Is Your Bloating A Sign Of A More Serious Condition?

Episode 702 1h 13m


If you have felt the uncomfortable sensation of your stomach expanding after eating, you are not alone. Up to 30% of Americans experience bloating and distention regularly, which are common symptoms of an imbalance in the gut, and they may even be a sign of other health conditions. Functional Medicine places a high value on a healthy gut and uses a whole-body approach to get to the root cause of bloating.

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. Todd LePine, and Dr. George Papanicolaou about why so many people experience bloating and the importance of treating it.

Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing.

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is board certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance of both the mind and the body.

Dr. George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Upon graduation from his residency, he joined the Indian Health Service. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.

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Ep. 702 - Is Your Bloating A Sign Of A More Serious Condition?