Digestive Issues: Gas, Bloating, Cramps, Nausea, & Burping Watch This


Hi. Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath coming
back to you again. Thanks for tuning in. I get lots of questions. I’ve made lots of videos and I’ve got lots
more questions, so I’m going to make a lot more videos to come. Here’s an interesting one for you. “I’m always experiencing gas, bloating, cramps,
nausea and lots of other gut related issues. What’s wrong with me?” Let’s talk a little bit about digestive issues
in common and some of the main reasons I see people coming to me and things underpinning
these GI issues. Let’s talk about those. I’ve written a few points down on paper. I have five major issues here we’re going
to discuss. The first one, of course, is stress. Stress has the most fantastic effect on the
body. You may be sitting and thinking, “Oh, yeah,
but I haven’t got a stressful lifestyle.” I can tell you now, if your heart is beating,
you’re most likely suffering from stress because you’re a living organism. All living organisms suffer from stress. Particularly intelligent living organisms
like animals and human beings. They suffer a lot from stress. We’ve got this system in our body called the
autonomic nervous system that helps to regulate us. It gets us back to normal. It increases stress, which increases our survival
rate. But then it brings us back to normal baseline
again and that keeps our health sane. Many people don’t quite live like that. They have high levels of anxiety. They live crazy lifestyles. They have a lot of self-imposed stress. You have to remember that most stress is self-imposed. People didn’t do it to you. You did it to yourself. Don’t ever forget that. You’re the one that got wound up because somebody
yelled at you. You could’ve walked away. Stress can result in many different types
of physical impairments. Particularly if the stress is very low grade
and long term, which I often talk about. A key one with the gut is enzyme deficiencies. When you’re running away from the dinosaur,
you know, how our bodies evolved over a period of thousands of years with stress, survival
is the number one thing that our bodies need to be thinking about. We need to be able to survive. We don’t need to be thinking about sitting
down and having a nice double burger with fries and Coke around the stress because that’s
not the object. The object is to actually stay alive. By evading stress whether it’s subjective
or objective stress, our digestive systems change. Our blood, our circulation changes, our brain
changes. Lots of things change under stress. As cortisol increases, it also changes the
way that our digestion really occurs. Enzyme deficiencies occur very commonly under
stress because your gut slows right down. Blood gets moved to the periphery. The brain gets amped up so it can hear the
stress and recognize it and avoid the stress. The ability for digestive enzymes to be manufactured
and secreted dramatically decreases. The ability for food to pass through the bowel
dramatically decreases under stress. What does that mean? Constipation, gas, bloating, burping, farting,
all these kind of weird things can happen. Feeling like you’ve got food in your tummy
like a brick. Very common under stress. Poor peristalsis. For ability for stool to move through the
gut. We’ve got this other very complicated mechanism
called the migrating motor complex or MMC. Every two hours it kicks in and it just gently
moves and sweeps through the digestive system. It’s very, very effected by stress. Very effected by stress. This explains why so many people get constipated
and blocked up and can’t go. You put junk food in the mix. Bingo, you’ve got a real big digestive problem. Stress impairs digestion and creates multiple
symptoms for people. That’s why I put it as number one. Number two. Lifestyle, which is basically to do with stress. If you don’t chew properly, you don’t poo
properly. Remember that one? I’ve spoken about that many times. If you look at young children or infants,
they will eat food and have a bowel motion very quickly after that. Babies don’t usually drink beer or smoke cigarettes
or take drugs or do dumb things like adults do. They tend to have a much more natural innate
response. When they’re stressed, they cry. They scream. They vomit. They do poo. Adults can’t do that or they’re seen as infants. Kids have a much more adaptive mechanism. They can handle stress differently from us
adults. Remember, small stools, big hospitals. Big stools, small hospitals. That’s a good saying, isn’t it? So people who chew better, they poo better. Chewing is a very powerful parasympathetic
dominator, which means it relaxes the body. The same as breathing in nice and slowly and
deeply. That very much improves digestion. Yoga, the breath of life. Why do you think they call it the breath of
life? Because yoga entails breathing nice and slowly
and deeply. Thinking about slowing down the body movements. Countering stress response. Increasing peristalsis. Improving the motor migrating complex. Dramatically improving digestive enzyme output. I’m trying to teach you guys out there that
relaxation is very much akin to improved digestion. Stress wrecks digestion. Crazy eating habits. People have crazy eating habits. People go and have a burger at three o’clock
in the morning when they’re on Face Time liking cat videos and dumb things like that. I can tell you, if you’re going to live a
dumb lifestyle, you’re going to suffer the consequences. If you don’t make a lot of time now for good
health, make sure you make plenty of time down the track for a lot of disease coming
