Chronic Bloating

Answered on June 18, 2015
Created June 14, 2015 at 9:26 AM

I have been strict paleo for 12 months now and i have chronic bloating with alternating bowel movements. The bloating has just gotten worse and worse and i have had mutliple stool tests that have all come back negative. No candida, parasties or bacteria detected. I typically have a smoothie (with one serve of fruit and some zucchini) for breakfast, a salad for lunch, serve of fruit and coconut youghurt for snack and for tea meat, veggies and sweet potato. I exercise 5 days of the week doing weights and body weight activites. i used to suffer from a lot of nausea but not anymore. Can someone offer some advice??

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on June 18, 2015
at 08:03 PM

I use to have blaoting like this as well. THe smoothie could indeed be the culprit, but for me, it was lactose. Turns out I can have a bit of cheese, or a very small portion of yoghurt once in a while, but no more. I would suggest you try cutting milk products as an experiment as well. Note that lactose intolernce can appear at any moment in life, can manifest itself relatively suddenly, and that the symptoms pretty much correspond to what you describe.  As raydawg said, just make sure you cut only one thin at a time, or you won't know what cause your problem. I usually give it a solid two weeks at least, and if the symptoms disapear, I try the problem food one last time to see what happens and confirm the theory. I managed to find a diet that got rid of 5 or 6 problems I used to have that way.



on June 14, 2015
at 11:41 AM

You'll need to figure out what's causing the bloating by eliminating foods, one at a time, and reintroducing them.  If you're eating the same things every day or almost every day, the odds are that one of them is causing it.


The most likely culprit is probably the smoothie.  If you're mixing fruits and veggies they typically will cause this type or reaction, so start there.  Generally if you look at the fruit smoothie carts on the streets many of them will have signs that say don't mix veggies with fruit with the exception of apples and carrots.

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