Can a healthy diet make you sick?
Most of us know that a healthy diet includes plenty of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. These foods are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre to keep us full, feed good bacteria in our guts and prevent constipation.
Often when people feel backed up and unwell they try to eat better and include more healthy foods in their diet. Most of the time this is a great idea. However for people with a particular digestive condition this can actually make symptoms worse. Why is that?
Gut bacteria are really important for our health, but some people have too muchbacteria growing in the upper part of their digestive tract. This overgrowth of bacteria loves to feed on the types of carbohydrates and fibres found in healthy foods. The result can be lots of gas, pain, bloating, constipation and even diarrhoea. In other words, you feel much worse
Unfortunately many people who suffer with these symptoms are diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and sent away without any real solutions. In up to 84% of cases these people actually have this overgrowth of bacteria in their intestines which may be the root cause of symptoms. The good news? You can get tested for the condition, you can control the symptoms, and you can feel better!
If you would like to know more about treating digestive problems with natural medicine call (02) 9637 0500 or click the link below to book a free 15 minute assessment with our Clinical Nutritionist, Gina