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Foods That Give You Bad Gas
Yes, but: The gut and the particular foods that can cause cramps varies enormously for individuas. And for the state o the food at the time it is eaten. I believe that the style of eating is the key to prevent stomache cramps. Select good quality foods, prepare them well, sit in a relaxed settng, w people you are comfortable with, eat slowly, chew the food very well, drink some fluid every few bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
Can refrigerating and reheating meals cause you to have bad gas? Or would it be the actual food you ate itself that gave you bad gas?
Either: Gas caused by the food, whether it was eaten either way. ...Read more
My gas smells like rotten eggs. I stay away from foods that produce this odor. All foods give me this smell, so a food journal is worthless. Plz help?
Hydrogen sulphide: is a byproduct of bacterial breakdown of food i the colon and solving that issue can be problematic. Refer to this site for more information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1727181/ Probiotics also are purported to be of benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu i'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way. I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer. Good luck! ...Read more
Charcoal & Probiotic: Short answer is try charcoal to absorb foul gas and probiotics to help normalize flora (Saccharomyces boullardii is best, try to include). Many other things you can do to help Crohn's. ...Read more
If you regularly eat foods that agitate your stomach (ie. Dairy even though you're lactose intolerant), can that lead to stomach or colon cancer?
Lack of fiber: Constipation is due to character of the GI tract and lack of sufficient fiber in the food. Some cases are due to side effects of medication. You may try to increase your fiber intake by eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains. If that does not work try taking a fiber laxative like metamucil. ...Read more
Paleo diet, probioti: The easiest way to improve digestion, reduce weight, cholesterol, is by completely stopping inflammatory foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) since it causes indigestion Healthy food items such as eggs, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, some saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take probiotic daily ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some Rx labels say "take with food" to avoid stomach upset. Always wondered how much food do they mean? A piece of fruit? A few crackers?
Quite variable: This depends on both the medicine and the person taking it. Some folks can take almost any medicine with an empty stomach and have no problem while others have very sensitive stomachs. Almost any med can cause nausea but some cause it much more frequently than others. For some people and meds a piece of fruit or a few crackers may be enough, for others it may be best after a full meal. Experiment! ...Read more
Depends: Only foods that cause bacteria to produce gas should make your stomach bloat. Beans would be an example. Try different fruits, vegetables, and nuts to see which, if any are a problem. Also most of the fatty fishes like wild salmon should not be a problem. If most foods are causing bloating consider a food allergy test or checking for irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
I heard that 30% of waste is excreted from your skin. So does eating bad with greasy food give you acne?
Let's talk...: The claim that 30% of waste is excreted through your skin is bunk. The one waste product that you lose through your skin is urea and this loss is significant only if you sweat; the stuff is also famously nontoxic. There's actually a consistency rare among scientific studies that diet doesn't affect acne -- i was surprised too. You're an adult and can read critically. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
Is there a good pill or supplement you can take to reduce bad smelling gas? I also avoid food triggers.
Let's see: Meat eaters tend to have more foul smelling gas (compare the odor of horse manure vs dog's). Certain foods such as beans or soy can give you foul smelling gas. If your lower bowel is partially filled with feces, the smell would be bad as well. So eat more veggie and fiber (less meat) would likely be helpful for you. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Help w/more info. ...Read more
I wanted to know when you are constipated and have gas d/t meds, which is better solubale or insoluble fiber?
Neither: Your problem sounds like it is due to inadequate or the wrong fluids. You need 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid per day, more due to meds or exercising. If you add insoluble fiber this may make your symptoms worse. Eat a healthy high fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements. ...Read more
Can you tell me is corn good or bad on a diet when you quit eating all carbs like potato, rice, pasta, gluten bread?
If you are aiming: For extremely low carbohydrates - think of corn as a starch. Corn should be eaten right after it is picked because the sugars in corn rapidly become starches. A large ear of sweet corn has > 24 grams of carbs. A program like atkin's induction phase may allow for only 20 net grams of carbs per day. ...Read more
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