If you’re suffering from heartburn, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, this is definitely something that could be connected to the food that you’re eating!!
Yes, even if you’re already gluten-free or on an elimination diet.
Ideally, you want to have 1-2 bowel movements per day that are easy to pass and fully formed. If you’re not, something’s going on – and your diet can either help or hurt.
Take it from me – back in 2014 I was a trainer and a health coach, eating a perfectly beautiful, nutrient-dense diet and STILL developed ulcerative colitis.
Turns out, that “perfect” diet wasn’t perfect for me.
What I learned is that gut health is literally the basis for all the other areas of our health, and what we eat is the most important part of that.
Well, what we eat AND HOW WE EAT.
That brings me to my #1 tip for lower GI troubles, like constipation, diarrhea, heartburn and bloating…
I know, it’s so simple. And honestly – for most of my clients it’s just a start. There’s probably more going on. But it’s a good start, and we have to start somewhere!
Here’s the thing – your digestive system works in what we are gonna call a “North to South” direction. (When you’re having reflux or heartburn that’s a “South to North” type of dysfunction!)
What that means for you, if you have “Southern” GI issues – like bloating, constipation and/ or diarrhea, is that we probably have dysfunction somewhere in the “Northern” parts.
The easiest place to start is chewing. Count your chews, aim for around 30 per bite but there’s no real magic number – you just want to use your chompers to make it easier on your digestive organs! Remember – your stomach doesn’t have teeth!
If you’re ready to learn the exact ways that food is reacting in your gut and causing these uncomfortable symptoms, I have a Masterclass called What’s Poo Got To Do With It? that will show you exactly that.
You’ll also get the tools to visually assess your own poop, (a Poop-Sessment, if you will), understand what it all means, and make easy changes to your diet based on what you learn.
I’d love to speak with you more about how to reach your health goals in a way that’s sustainable, accessible, and fits into your actual factual life. But for now, check out the Masterclass and let me know what ya think! It’s $27 and one hour long – and it might just change your life.