• Victoria Purdon

The Link Between Bloating, The Microbiome & Gut Health

Updated: Nov 7, 2021

Raise your hand if you've been personally victimised by bloating 🙋‍♀️

Is it me or does bloating always comes at the most inconvenient times??⁠

+When you're wearing that new cute figure-hugging dress⁠

+When you're about to be intimate with your partner or new love interest⁠

+When you're in a meeting sat in uncomfortable tight waisted trousers⁠

+When you're already irritable and uncomfortable with PMS symptoms⁠

+When it's your sister's wedding and you've got to pose for photos all-day⁠

Am I right?? What's the most annoying bloating situation you've had?⁠

GOOD NEWS: you can live a life where these scenarios are a thing of the past. Where your gut is feeling good and groovy and you're eating foods that make it happy. ⁠

Happy gut, happy life... All those experiences I described above should be ENJOYABLE, not inconvenient.⁠

You deserve to spend your life living mindfully in experiences rather than being distracted by symptoms that take up *a lot* of brain space and energy. ⁠

What is causing my bloating?

Your gut contains up to 500 different kinds of bacteria (!) along with viruses, fungi and sometimes parasites.🐛

We each have a unique microbiome that is partially influenced by our mother's microbiome passed on at birth, as well as our diet, lifestyles and environment.

🌳Think of your microbiome as a rainforest... The more diverse the species, the more balanced and symbiotic living can occur; the rainforest thrives. ⁠

Too much of one species, not enough, a flood, a drought and the balance is thrown off. ⁠

⁠The majority of us have control over our diet and lifestyles, which can either support or hurt our microbiome.

Research is showing that microbiome health is a big indicator of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression- so why is it not a focus in health care?⁠

Signs of Poor Microbiome Health: ⁠

  • bloating⁠

  • pain⁠

  • indigestion⁠

  • diarrhoea or constipation⁠

  • fatigue⁠

  • cravings⁠

  • skin issues⁠

  • mood issues⁠

And don't get me started on leaky gut syndrome...

⁠How Do I Prevent Bloating?

You follow the 5 R programme...

Repairing your gut is not just about removing foods. ⁠( that is called a diet - and *!spoiler alert!* it doesn't work long term)⁠

Working to fully get the gut back to its healthiest state often takes more than one step...⁠

The 5 R programme/protocol is a comprehensive process and one I practice with my clients.⁠

This isn't a quick fix - some of these steps can happen together, others need to happen in stages. ⁠

It's also not linear and the same for each client, because we are all bio-individual! ⁠

Do you want more comprehensive support that works to address imbalances in your body? I'm taking new clients for the next quarter and would love to support you. If you want to get started you can check out my article on 3 ways to boost your gut health.

It's time to start focusing on our gut health to reduce preventative diseases and to feel better, so we can focus on the more important things in life like community, joy, and connection✨ I've said it once and I'll say it again: Nutritional therapy really is the best kept secret to better health.

What do you want to know about supporting the gut? Let me know in the comments! ⬇️🐛

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