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Bloated? IBS? Bad Digestion? Try This!

Bloated? IBS? Bad Digestion? Try This!

By Micah Moen 13 Comments December 5, 2019

– I think I have found the answers to all of our digestive problems. As many as you guys know, I suffer from bloating quite frequently, and I was diagnosed with
IBS a couple of years back. Now, IBS stands for
irritable bowel syndrome. And it’s common disorder that affects the large intestines and digestion. IBS can be triggered by
diet, stress, poor sleep, hormones and changes in your gut bacteria. And for those of you that
are not familiar with IBS, or feel that you might
be suffering from it, these are the symptoms. One, cramping, two,
constipation, diarrhea or both. Three, gas and bloating. Four, fatigue and poor sleep. And five, anxiety. Now, around 70% of IBS
sufferers have stated that particular foods do
trigger their symptoms. Some common triggers do
include FODMAP foods, and even stimulants like caffeine. Annoyingly, the precise
cause of IBS isn’t known, and there is actually no cure for it. But for those that do have it, we can manage our
symptoms and live with IBS by managing our diet. So I wanted to know if I could find out what exactly causes me to have IBS, and what foods were causing my triggers. You know, I had a rough
idea of what it could be, but I didn’t have concrete evidence, and I still don’t to this day. And that’s when I came across
a brand called FoodMarble, which is this device here. Now, this little gadget
here, is your own pocket size personal digestive tracker. What is it, you might be asking, well, it’s a breath analyzer
that measures which foods you can digest most successfully. And it does this by analyzing
the hydrogen in your breath. So I’m gonna be using this
for around two to three weeks, to see if it can help me
show exactly what foods are triggering my digestive issues, so I can avoid them in the future. Hey guys, so we are on day
two of using the FoodMarble, and so far so good. Honestly this device is
so bloody easy to use, and especially the way
it connects to the app, it prompts you to take breath tests, it as instructions and guidelines. So you honestly couldn’t
ask for a more seamless and easy system to use. For day one, I did the lactose test, ’cause I thought, you know,
why not jump in the deep end. And again, it was so easy to
use, I was told what to do, and I was told to test every 15 minutes. I can report that it
told me that I did not have a lactose intolerance,
which I did know, so that’s good to know. But I just don’t really like
eating cheese or milk anyway. So I will be avoiding that. But again, it was really great to know that that wasn’t causing
me any digestive problems. But as you progress throughout the day, my numbers were staying low. However, after I had my
dessert, I would maybe call it, I had oats, almond milk and peanut butter. My stomach reacted, I bloated out, which you can see here in the photo, and I started having
really bad cramping pain. So I put everything into the
app, I blew into the device, and it went from low to medium, so my body was definitely
reacting to something, but I don’t know what. And again, for day two,
I woke up this morning and I had eggs, blew into the device, and as you can see here,
it said that again, it went from low to medium. And basically, what I
really liked about this was when I pressed more to
explain what medium meant, it said that basically the
food that I ate, so the eggs, basically hadn’t digested and
they were still fermenting in my gut, which isn’t a bad thing, it just means that my body
is slower to digest eggs. Which I kind of knew, but this kind of really
cemented it for me. So really glad I have this device and I can pick up on certain elements. So I’m gonna continue using
it and I’ll give you guys my feedback as we go along. This is my favorite spot which you guys have probably gathered
from all the filming, ’cause, I just love it. And I got my little furry blanket. Any who, the clocks have
gone back or forward, I can’t remember which
one, but it’s so dark, and all it’s making me wanna
do is stay in my pajamas, and in this fluffy blanket. Any who, so, we are on day four now of trying out the FoodMarble,
and I’m literally obsessed. I’m carrying this every
place that I go, in my bag, because it’s pocket size
and it’s so portable, but it’s just amazing to
see how my body’s reacting to certain foods, even if I thought that I was doing fine on something, just to see from this gadget
that, I’m actually maybe not digesting things as well in my stomach, so that has been honestly so helpful. But the reason why I
wanted to jump on here, was because we’re only on day four, but I went out for dinner on Friday, and I went for Indian food. And I could feel that I hadn’t
digested the food correctly. But what’s so amazing is, you
can see on the screen here, that I actually had a score of 10, which is the highest it literally can go. And it just reflected
that my digestive system wasn’t digesting my food, so my gut just wasn’t reacting very well, and there was still fermentation
going on in my stomach. So what was so good, is
that I could put all my food into the app, and I could roughly see what I was reaching to. Now I still haven’t pinpointed it exactly, that’s why I’m gonna do a
couple more of these tests. But it’s just a great path that we’re going on already to see. So I’m really excited about that. And also yesterday, I had
some food just at home, and again, I had a very high score, so again, I think it was like 9.9. So what was so crazy again about that, is that I could roughly see
again what was causing it, so I think it could be
inulin, but i don’t know. So what we’re gonna do tomorrow, is we’re gonna do one of the challenges, and we’re just gonna do the test, we’re gonna test every 15
minutes with this device. And we’re gonna see if I react to that, so I’m really excited about
seeing what is causing my stomach to flare up
with some of these foods, and hopefully be able to pinpoint
exactly what is causing me not to digest food in my
gut, so super excited. That’s update day four, and I
will check in with you guys, probably tomorrow. We’re on day eight now of the FoodMarble, and I’m still really
enjoying using this app, it’s been great to track everything. So after our last conversation
a couple of days ago, I was taking the inulin test, now as you can see from the results, everything went absolutely
fine, I had really low scores during the whole challenge,
so that proved again that we don’t have an issue with inulin. So, so far, inulin and
lactose are absolutely fine and we don’t have an issue with those. Now one of the things
that I have been doing over the last couple days,
is trying to figure out why I had high fermentation scores, especially on the night
that we had Indian food, and the following morning. Now, one thing that I have noticed is, I don’t eat a lot of garlic, and garlic is definitely something that was prominent in
the food the other night. Now, I’ve been talking to
