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Digestive Troubles

Digestive Troubles

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Do you have gastrointestinal discomfort and don’t know what to do about it?

You’ve tried everything: avoiding lactose, avoiding gluten, eating less fiber, eating more fiber, eating less fat…nothing helps? You also thought you’d found the problem food, but then you realize that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t? Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis: you don’t know which way to turn?

Did you know that a nutritionist could help you with all this?

It’s not normal to have frequent abdominal pain, bloating and a bowel movement that’s always at the extremes. Informing your doctor will help guide you towards the right diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a nutritionist-dietitian, who will help you to sort out all this so that you can finally put words to your ailments and regain your former comfort.

In the same vein, perhaps most of the discomfort you experience occurs during physical activity. So, like many people in your situation, you decide to avoid eating before training. You should know that it’s normal for certain foods to go down less well before sport, even more than 2 hours before your workout. For example, fatty foods, such as fried foods, those containing a lot of butter or oil, nuts or even avocados, will tend to be harder to digest before sports. Simple carbohydrate sources, such as compote, fruit or juice, will give you the energy you need while being easy to digest. If even this kind of option is difficult for you, remember that your digestive system can be trained to take in larger quantities and more consistent foods before or during sport. A sports nutritionist can help you manage this situation.

In short, whether it’s for your general comfort or specifically during sport, don’t hesitate to consult a nutritionist who can support you in the discomforts you experience on a daily basis so that you feel better. Joanie Séguin, a sports nutritionist at the AXiO Sports Medicine Clinic, is available to support you in this process. So what are you waiting for?


By : Joanie Séguin, Dt. P.
Nutritionist, Clinique de médecine sportive AXiO


Troubles digestifs. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. (2021).

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