kind, we’ll be going through the top herbal remedies,
vitamins, supplements, and foods, and tips you need to follow in order to overcome bloating
fast. Jordan: This is a good topic because people
are making videos about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, about chronic constipation
and diarrhea, but just flat out bloating, which everybody experiences, 100% of people
experience bloating at some point. Some people literally have bellies out to
here and they’re loaded with gas or distention. They’re not necessarily full of fat. So, how do we get rid of bloating, what foods
to eat, what foods to avoid, and some other tips. Let’s get started. It’s time to beat the bloat. So, these are the causes. Dr. Axe: Yeah. Number one, digestive disorders. Now, this could be leaky gut syndrome, it
could be Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, a number of other conditions, but it all comes down
to this. We’re going to go through things today on
how to seal and heal that gut lining. Jordan: Absolutely. Fluid retention is typically caused by excess
sodium. We consume 10 times too much sodium, 10 times
too little potassium, we actually bloat on the cellular level. Fluid retention sort of disguises itself as
bloating. Too much fluid can be bloating, but so can
too little fluid. Dr. Axe: Yeah, dehydration, you really need
to have more H2O in your system and that really keeps things moving through your body on a
regular basis. This is important for your blood, it’s important
for your digestive system, your kidneys, but especially if you want to get rid of the bloat,
you got to have more water. Jordan: Absolutely. Constipation, this is a no-brainer, right? Dr. Axe: Yeah. Jordan: If you don’t have proper bowel motility,
if you don’t have movement, the wave-like motion that peristalsis will cause, you’re
going to be bloated. Because what happens is when food sits in
your gut for a long time, it causes putrefaction and really unhealthy fermentation, and that
leads to bloating. So, if you’re constipated, you’re going to
be bloated. It will be relieved temporarily by an evacuation,
but it’s going to keep coming back. This is a big one, too. Dr. Axe: Oh, yeah. Food allergies and food sensitivities. Listen, everybody has their kryptonite. We know Superman’s kryptonite. For some people, I’ve done an IgG test, Jordan,
that said my body did not do well with cow’s milk, certain types of casein and egg whites,
and so, those are things that I stay away from. And there are other things, some other people
can handle those foods, no problem, but again, if you have a specific food sensitivity or
allergy, absolutely it will cause bloating. Jordan: SIBOS, small intestinal bacterial
overgrowth. The small intestine is meant to have a very
little amount of bacteria, but when some of it backs up from the colon, you get SIBO,
however you want to pronounce it. Bloating absolutely is an indicator of SIBO. Good news is you can eat the right foods,
take the right supplements, and remove or even reverse SIBO. Dr. Axe: Now, there are many different types
of infections that can take place in your gut, whether it be your stomach or small intestine
or your large intestine. But in terms of infection, yeast infection
or candida infections are some of the most common. Different types of yeast, different types
of bad bacteria can overgrow in the gut and that’s a major cause of bloating as well. Jordan: Now this is a big one, if you have
bloating and you ruled out all the other previous causes or underlying issues and you think
you might have bowel obstruction, if it’s terrible pain, you’re not evacuating properly
for days and days, you need to see a physician. Bowel obstruction can be very, very serious. Sometimes it requires surgery, but it can
be improved through nutrition certainly. Dr. Axe: Absolutely. Hormonal changes, now this can be big. If you’re going through very different hormonal
changes, that can actually affect your bowel movements, but also it can cause bloating
as well. We know women, during certain times of every
single month, can start to have issues with bloating and cramping in their gastric system. Jordan: Absolutely. And cancer, many types of cancer cause digestive
distress, but also cancer treatments, virtually every cancer treatment, whether it’s surgery,
a prep for surgery, what you’re taking, what’s being injected in or infused in, cancer medications,
etc, radiation, can all cause bloating. So, if you have cancer and are dealing with
treatments, you likely are going to have excessive bloating. But certainly, if there’s bloating and you
don’t understand why, definitely get checked, certain digestive cancers can cause bloating. Now here’s a good news, these are bloat-fighting
foods, let’s get started. Dr. Axe: Yeah, number one here, probiotic
powerhouses. Consuming more fermented vegetables like sauerkraut
and kimchi, kefir. These are some of the best. We know that probiotics are going to help
get rid of some of that bad bacteria that’s overgrowing in your system and really can
help in a big way with getting rid of the bloat. Jordan: Absolutely. Now this is interesting, raw dairy in some
can exacerbate bloating, but in many, it really, really helps. You know what’s interesting, years ago, when
somebody would have nausea or even food poisoning, they tell you to drink dairy, drink milk. So, contrary to current popular belief, raw