the team at FoodMarble, and they also have agreed
that it could be something to do with garlic or onion. So I’m definitely gonna test that out over the next couple of days. I’m gonna get some garlic and I’m gonna try add that into a meal, and see if I get the same symptoms, and a high fermentation score in that. So this is gonna be amazing
to track with the FoodMarble to see if that does cause me any issues. Along with that, I have noticed that, when I cut down my courgette, now, the thing that we’ll
actually be able to test the next day is fructose. And that’s something that we
could also have an issue with, but I’m gonna test it again
in the next couple days, and of course I’ll bring
you on the journey. But I have a feeling that when
I lower my courgette levels, I don’t get as much bloating
which is quite funny. When I do have high levels of it and eat a lot more courgette, then I do get symptoms such as bloating, so there could be something in courgette, like I just said, that is
causing me to have the symptoms, because if you have a high quantity of it, it can be quite high in the FODMAP diet. So I’m gonna test that as
well in the next couple days, and let you guys know how we get on, and also let’s see what
the FoodMarble says with definitely garlic and courgette, and I’ll keep you guys updated. Hey guys, so it’s been a couple of days since my last update. Everything’s being going
really well actually, I did try some garlic in my food, and weirdly enough I
didn’t have a reaction, so I guess that’s a good thing, because I thought maybe
I would, but I didn’t. So to be honest, I think
the reason why I reacted to the potentially the Indian food and maybe sometimes when
I react to Nepalese food, it can be, they might have
MSG in, I’m not too sure. But I know I do react when I do have MSG. However, super interesting
since using the FoodMarble, I have noticed that when I
do eat a lot more courgette, I get severely bloated,
and I get IBS symptoms, where I get bloating, cramping
and have to go to the toilet. So that is when I have a lot of courgette. When I have it in small
portions, it’s fine, so the FoodMarble has really
helped me target that, and to see what has caused the issue. And I have noticed to date as well since I have done the breath test that I was reacting to
something that I had last night, because the food was still in my gut, I hadn’t actually digested,
so it was still fermenting. So it’s really handy to
see when I do go out, I react to certain things compared to when I do cook indoors. So I’m really enjoying this gadget, and I can actually see me
just continuing to use this, especially in situations where
I might eat different foods, go out for dinner, or maybe I’ll cook
something new in the house. I think it’s a really amazing
tool to have on you constantly and it kind of just gets rid
of that doubt in your mind. I am gonna do the next
test either tomorrow or over the next couple of days. I think I’m gonna maybe
do the fructose one, I feel like that’s something that I would really like to
know a little bit more about, and if I do react to that. So I will let you guys know of course. I am literally just got
my jogging stuff on, because I decided not
to do a workout today, but I am gonna go for
a nice little stroll. I mean, the weather’s not amazing here. Blue skies, it’s very deceiving, but I thought I should get
out the apartment for a bit, because I haven’t been out. Just get some fresh air, make
me feel a little bit better, and yeah, I will update you
guys when I do the next test, and I’ll speak to you all very soon. So I did the experiment this morning, which you guys will see on
the screen, the results. Now, it come up with the FoodMarble, that I didn’t have any
hydrogen detected in my breath, and that the actual fructan itself was digesting perfectly normal
in my gut, which was great. However, the only symptom that I would say that I did get was bloating,
I got that within an hour of taking the sachet, and the
bloating has actually lasted even up until this point. It’s now half five in the evening. So I think to be honest,
that will be only one that I’m seeing a potential issue with, is when I consume too much
of that sort of FODMAP, because, I will talk about this when I do my roundup in the actual video, but when I do consume
too much fructan anyway, I do get symptoms of bloating and IBS. So I mean, other than that I
haven’t had any issues so far, but I’ve definitely been able to detect the foods that do cause an
issue using this device. But I’m glad to see that I haven’t had too many issues to be honest. I thought fructan was gonna be insane, and I would just have
like really high scores, so it’s great to see that I don’t have too much of an issue with that one. But yeah, I’ve really enjoyed using this, and will do a roundup tomorrow, guys. So guys, we have come to the end of the experiment using FoodMarble. Now this has been a really
interesting journey for me, and offered a lot of insight into my gut, IBS, and the trigger foods. Now as you’ve seen following my journey, I’ve tested for inulin,
fructans and lactose, all come back, saying I
was totally fine with. And from my day to day
breathing test that I did, I noticed that the
hydrogen levels were high when I ate a lot of courgettes
and food containing MSG. Now just to give you some quick info, in general, a high score
from the breath test, means that there’s food
that has not been absorbed in the digestive tract,
and it’s being fermented by the bacteria in your large intestine. And for me, I always got a high score when I had MSG or courgette. Now, I was aware that MSG
was a trigger food for me at the beginning, but what’s
really really surprised me, was seeing bloating and
digestive issues with courgettes. I’ve always believed that I
was fine with eating that, because it’s a low FODMAP food. But after some research,
I found that when you ate around 100 grams or more, it does become a high FODMAP food. And there was definitely
days, where I was consuming around 100 grams or so in just one meal. And those funny enough, were the days that I did have bloating and high levels of hydrogen on my breath. Now overall, I’m really impressed with the FoodMarble device. I love how handy it is to
carry around in my bag, or my pocket, and it’s really helped me to identify a food that I
thought was causing me no issues. I’ve only used this device
for about three weeks, and I do believe that the more I use it, the more I’m gonna be able
to identify trigger foods for my IBS as time goes on. So I hope that you guys
really did enjoy this video, and follow me on my
experiment with FoodMarble to check out my trigger foods for IBS. You guys can check out the company in the description box below. And if you wanna know the best diet and training program for you, then don’t forget to check out the quiz in the description box below also. So now I wanna turn it over to you guys, do you know what your trigger foods are if you suffer from IBS? Let me know in the comments below. (upbeat electronic music)

