Posted on: December 23, 2015 at 2:16 pm
Last updated: March 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm

People often ask me what causes bloating and ask for some simple steps on how to avoid it. I especially get a lot of people say that when they eat fruit they feel bloated or even feel sick. I want to explain why someone might have this experience and what they can do about it.

Fruit is something that digests quickly and typically only sits in the stomach for 10 -12 minutes before passing through to the rest of the digestive system, a fairly short amount of time compared to other foods. So if you have some kind of accumulation of plaque or back up of slow digesting foods then the fruit is going to sit longer than it should. This results in the fruit fermenting which causes the bloating.

The reason it would make you feel sick is that the fermentation process will also start to move any blockages of food and in that process it could cause toxins to release. The end result is that after eating fruit you may not feel too good.


I really want you to understand it’s not eating fruit that is the problem. It’s eating a diet of hard to digest foods and a backed up digestive system that is causing the issues. Sometimes there are other factors to consider so I will say it could be a multiplicity of things but my number one recommendation is to go through some serious colon cleansing and reassess your diet.


If you’re feeling bloated and sick after eating fruit I’d recommend you start a colon cleansing regime. Potentially consider a series of colonics and trying my 4 Day Colon Cleanse. The 4 Day Colon Cleanse is a mix of different fibres that help clean the digestive system out. You take this every couple of hours over a four day period. During this time you also drink plenty of water and juices and the colon cleanse material will move through you like a big scrubbing brush drawing out toxins at the same time.

If your digestive system is really backed up you may need to take this process a little slower and take the colon cleanse only once or twice a day for a 30 day period. During this time also begin adding in more fibrous foods such as fruits, vegetables and salads.

After a colon cleanse you would benefit greatly from doing a juice fast of 7-14 days to give your digestive system a break. Really let it heal. You’d also see massive results if you did another colon cleanse after the juice fast. Generally this kind of cleaning needs to be done in waves, and each time you cleanse you remove another layer of build up.


After all this cleansing and healing it’s then time to take a look at making some sustainable lifestyle changes. Basically I always recommend eating a lot of fresh fruit first thing in the morning, having greens like salad at lunch and any heavier or denser foods as an early dinner.


The reason I say that is there’s three cycles the body goes through. One cycle starts in the morning from 4am to noon that’s called the elimination cycle. The best thing we can do to support that elimination process is to drink a lot of water, breathe deeply, exercise to sweat and go for a walk. You want to do everything you can to make sure your four channels of elimination are open. So if you’re feeling backed up that means doing an enema to help get things moving.

From noon to 8pm our body’s supposed to be appropriating or taking in food. Now is the time to get your greens in the form of a big salad or a wrap. I don’t recommend eating too many fats or dense foods at this time as these can slow you down too much in the middle of the day.

It’s then best to have an early dinner around 6pm, because essentially we want that food out of our stomach and into the small intestine by 8 o’clock. By this time the body has entered a stage of assimilation where it’s focus is on taking in the nutrients through the small intestine. Eating to complement these 3 phases will help your digestive system work optimally.

Fruit is your best friend so please give it another go. First clean out the digestive system and start getting into a healthier way of living. By that I mean exercising, breathing, getting out in the sun, eating well, and being happy. Just remember, to avoid the bloat eat fruit in the early morning hours and separate it from the other things that digest slower and you’ll be doing absolutely fantastic.


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