The Science of Your Gut: 3 Easy Steps to Reduce Bloating, Improve Digestion, and Feel Better Today



What is bloating, and why don’t your pants fit after just one meal?

What are the 10 foods to avoid when you feel bloated?

What is gut health, and how can you improve yours?

Today Mel is joined by double-board certified Dr. Amy Shah, who is here to explain bloating and optimal gut health in a way that you can understand and easily apply to your life.

Dr. Shah, a medical doctor trained at Harvard, Cornell, and Columbia University, is an immunologist and leading expert in women’s hormonal health and nutrition.

She is giving you all the tools you need, including her 3-step plan to get long-term relief from bloating.

In this episode, Dr. Amy discusses:

What bloating is; why and when it happens.

3 symptoms of being bloated.

10 foods notorious for causing bloating.

The one food that bloats everyone.

Why bloating can be worse during menopause or menstruation.

How to tell if you are bloated vs. gaining weight.

What “water weight” is and how to avoid it.

What a “distended belly” is and where it comes from.

2 everyday (non-food) things that cause bloating and how to avoid them.

3 foods you should not eat when you are bloated.

The pill you are taking that surprisingly may make you bloated.

One type of food that 68% of the world is intolerant of and doesn’t know.

Why alcohol bloats most of us.

Why you shouldn’t take Advil after a night of drinking.

Why sleep is so essential for reducing bloating.

What gut bacteria are and how to know when they’re upset.

What a food elimination diet is, why you need one, and how to safely try it.

Why fasting for 12 hours is essential for a gut reset.

Dr. Shah’s 3-F plan and why you should start your day this way to reduce bloating.

What the best probiotic is. (Hint: you can’t buy it.)

The surprising experience Mel’s daughter had with “bad” gut bacteria.

How anxiety and depression can be tied to gut health.

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