When you start to realise that your digestion is dodgy and you feel bloated and horrible, it’s time to do something about it.
I got to that point with symptoms like gassiness, bloating, constipation, and sharp cramp-like pains that started happening a lot. I knew I needed a reliable way to find out WHY this was happening and, more importantly, WHAT was causing my discomfort.
That’s when I found out about the Elimination Diet.
But don’t let the word “diet” throw you off! An elimination diet is about removing potential trigger foods so you can see which foods your body reacts to and which don’t cause any reaction at all when you add them back in during a transition phase.
This approach helps you to learn to eat mindfully and keep your digestive symptoms at bay. The gut is where the majority of your immune system is and is considered the “second brain” in your body, so it’s important to keep it healthy to keep things running smoothly.
With an elimination diet, you start by eliminating the common culprits of digestive upset and food allergens, so that you are only eating real, nourishing foods that will not hurt your gut.
In fact, you can begin to heal your gut with an elimination diet!