your way and then it’s too late. I’ve lost several friends in the past few
years through poor lifestyle and eating habits. Three of these guys weren’t even 60. One of my friends passed away at 57 of a massive
heart attack, a coronary. We would have a meal together and then he’d
go home and on the way home, he’d have McDonald’s. Paul got increasingly bigger and bigger and
I kept telling him. “The best exercise for you is this.” He’d say, “What’s that?” I’d say, “Pushing the plate away from your
face. That’s the best exercise.” Don’t forget. Eating too much. Sloppy lifestyles. Late nights. Burger joints. You could end up in a hole in a ground. Not a really good idea is it? Prematurely that is. Crazy lifestyles. Crazy eating habits can mean an early demise. Common sense says to eat regular meals through
the day. Try to lower your stress levels. Improve your lifestyle, which would mean an
improved health through an improved digestive system. People do dumb things. They drink alcohol with meals. Why would you do that? Why would you have three glasses of wine with
a meal and then think that you’ve got a healthy digestive system? It’s not a great idea to drink alcohol with
meals. It’s good to eat at regular times, healthy
food, not at crazy hours. And as I mentioned in many videos, it’s not
a good idea to eat food in front of the screen or in front of a mobile phone. When I spent time in Los Angeles a few weeks
ago, I could not believe how many people were sitting there even in like health restaurants. Every one of the young people had a mobile
phone up to their face while they’re eating food. It’s not a good idea folks. These small tips like this can make a big
difference for your health, particularly when you get to be an old codger like me, when
you’re close to 60. That’s when the chickens come out to roost. Not when you’re 25. Gut infections. Number three. Many people have got low grade chronic gut
infections. You may notice a little bit of a niggling
pain on the left or the right or central. You may notice some digestive discomfort,
some nausea, some burping, some reflux. You could have a bacterial infection of the
stomach. You could have a bacterial infection of the
small intestine. You could have small intestinal bacterial
overgrowth. It’s very, very common these days to have
a low grade infection that sits there, particularly with a history of the oral contraceptive pill
or antibiotics or any kind of pharmaceutical drugs. Particularly with a history of taking drugs
that are designed to block stomach acid secretion. How stupid is that? Taking drugs to block the ability of the stomach
to make enzymes and acids to improve your digestion. That to me is one of the dumbest things you
could do in terms of medication. Absolute crazy. We can look back on all this years from now. Hopefully this video is up another 50 years
and people say, “That guy was right. He was nuts, but he was right.” You watch. So gut infections. Get a stool test done. A comprehensive stool analysis. Assess the gut. Find out what’s wrong and correct it. Watch how your digestion improves. Especially if you eat good food and have a
relaxed lifestyle. Makes a big difference. Drugs. Number four. Antibiotics. I just spoke about that. Why would you want to take a drug that’s “anti”
life, “anti” biosis, “anti” life? Are you living? You must be if you’re watching this video. Why would you take a drug that counters your
life? That actually kills and destroys life? It doesn’t make sense to take antibiotics
unless you’re on death’s door, in my opinion. These are one of the leading contributors
to many, many GI problems that I see in people every single day for the last 30 years. This would have to be one of the worst drugs
every created. It’s literally a nuclear bomb of the gut. The mother of all bombs. MOAB. This is a MOAB. One of these antibiotic prescriptions. There could also be recreational drugs or
various other prescribed drugs that could also have quite serious effects on your gut. If you’re taking a prescribed drug long term,
talk to your doctor. It could be implicated in the gut problem. The fifth one, which you may not be thinking
of, is dietary supplements. Many people take the wrong kind of stuff. They take too many supplements. They have very poor combinations of supplements. The average patient I see will be taking anywhere
from five up to 25 dietary supplements all in one day. That’s ridiculous, isn’t it? Doing that. It just doesn’t make sense. You’re better off taking very small amounts
of high quality products, exactly what you need at that time. Because the best drug you can take is a healthy
diet and a healthy lifestyle. It will win in the long run. You will never lose by eating good food and
living a clean, healthy lifestyle. Try not to prop up your poor health with supplements. I created the CanXida range to get people
well and to get them the heck off those products. Not to keep people on that for years and years
and years. Three months, six months maybe, 12 months
tops, you should be off a lot of these things. You should be eating good food like me. Maybe take a multivitamin or a fish oil, but
that’s about it. You don’t want to be on a lot � you need
magnesium? Eat magnesium rich foods. You need calcium? Eat calcium rich foods. Need zinc? Eat zinc rich foods. Need iron? Eat meats that contain iron. Does that make sense? I hope it does. The video is not meant to patronize you. It’s meant to just open you up and waken you
up to the fact that you can’t beat a healthy lifestyle and healthy foods if you want to
counter digestive problems. Thanks for tuning in.

