Banish Belly BloatClick Image To Visit SiteAs a kid, I was constantly sick with stomachaches. Always running to the bathroom with diarrhea, gas and constipation. I was anxious and bit my nails constantly. My thoughts were scattered, so much so I was called a scatter brain.

My parents thought I was just an anxious kid and chalked up the bathroom issues and nail biting to anxiety. I had a terrible relationship with my 6th grade teacher, which only made matter worse, but also had my parents believing my health problems were related to anxiety.

When summer came and I was still uncomfortable and in pain, my parents began to worry, and took me for a battery of embarrassing and uncomfortable testing. I was miserable.

Before the test results were in, the doctors said they were 98% sure there was nothing wrong with me and agreed with my parents that I was just an anxious kid.

At age 12 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, and for 20 years, I suffered with belly bloat, nail biting anxiety, debilitating depression, inexplicable weight gain, malnutrition, stomach aches, irritability, diarrhea, constipation and migraines.

I was hospitalized countless times and had multiple surgeries to remove the inflammation in my intestinal tract. As I got older, the symptoms got worse.

I loved working with kids and had done so since I was 10 years old. I dreamed of having a family of my own. When the docs sat me down and told me I’d never be able to successfully carry a child to term, I was devastated.

It didn’t stop there. With no answers and no ideas what was causing the inflammation in my body, I was told I had to have a colostomy, an unpleasant procedure where what was left of my intestines would be removed and I’d have a bag attached to my belly to catch my poop. I’d no longer be able to excrete on my own.

So many of us rely on sugar as a sweet treat, a reward for getting through a difficult day, or being really “good” on our diets. Some of us use sugar as a pick-me-up when they are feeling down or tired. I know how difficult it can be to just say “no” to sugar. To reduce belly bloat and gastric discomfort, minimizing sugar intake is a must. Read on to discover why.

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