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Can certain foods give you bad stomach cramps?

Can certain foods give you bad stomach cramps?

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 more

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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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

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

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Have Crohn's. Terrible smelling gas. Is there anything I can eat that may calm down the odor?

Have Crohn's. Terrible smelling gas. Is there anything I can eat that may calm down the odor?

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

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What food makes people get constipated? What food can you eat and not get constipated?

What food makes people get constipated? What food can you eat and not get constipated?

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

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Please suggest what foods are good to eat when I have bad indigestion?

Please suggest what foods are good to eat when I have bad indigestion?

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 more

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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?

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

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What can I eat besides food that is gluten free that will make my stomach not bloat?

What can I eat besides food that is gluten free that will make my stomach not bloat?

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

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What if i used to eat bad food alot, then start eating healthy food can that cause heartburn?

Potentially: Sudden and dramatic diet cahges can potentially cause a number of GI symptoms. I would not hesitate to get a good medical checkup. Congratulations on your change to healthier eating! ...Read more

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Can pop give you gas and bloating real bad and air and diarrhea?

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Can pop give you gas and bloating real bad and air and diarrhea?

Absolutely: It's both carbonated and packed with sugar. Those ingredients can give you both of those symptoms that you describe. Try water! Have a great day! ...Read more

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I heard that 30% of waste is excreted from your skin. So does eating bad with greasy food give you acne?

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

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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

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What foods should I eat in order to have less smelly flatulence? Thank you.

What foods should I eat in order to have less smelly flatulence? Thank you.

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

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I wanted to know when you are constipated and have gas d/t meds, which is better solubale or insoluble fiber?

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

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I have a sweet tooth, what is the best foods to eat that help curb sweet cravings?

I have a sweet tooth, what is the best foods to eat that help curb sweet cravings?

Fresh fruit, Stevia: Fresh fruit and food sweetened with artificial sweeteners. There are very good sweeteners now called truvia and stevia that are more natural and taste more like real sugar. Also sugar free gum might help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is corn good or bad on a diet when you quit eating all carbs like potato, rice, pasta, gluten bread?

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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Can eating lots of veggies give you gas?

Yes: The high indigestible fiber in some vegetables can lead to gas production. ...Read more

Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
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Gastrectomy (Definition)

Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more