Q: Are gas and bloating normal?
A: Our bodies produce gas from things like swallowing air, which can increase by chewing gum, as an example. Some folks eat too fast, talk a lot while eating, or prefer to drink through a straw—and all of these activities can also contribute to gas. Gas is also produced by digesting certain foods, or by fermentation of undigested food.
In some cases, people who have celiac disease, lactose intolerance, and other such disorders, experience an increase in gas. New Wave Fitness Nutrition Program Supervisor, Dan Garner, says, “If you have gastrointestinal issues, bloating, constipation, that’s all a result of an unhealthy gut that you’ve got to identify and go fix. Once again, very common, but not normal.” Dan goes on to explain, “Your gut shouldn’t be looking like you’re pregnant after a meal. You shouldn’t have a ton of gas. You shouldn’t have acid reflux. You shouldn’t be belching all kinds. These are signs of digestive inefficiencies.”
If you’d like to find out the cause of digestive issues like these, and get relief by implementing proper nutrition for your body’s physiology, schedule a Lab-Based Nutrition consultation. This program removes all of the guesswork and can have you feeling better than you have in years!