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Do you have gas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2011 at 7:53 PM

My sincere apologies for creating this kind of question. I guess it'll be deleted. Anyways, lately I've noticed an enormous decrease in flatulence. Everyone around me farts (I have two brothers), but I just can't seem to counter their attacks. I fart maybe 3-5 times a day. Compared to my family that's a ridiculously small amount. Does paleo improve flatulence?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

hahaha. Bad news is, my father isn't paleo.

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on September 04, 2011
at 01:32 AM

"We only realize we were sick when we become healthy." Korian, can I quote you on that? I love it!

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on August 18, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Well I had the exact same experience! We only realize we were sick when we become healthy :)

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on August 18, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Travis - i've upped my carb starch intake in the last week or so and I am feeling better. been having a sweet potato or regular potato for lunches. i'll keep you posted on how I feel somehow.

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on August 18, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Me too -- I've had bad gas all my life, until I went Paleo.

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:39 PM

my son misses "pull my finger", my wife complains less.

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:00 PM

Hey BTW Jack, I did some testing and I'm 90% sure that the cardiac dysrhythmias (at least for me) are prevented with increased carbohydrate intake. I think the calcium thing was a coincidence.

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:28 PM

lol Travis. "gaseous combat". Took me a second to understand your comment until I linked it with the context of Korion's situation.

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:30 PM

Look into the FODMAPS diet, that really nicked it in the bud for me.

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:03 PM

Difficult to tell if you would consider more or less to be an improvement as you appear to be engaged in gaseous combat.

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:26 PM

My gas all went away when we started eating paleo. That was a revelation - I'd never realized that having gas wasn't just the way things were. Likewise, I never realized I was bloated until the belly went away. This is a large part of what convinced me that paleo was something I wanted to stick with.

I ate relatively poorly a week ago while traveling, and my gas and bloating came right back, but is thankfully gone again!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 18, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Well I had the exact same experience! We only realize we were sick when we become healthy :)

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on August 18, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Me too -- I've had bad gas all my life, until I went Paleo.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 04, 2011
at 01:32 AM

"We only realize we were sick when we become healthy." Korian, can I quote you on that? I love it!

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on September 03, 2011
at 11:46 PM

Flatulence is caused by long chain carbohydrates that aren't digested in the stomach or small intestines. They make it to the large intestine where the large intestine bacteria feed on them and create methane(?) gas. This is why cabbage, beans, broccoli, etc cause gas in most people-they are hard to digest and make it to the large intestine. If you've changed your diet to foods with more easily digestible carbs and less fiber then you'll likely note a decrease in farting. I have been so-called zero-carb for quite a while and almost never have gas. It's quite nice. :)

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:00 PM

Not sure if its a cure, but it definitely cuts way down on everything. Of course, now when I cheat it comes back a little more viciously than before too.

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I think it does. If you cut out grains (fructans), beans/legumes (raffinose) and maybe dairy (lactose), you get rid of many indigestible carbohydrates that can lead to excess gas. (Note that lactose is only a problem for lactose intolerant people, of course).

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:24 PM

It did improve for me I was always bloated & gassy after eating, I have been LC-VLC for years and produce very little gas an dam never bloated now. My son complains a lot less now lol ;)

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on August 17, 2011
at 11:39 PM

my son misses "pull my finger", my wife complains less.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

hahaha. Bad news is, my father isn't paleo.

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on August 18, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Fruit still gives me gas. Veggies also, but less with butter added.

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:15 PM

I used to have a lot of painful bloating, and when I stick with paleo it doesn't happen. My main issue is gluten, and I don't seem to tolerate legumes or large amounts of corn very well.

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