It's nothing to be ashamed of, because the truth is, you are not alone! While that may not make you feel much better to know that you can toot in good company, you need not worry any longer because I've got the answer for you!
The real cause
Among the good bacteria and food particles that reside in the gut, enzymes, responsible for breaking down your foods should also be present. With the breakdown of your foods, comes better absorption of the vitamins and minerals needed to help the rest of your bodily systems thrive.
Digestive enzymes are a critical part of the digestive process and without them not only are you left with malabsorption of your nutrients (vitamins and minerals), you can be sure that left unaddressed, this will lead to many health issues. Since our goal is to heal from the inside out and the bottom up, we must start with the foundation of your body, your gut.
What depletes my digestive enzymes?
Pesticides and chemicals
Genetic engineering of foods
Radiation and electromagnetic fields
Eating the same foods with little food rotation
Overconsumption of unhealthy fats and processed foods.
There is no question whether your enzymes are at risk of depletion and doing gut supportive work should be looked at like doing a regular oil change on your car.
If you are not absorbing the iodine and selenium from your foods, your thyroid can become affected.
If you are not absorbing the magnesium, calcium, K2, D3 (just to name a few) then your bones are at risk.
If you are not absorbing well, you must recognize that you won't be absorbing your supplements optimally either. So, before you tackle your hair, skin, nails, joints, hormones, adrenals or anything else, we must tackle the gut!
You catch my drift? It starts in the gut!
So what does gas have to do with all of this? As I talk about frequently, the body sends us messages expressing concern of it's imbalance or balance. Gas is a symptom of imbalance, as much as we laughed growing up at the thought of toots, it really isn't that funny at all.
When our digestive enzymes become depleted, undigested food particles begin to build up in the stomach and ferment. Oh, and it's not the good kind of fermentation that you might be thinking of.
I will always remember the year I jarred a beautiful homemade squash soup, but unbeknownst to me, they didn't quite seal. Well, about a month later those puppies blew in my pantry and the smell... it was fowl.
The same thing happens in your gut, food ferments and creates a gas build up. That pressure needs to go somewhere and leads to bloating and well, you guessed it, gas!
So, thank that beautiful body for letting you know that, "hey! I could use some gut support!"
Now that we know, enzymes need to be supported, let's dive into the solution.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been touted as nature's "cure all". Using on a daily basis for prevention and gut support as well as after that big meal that left you bloated and sore, are both options when it comes to ACV. Be sure to buy organic, with the "mother" for best results with indigestion and gas.
Option 1: For hardcore tastebuds!
Before each meal, in a small glass combine 250ml of water and 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar.
Let's not pretend it tastes great, just gulp it back!
Option 2: For the sensitive tastebuds!
Before each meal, warm some water in a kettle.
Combine 500ml of water, 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, juice from half a lemon and 1 tsp honey.
Sip and enjoy.
Be sure to do this 2-3 times daily ideally on an empty stomach for best results. If you forget to have it before a meal, not to worry, enjoy option 2 after your meal.
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