dairy products, especially fermented yogurt, kefir, etc, are amazing to fight bloating. You and I both like coconut kefir. Kombucha is interesting because it’s iffy. Some people get more bloated, some people
less. The kombucha with chia seeds in it, chia is
a great bloat-fighting food, we probably should be talking about, but raw dairy can help you
with bloating because of all the enzymes that the probiotics in the dairy create. Dr. Axe: Yeah, water-rich produce can really
help as well. Celeries and cucumber are really near the
top of the list as well. Getting more of those really water-rich vegetables
are great. And then fruit as well. If you really want to get rid of the bloat,
your diet should really consist of lots of organic fruits, or a small amount of organic
fruits, lots of organic vegetables are going to lead to a path of success. And even juice vegetables can be good as well. Jordan: Absolutely. What I found is oranges are great, kiwis are
great, mangoes. They all have a good source of soluble fiber. And blueberries. Doing enough of those will really, really
help. Blackberry, not only its fruit but its leaves
have been known to fight digestive issues for a long time. Herbs and spices, this is the best. I’m going to just start with ginger and peppermint. What I love about those, that’s like hot and
cold. I mentioned to you, my neck was bothering
me and I had peppermint and ginger, and it was amazing. If you do that for your gut, it is great for
bloating. We know that peppermint oil that’s enteric
coated in studies relieves gas and bloating. Ginger does the same thing. So many more I could mention, chamomile is
a good one and many others, but ginger and peppermint are an ultimate one-two punch to
beat the bloat. Dr. Axe: Teas are fantastic. Chamomile is one of the best teas for reducing
any type of digestive distress. Now oftentimes, you can find teas that are
a bloat-specific formula, and most of the time, those will consist of chamomile, fennel,
peppermint, and sometimes other herbs like caraway. Jordan: Absolutely. Those type of seeds are good, cumin’s another
one, really, really good for bloating. All right, here’s our bloat-promoting foods
and these are pretty self-explanatory. I’m going to let you take the first one because
I got an interesting story on the second one. But this should be a no-brainer but it’s not. Dr. Axe: Yeah, we know sugary foods and drinks,
those are going to feed that candida, different yeast and bad bacteria buildup. So again, sugar is a big no-no. Jordan: Well, and think about this, carbonation,
the man-made carbonation. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get through
drinking carbonated beverage and not fight a belch. You know what I’m saying? Dr. Axe: Oh, absolutely. Jordan: I mean, it just happens. So, sugary foods and drinks, like the soda
pictured cause of lots of disease. Dr. Axe: Xylitol, right? Jordan: Well, buddy, don’t even ask. Xylitol, which is definitely better for your
teeth and your body than sugar and artificial sweeteners, we should have . . . I think we
may have that. Sugar alcohols are notorious for causing bloating. But chewing gum, you know why chewing gum
causes you to bloat? Because you produce digestive enzymes in your
mouth called ptyalin, which digests carbs. When you chew gum, you expend all your enzymes
and you’re losing them like withdrawing from your bank account. If you want to have less bloating, I’m going
to turn this into a positive, chew your food 25 to 50 times, especially a carb food. Think about it, you start with oatmeal, and
by the time you chew it 25 times, it’s liquefied. Chewing gum causes more bloating because it
robs your digestive enzymes. Dr. Axe: Wow, that’s huge. Conventional dairy products. Here’s the issue, conventional dairy products
have been pasteurized, so it’s been heated up at a very high temperature, you’re killing
off the enzymes, you’re killing off some of the good bacteria, and many of them have also
been, processed in many other ways like homogenization, so they become very, very hard to digest,
both the proteins, especially, as well as some of the carbohydrates like lactose. Jordan: Refined grains and the starches they
contain are disaccharides. Disaccharides are two sugars that are linked. Good digestion will break them apart for ease,
bad digestion won’t. And when these disaccharides get to the gut,
bad bacteria and yeast create substances that represent gas and bloating. It’s a battle, that’s what it feels like,
that’s what it is. Refined grains can certainly make it worse. Dr. Axe: You know, difficult to digest vegetables. Jordan: This is a tough . . .
Dr. Axe: Now, here’s what I’ll say. Yeah, I mean, cooked vegetables are typically
more easily digested. Doing raw broccoli or raw cruciferous vegetables
is a big no-no when it comes to overall gut health, especially if you’re experiencing
any type of inflammatory bowel disease. You want to do cooked vegetables ideally made
in a crock pot, like a big bowl of bone broth soup with a little bit of chicken and loads
of veggies are going to be better. But raw cruciferous vegetables, you want to
stay away from. And do more cooked vegetables like cooked
carrots, cooked ideal green beans, but cooked vegetables are definitely a better option. Jordan: It’s funny because people will always
talk about enzymes in raw foods, but I agree. Raw cruciferous vegetables are a challenge
to so many people. And really, the difference between a raw carrot
