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Are bad smelling farts normal?

Commented on April 14, 2015
Created April 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I know. Weird question.

I've noticed when I stick to eating healthy, farts rarely come, and when they do, they don't smell bad.

On the other hand, when I cheat or eat something with multiple ingredients I normally don't eat, farts come more often and smell bad.

Can anyone attest to this?

Should our farts smell bad if we take care of our bodies?

Bummer that I'm the guy asking this. :P lol

901d843c6a01089575ef1751a9e6e9fd

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on July 30, 2013
at 11:35 AM

Seriously, that post is quite possibly the greatest in the history of this place. I salute you.

006f2e9b763058ff2332681c206563e4

(252)

on July 29, 2013
at 03:00 PM

its the fruit..

006f2e9b763058ff2332681c206563e4

(252)

on July 29, 2013
at 02:58 PM

The major problem in this could also be just the cheese. At least with me, and I am super sensitive with food, I can eat all the steaks I want and never have any gas at all.

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on July 28, 2013
at 12:53 PM

I agree i was a lomg time vegan and had long time gas. This was due to the excess of fiiber from legumes grains and cruciferous veggies. while a tad akward it was not all together unhealthy. though i dont miss it after a meatier meal these days

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on July 03, 2013
at 04:01 AM

This made me laugh. Though you must admit, there are varying degrees of stenchitude.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 14, 2013
at 04:24 PM

I'm laughing so hard I'm weeping.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on February 14, 2013
at 05:06 AM

This is the same kind of question I asked in the past and it got closed. I wonder why. Anyways to answer your question, no I don't think your flatulence should smell if your digestion is optimal and you are eating good food. I don't even experience flatulence or burping anymore when I'm eating "good", only when I eat something that had something in it that my body doesn't agree with do I fart. Even then it's on the mild plain air side. If I'm truly ill(rare) from a "criminal" food, then I'll get the "hot air smelling farts", and I will heal from that in a day and resume being fart-free.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on February 07, 2013
at 06:40 PM

This was epic hilarious.

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on January 04, 2013
at 10:12 PM

isnt eggs paleo?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 25, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Jules if you had read the original question properly it says "I've noticed when I stick to eating healthy, farts rarely come, and when they do, they don't smell bad. On the other hand, when I cheat or eat something with multiple ingredients I normally don't eat, farts come more often and smell bad." No mention of meat or cheese causing the problem. It seems that people are ignoring the fact that Ben says he is not having the smelly farts while eating paleo.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on April 25, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Yes, I've had to live on a budget, without grassfed beef. Husband got a new jobby job and we eat grassfed, when we can. my system is still not keen on too much beef and cheese, though. To each belly his/her own I suppose.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 24, 2012
at 09:12 PM

OK Korion, show me evidence that red meat is not healthy please?

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

(604)

on April 24, 2012
at 02:27 PM

Thanks for making me laugh!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:40 PM

More sugar helps me. I'm talking pure sugar, though fruit that I digest well works too (eg. grapes).

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on April 24, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Do you mean eating more sugar or less?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on April 24, 2012
at 01:05 PM

Well I upvoted this because we don't need to treat folks like heretics for suggesting cutting down on red meat. It might be worth a try, geez!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on April 24, 2012
at 12:59 PM

Sliders. Mmm-mm. Used to get 'em by the bag! There's a reason they're called sliders!

8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

(2830)

on April 24, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Same w/ my husband - in fact, his farts are a gauge for whether he's inadvertently had MSG or other processed "flavoring" in what he ate.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on April 24, 2012
at 12:00 PM

too much cruciferous veg, even good organic stuff will do this.

