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In this video, Dr. Berg discussed about abdominal gas and bloating.
Four Main Causes of Abdominal Gas and Bloating:
1. SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
This is a condition where you have too much bacteria in a wrong location. Most bacteria in the gut should be in the large intestine and not in the small intestine. The type of gas is hydrogen and methane gas that can cause belching, burping, bloating. You can check if you have SIBO through Hydrogen / Methane breath test kit.
2. High Levels of Methanogens
Microbes’ imbalance or Methanogens are ancient microbes that makes methane gas that can also cause belching, flatulence. It consumes polysaccharides which are starches, sugars. This situation is where you have excessive fermentation.
3. Low Stomach Acid
This can also cause SIBO. Consuming a lot of protein could cause gas and bloating if you don’t have enough stomach acid to digest the protein.
4. Decrease Bile Production
Bile is produced by the liver and is stored in the gallbladder. Not having enough bile can also cause belching, bloating and gas because you couldn’t be able to digest fats.
What to Do for Gas and Bloating:
1. Cut down carbs to reduce the stress and inflammation in the gut.
2. Cut down fiber completely for about a short period of time to let the system reset.
3. Intermittent Fasting
4. Add Betaine Hydrochloride before the meal – A natural thing that helps increase hydrochloric acid.
5. Avoid Dairy
6. Add Purified Bile Salts after the meal
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.