and a cooked carrot digestively is huge. Traditional Chinese medicine, they want you
to warm pretty much everything. I do think some raw foods are good. Dr. Axe: Sure, especially lettuces. Jordan: Yes, a lot of veggies should be cooked,
especially, look at the fiber in that stalk. That is impossible, in fact, it’s unable to
be digested, which is why gas and bloating comes. Similar, unsprouted beans and legumes, you
always want to soak your beans and legumes or you want to look for a canned bean or legume
that’s already been soaked. And frankly, nobody needs to tell you that
beans are . . . there’s all these, musical fruit and all that stuff, beans are hard to
digest, beans and legumes. By the way, peanuts and cashews are a legume,
unsprouted, unsoaked can definitely cause issues. They contain sugars called raffinose sugars
that come off in the soaking and sprouting process, very difficult to digest. Dr. Axe: Yeah. Artificial sweeteners can wreak havoc on your
gut. They’re really toxins that end up, when you’re
consuming one of these pink or yellow or some of these different packs, and there are different. There is NutraSweet, there’s also Sucralose,
and what these will do is they will cause your body, they can damage the gut lining
causing more leaky gut syndromes which in turn will cause bloating. Jordan: Absolutely. Now here are some bloat-beaters. The right exercise is really good. My favorite for bloat is jumping on a trampoline
or a jump rope. Now in the beginning, you might feel more
bloated, but that really helps move things along, great for peristalsis. Dr. Axe: Yeah, I love rebounding in those
mini tramps. Reducing stress, getting outside in nature,
taking walks. We know that stress, actually backs up your
liver, which is actually a big part of digestion. It can back up your colon. Getting outside, doing exercises to relieve
stress is a great way to go. Jordan: Getting hydrated. Drink more cleansing fluids, waters, herbal
infusions, bone broth, and raw diluted juices are all great. Dr. Axe: If you follow all these tips and
you’re still having some issue, talk to a doctor. You may start off talking to a natural, a
doctor who practices more natural medicine who’s going to really lay out for you a detailed
supplement plan, a diet plan and program to help relieve your bloating. A
Then also again, if you see a holistic doctor and that’s not working, and you’re having
issues like an obstructed bowel, then you’re going to want to see a conventional doctor
and get a diagnosis. Jordan: Absolutely. All right, I’m going to go over the causes
of being bloated. Because if you’re watching today, you have
eyes, then you’ve been bloated before you’ll be bloated again, but we’re going to help
you get bloated less often. The cause might be a digestive disorder and
you need to look deeper. Fluid retention can disguise itself as bloating,
so can dehydration. Too much water, too little water, all can
cause bloating. Constipation creates lots of gasses that will
bloat you and distend you. Allergies and sensitivities underlie your
bloating, I promise you in 100% of the cases. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth is part
and parcel to all of this. Sometimes, bloating is caused by an underlying
infection. You need to make sure that you do not have
too much yeast, bacteria, or parasites. Bowel obstruction, if you suspect that, go
to your doctor immediately, go to the emergency room, make sure to get that taken care of. Hormonal changes, we mentioned PMS comes with
bloating. And bloating might be the sign of a serious
issue such as cancer. Dr. Axe: All right, bloat-fighting foods. Get more probiotics in your diet like sauerkraut. If you’re a person that tolerates dairy, raw
dairy, especially dairy kefir, can be a good option. Water-rich produce like celery and oranges
and kiwi. We talked about herbs and spices and teas,
like chamomile and fennel are two great ones as well. Jordan: And bloat-promoting foods. Stay away from sugary foods and drinks. Don’t chew gum. People have more wrinkles that chew gum, too. Same thing, you’re robbing your enzymes. Dr. Axe: Oh, yeah, makes sense. Jordan: Conventional dairy has all kinds of
things that make it difficult to digest. This is the number one allergen, in fact. Refined grains have starches called disaccharides,
which are difficult to split and difficult on your gut. Difficult to digest veggies, raw cabbage,
raw broccoli, raw Brussel sprouts, yeah, back off if someone’s going to consume that. Unsprouted beans and legumes, you’ve heard
the jokes but it’s true. Beans and legumes, that includes cashews and
peanuts, people don’t think about that, can cause bloating. Artificial sweeteners mess up your gut. Sucralose is chlorinated sucrose. And you know what else we don’t have on here,
swimming in a chlorinated pool or showering in chlorinated water kills bacteria. Drinking it can certainly cause bloating by
unbalancing you. And you mentioned this, sugar alcohols, if
you consume too much, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Maltitol, I’m talking about bloat city. The good news is you can beat the bloat by
following these simple tips. Now if you know someone who’s bloated, this
is a big payoff, right. Like, “Hi, I know you’re bloated all the time. Check out this video.” No, seriously, make sure to send the link
to this video because everyone you know can benefit. Sometimes, people aren’t even overweight,
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100 Comments