22 Replies to “Digestive Issues: Gas, Bloating, Cramps, Nausea, & Burping Watch This

  1. Hi Dr Eric. I have been recovering from severe adrenal fatigue for the past 1 year and 9 months, age is 24.

    But It seems a slight amount of adrenal fatigue is still remaining due to my candida. I bought your Canxida remove and restore, waiting for it to arrive.

    My question is, should I fight the candida using your protocol and then my adrenal fatigue should fully heal or wait till its fully resolve. I believe candida causes adrenal fatigue so my adrenal fatigue will probably never go away until I fix up the candida. For the past ~6 months I keep getting a score between 15-25 on Dr James Wilson's questionnaire so it seems some Candida may be holding it up? 

    Thank you! Your a blessing!

  2. Erik I'm so happy that I found your channel a few days ago and I have watched hours and hours of your videos and you really know what you are talking about and some information has really helped me to start taking steps to improve my lifestyle and health,I have a yeast overgrowth and probably sibo so I hope in the next 6 months I can get rid of it with all the tips you are giving,keep the great videos coming ! 🙂

  3. Is cooking with alcohol also verboten (to the point of the alcohol dissolves)? I love your videos and I'm feeling great. It's amazing how quickly some of my symptoms have gone away: bumps on my skin, bv (when taking pre/probiotics), no more constipation, my energy levels are up, and I've lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. I wish I had started a journal and took photos before I had started because I think the results for me have been miraculous. Thank you for being so kind and giving advice.

  4. I completely agree that STRESS is the #1 leading cause of stomach/digestive disorders! Some who start on this diet change get bombarded with phobias/stressors on what to change & what to eat. Also the constant need to obtain credible information on their health adds more stress to the plate especially if they are impatient. This is a Lifestyle change, not so much a “diet”.

  5. Hi first I'm very glad for your videos cause they help me so much,I have a question.Can I eat tomatoes,red bell pepper and almonds on candida diet,I feel i have cravings on these foods even though the websites say these foods are allowed.And also what about sauerkraut? I read that I shouldn't mix the bacteria in it with the candida in my gut.But my dad makes an amazing homemade sauerkraut and I feel sorry for not eating it,I just want to be sure before I start with it,thank you soo much for your help.God bless you

  6. Dr Bakker: It's been a few months since I've visited your site; it is so good to see your down-to-earth Dutch face again! I have developed some thyroid symptoms, which can be triggered by leaky gut which I am trying to heal, and by watching this video I realize my eating habits need an overhaul: I am an emotional eater (sometimes overeating), eat too fast, do not chew properly. BUT I have no digestive symptoms – no gas, bloating, diarrhea, reflux, my stools are normal. I failed the baking soda test miserably – I took TWO TABLESPOONS and there was no burping except for a little hiccup. Could I have low stomach acid without these symptoms??

  7. I got a bug and it gave me a high fever and chronic indigestion I am nauseous all the time. What is this? I just got finished eating an orange I had a small burp . It helped but I need more burping . I am thinking of getting some watermelon. will that work?

  8. Ive been to a nutritionist and ive seen this and tbh this has more useful information than anything i paid that bloody nutritionist for and that she gave me.

  9. Reason for burping? Can it be due to SIBO or other gut conditions? I got a negative test for SIBO and getting a stool test soon. Thanks

  10. I've had massive stomach problems for about two years now and the doctors haven't been able to help me/diagnose at all. I think I finally realised that it's stress that caused it. I am a very anxious person and I stress pretty much about anything. It's so easy to hear ''just stop stressing'' ''try yoga and meditation'' ''eliminate stress from your life'' I've tried all of this and I simply can't stop stressing! I don't know what to do anymore.

  11. I'm always bloated even after a small meal. Sometimes I get weird headaches with nausea and crazy heartburns. This comes once in three weeks or a month. And constipation too. This is stressing me out. I've been to several doctors and I'm told nothing is going on. What might be the problem?

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