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on April 24, 2012
at 11:09 AM

@Molly - no there isn't.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 24, 2012
at 08:50 AM

Btw, Lyndsay, aren't you the person that had to live on a budget? I guess you're not eating grass-fed?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 24, 2012
at 08:49 AM

I think Lyndsay definitely has a point, I don't see what's so crazy about her idea. You can't just generalize things, Warren, and say that red meat is healthy. I don't think calling any particular food healthy is actually a good idea nowadays, everybody's different. On the other hand, Lindsay, just because a google search has results doesn't mean it's true. I can google "soy is healthy" and I'll definitely get some positive results.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78407)

on April 24, 2012
at 06:33 AM

It's not a weird question at all. It's a good question. When people say "Listen to your body", farting is one of those things we should all be paying attention to.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 24, 2012
at 06:29 AM

You don't just go and tell people to cut down on healthy foods like red meat unless there is evidence to show that the person is having problems with red meat.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on April 24, 2012
at 03:23 AM

Nope not normal at all mine smell like roses so you must be weird. I actually I never fart. (lol joking)

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:16 AM

Try Googling "red meat and flatulence." Many people have digestive problems breaking down heavy protein, resulting in bad gas. It is not uncommon, nor is it a slam against eating red meat. I swear, this forum can be so completely juvenile.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble, but I've been paleo for two years.

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Vegan/veg to meat eater probably changing your gut flora as everyone else here is talking about. Not sure how long since you switched, but your profile says you've been a member here for only 3 months. Give it more time and you should have a better results, or perhaps your not totally compliant avoiding wheat or something Just my observation.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Um, sorry kids, but it has been my experience. vegan/Vegetarian to red meat eater= gas. Beef ain't made out of roses, ya know.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Yeah, I get cheese if you are lactose intolerance, but red meat? Not the first thing that comes to mind..

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:56 AM

Red meat causing gas? Not in my experience... nor in the experience of the original poster's question.

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:07 AM

Is there a correlation between your farts and the shower question? Please say no.

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on April 24, 2012
at 02:01 AM

My husband used to have nuclear farts. Cadaver farts. Devil farts. Make-me-furious-in-the-movie- theater farts. Since paleo 2+ years: his farts are mellow, mild, and acceptable. :) Ting!

8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

(2830)

on April 24, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Same w/ my husband - in fact, his farts are a gauge for whether he's inadvertently had MSG or other processed "flavoring" in what he ate.

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

(604)

on April 24, 2012
at 02:27 PM

Thanks for making me laugh!

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Eedb581fa30ca9a9976f554947a16ae2

(100)

on November 19, 2012
at 08:53 AM

Oh, I agree, if you go off paleo -- look out! I get those wet, gurgling, borderline-illegal, farts that reverberate between my cheeks and leave a tobacco-like residue in my underwear. It's gotten to the point where my wife buys my underwear at Costco so she can toss the old ones in the garbage without having to scrub the stains off the old ones anymore. I cheated the other day and picked up some KFC on my drive home. My commute is 2+ hours, depending on traffic. About 20 miles from home, I began to squeeze out some farts that quite honestly had me concerned and even a little disoriented. The gas was becoming more frequent by the minute to the point where I had to roll down all of the windows. We live in Chicago, and let me tell you, during the winter, you don't roll those suckers down for nothing unless it's serious. About 4 hours after arriving home, my wife borrowed my car keys to go get us a pizza from down the street. Not 1 minute later, she came racing into the house screaming at me, accusing me of taking a shit in the car. She wasn't speaking figuratively. She actually thought I had managed to somehow use an empty Starbuck's coffee cup (which are littered throughout the car) and pull down my pants in traffic, and take a dump inside the cup and toss it out the window. WTF? Seriously? Okay, to be fair, I did that once years earlier before we got together and I blame food poisoning after scarfing down 3 Taco Bell macho burrito supremes. Again, stuck in gridlock traffic, what choice did I have? But I swear, I'm innocent of these charges. I didn't drop a load in a grande Starbuck's cup. Bedsides if it came down to that, it would require at least one vente cup because that's how I roll.

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on April 14, 2015
at 06:39 PM

I texted this to my gf ..And brothers.. I have been crying  laughing for a solid ten minutes .Thank you man

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on February 07, 2013
at 06:40 PM

This was epic hilarious.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 14, 2013
at 04:24 PM

I'm laughing so hard I'm weeping.

901d843c6a01089575ef1751a9e6e9fd

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on July 30, 2013
at 11:35 AM

Seriously, that post is quite possibly the greatest in the history of this place. I salute you.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Your gas will only smell as good as the bacteria that make it. Keep your flora healthy, your gas will be "healthier". Changing your dietary composition (in any way, really), stress levels, or health status will change your bacterial flora.

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E55906cdb6839a23fd740ad85d160cc8

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:11 AM

My husband complains about the decrease in his farting opportunities. I however do not. Eggs=bad smelling farts. Wheat, sugar, dairy, + eggs=eye watering farts. My favorite post on here so far was someone asking about their "Raw Egg Farts".

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on January 04, 2013
at 10:12 PM

isnt eggs paleo?

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:02 AM

Gas is directly proportional to the foods I eat. I used to have a guilty pleasure of drunken evenings followed by a complete gastrointestinal assault of several plates of "slider" hamburgers (i.e. White Castle/Krystal burgers). Which, if you've ever eaten them, are little gluten bombs (doughy dinner rolls) with about 1oz of "beef" and copious amounts of mustard and pickles (at least on the Krystals).

Foulness which could not be expressed by the most skilled of wordsmiths... Odor that could convince vultures to go vegan... lasting at least 72 hours. My wife referred to my office as "Krystal Burger Ground Zero" after one of these binges.

These days, I only get gas when my non-paleo family gets a severe stomach bug (I probably get it too, but my symptoms are less severe). Oh, and maybe one or two about 20 seconds before I realize it's bathroom time. I currently eat a lower carb paleo 1.0 with the addition of butter, based mostly on local grassfed beef.

Experiments with starchy tubers and rice resulted in a return of gas frequency, albeit not so foul. As long as I mind my beverages (drink cider or wine instead of beer) when out with friends, it stays that way... but introducing beer tends to have similar, foul effects.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on April 24, 2012
at 12:59 PM

Sliders. Mmm-mm. Used to get 'em by the bag! There's a reason they're called sliders!

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3fc07ff31006b1860083f0cfe4472ae4

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Man, I love fart questions. Asked one myself once.

I get MUCH less gas when I'm strictly on meat and veggies paleo (no dairy, grains, legumes, fruit).

But I do get nasty gas if I eat too much protein, fat--or just eat too much, which is pretty easy for me to do (see below).

I have problems digesting fat especially and hence don't eat much of it--heavy feeling, gas ensues.

I suspect that: -I might not be high enough in stomach acid -some tooth pains means inadequate chewing (probable need of expensive root canal) -as a woman in my mid 40's my metabolism is either screwy or I just don't need much more than 1200 calories a day.

Oh--I also get gas from nightshades or avocado (poss due to fat).

That's more info than you wanted, but I think the blackout magic gas could likely be from a million factors.

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Ada9ef367fa0c55a1d482d8a6af8805c

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on April 02, 2013
at 08:13 PM

I pray to god I'm not too late in here - and hope that others will be fartign so atrociously that it leads them to google 'is farting bad?'.

On low carb paleo i NEVER farted. Now I eat more starch, feel all the healthier for it, and my farting can be APPALLING. They smell like a horse pen. I just had liver and white rice - The raw stench of liver is being emitted from my ass on a minutely basis! I have liver with potato - not a squeak! I have rice and eggs - nada! I think some foods are incompatible with others. But Parsnips make the whole house tremble.

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on April 24, 2012
at 05:11 PM

I've never smelled anything other than a bad-smelling fart.

are-bad-smelling-farts-normal?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on July 03, 2013
at 04:01 AM

This made me laugh. Though you must admit, there are varying degrees of stenchitude.

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1e52e9f15afe84323197409ab471bc6c

on April 24, 2012
at 05:52 AM

I am still laughing at this post...but I do agree, I rarely fart stinky farts these days but my not so paleo-ish husband is dreadful. I can always tell when he is withholding info about what he has been eating because I always find out within a few hours anyway...geez!

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:03 AM

I can attest to this also. Before paleo suufered IBS like symptoms; bloating, gas, cramps, urgency...etc. Since paleo I rarely have much gas and it doesn't smell like it used to pre-paleo. I think this is pretty common for most paleo people

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on July 29, 2013
at 10:50 PM

Foul smelling flatulence is a sign that your gut microflora is out of whack. Their is only one gut microbe (normally) in humans that produces methane...it's called m. smithii (the m stands for methane). "Smitty" as we'll call him, feeds predominately on undigested sugars common in SAD and even found in some plants in paleo. When Smitty is well-fed, he takes over the joint--crowding out the beneficial bacteria such as the many strains of bifido.

