- YOU’RE STRESSED. When you feel stress or anxiety, your body goes into fight or flight mode. The gut becomes vulnerable to inflammation, permeability (leaky gut), reflux, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and even food allergies.
Solution: Take a deep breath, relax, and be present while you eat—don’t multitask.
- YOU’RE NOT CHEWING PROPERLY.The breakdown by teeth and enzymes in saliva doesn’t happen thoroughly, resulting in more work for the rest of the digestive tract. This can result in gas, bloating, and stomach pain.
Solution: Be sure to chew your food around 20 times before swallowing.
- YOU HAVE FOOD SENSITIVITIES. If you are constantly experiencing pain and discomfort after eating, take note of what you eat. After a few weeks, see if there is a pattern.