What Causes Stomach Bloating?

Bloated Belly, Abdominal Distention

Prevalence, Causes and Treatment

One of the commonest causes of bloating is the action of food toxins from eating inappropriate foods. This is the inability to fully digest certain things - previously known as food intolerance. 

Incomplete digestive processing produces unexpected gases in the intestine - creating painful pressure, and making the belly swell up - stomach bloating.


Video about symptoms


What is stomach bloating?

Definition of Stomach Bloating

Abdominal bloating happens when unexpected gases are produced as a result of incomplete digestion. The action of food toxins leads to bloating - a painful distressing symptom that can happen after almost any meal.


How common is stomach bloating?

Prevalence of Stomach Bloating

While there are no hard international statistics – we can be informed by careful scientific studies. A recent study survey published in June 2008* found:

  • 67% of American adults suffered stomach bloating

In addition we know bloating interrupts daily activities - with missed work or school - and reduced productivity. Most sufferers do consult a doctor - with mixed results.



What causes stomach bloating?

Causes of Stomach Bloating

Stomach bloating causes are almost always foods - specifically those which contain toxins, milk and plant proteins.



How did I get stomach bloating?

Why We Get Stomach Bloating

Blame your parents! A painful bloated stomach is most often the result of your body's immune resposne to various food toxins.

This is genetic . . . it's in your genes! You got it from your parents, grandparents and other ancestors!

That also means - if you have children - you have already passed on the same genetic material to your sons and daughters. Don't you think it's best to find out more about food toxins - so you can share this precious information with other family members (older and younger)?


What is the treatment for stomach bloating?

Treatment for a Bloated Stomach

The treatment is to move to A LOW TOXIN DIET. Then the bloating will die down and never happen again.

  • To cure the symptom - remove the cause

The Institute is the foremost authority on the dramatic improvements people experience when they learn how to reduce food toxins in their diet. 

Check out the results of the world-first snapshot of food intolerance in the community ... the foodintol® Survey 2012 .... Survey results.

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What if I do nothing about my stomach bloating?

What to do next

You can choose to do nothing of course. But untreated stomach bloating usually leads to chronic symptoms (those you will suffer for the rest of your life).

And sometimes they develop into chronic disorders like inflammatory disease. Actually a bloated stomach is a valuable warning sign that you could develop further health issues. It's like a Red Flag - so it's a very useful alarm signal.

In fact - most cases of Irritable Bowel, colitis, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease start out as abdominal pain and bloating. 



I think I might have food intolerance: What should I do?

Begin with our free ebook. Food toxins can cause serious long-term health problems. Gluten is just one toxin that could be causing your symptoms.

There are more than twenty common FOOD TOXINS – and they act together in different combinations to damage cells and provoke the immune system. Learn more with Free ebook



Food intolerance and Gastrointestinal issues



All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals