0 Comments / Posted by Sherry Brescia

I do karate with a guy whose gas is deadlier than any of his punches or kicks.  We call him “Downwind Dave” and trust me, you don’t want to be behind him in line drills.

But seriously, gas is something we ALL have at one time or another, and it’s actually normal to pass gas about 10-13 times a day.

Most “normal” gas has very little or no odor and is simply the “leftover” gas that your gut flora was not able to absorb during digestion.

But chronic, excessive, smelly gas can be a sign of something else brewing.

If that describes your gas tendencies, then here are some possible reasons why and ways you can help sweeten the air.

Fiber gas
We humans lack enzymes that can digest fiber.

Instead fiber is broken down by the friendly flora in your gut, and during this process, a small amount of gas is usually produced.   But the gas is typically short-lived, and considering all the health benefits of fiber, it’s not something you want to be without!

So if you eat fiber-rich foods like apples, pears, cabbage, oats, beans or broccoli, know that your gas will probably pass quickly. 

But on the other hand, if fiber makes you downright explosive, your friendly flora may need a little boost with a probiotic formula like Super Shield

Super Shield can help to repopulate your intestinal good guys and help in their efforts of smoothing digestion, supporting your immune system and breaking down fiber!

Medication-induced gas
One of the most common side effects of many medications is gas. 
These include:
  • Aspirin
  • Antacids
  • Diarrhea medications
  • Pain medications
  • Diabetes drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Osteoporosis drugs
If you suffer from medication-induced gas, talk to your doctor about alternatives or natural remedies.

Plus if you improve your diet to help promote better health, chances are good you might not need as much medication in the first place!  (More on that below.)

Food allergy/intolerance gas 
Gas is a symptom (along with cramping, bloating and diarrhea) of eating something that your body has an allergy or intolerance to. 

Gluten and dairy are common offenders here.

A doctor can test to see if you are allergic to any foods, but intolerances can be a little trickier to diagnose. 

If you suspect food intolerances may be an issue, you can try an elimination test to pinpoint what may be bothering you. 

Pick the two or three foods that seem to be most closely associated with your gas and eliminate them from your diet for a week and see how you feel. 

If you feel markedly better, well, there’s a sign for you.

After the week is up, reintroduce the foods into your diet one at a time, separated by three days between each food, and see if your gas returns.

Poor digestion gas
Poor digestion is far and away THE most common cause of gas!

Our typical diets are loaded with processed foods, fast food and complex meals with every type of food under the sun.  Meals like these are extremely hard for your body to break down, and when your foods are not broken down like they should be...

...watch out, because your gas will be deadly.
But you can help support better digestion by avoiding processed and fast foods, and making your meals less taxing on your system.  The Great Taste No Pain health system can guide you here, plus give you a collection of great recipes to try.

In addition, poor digestion can also be triggered by low stomach acid, poor bile output, pancreatic insufficiency and antacid use.

In those cases, an enzyme formula like Digestizol Max can help pinch-hit where your body may be lacking and help get the job done the way Nature intended.

Now that you've taken a look at what may be causing your gas, you know exactly what to do to help keep the air around you smelling much sweeter!

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