13 Comments found


karla T

You are amazing!!! Thanks. ,💚🙏💪


Scarlett Malfoy

Thank you so much for this one!!❤️



omg ure honestly a lifesaver! i saw your probiotics video when i first realised the reason why im not really getting a flat stomach is because of digestive issues and im so gnna try this now! ily


Rakesh Wasteful

What is the time in ur country right now??



Thanks miss 🌻H🌻O🌻L🌻L🌻Y🌻 🌻D🌻O🌻L🌻K🌻E🌻 for this important information………………❤


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Pamela Lee

I have been to multiple doctors, and have been on several type of medication and nothing works. I hope to try this soon and hope it does work for me. ❤️


lTae KookI

You're so gorgeous!


rada mir

Hi! Is there some cheaper version for this device that still measures correctly?



New subscriber and I have diverticulosis. Had surgery 2 months ago to remove the damaged colon in the sigmoid area. Trying to get back on track to see if I can avoid the triggers. One thing I just didn't understand what your problem was is the word I've never heard. Korjett or Coorget. I just didn't know what you were talking about? Can you tell me what that is?



Looks absolutely fantastic. Hopefully the cost comes down to help the general population.


Lisa Moore

Anthony William, The Medical Medium has answers. You can save a lot of time and aggravation by checking out what he has to say. I’ve been down this road and healed myself with his information.



I have digestive issues ( lots of antibiotics) constantly having diarrhea anxiety I have been diagnosed with celiac disease ( gluten for me) and medications omg I bloat like crazy one day I can have a flat stomach then suddenly my stomach looks so swollen


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