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Created March 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM

So I have been paleo for 2 years and have zero problems. I got my parents on the lifestyle about 2 months ago and my mother called today about my dad. He has lost about 20 pounds and is doing great. The only problem is that every time he has gas, he has a little extra, lets all it "sharting" instead of farting, if you know what I mean. He has been strict on the diet and, being slightly OCD, does not deviate. He does, however, have a non alcoholic beer at night ( he has not been a drinker for some time). The only other things he injests are some medications as he is epileptic. This has never been a problem before, according to my mother.

Any thoughts?

91487fa364848b52aad94002266aebc9

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on March 19, 2011
at 03:34 AM

nope. I have had this same problem. no fake beer. VLC. I think dairy might be part of it for me. Also, trying to do the PFC 1:2:0.5 thing might contribute. but, not isolated among readers. I'm probably just one of the few with the bad taste to write about it in a public forum!!

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on March 18, 2011
at 11:32 PM

Paleo Solution meaning "lean meats" or grass-fed meats or...? There are a million ways to follow Robb's book "to the letter."

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on March 18, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Dr. K Is the recommendation of Malbec wine from personal experience regarding sharting or are there studies that point out this particular varietal wine contains tannins or some other ingredient that fends off sharting? http://www.winechateau.com/vsku1520929_SANTA-FLORENTINA-MALBEC-750ML?utm_source=Pricegrabber&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=SANTA+FLORENTINA+MALBEC

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on March 18, 2011
at 10:01 PM

Dr. K Is the recommendation of Malbec wine from personal experience regarding sharting or are there studies that point out this particular varietal wine contains tannins or some other ingredient that fends off sharting?

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on March 18, 2011
at 09:57 PM

Acid reflux is caused by not enough stomach acid. Stop the antacids and take the HCL or ACV and Malbec.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 18, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Its the fake beer. Give him some Malbec. Sharting over.

E34989381a8c520ea53193f5760e9d2a

on March 18, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Let me ask you this - if he has been taking an over the counter Antacid for years then this will probably have a lot to do with that. If he started taking an HCL would he (or should he) also be taking acidipholus or another gut helper?

E34989381a8c520ea53193f5760e9d2a

on March 18, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Strict as in he is following the Paleo Solution to the letter. He is epileptic so takes Clanazapam (sorry about spelling) when he feel seizures coming on. He has not travelled outside the states in a few years.

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on March 18, 2011
at 06:24 PM

Also, I realize this is kind of a ridiculous question, but has he traveled to any foreign countries since starting Paleo? When did the symptoms start? Do they vary from time to time? Hard for me to believe he has had sharting problems for two months straight.

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

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on March 18, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Please define "strict on the diet" -- post some detailed food logs, say 3 days of food, and any non-medication supplements. Is he taking magnesium, for example?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on March 18, 2011
at 06:09 PM

I second Dexter's second paragraph, absorption problems in the gut from insufficient stomach acid, insufficient experience with meat and fat. Could change naturally in a few weeks. This is just one possibility among many of course but we've seen things like it a lot on this site.

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on March 18, 2011
at 04:42 PM

this is a worrying development - hopefully isolated amongst readers

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on March 18, 2011
at 04:41 PM

this is be a worrying development - hopefully isolated

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on March 18, 2011
at 05:17 PM

The non alcholic beer is probably made from wheat and may be the problem.

Sounds like he has an absorption problem in the gut. Perhaps he does not have enough stomach acid to fully digest the meat and fat and it is coming through not totally digested. He can drink a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8oz of water a couple times a day or he can take HCL pills to get more acid in his stomach.

If it is Gut dysbiosis, he can eat fiberous inulin products such as burdock root, chicory, jicama, artichokes, jerusalem artichokes, pectin....all which ferment in the gut which does the healing.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on March 18, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Dr. K Is the recommendation of Malbec wine from personal experience regarding sharting or are there studies that point out this particular varietal wine contains tannins or some other ingredient that fends off sharting? http://www.winechateau.com/vsku1520929_SANTA-FLORENTINA-MALBEC-750ML?utm_source=Pricegrabber&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=SANTA+FLORENTINA+MALBEC

E34989381a8c520ea53193f5760e9d2a

on March 18, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Let me ask you this - if he has been taking an over the counter Antacid for years then this will probably have a lot to do with that. If he started taking an HCL would he (or should he) also be taking acidipholus or another gut helper?

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on March 18, 2011
at 10:01 PM

Dr. K Is the recommendation of Malbec wine from personal experience regarding sharting or are there studies that point out this particular varietal wine contains tannins or some other ingredient that fends off sharting?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on March 18, 2011
at 06:09 PM

I second Dexter's second paragraph, absorption problems in the gut from insufficient stomach acid, insufficient experience with meat and fat. Could change naturally in a few weeks. This is just one possibility among many of course but we've seen things like it a lot on this site.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on March 18, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Its the fake beer. Give him some Malbec. Sharting over.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on March 18, 2011
at 09:57 PM

Acid reflux is caused by not enough stomach acid. Stop the antacids and take the HCL or ACV and Malbec.

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on March 19, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Personal sharting experiences: (1) letting dairy in; and (2) hitting a little (or a lot) too much fat for me to digest at once, usually in the way of coconut products. The rare encounters with dairy are usually the culprit of sharting.

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E34989381a8c520ea53193f5760e9d2a

on March 18, 2011
at 03:55 PM

In case it was not clear, this started after he started going Paleo.... thanks!

91487fa364848b52aad94002266aebc9

(76)

on March 19, 2011
at 03:34 AM

nope. I have had this same problem. no fake beer. VLC. I think dairy might be part of it for me. Also, trying to do the PFC 1:2:0.5 thing might contribute. but, not isolated among readers. I'm probably just one of the few with the bad taste to write about it in a public forum!!

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 18, 2011
at 04:42 PM

this is a worrying development - hopefully isolated amongst readers

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 18, 2011
at 04:41 PM

this is be a worrying development - hopefully isolated

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