My stomach would rumble so bad at dinner people thought an alien would pop out and scuttle across the table.
Charging through shopping malls looking for a bathroom was a weekly occurrence.
And I’ll never forget seeing people’s eyes roll when I cut meetings short for the upteenth time.
Good news is I found out the root cause of my tummy troubles and how to fix it. And I didn’t have to waste money on overpriced supplements or undergo drastic dieting to do it.
What I did was implement a four step strategy for revitalising my gut health and strengthening my digestive system. I’m pleased to say that I now enjoy an active life again without scheduling around bathroom breaks:
1.Kept a food diary
Tracking what I ate each day helped me identify some of the ‘trigger foods’. In my case, low fat yogurt, granola bars, and orange juice were among the many culprits.
2. Cut back on sugar
I was never a big soda drinker. But stopping myself adding two teaspoons of sugar to my morning coffee took some willpower. However, now I’m used to it, I think my coffee actually tastes better.
Getting rid of my sugar addiction has made it easier to adopt healthy eating habits too.
3. Ate NATURAL probiotics
I’ve always thought the big claims made about probiotic supplements were hogwash. So rather than spend a fortuve on pills, I’ve been eating fermented foods to give my belly a daily dose of probiotics in their most natural form.
4. Are natural digestive enzymes
Digestive enzymes help the gut metabolise carbs and sugars. But like many things, the body’s natural level of digestive enzymes depletes with age. Good news is there are plenty of foods you can get at your local grocery store packed with digestive enzymes as mother nature intended.
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Those are the four tactics that worked for me.
But implementing them can be hard.
You need to know what foods to eat, what to avoid, and how best to plan your meals. Get any of these wrong and you may find yourself at square one.
The good news is there’s no need to spend hours hunting for recipes and planning your meals. I’ve created a FREE eBook that reveals everything I discovered.
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✔ The #1 reason why 1 in 4 people experience digestion problems (p.8)
✔ The little-known side effect of taking too many probiotic supplements (p.10)
✔ 4 clever “dinner table” eating habits for relieving bloating (p.11)
✔ A nutrient found in a common vegetable that’s great for digestion, muscle function, and relieving constipation (p.12)
✔ How long after quitting processed food you should expect an improvement (p.15)
✔ Who should avoid eating bran (and what to eat instead) (p.17)
✔ 3 foods to avoid for a healthy digestive system (p.18)
✔ Why high-stress causes havoc to your digestive tract (p.21)
✔ Recommended way to cook broccoli to reduce bloating (p.26)
✔ 6 foods everyone should eat to avoid leaky gut (p.28)
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– Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Fried Capers
– Broccoli Stalk, Kimchi & Zucchini Salad
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– Chicken goujons with walnut & red pepper spread
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(ii) Pimenetel, M., Park, S. Mirocha, J. Kane, S., and Y. Kong. (2006). The effect of nonabsorbed oral antibiotics (rifaximin) on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Annals of Internal Medicine. (145)8:557–563.
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