Smitty manipulation can cure obesity, and he's seen in huge numbers in the anorexic gut, but by and large, you don't want him running the show.

You want to crowd him out. If you eat foods high in fermentable fiber such as properly prepared (soaked) legumes, potatoes, avocado, coconut, dark chocolate, rice, green bananas, and plantains, you will feed the bifido bacteria who will rapidly take space away from Smitty. A few meals at Taco Bell and a handful of Oreos set the stage for a rapid comeback by Smitty.

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on July 28, 2013
at 12:12 PM

Fuck This page is making me laugh my fat, stink farting ass off!!! U people are awesome

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on February 14, 2013
at 04:13 PM

I'd say it's more normal than good-smelling farts.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 24, 2012
at 08:44 AM

A girl once told me she farted for the first time in her life when she was 17, before that she never did. Whenever I have problems with gas, my skin is worse, I'm more tired, my belly is bloated, ... Farts are definitely not normal, and it's my ultimate goal to get them out of my life (not really though). When taking high doses of vitamin D3 and retinol, gas is reduced to a minimum. Sugar helps A LOT too.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:40 PM

More sugar helps me. I'm talking pure sugar, though fruit that I digest well works too (eg. grapes).

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on April 24, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Do you mean eating more sugar or less?

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4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on April 24, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Sorry for TMI, but it seems to be inevitable with this question. My gas smells worst after I've been eating wheat products, and especially beer (one reason why I don't regret too much giving up one of my favorite things).

In fact, all my digestive issues go away when I don't eat wheat, including heartburn, gas and constant stomach rumbling. I joke to my friends that I only fart three times a week now. They think I'm lying, but it's true.

So to answer your question, IME bad smelling farts are normal if you're eating wheat.

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on August 04, 2014
at 07:06 AM

OMG. Hahah I can't take this post it's too funny. BUT I must say I usually don't have smelly farts. I can fart and absolutely no smell or mild smell will come about. However two days ago on Friday night, I ate mcdonalds (huge mistake) and I have had the worst, most foul smelling farts I've ever experienced! It's now Sunday and still, tonight I've got awful smelling gas going on... I just hope it subsides before I have to go back to the office tomorrow! Like it's bad, like shrek killing fish with his farts bad.

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E57c7c65c3eaab51f9ffe613fd87475f

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on July 29, 2013
at 10:39 PM

Those delicious organic Jewel Sweet potatoes. Killer. But they taste sooooo good! So its worth it.

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on July 29, 2013
at 01:59 PM

For me it's onions garlic and cabbage,pork and red meat... Outrageously nasty and I work in an enclosed office.. so I hold a lot of gas in, which is painful, but if I did everyone in the office would die. I have to hols in farts on the planes and being on the planes is uncomfortable enough let alone, being a pressurised person in a pressurised aircraft.. so painful, I get up to go to the toilet to fart.. nothing happens. It's incredibly repulsive worse than any man fart.. hands down.if I smell a bad smell.. a pig farm or a rotten sewers I will then change my odors somehow and begin to fart like that smell .. so disgusting. I have to light incense in my house to avoid it smelling like a toilet.

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on July 05, 2013
at 04:28 PM

I myself suffered from bad gas years ago. The kind where you can't go out in public. I finally started a food diary, which is easier than it sounds. I wish I had started one sooner, it might have saved my first marriage. Anyhoo...after just a few weeks, and researching offending foods, I found that milk products of all kinds were affecting me. I cut them out completely, and viola! No more bad farts! If I'm very careful about what I eat, I can go for days with little or no gas. Processed foods are also a culprit, but avoiding them makes me feel more healthy.

I found this thread after Googling the question "Are bad smelling farts normal?" because my boyfriend is emitting foul smelling gas that really has me questioning the relationship. He won't listen to me when I suggest cutting out different foods. I'm beginning to think this is why he was laid off from his job.

If I may end my answer with a question: How do you get someone to examine their eating habits and the effects these habits are having on their lives and bodies? Does he have to hit bottom?

