Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Activated Charcoal
- Anise Seeds
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Caraway Seed Tea
- Coca Cola
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Strawberries
- Dietary Suggestions
- Eliminate Bleached Flour
- Energy Drink
- Fennel Seeds
- Goldenseal Enema
- Gripe Water
- Ground Ginger
- Miso Soup
- Oregano Oil
- Ozonated Water
- Psyllium and Flax Meal
- Remedies Needed
- Rosemary Tea
- Swedish Bitters
- White Pepper Tea, Exercise
[YEA] 01/04/2007: Diane from Long Beach, NY: "I used to eat a high fiber,low fat diet (norm robillard's low carb approach). The gas started to build over several months resulting in terrible stomach pains after every evening meal. My cholesterol shot up as well. I decided to get rid of the high fiber breads and cereals. I don't eat dairy. After a few days, my gas decreased and I didn't need my aciphex for gerd anymore. When I cheat, I get gas and reflux. Also, my cholesterol dropped back to normal. My diet is vegetables, some protein, small amounts of fruit, some nuts. I walk almost everyday and use a recumbant bike on rainy days. Sugar in any form is the worst High carbs are sugar. Bread in any form makes my reflux worse. I can cheat but not everyday. I was able to take my bed off its blocks back to ground level and could also lay down after eating."
Eliminate Bleached Flour
[YEA] 11/20/2007: Joyce from oelton, Tn.: "The best remedy I have found for indigestion, acid regurge, GERD, flatulence is elimination of all bleached flour products in the foods you eat - I find I can eat l00% whole grain bread without problems (usually cures most people's constipation problems also). I don't know what chemicals? are used in the bleaching process, but apparently that is where the problem comes from. However, you must really work at getting bleached flour out of your diet, as many pastas are made with bleached flour, many breads say whole wheat but read the ingredients and you'll find that most start off with bleached flour unless the label reads l00% whole grain. Most gravies, dips, sauces, etc. use the cheapest source of thickening agent - bleached flour. So try it and see if it works for you. It's nice having a "cast iron stomach" which has no problems with cayenne pepper, jalapeno peppers, and all that spicy stuff I used to blame my stomach problems on before I lucked up and stumbled upon the real cause of them."
[YEA] 07/15/2007: Vaughn from Hempstead, Long Island, New York: "I've got a serious gas pocket under my shoulder bone. I think the cause is derived from an h-pylori infection or i maybe associated with my years of acid reflux problem. Since recently i notice that whenever i drink Monster energy drink i feel completely relieved. I can not completely what happens when I drink it, but I burp non-stop until all gas sensation is gone. The feelin of acid reflux immediately stops and I feel revived. I have tried many different carbonated beverages including ginger ail beverage with is known to give this reaction, they just don't match up to the energy drink. It completely relieves my gas or upset stomach."Replies
[WARNING!] 10/23/2010: Lindsey from Oceanside, Ca replies: "This may work for now but do be careful when drinking energy drinks. I was practically the spokesperson for energy drinks. I drank at least one everyday for years. The acid inside these drinks erode the lining in your stomach (That's what the ER docs told me when I was admitted multiple times for severe stomach pains). Just a little warning."
[WARNING!] 12/30/2010: Genpennstate from Harrisburg, Pa replies: "Warning! Drinking any type of carbonated beverage is NOT suggested for people with acid reflux."
[YEA] 09/14/2011: Katherine from Seattle, Wa, Usa: "Last night, my brother cooked for me. I drank a little bit of ACV afterwards because I could feel my stomach going funny. Unfortunately, the ACV did not prevent gas. I have no idea what in the meal caused it, but it was quite literally painful. I tried to sleep about an hour after eating and I couldn't because I kept having horrible pains.
Fennel tea, HALLELUJAH!
I just pounded about a teaspoon of the seeds in my morter & pestle, put that into a tea and and poured over freshly boiled water. I also added a tiny tiny bit of honey for sweetness. This actually tasted pretty good, and I could not believe what an immediate affect it had!
I paced my room while drinking it, and while I burped once (the gas was still early in the digestive system), I don't think that got rid of it all. So, I would say that somehow the fennel neutralized the gas. I don't know how it worked, but I had been trying to sleep for like an hour, then after drinking this, managed to fall asleep within about 15 minutes.
I am sooooooooooo thankful. I did wake up later, but when I woke up, I had no pain whatsoever.
My point is, I definitely recommend this!!!"
