Do you experience excessive flatulence and painful bloating on a regular basis? You don't have to live with these embarrassing symptoms. Body Ecology shows you how to alleviate painful gas, naturally!
Experiencing flatulence on a regular basis can be both embarrassing and painful.
Not only do you have to deal with the anxiety of having gas in public, but also gas, belching and bloating sometimes cause serious discomfort.
Any number of things can cause gas, from chronic diseases to improper food combining. In our guide to gas, you'll learn what might be causing your symptoms and how to use natural methods to alleviate them.
We all know what flatulence is, but where does it come from?
One list says 86 different diseases are potential reasons you could have gas, and most of them are related to the gut.1 Among them are colon cancer, diverticulitis, gall bladder disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), food allergies, esophageal problems, Cystic Fibrosis, endometriosis, Celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, and pancreatic disease.
Even if you don't have any of these serious conditions, you still might experience gas.
Other common causes of flatulence include:
Even so-called healthy foods that contain large amounts of natural sugars, like prunes, raisins, bananas, apples and apricots, along with prune, grape and apple juices all may cause gas.
Some experts even recommend avoiding certain vegetables including onions, radishes, cabbage, celery, carrots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower.
But if you avoided some of these foods, especially the nutritious vegetables, you'd be missing out on valuable vitamins and nutrients just because you're afraid of gas.
There is a better way. And that involves healing the root cause instead of the symptoms. If the cause of gas is in your gut, then so is the solution!
Your digestive tract is a complex inner ecosystem populated by bacteria and yeast.
If you are healthy, the good bacteria and yeast (also called microflora) thrive, helping you to digest food, manufacture vitamins and boost your immunity.
But in our modern world, the Standard American Diet, chronic stress and prescription drugs often throw your inner ecosystem out of balance. Animbalanced inner ecosystem is an environment where pathogenic and disease-causing yeast and bacteria can thrive.
These pathogenic bacteria and yeast take over your digestive system, sometimes invade other organs in your body and even enter your blood stream. They may cause your blood to be acidic, make you feel tired and contribute to chronic disease and cause gas, belching and bloating.
Read more about how yeast infections harm your health in: The Largely Unknown Health Epidemic Affecting Almost ALL Americans.
At Body Ecology we'd like to recommend that your first step to banishing gas is to rebuild your inner ecosystem.
If you have a thriving colony of beneficial microflora populating your gut, not only will you fight infection and disease, but also you will help your body break down food and eliminate painful and embarrassing flatulence.
We highly recommend seeing a Certified Colon Therapist when you first begin The Body Ecology Diet because our recommended foods will be softening the toxic material in your intestines and you want this material eliminated quickly. This way you will have fewer signs of cleansing and will have more energy to heal. Enemas are also valuable for eliminating gas and bloating. Sixty years ago every home had an enema bag. (See www.I-ACT.org to find one in your area.)
Here are 6 easy ways to avoid gas, belching and bloating:
Remember that when you first add fermented foods and drinks to your diet, the healthy microflora will start to battle the pathogens in your gut. As the war ensues you may experience more gas and bloating for a week or two until the good guys start to thrive in your intestines. Their goal is to change the environment of your inner intestinal world...and this takes a little time. Be patient and introduce fermented foods and drinks consistently each day, and slowly but surely, a quiet world will be established. However, will the gas go away forever? No, some gas is natural. But it would be mostly odorless and never painful.
For more on how to introduce fermented foods and drinks into your diet, read: Is It Possible to Get Too MUCH Fermented Food in Your Diet? By Dr. Leonard Smith to learn the proper way to include fermented foods in your new low-gas lifestyle.
For more information on the multiple uses for peppermint oil, read Gas? Bloating? Cramps? Other Digestive Issues? You May Want to Consider Peppermint Oil.
Certainly we all experience flatulence every once in a while, but ultimately, gas and bloating are your body's signals, telling you when something is a little "off."
Next time you have gas, think back to what you ate and consider your future food choices. Did you have a cookie or a chocolate bar yesterday? Was last night's dinner properly combined? While changing your diet can seem very challenging, if you take it in small steps, you will soon create new habits that create great health.
Body Ecology is ideal for healing your gut AND your whole body. Your body will thank you by feeling great, reducing or eliminating gas and giving you more energy.