  • Reply jan deen July 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    good work.

  • Reply Ms Wright July 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thanks to you both.

  • Reply Potato Films July 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    can someone pls tell me does bloating causes your stomach to inflate?

  • Reply 2baSelkie July 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Right out I go outside and attack the fennel and wild mint leaves 🙂 Thanks, that was very helpful. For me I think the last few days I have just eaten too many raw greens. I am also aware that the tap water I drink makes my eyes run! Otherwise I am not sure, I am approx. 80% raw wild greens. Leaves flowers and roots that grow around us. I do buy soya milk and avacados. I am 64 , 5'7" and weigh 138 lbs. I thought it would be almost impossibleon my diet to put weight on, but I have been so limited in mobility (normally very active) I have gained a couple of kilos. That for me is the good news! The bad news, I was bitten by a 'Loxoscles reclusa' spider. Hemotoxic venom.
    Right now I have 0% energy. I live in France and the culpret is not supposed to be here at all. However I found it between the sheets at the bottom of the bed. I had 6 bites So this wee beastie somehow came here on a holiday, I just hope the rest of the family stayed behind. I am always saving spiders, I still do., but now I look carefully first 🙁
    Please, can anyone out there let me know just how long do the effects of being badly bitten by a brown recluse spider go on for? It is 5 months since I was bitten on both feet (left side) and I still have half of each lower legs and feet that are numb not me , like wood, and also the sensation of something like electric shocks going up my legs. Is there an end to the after effects? It is like a rollercoaster ride that does not stop. I would not wish this on anybody ! ! !

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  • Reply j mt July 30, 2017 at 6:11 am

    thank u thank u thank uuuuu <3

  • Reply Andrew Glagau July 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I have done some real research on the reasons why people can't have dairy products and believe it's to do with the way the products have been processed. Over processing dairy products cause problems. It may not even be processed but what the animal eg: Cows have been fed. Another eg: A person went into a health food store wanting some goats milk. The store owner ask why. He replied: "Cause I can't have cows milk". Then the store owner ask him to drink his cows milk and nothing happened. The customer asked what was it in the milk. The store owner said: "I gave you organic grass fed no chemical cows milk".

  • Reply Madina Vadache July 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I don't eat any of that food but still bloated

  • Reply Darwin Leacock August 3, 2017 at 1:10 am

    good job guys..

  • Reply Daughter oftheKing August 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you, it's video was very informative

  • Reply B Jacob August 8, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Great and informative video! Thanks guys!

