A Healthy and Flat Tummy

If you're yearning for a healthy and flat tummy and want to avoid bloating and gas then these pages are just for you... Dedicated to finding the most efficient natural remedies to relieve bloating and prevent its recurrence.


Bloating: Causes and Remedies


Bloating There's nothing like bloating to make you feel sluggish and uncomfortable. However, as uncomfortable as the feeling is, it is a universally common problem, which affects almost everyone. Because bloating can have several causes, we often don't know where to start to avoid discomfort.

The first step in figuring out the cause of abdominal bloating is determining whether it's associated with eating or drinking.

Bloating can be caused by diet, particularly if someone has a high salt intake or eats a lot of gas-producing foods, such as dark leafy vegetables or beans. Calcium supplements can also cause gas in some people. Read more...


Natural Dietary Fibres: The Secret to Avoiding Constipation and Related Bloating


mixed beans and grains We all suffer from constipation and constipation-related bloating occasionally, and some of us less lucky ones experience these symptoms regularly. Constipation and the subsequent bloating and are very common and can be caused by a variety of reasons.

One of the most effective, and often overlooked, ways to avoid and indeed cure constipation and the bloating side effects is to consume Natural Dietary Fibres regularly. You certainly heard a lot about the benefits of adding fibre to your diet, but what is natural fibre and in which food can it be found?

'Fibre is the material that gives plants texture and support. Although it is primarily made up of carbohydrates, it does not have a lot of calories and is usually not broken down by the body for energy. Dietary fiber is found in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains'. Read more...


Foods That Cause Bloating


Bloating Bloating is a very common symptom that people often experience after eating a meal. The bloating is usually felt in the lower part of the abdomen and sometimes in the upper section. Bloating usually feels as if there is pressure being applied from the inside and people often report that they can look up to six months pregnant. Bloating after eating is often different to the bloating experienced with menopause, pregnancy and PMS. Bloating after eating feels gassy and is usually relieved after passing wind or burping. This kind of bloating can be caused by certain foods. However, if it happens frequently, it can also indicate a digestive problem such as leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, candida overgrowth, intestinal parasites, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and general food allergies and intolerances. Apart from bloating after eating, a common symptom of all of these conditions is chronic tiredness. This is because your digestive system is responsible for the breakdown and absorption of nutrients from the food you eat. If there is a digestive problem, its easy to become nutrient deficient and this commonly causes chronic tiredness. Read more...


Activated Charcoal: A Potent Toxin Absorber and Digestive Aid


Charcoal Back in 1831, the distinguished Professor Touery, of the French Academy of Medicine, drank a lethal dose of strychnine in front of his colleagues and -to their amazement- survived unharmed. He had combined the deadly poison with activated charcoal.

Long before the 19th century, thousands of years ago, both the ancient Egyptians and the Greeks used it as a multi-purpose poison and disease antidote.

What makes charcoal so effective is its ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. Its capacity of absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract is due to its extreme porosity. It is estimated to reduce up to 60% of poisonous substances being absorbed. Read more...


Swedish Bitters: A Blood Cleanser, Detoxifier, Digestive Enhancer and Liver Tonic Rolled Into One


Angelica-root

These are some of the incredible benefits of the Swedish Bitters elixir.

The Swedish Bitters original formula is believed to go back to ancient Babylon and Egypt, but was first attributed to Paracelsus, a Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer and general occultist. The recipe then circulated throughout the Middle Ages until the 18th Century, when Jonathan Samst a Swedish doctor blended the mixture of herbs that we now know as Swedish Bitters.

The recipe for the Swedish bitter elixir was subsequently abandoned until the 20th century, when the Austrian botanist Maria Treben reintroduced it. She used traditional German/Eastern European remedies handed down by previous generations to treat a broad range of conditions from constipation to psoriasis to diabetes and insomnia. She concocted her own recipes as well as traditional healing remedies like Swedish Bitters that she considered a healing panacea. Read more...


Triphala: A Potent Ayurvedic Digestion Booster



triphala"You do not have a mother? Don't worry, as long as you have Triphala in your life!" goes an old popular Indian saying… Such an endearing and colourful testimony to the amazing benefits of Triphala!

Triphala is an Ayurvedic formula, which, amongst other benefits is a potent digestive booster and an effective remedy for bloating and gas. It is made of the dried powder of three different fruits, hence its name:Tri (Three) and Phala (Fruit).

The 3 fruits used are: Amla, Haritaki and Bibhitaki. According to Ayurveda, the mixture of these 3 botanicals enhances the overall function of the inner organs and the metabolism, while specifically toning and supporting the intestinal system.

Ayurveda is a traditional system of herbal medicine and self-care that originated in India thousands of years ago. The main goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to balance the body and promote health. Ayurvedic medicine designates Triphala as a rasayana, a Sanskrit term given to remedies that improve general health and prolong life. Read more...

More tips on natural bloating and gas relief:

Bloating Causes and Remedies
Zen Secrets to a health and flat tummy
Natural Dietary Fibres
Foods That Cause Bloating
Activated Charcoal
Food Combining for Better Digestive Health
Swedish Bitters
Food Intolerance: A Major Trigger of Bloating
Triphala

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