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Postby mango_monkey » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:59 pm

Ok, so not too bad, but I've been suffering from terrible gas recently :oops:. I haven't changed much in my diet. The only thing different is once a week I am now doing another job, where I am much more active. Can this have caused it, and how can I stop it?!
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby electrongirl » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:20 pm

are you eating more veges? Or high fibre foods?
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby Tarz » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:34 pm

I am having the same problem to and now have a toxic room in my apartment :oops:
I'm not sure whats causeing it because i haven't upped my vegies more and i am eating the same thing for breakfast everyday. The only difference i've had is more milk lately, can that cause it?
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby MelbGirl08 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:37 pm

It could definitely be dairy or a new product that you're eating...eg, cheese, yoghurt.

I used to get really bloated when I had my morning coffee. :D
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby mango_monkey » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:51 pm

Yeah, I'm not really sure what it is... I have started eating less processed food, so I guess that's the cause...
Is there a cure? :S
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby electrongirl » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:52 pm

you'll get used to it after a while and it won't happen as much. It means your digestive system is working so its not a bad thing!!!
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:36 am

There is nothing wrong with farting. Better out than in. You know what happens if you hold your farts... they travel up your spine and that's where shitty ideas come from.

Generally it's caused by either unusually high amounts of fiber for you or meals that combine proteins and carbohydrates (esp simple ones). You know, like potatoes and gravy, steak and chips, sausages in bread, all the good stuff! :lol:

Nah, can happen with any protein and carbohydrate. BTW the combination of protein, carbohydrate and fiber in legumes (think beans, chickpeas, lentils etc) are the cause of the blazing saddles reputation. What happens is that protein takes longer to digest and so the carbs sit in your gut and start fermenting, some time later, et viola, things start to smell a little fresh in your general vicinity.

It can also be caused by stomach upsets or an imbalance of gut flora. That can be caused by medications, stress, food allergy.... You could try taking some probiotics to get things back in balance, or try and eliminate stress or foods that you might be allergic to.
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby ali76 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:14 pm

Butterfly_Dawn wrote:There is nothing wrong with farting. Better out than in. You know what happens if you hold your farts... they travel up your spine and that's where shitty ideas come from


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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:40 pm

* takes a bow *
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby holly80 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:27 am

Butterfly_Dawn wrote:* takes a bow *



and so you should. That was very funny.

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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:47 am

You could try charcoal tablets to combat the gassiness. If you're on medication I'd talk to your doctor first as charcoal tablets can reduce absorption of some medications. And a warning: it can turn your stools black so don't panic if things don't look right!

Peppermint is also a good way to deal with gas. You can buy peppermint products such as De-Gas at chemists, or just drink peppermint tea. This is my favourite method because I quite like peppermint tea.

Fennel seeds are also supposed to be a good treatment for gas. Or you could try eating yoghurt or Yakult to get your intestinal bacteria back into balance. One site I saw recommended eating pineapple to increase enzymes in the stomach. (Not pineapple juice as the pasteurization kills the natural enzymes).

Try a few of these methods or try them in combination to see if it helps you. Good luck!
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Re: Kinda Icky Question

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:54 pm

if we're on to hebal remedies, chamomile is good to soothe the stomach, or slippery elm bark powder or ginger :wink:
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