  • Reply Nancy Wegleitner August 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I have a question for you. Have you studied our water? About 6 years ago Chloramines were add to our city water. My daughter and I began having terrible with bloating and severe pain. We now know that and avoid any foods or drinks made in water outside our home. Also note that regular reverse osmosis does not remove the chloramines.
    Now that we watch our water it has helped tremendously. We however have weak guts now and are sensitive sugar or dairy products. Can this be healed by your recommendations?.
    Wish you would look into the water we are consuming. This type of purification is starting in many city now. Since I discovered this I have heard of so many more people with gut problems. People think I am a little crazy for saying stop drinking the water!
    Love your YoutTubes!!!

  • Reply Cushite Calisthenics August 15, 2017 at 6:21 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's office, do you have any advice, please

  • Reply RollYourRock August 16, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Is PEANUT BUTTER, even organic PEANUT BUTTER, a bloat-causing food?

  • Reply Angela August 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Is possible that vegetables like cucumber makes me bloat bc I feel like its really hard for me to digest it but not sure if thats it

  • Reply Rjc Rjc September 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    What ever works.

  • Reply Rahila Bakth September 14, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I

  • Reply Lourdes Gayas September 17, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Thank you doc,it is very nice informationI learned many things,God bless

  • Reply Donna Benson September 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you been sick acid reflux; irritable bowel disease and ulcer ! Very helpful

  • Reply Suzi Hazlove September 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Omg I'm dehydrated!!!

  • Reply Sam oh October 9, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Dr. Josh Axe., I really appreciate your knowledge, presentation, and integrating your Christian faith.

    Question: my good friend has been dependent upon Prilosec their whole life and cannot get off it due to severe heartburn. Can you please help our brother get off this Prilosec dependence without severe heartburn? Thanks.

  • Reply safiya amir October 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Great information thanks

  • Reply William Digregorio October 24, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Doctor Josh stop saying that milk is bad or dairy that's not true explain to the people that have you induce drink or eat pasteurized Dairy it's bad that's a different story opposed to unpasteurized whole full fat raw grass-fed milk or full fat yogurts or cottage cheese or farmer's cheese or sour cream that has the enzymes the culture the renette in it the salts the vinegar which is good for the digestive tract get that straight and explain that in one of your videos stop saying that milk is bad instead explain the difference between pasteurized and unpasteurized when you get milk that's pasteurized and ultra pasteurized and homogenized and that's been treated with antibiotics hormone growth pesticides then that's a different story that milk will damage you that cheese will damage you that yoga would damage you but when you speak about unpasteurized raw grass fed Dairy it's a totally different story it's like night and day it's like vitamin K1 and K2 there two different monsters explain that

  • Reply William Digregorio October 24, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Explain that's cruciferous vegetables steel iodine out of the thyroid and that's why people have low and high thyroid issues so people who have thyroid issues shouldn't eat broccoli spinach and kale because it will rob the iodine out of the thyroid when you fix the thyroid issue adding iodine back in and of course the iodine that you get it's not in the supermarkets or in the pharmaceutical place that these people go you will not absorb it plus it's laced with all kind of metals tell him to write iodine that they should consume and I'm not talking about fish cuz a lot of the fish out his contaminated that's how people become allergic to iodine because that's fish or that crab or that Lobster or those shrimps have been contaminate that's what they're allergic to that fish that's been contaminated with metals with aluminum Mercury cardium boron explain that to them

  • Reply Deborah Graves October 27, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Pinworm, Ascaris, and hookworm infestations are notorious for causing gas production and bloating, as well as what the textbooks call "explosive" experiences in the bathroom.

    Everyone overlooks this. Doctors refuse to give medicine for it unless there is massive blood loss.

    One patient I know of got 6 pinta of blood as a bunch if transfusions before surgery but she was denied the $18.00 worth of Vermox that would have cured her. Her hematocrit dropped from 40 – 44 range to 19, every test was done on her. They refused to check the eosinophil count.

    My teachers were phi beta kappa from William and Mary(c. 1635), Texas Christian, and Ohio State.

    Foods may be responsible for some of it. I have been thinking that rather than interfering with a sugar pathway to kill the parasites, researchers should introduce lethal genes into all populations, also for malaria, Chagas disease, etc.

  • Reply Health & Fitness November 1, 2017 at 12:30 am

    All your vids are too long! Make them shorter and get straight to the point and ull have more success

  • Reply Yoneek Scott November 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    EXCELLENT Video! Thank you both so much!!!!!

  • Reply Ravi Nair November 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    If we have only egg white does it cause Bloting.

