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Do you ever get terrible random gas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 14, 2011 at 2:14 AM

I've been primal for 14 months. The more strict I am the less gas I have. This is true 99% of the time.

Every once in a great while I will get terrible gas that smells absolutely putrid and that I can't figure out what food it is from.

I thought it was from this 75/25 grass-finished meat I purchased from US Wellness Meats. I decided to not eat any for a week or so but the same damn smelly gas is happening right now. I had a smoothie for breakfast and felt great and then had a big ass salad for dinner. About 1-2 hours after the salad is when it started to happen.

I'm trying to figure out what its from... maybe the dried minced onions?

Does anyone else ever have this random problem? What do you do to try and find the culprit?

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on August 15, 2012
at 11:48 AM

I used to play in a punk band called "Terrible Random Gas" we were hard core

Eacaa7a32bb9afbadb6cdc1a10f081fb

(0)

on January 18, 2012
at 06:48 AM

Normally such gas take place due to heavy eating of meat or by taking medicine from long time you can control eat by doing some home remedies or visit to below link. http://www.tandurust.com/health-faq/smelly-fart-causes-and-cures.html

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 10:05 PM

I hope you've found the problem! I also suspect that dried onions might be worse for you than fresh onions...let us know how you do.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 15, 2011
at 01:35 AM

I've never heard of FODMAP until now. I just did a little research on it. Very interesting! I feel awesome today with very very little gas (we got to have some, right? A fart or 2?). I suspect it was the dried onion flakes.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:48 PM

Probably too many dried onions :)

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:47 PM

Not many nightshades were in the salad.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:47 PM

I did not consume nuts that day and have not been consuming many over the past few days. Same with eggs. I suspect it was too much of the dried onion flakes. I feel awesome today.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:46 PM

And what are those vegetables that cause you problems?! Did you eat eggs or dairy while on the all meat diet? Or was it literally just meat? I am curious...

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on June 14, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Cliffhanger....

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on June 14, 2011
at 02:58 PM

And what was the main problem?

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on June 14, 2011
at 02:31 PM

I tend to get gassy and bloated a lot after meals and have just started looking into this FODMAP thing. Quite interesting and certainly worth a look.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:46 AM

Plus one for addressing a serious public health issue.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:26 AM

I release it before it bothers me......I dont want my cortisol high.

696079a860ef54810406ae25e4650863

(1623)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Yep- onions do it to me every time- Garlic too, though not as bad...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Onions do it to me. But I substitute with shallots and I don't produce the noxious fumes.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:03 AM

My paleo-ish aunt has issues with onions but is fine with shallots, just in case you need a possible alternative.

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on June 14, 2011
at 04:22 AM

I went 100% meat diet for 2 weeks then one-by-one slowly reintroduced different vegetable back into my diet until i figured out what made me bloated.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:46 PM

And what are those vegetables that cause you problems?! Did you eat eggs or dairy while on the all meat diet? Or was it literally just meat? I am curious...

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on June 14, 2011
at 02:58 PM

And what was the main problem?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on June 14, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Cliffhanger....

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00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 14, 2011
at 06:41 AM

It's not an allergy, it's an inability to digest something you're eating. Gas is what happens when undigested food gets to your colon and the bacteria go to work on it.

I would suspect one of the following:
1: Fructose intolerance
2: Problems with FODMAPS generally

If you're being reasonably strict with your Paleo, I suspect 2 over 1. It's easy to test: drink a soda or some fruit juice. If you get gassy, it's 1. If not, it's most likely 2.

Onions and Brassicae (cabbages, artichokes, broccoli) are typical FODMAP culprits, but there are many more possibilities in the vegetable kingdom.

JS

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 15, 2011
at 01:35 AM

I've never heard of FODMAP until now. I just did a little research on it. Very interesting! I feel awesome today with very very little gas (we got to have some, right? A fart or 2?). I suspect it was the dried onion flakes.

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 10:05 PM

I hope you've found the problem! I also suspect that dried onions might be worse for you than fresh onions...let us know how you do.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on June 14, 2011
at 02:31 PM

I tend to get gassy and bloated a lot after meals and have just started looking into this FODMAP thing. Quite interesting and certainly worth a look.

