So, why am I so bloated? Bloating is one of the most aggravating symptoms because of how uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be! When attempts to avoid beans and broccoli fail, it’s time to get to the root cause. Here are some driving factors we look for when a client comes to us with bloating:

Food Reactions

It’s not only beans that can cause the bloat! Some people are reactive to gluten, dairy, or other foods they eat every day without even thinking about it. 

Gut Dysbiosis

That’s a fancy word to say the gut microbiome is out of balance. There could be an overgrowth of yeast or unwanted bacteria to blame. 


Hormonal changes can cause fluid retention and bloating—sometimes leading people to believe they have a digestive problem when it’s actually hormones!


Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and irritable bowel syndrome are two common diagnoses that cause bloating. I’ll break down the difference in my next post!!

How can you know what the cause is for you? I use a functional medicine approach to health coaching where we dig into the answers to your health questions. Eliminate the guesswork. Book a FREE consult with me.