  • Reply Lancashire Soaps November 27, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks to both of you for the information. I’m suffering terribly with bloat, gas and constipation. Waiting on my blood test to come back but will definitely start implementing some of your advise. Also just subscribed!!!!! Looking for to future videos. Thanks again xx

  • Reply Kevin LaRocque December 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    This explains why Whole30 removes beans/legumes … never understood this before

  • Reply Sutekh the Destroyer December 23, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I bet these guys pinch their nipples over photos of broccoli.

  • Reply Freddy B January 7, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Apple Cider Vinegar calms all aspects of bloating down. A small amount in water does the trick. ( a tsp in 5 oz water or more water to taste.)

  • Reply fashionqueen106 January 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I've been bloated for over a month and I'm not pregnant I exercise 5 times a week I eat healthy I'm only 17 I don't have ibs or any other type of illness The bloating started around 2 weeks before my period and my periods been over since December so it's been a month so what's the issue? Please help it's so irritating having this and there seems to be no information helping me to get rid of this bloated stomach I used to have such a flat stomach and then out of no where I just woke up with a bloated stomach it remains the same size everyday and I'm also not gassy and don't have any constipation

  • Reply BRUCE PENINSULA February 3, 2018 at 4:58 am

    I've been blending kale,salary, cucumbers, parsley, cilantro, ginger, all raw and drink it as a smoothie. i feel good after and helps me in the toilet next day. now you guys are saying I shouldn't be eating raw veggy? so many people swear by veggy smoothie shakes. I'm confused on what to do…

  • Reply DM A February 13, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Please reply…
    Im going to the gym 2 monthes now and all this time im taking brewers yeast..last maybe 2 weeks im bloated all the time even if i didn't eat
    My abs dissappeared this is awful
    Tell me what the reason please

  • Reply Lam Rowena March 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    my actual experience is : cooked root vegetables such as carrots, potato, sweet potato, cabbage, green pepper, onion are triggers of bloating. Whereas when putting these vegetables (raw) in salad form , no bloating occurs.

  • Reply MM Entertainment March 28, 2018 at 11:08 am

    It is great that we are living in the era of internet as an amazing content like this one could be shared to almost everyone . I've been facing these digestive issues for 2 years and noticed a big progress upon monitoring my daily nutrition intake more seriously . From my perspective , good nutrition + sport is the key to good health .

  • Reply Ssantiana Siberová April 7, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    leaf vegetable is the best raw… other causing gases in combination of fruits and meat, sugar and food (meat). bloating is a reaction of oxidating food …. woala 😀

  • Reply Grandiose Pte Ltd April 9, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Oh my calming helpful camomile aw.. despite peppermint

  • Reply mark vargas April 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Teas

  • Reply mark vargas April 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

    No asperges

  • Reply mark vargas April 16, 2018 at 5:12 am

    You gotta get that area strong and tight, Also work the transverse abdominis

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  • Reply Ithaca Comments May 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Do not use Splenda! It can kill up to 50% of the bacteria in your gut…not good. Yet, people eat it every day. I accidentally ate it and had to deal with eczema for 4 months….was not fun!

  • Reply Julia Skagfjord May 22, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I have a bad gut, bloat has been my middle name since I was a teen. It may not seem like a big deal, but when you look 6 mos pregnant your whole adult life, it sucks.

  • Reply Rob Myers May 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Apple cider vinegar is the best for bloating

  • Reply Oceanic Blues June 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Excellent informative video. Thank you very much.

  • Reply ali zahedi June 23, 2018 at 3:53 am

    thanks dr and mr Jordan

  • Reply Shannon - Sleepy Hollow Huskies Lewis June 23, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    How early should I take the digestive enzymes before each meal? I have multiple sclerosis so that just makes the constipation worse which I have dealt with for many years.

  • Reply Toliessia Collins June 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I have lymphedema in my lower extremeties. And I have GERD. Seems like not matter what I eat I can't berp. Not a good one like I use to. I tried Tom's, rolaids. I still feel bloated. I was on Omeprazole.

    Even if I have not eaten or if I eat a little. It's like I had a buffet. So I eat once a day.

  • Reply NutriMission June 30, 2018 at 12:33 am

    So I wake up in the morning with a flat stomach and I fast until about 2 PM and only drink water in the mornings but water bloats me! Why???

  • Reply Pedro Rodriguez June 30, 2018 at 3:27 am

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • Reply Sunny July 3, 2018 at 3:15 am

    raw dairy helps bloating. where is vegan gains rn

  • Reply Music Light Laughter Love July 8, 2018 at 2:25 am

    I found bone broth at the market today. It is only chicken though. Are there any other type of bone broth ? Thanks !

  • Reply JHCarlson July 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Tried gluten free for many weeks and did not help my constipationthat keeps me blocked up for days which is being caused by medication, Gabapentin, Setraline, Dilantin, also am on Omaperzole due to history of ulcers ans acid reflux. Help me Drs !

  • Reply Realist 1801 July 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    So basic most of the American diet makes u I’ll

  • Reply kathylittlemore.com July 26, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Interesting about the trampoline/rebounder being good for this. How do we increase potasium in our diet?

  • Reply E Tembi July 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Pls could you also suggest foods that exists and are found in Africa as well? Cambucha, kimchi etc ( not sure about spellings), people watching and living in these parts of the world would wish to benefit. Thanks.

  • Reply Megan Jarvis July 30, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Love you guys! 💕💕💕
    One problem though:
    Where do you get raw dairy???
    Isn't everything homogenized and pasteurized?
    Have no idea where is get raw dairy products, (milk)?
    Thank you got videos 😁💕✌️

  • Reply Freya Pull August 14, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I’m trying overnight chilled water with sliced lemon sliced skinless cucumber grated or chopped ginger and mint not leaves but mint herbs I’m hoping it will work if it does I will tell you

  • Reply John Taylor August 23, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Yikes I take a raw organic smoothie with kale spinach blueberries and banana every day to help digestion and fatty liver…. do I stop???
    Also wheat and gluten cause bloating big time why no mention it’s the top bloater surely !!!

  • Reply Dai Warner September 6, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Been bloated and almon milk does not help me at all

  • Reply Dai Warner September 6, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    I bought grass fed milk and I went to the bathroom no more boating and I ate yogurt too!! Even know I want to avoid dairy is the only thing that helped me

  • Reply Sa Dr September 17, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Dr. Axe. Does munk fruit and 100% stevia cause bloating or affect SIBO?

  • Reply Ouija Ghosts September 18, 2018 at 4:57 am

    My doctor sent me here.

  • Reply Sara Dermezian September 20, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I think everybody’s digestive system works differently and can be very complicated. And all the different opinions on who’s wrong or right is just adding more confusion.Some people are really suffering and are desperate for help. Please make sure that your information is 100% accurate before you start giving advice.

  • Reply mahzabin kjaer September 29, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    I stopped Dairy & Sugar and perfectly recovered from bloating

  • Reply Donna Lentini September 30, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    You two are great together!!!

  • Reply Crab Out The Bucket October 1, 2018 at 11:33 am

    So I can't chew the spry gum either? 😓

  • Reply nobber d robber October 2, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Have 12 pints o guinness that will help u forget a bout ur gut

  • Reply arteisia calvin October 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    The dairy is not compatible with my body, i have to unfortunately buy vegan products though i am not vegan to escape the hidden dairy gound in soooo many foods you wouldn't expect like corn chips. I need an allergy test bc it makes me bloat, break out and get oily skin, bowel movements too soft or opposite: constipation. I itch all over like crazy and when i scratch it leaves red inflamed marks and lines, hives i guess. I dont know what to do but just avoid it. I'll have to get used to Substitutes uggghhh

  • Reply Tosha Ross November 7, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Thanks for another good video 😉

  • Reply Gail Coley December 3, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Every time i eat it hurts .small or a lot.I really eat small because of this.

  • Reply Niki December 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

    My friend had a heart attack at 49, not overweight but now on all these heart meds and he gets extreme bloating every afternoon no matter what he eats. His stomach is only gas but very painful & hard. He didn’t have this bloating prior to the meds.

  • Reply Tari Litteral December 20, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Does instant yeast added to a keto bread made with Egg whites, Nutritional yeast, almond flour, and instant yeast but no sugar to activate it. Could they cause SIBO or bloating as well as keto cookies made with almond flour and Erythritol only have 2 a day with my keto meal.