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79bf3fb74c57542c2decd7567d8194b4

on August 14, 2012
at 11:26 PM

broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts!

i found this on "drweil.com" by andrew weil, MD

Despite their healthy profile, some high-fiber cruciferous vegetables have bad reputations as gas producers due to their content of an indigestible sugar called raffinose (Larger amounts of raffinose are found in beans, which are notorious for inducing flatulence). Methane-producing bacteria in the colon feed on raffinose and release gas in the process. There's nothing you can do to broccoli and other crucifers to cut down on the gas they induce. Extra cooking just makes them unpalatable and destroys vitamin content (incidentally, cooking broccoli in aluminum or copper pots also destroys vitamins and ruins flavor). The extent to which your body produces gas depends on the types of bacteria in your colon that break down foods for digestion - we all are born with unique assortments of gut flora.

Broccoli and the other vegetables you mention are so good for you that it's worth making an effort to minimize their gas-producing effects so you can enjoy their health benefits. You can try eating yogurt, kefir, or buttermilk regularly, to boost the friendly bacteria in your colon. Taking probiotic supplements, like lactobacillus GG, might be an even better way to do this. Lemon juice with meals can also be helpful. And limiting high-fat foods can reduce bloating and discomfort and help the stomach to empty faster, allowing gases to move more readily into the small intestine. You can also try taking Beano before eating your broccoli. Available at health food stores, it is made from a plant-derived enzyme that breaks down raffinose before it enters the colon, thus reducing gas production.

In addition, you might experiment by eating very small amounts of broccoli every day, gradually increasing your intake to see if you can build up tolerance to it. Finally, fennel seeds can help expel gas from the digestive tract - try chewing and swallowing a half teaspoon at the end of a meal. Indian grocery stores sell sugarcoated fennel seeds as digestive aids

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on June 14, 2011
at 11:08 PM

In my experience, Either there is an intolerance to something you are eating, or you are eating hard-boiled eggs that have been overcooked.

Or, something "snuck in" to your food supply... like eating in a restaurant and not knowing something funky got digested.

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05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:59 AM

it's never random. it's likely that something in the salad is causing it. probably a FODmap food, or another sensitivity.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:48 PM

Probably too many dried onions :)

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5113df7e1c5a7e9c7555b6b59144de24

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on June 14, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Did you use a salad dressing? What was in it? Anything else for dinner?

The only thing that gives me gas is gluten.

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on June 14, 2011
at 03:09 AM

sounds like a food allergy of some kind for sure. You should probably do an elimination test and eliminate eggs, nuts, and any other suspected foods.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:47 PM

I did not consume nuts that day and have not been consuming many over the past few days. Same with eggs. I suspect it was too much of the dried onion flakes. I feel awesome today.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on June 14, 2011
at 03:01 AM

Could be intolerant to nightshades. What's in your big-ass salad? Are you eating high oxalate veggies raw like kale or spinach? Have you tried cutting the onion for a week or two and seen if it makes a difference?

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:47 PM

Not many nightshades were in the salad.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:03 AM

My paleo-ish aunt has issues with onions but is fine with shallots, just in case you need a possible alternative.

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0a0afca93a127c82ec4192a2e99647f4

on August 15, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Cabbage does it to me!

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7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 15, 2012
at 11:23 AM

Can undercooked eggs do that to you as well? Gas problem

0
03db20f160e58814827ae5a05a5c8792

on June 14, 2011
at 10:21 PM

I would check for food intolerances/sensitivities: gluten, fructans/FODMAPS, Histamine intolerance.

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D63a9a7789b948a1e88647f6c0e504ca

on June 14, 2011
at 02:09 PM

I rarely get bad gas now (I used to have terrible gas pains on a grain-heavy diet). But I have repeatedly gotten gas pain from jarred Indian sauces (think Tikka Masala or the like) I use sometimes to give a kick to my meat. I read the ingredients closely and there's nothing really bad in there (a little canola oil maybe), so I have to think it's something about the tomato/onions/garlic individually or in combination, though I haven't experienced major reactions (that I've noticed) from eating those foods in other contexts. I've had the effect with different brands, too. Very odd -- it's happened enough times that I know I'm not imagining it. Probably should lay off the sauce (!) but sometimes I crave that taste and there's no Indian restaurant in my town.

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:57 AM

In my super high raw & cooked veggie warrior diet and paleo times I got it pretty often. Since I greatly reduced my vegetable intake my digestion is so much better, can't believe I was so stupid to think the more veggies the better. Nowdays I only get it if I eat (too) hard boiled eggs, no problem with soft boiled.

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:14 AM

I usually get gassy if eating onions and nuts

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