Raise your hand if you always have a bloated belly. No need to be embarrassed…that was me too.
And I just assumed it was because I was getting older. Or that maybe I ate a little too much at my last meal.
That’s not the reason.
I was absolutely shocked to find out that chronic bloating is a warning sign. And if you don’t listen to it, you’re jeopardizing the health of your gut.
I started noticing this around my 50th birthday. Instead of feeling bloated after I ate a big holiday meal, I felt bloated all the time. Literally, after anything I ate, no matter how tiny the portion.
I thought it’s just part of getting to this age. I’m half a century old now, and I guess this is what this next half of my life is going to be like.
Even though I somewhat dejectedly seemed to resign to this, I couldn’t get over one thing. It was so uncomfortable. I felt like I’d swallowed a bunch of those party balloons. Or an entire Goodyear blimp.
But everything would change when my youngest daughter brought her new fiancé to meet us. They live across the country and we’d only seen photos. I felt ashamed that I’d look like a moose when meeting him. I tried covering up my bloated belly the best I could.
I could not cover up my discomfort though.
As it turns out, Bryan was certainly nice enough and seemed smitten with our daughter, Gabby. And he was a doctor, which is relevant for what happened next, which would change everything for me.
I was feeling completely unbalanced from my bloating and didn’t want to ruin the mood so I excused myself. My husband Frank came to find me and asked why I’d snuck away and I told him I didn’t want Gabby to see me like this, that the bloating was so painful, I didn’t want to spoil this wonderful occasion.
Bryan had gotten up to use the bathroom and overheard me. “I’m sorry if I’m intruding, Mrs. Sanders, but I couldn’t help but overhear. If you take a look at your gut health and get it balanced, the bloating and discomfort will stop.”
I looked at him like he had 3 heads.
That’s when he explained to me the 3 things that were holding me back, and if I turned to an anti-inflammatory diet, I’d feel so much better.
What I learned from him was life-changing and the answer to my prayers.
No, it’s not because we’re getting older. Here’s what Bryan told me about bloating.
Everything you eat ferments in your colon and creates gas. You may also swallow too much air, become constipated, have more fluids backed up in your bowels, or a food intolerance. That last one can happen as you age and approach menopause, even if you’ve never had a problem with any kind of food before. Each of these things can disrupt the balance of the microbiome inside of your gut and lead to bloating.
One thing Bryan said that fascinated me is that your gut health is linked to immunity. So if there’s inflammation, which reveals itself in that bloating, it also causes you to feel fatigued, have hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases, and mood disorders.
When inflammation is present in your digestive tract, it is the root of where bloating begins. If you start here, then you will find the way to resolve your bloating, even in your 50s.
Bryan additionally recommended I try an anti-inflammatory diet to help tame the bloating. I thought it would be another one of those awful fad diets I’d tried before where I couldn’t eat what I liked or felt hungry all the time, but it wasn’t like that at all.
In fact, it was the best thing I ever did!
Bryan’s advice changed my life. It prompted me to find an anti-inflammatory diet. The only problem was there were so many things online and none of them seemed to offer any support or guidance. They all seemed like general rules that didn’t take my lifestyle or other details into account.
Immudi was different though. I took a quick free quiz that asked about those lifestyle things and my metrics. And soon, I had a plan that I could follow with ease, with tasty recipes and complete support from the experts to help me succeed with an anti-inflammatory diet.
At the end of the first week of following this plan, I was absolutely amazed because my bloating was gone. I couldn’t even believe it. It was the first time in ages I didn’t feel swollen and uncomfortable.
And it only got better from there. I started naturally losing weight and feeling better overall. I didn’t feel old and exhausted anymore. I felt energetic and fulfilled.
The best part though was when we went to Gabby and Bryan’s wedding. We flew across the country and neither of them had seen us in person since their last visit 6 months before.
“Mom! You look amazing!” Gabby told me. I hugged her, and I hugged Bryan and said, “If it wasn’t for you, I’d never have found the key to getting rid of that bloating. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, and welcome to the family!”
Everyone has been asking me how to do this too, so I’m leaving the link below. The last I saw, Immudi had some kind of discount. I’m not sure if they’re still offering it, but it is so worth it. It changed my life and gave me my life back in my 50s.
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