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59e68a2c712e9bd4d46f51d42cf4699f

on July 02, 2013
at 06:28 PM

Truth is everybody's body is different. Salads, broccoli, Toco Bell gives it to me bad, almost any soup healthy or not, for some reason only movie theater popcorn and subway. You kinda have to just look out for what makes you smell. Right now i have a 8 year old who has been real smelly lately. Now it's time to track what's making her smell. I'm trying to find something that can help her for now.

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59e68a2c712e9bd4d46f51d42cf4699f

on July 02, 2013
at 06:26 PM

Truth is everybody's body is different. Salads, broccoli, Toco Bell gives it to me bad, almost any soup healthy or not, for some reason only movie theater popcorn and subway. You kinda have to just look out for what makes you smell. Right now i have a 8 year old who has been real smelly lately. Now it's time to track what's making her smell. I'm trying to find something that can help her for now.

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on February 14, 2013
at 03:32 PM

I was a vegetarian and had lots of IBS symptoms too. I was the fart QUEEN. I didn't eat lunch at work to avoid the fart festival and stomach pain in the workplace. Now? It's amazing! I'm not gassy unless I cheat. It's so awesome not to have to worry about napalming anyone anymore! I do have to avoid raw veggies for the most part though. I still can't eat raw salads like I used to. I also get a little gassy right before my period. Basically, if I don't cheat, I'm in the clear! I used to DREAD dinner at friends/family's house because I knew I'd be in great discomfort after eating. Paleo...the No Poot Solution!

Wow. This is quite an attractive picture I'm painting of myself....

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on February 14, 2013
at 02:37 PM

IMO, on general, farting becomes a problem when you eat something that your gut flora is not accustomed to. (If you're strictly poleo for sometime, then these are the dairy, night-shadows, fruits -both dried and fresh, processed foods, delhi, liquor and any food that causes bloating. Also starchy vegs can cause farting in some cases). Usually eating raw and/or semi-cooked vegs should cause no problems but definitely deep fried meals should be avoided. Better if one's digestion system, lesser the parting is.

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on February 14, 2013
at 05:07 AM

This is the same kind of question I asked in the past and it got closed. Now I'm puzzled as to why.

Anyways to answer your question, no I don't think your flatulence should smell if your digestion is optimal and you are eating good food. I don't even experience flatulence or burping anymore when I'm eating "good", only when I eat something that had something in it that my body doesn't agree with do I fart. Even then it's on the mild plain air side. If I'm truly ill(rare) from a "criminal" food, then I'll get the "hot air smelling farts", and I will heal from that in a day and resume being fart-free.

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5d6e648abc8a35c98a2ebfc872600673

on February 14, 2013
at 04:21 AM

hi everyone! i started low carb a few weeks ago and there is NO wheat in my diet. The only carbs I'm eating are from fruit and veggies. i am eating yogurt, cheese and eggs though. after I started the low carb diet, my gas and poop started smelling a lot worse than before. This seems to be the opposite of what everyone is saying. i thought if i started eating healthier, my gas and poop would smell less!

am i eating too much fat? protein? i have 2 eggs, beans or tuna, 1 avocado, 1 cup of yogurt and 4 oz of mozzarella cheese per day. are any of these things the culprit of my bad smelling gas??

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(252)

on July 29, 2013
at 03:00 PM

its the fruit..

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on February 07, 2013
at 12:28 PM

I am super confused after reading all this comments (but oh so amused by the way everyone has described their situations- I now feel quite normal about my flatulence situation!) I am confused because I have found that the better I eat, the more I suffer from terrible and frequent flatulence. I have been eating very healthy and organic for some time now and I am finding that I have terrible smelling and frequent farts. I am really considering eating bad food again!

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:05 PM

Well, I was sat with my best friend and she started laughing, uncontroalble she started farting . Not only were they loud they also spelt like raw eggs the smell was that bad that I would rather shit in my hand and clap and eat It! The farts ( death eaters ) kept comming sometimes she didn't even know hey they were comming .... What can I do ? Do I stay friends with and accept that god has given her These death eaters or do I walk away and leave her farts behind ... I need HELP .... Everywhere I go the smell followers me and I see them in my dreams ( nightmares ) ! Any advice would be highly grateful.

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on April 24, 2012
at 04:30 PM

ive noticed that soups give me killer ones..which i cant afford since i take the subway errday..so i have them when i get back home from school

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on April 24, 2012
at 04:08 PM

As someone who suffered from GERD from years and who was accussed of having nuclear farts/poo. Since switching to paleo 15 days ago my poo has like no smell....at all. I think I was eating too much processed junk and chemicals but now it's not. And honestly I can't recall farting in the last 15 days either.

Maybe you are allergic to something you're eating?

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:06 PM

I have started to pay attention to this and can usually correlate it to exact items that I eat.

Recently I started drinking kombucha and have noticed they are starting up again. I know kombucha helps with digestive health so i'm hoping these farts are my body's way of "sorting things out" because I definitely don't want to stop drinking it! It's just too yummy.

Does anyone know if intestional track health might start with these "clearing" farts?

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:32 PM

I am having a fabulous time laughing at this! Especially since so many of us can relate! I also have issues with cheats and smelly gas. Especially when I eat something with wheat. I had to cut way down on cruciferous veggies too.

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on July 28, 2013
at 12:53 PM

I agree i was a lomg time vegan and had long time gas. This was due to the excess of fiiber from legumes grains and cruciferous veggies. while a tad akward it was not all together unhealthy. though i dont miss it after a meatier meal these days

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on April 24, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Here is a very informative blog post about flatulence from The Health Fixer NYC Chiropractor/Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Doug Willen

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on April 24, 2012
at 12:58 AM

Cut down on your cheese and red meat, mate!

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Um, sorry kids, but it has been my experience. vegan/Vegetarian to red meat eater= gas. Beef ain't made out of roses, ya know.

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Yeah, I get cheese if you are lactose intolerance, but red meat? Not the first thing that comes to mind..

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on April 24, 2012
at 08:50 AM

Btw, Lyndsay, aren't you the person that had to live on a budget? I guess you're not eating grass-fed?

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:05 PM

Well I upvoted this because we don't need to treat folks like heretics for suggesting cutting down on red meat. It might be worth a try, geez!

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(5798)

on April 24, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble, but I've been paleo for two years.

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Vegan/veg to meat eater probably changing your gut flora as everyone else here is talking about. Not sure how long since you switched, but your profile says you've been a member here for only 3 months. Give it more time and you should have a better results, or perhaps your not totally compliant avoiding wheat or something Just my observation.

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:56 AM

Red meat causing gas? Not in my experience... nor in the experience of the original poster's question.

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on April 24, 2012
at 06:29 AM

You don't just go and tell people to cut down on healthy foods like red meat unless there is evidence to show that the person is having problems with red meat.

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on April 24, 2012
at 09:12 PM

OK Korion, show me evidence that red meat is not healthy please?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on April 24, 2012
at 03:16 AM

Try Googling "red meat and flatulence." Many people have digestive problems breaking down heavy protein, resulting in bad gas. It is not uncommon, nor is it a slam against eating red meat. I swear, this forum can be so completely juvenile.

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on April 24, 2012
at 08:49 AM

I think Lyndsay definitely has a point, I don't see what's so crazy about her idea. You can't just generalize things, Warren, and say that red meat is healthy. I don't think calling any particular food healthy is actually a good idea nowadays, everybody's different. On the other hand, Lindsay, just because a google search has results doesn't mean it's true. I can google "soy is healthy" and I'll definitely get some positive results.

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on April 25, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Jules if you had read the original question properly it says "I've noticed when I stick to eating healthy, farts rarely come, and when they do, they don't smell bad. On the other hand, when I cheat or eat something with multiple ingredients I normally don't eat, farts come more often and smell bad." No mention of meat or cheese causing the problem. It seems that people are ignoring the fact that Ben says he is not having the smelly farts while eating paleo.

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on April 25, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Yes, I've had to live on a budget, without grassfed beef. Husband got a new jobby job and we eat grassfed, when we can. my system is still not keen on too much beef and cheese, though. To each belly his/her own I suppose.

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on July 29, 2013
at 02:58 PM

The major problem in this could also be just the cheese. At least with me, and I am super sensitive with food, I can eat all the steaks I want and never have any gas at all.

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