The family of P-450 enzyme systems is quite diverse, with specific enzyme systems being inducible by particular drugs, toxins or metabolites. It is this characteristic that has allowed the development of special tests to check the function of the various pathways. Make sure you also eat regularly as skipping meals or going long periods without eating can encourage bloating. Learn to manage your stress as this can affect movement and contraction of the GI tract and is also considered to be a risk factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. New and evolving research has also begun suggesting that the diversity of bacteria in your gut may even influence mental health and play a role in obesity by way of the gut-brain axis.