  • Reply Marc D December 27, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Are you guys for real?

  • Reply V Vazquez January 8, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Excellent video and information. Thank you

  • Reply Barbara Jackson January 18, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I have ulcerative colitis what is a good diet for me

  • Reply Tailor Maid January 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Profound, World class, Thorough, Thoughtful, Complete, Top-most and Fulfilling Details about all aspects of the health issue. It is amazing Thousands of Dollars worth of Health advice for Free. Simply Amazing! !! Thank you Doctors!

  • Reply Dom Boy February 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Can you suck on mints as a substitute for gum ?

  • Reply N Vee March 5, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Thank you so much for this!!

  • Reply Haute Swan March 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I have IBS and ASTHMA, I just got over pneumonia. I had like 4 days of double rounds of antibiotics in the hospital. When I got out I could not move my bowels for several days and I wondered if they killed most of my gut flora with all the antibiotics. I finally, with the help of choco flavored exlax, got things moving and it's improving but I have had terrible nausea and bloating. I am on medication for nausea since I had pneumonia which does help a bit. But since I have been on all the steroids (pills and inhalation steroids for my asthma) and antibiotics I am extremely bloated, way more than usual. I went from having lost 20 lbs to almost gaining 10 back instantly because I could not move things at first. Now I am just a mess. I am completely exhausted, bloated, not feeling myself at all and trying to get back to normal. Any suggestions? I am used to a mostly organic diet and I only eat antibiotic free organic or non-steriod white meat because of my IBS which keeps it under control. My only allergies with food is shrimp. I also think I am allergic to a mint probably spearmint as I can drink and eat something with peppermints. But my eyes and lips swell with some mint toothpaste, etc.

  • Reply Lesli Lounsbury March 14, 2019 at 1:16 am

    That was super helpful. Thank you for the wonderful information.

  • Reply Angela Cooper March 18, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Doctor ,they don’t know anything ,just more big pharma ,sick still

  • Reply Gisell Correa March 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    You guys are great! Thank you docs!

  • Reply Ayoub Lachgar March 24, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Refined grains AKA 99% of bread loafs at supermarkets including health food stores.

  • Reply Happy Michie Worriah March 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Omgggg 🥜 butter yes

  • Reply Theresa Mitchell March 30, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I always heard that fruit causes bloating due to the high amount of fructose which stays in the intestines too long and creates gas. Is this true?

  • Reply K. juniour April 1, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hello doctor, acid reflux, the heart burns have stopped but still have chest pain, bloating, burping and sore throat. What is really wrong and how long will it take to heal my chest and throat?

  • Reply Gail Becker April 5, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Thank you!

  • Reply jai shankar ravindran April 6, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Sibo-which supplements to take.

  • Reply Metaorange May 7, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I don’t remember if either of you mentioned it or not but fermented vegetables are awesome for such gut problems, especially real pickles and pickle juice. I know they’re probably not the best brand but Bubbles pickle juice helps me and my gut so much!

  • Reply genius May 15, 2019 at 5:02 am

    thanks you

  • Reply Kar Ter May 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Dr. Axe how do I get rid of gas in the knee? There is pain and buckling and when I apply a hot cream and rub, burping up to 4 times take place. This condition has been recurring daily for 1 month so far.

  • Reply Tony Haseman May 31, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Dr Axe, I am getting extreme bloating after excersize and especially more noticeable in the UL qaudrent, i eat very healthy, do keto, IF and cant figure out what is going on. Any suggestions

  • Reply linda parker June 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Bloating, yuk, it sucks ! Vital information for our bodies ! Love yourself 💕 your body !

  • Reply Pamella Cupid June 13, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    This is a great video great information thanks guys.👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Roses Flowers June 16, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Thank you gentleman!😊

  • Reply Lotta Nerve August 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Xylitol, in substantial amounts can cause diarrhea. Also can cause problems with sezuires Just thought you docs should know.

  • Reply VIDA - ZOÊ. Itamar Santos August 20, 2019 at 11:46 am

    You guys are soooooo great. I love your videos. They are loaded with good information.

    My suggestion…
    Cooking veggies is ok. But don't overcook them. Lower temperatures for cooking us better. Leave them "al dente", not mushy.

    It's better to steam them, so you don't lose their nutrients.

    Keep up the great work.

    Hugs.

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