Why act in the case of frequent abdominal discomfort?
Frequent abdominal discomfort indicates that something is wrong. Often, no serious disorder is present, although serious conditions should be tested for. Many sufferers have a food ingredient intolerance. This means that they can only poorly tolerate one or more substances contained in certain foods. Some usual suspects for intolerance are fructose (fruit sugar), fructans and galactans (the ingredients that are responsible for the saying “every bean has its tone”), lactose (milk sugar) or sorbitol (sugar alcohols). If you have an intolerance, you can free yourself from your symptoms by adjusting your diet accordingly. That means that you have to reduce the consumption of those foods that contain too much of the ingredient. Untreated food ingredient intolerances lead to sickness requiring four days off per year on average. Hence, it is necessary to take action.
How you can determine the trigger of your symptoms
The trigger can be determined by a battery of tests. First, you should consult a specialist to rule out acute diseases. The next step is to check if you have a food ingredient intolerance. All of these tests are described in a practical way in the guidebook “The Nutrition Navigator”. If you have such an intolerance, your symptoms result from two processes called fermentation and osmosis. Both result from poor absorption by your body. This leads to symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and flatulence. If your body is overstrained by a particular ingredient, it is possible to measure this, as a certain kind of gas enters your breath when this happens. Hence, there are two things that can be measured: the amount of a certain kind of gas and your broader symptoms. These are used to determine your trigger. The latter test is employed if it’s not an ingredient, but rather a particular food that is causing your discomfort. “The Nutrition Navigator” offers you a comprehensive procedure as well as a list of the most common trigger foods.
How you can handle an intolerance
After learning everything important about the backgrounds and conducting your diagnosis, it is time to do something about it. If a certain type of food is causing your symptoms, this task is rather easy – you avoid it. But even if it is an ingredient, you’ll end up well off, at least nowadays. “The Nutrition Navigator” offers you the most reliable, comprehensive and useful food lists ever. For the first time, the interactions of the substances are taken into consideration, offering you precise information on how much you can eat of different foods/ingredients while avoiding symptoms. What’s more, the portion sizes can be adapted to your individual sensitivity, whereby you can avoid completely unnecessary consumption restrictions. Developed cooperatively with scientists and patients, it contains many useful and grounded hints for your everyday life. Click here to purchase "The Nutrition Navigator" and free yourself from your abdominal symptoms.
Overcome your abdominal discomforts with an individualized diet. Learn about the backgrounds of your discomforts, the triggers and what you can do to free yourself from their impact.