Reduce Wind and Abdominal Bloating

If you suffer with ‘Wind’ ‘abdominal bloating’ or ‘gas’, it can become a big problem in everyday life.  It occurs during the process of digestion, absorption or elimination of our daily intake of food and drink.

Here are a few suggestions to help alleviate the problem

  • Do NOT eat quickly. Avoid stress while eating
  • Chew your food thoroughly before swallowing
  • Do NOT overeat
  • Do NOT eat within one hour of bedtime
  • Do NOT drink more than eight ounces of liquid with a meal
  • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of pure water each day
  • Eat your vegetables lightly steamed
  • Avoid swallowing air as you chew or drink
  • Avoid the foods you have difficulty digesting
  • Minimise sweets (biscuits, sugars, syrups etc.,)
  • Minimise fatty or fried foods
  • Minimise alcohol, coffee and carbonated beverages
  • Keep your meals simple but vary them from day to day
  • Use capsule or powder form supplements rather than pills or tablets
  • Avoid the use of a lot of spices on your food
  • Exercise daily, but wait at least 1 hour after your meal
  • Eat when at least slightly hungry and not according to the clock

Recommended supplements

  • Probiotics, to restore friendly colon bacteria
  • Digestive enzymes to help digestion of undigested food (protein, fats and carbohydrates)
  • Use hydrochloric acid supplements, when indicated, to aid the digestion of proteins. Do NOT use if you have an ulcer.
  • Charcoal to absorb the gas.

Gemma Nelson