[YEA] 04/21/2009: angie from south pasadena, california: "Thanks so much to the person who recommended fennel seeds! I tried fennel seed tea because I thought it might work faster than the capsules and it has worked every morning I tried it for over a week now after drinking my two glasses of soy milk which usually give me terrible gas. The taste is great with about 3/4ths of a tsp. of agave syrup. Hope this helps. Sincerely, Angie"Replies
09/20/2012: Gramma_elaine from New Brighon, Minnesota Usa replies: "To Angie from S. Pasadena: Please research your soy milk and agave syrup on the Weston A. Price Foundation website, as those edibles are not healthy. Soy is a thyroid disrupter and agave syrup, made from the agave root bulb since the 1990s, was never used by indigenous peoples--they used the sap from the plant not the root. The agave syrup must be highly processed to make it safe for human consumption."
[YEA] 01/11/2008: Cendra from Flint, USA: "I use Fennel Seed for gas. I'm lactose intolerant so after eating ice cream or the likes I pop a fennel seed capsule & it stops the gas. You can also purchase the seeds instead of the capsules. They taste like black licorice which isn't my favorite so I bought the capsules. Fennel seeds are commonly used in India to freshen breath & aid in digestion."
[YEA] 12/07/2007: T.S.Rajah from Wimledon, UK: "Fenugreek's leafy form belongs to the spinach family. However, its seeds are useful when cooking to combat the flatulence caused by certain foods, such as lentils and cauliflower. Its anti-viral properties mean it also helps against sore throat and mouth ulcers. Historically, fenugreek has been used to treat diabetes and is now thought to reduce blood pressure."Replies
[NAY] 01/12/2011: Jeannine from Eau Claire, Wi replies: "As a nursing mother, I take 12 pills of fenugreek a day to stimulate milk production. I still have rank farts. Fenugreek doesn't help me in the least bit."
[YEA] 11/16/2008: Mark from Portland, Oregon: "Hi, I have found a great gas/bloating remedy. If you put a capsule of golden seal in an enema bag with warm (purified) water, it makes the best enema. At least for me, it makes me go and go until I am completely clean and fresh. I like it much better than coffee, and it really clears my head. I feel like it gives the digestive tract a fresh start and cleanses my blood. This is also a great way to move out hardened waste and therefore lose some excess weight. It also seems to cure constipation which I used to get, but now is very rare, which usually comes on from eating something bad. I just do another enema! Also I do one whenever I feel like I am starting to get sick and if I do it early enough it just goes away. In fact I haven't taken a sick day in over 4 years! It only takes a few minutes to do and then I just jump in the shower. All the benefits of golden seal in a powerful and quicker way."Replies
12/12/2009: Gayle from Cutchogue, Ny replies: "What is GoldenSeal? Where do I get it? Thanks Gayle"
Easy to find - sold as a herbal supplement at health food stores.
[YEA] 04/21/2012: Phyl from Tallahassee, Florida, Usa: "Gripe Water was immediate relief for chronic belching/gas. I saw that reference in your 'remedies'. I put three droppers' full into any beverage after I've eaten anything. Thank you to the person(s) who recommended this. I found it in Walgreen's baby aisle."
[YEA] 12/11/2007: Joyce from Joelton, Tn.: "To people who are troubled with flatulence (gas) you may find ginger easier to find than fenugreek seeds -just add 1/4 tsp. of ground ginger to your pot of beans, cabbage,etc. -changes taste little or none."
[YEA] 01/27/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada: "Miso Soup is excellent for Flatulence and expelling gas. Try my recipe here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/healthy-recipes.html#IJ
Even, if you can't make the above recipe.
In a glass of warm water, mix 1 tsp on Red Miso. Let the miso mix well. Drink this soup, you will see the gas being expelled in 1 hour and make your stomach light and flat.
Personally, I do this
[YEA] 05/16/2011: Savvyherb from Pittsburgh, Usa: "Hi, I'd like to add Oil of Oregano as an amazing remedy for smelly gas. I had tried everything - digestive enzymes, probiotics, betaine (HCL acid), garlic and nothing really worked that well. Or they worked for a while but then stopped working. Now I take a capsule of oil of oregano twice a day with meals. More if I eat a dessert. I've been doing this for over a year and I now rarely have gas. It's truly amazing. But, it may not work on its own - you may need other supplements/diet changes."
08/22/2013: Gretta from Ireland: "For flatulence problems, buy an ozonator and drink a liter of ozonated water every morning on an empty stomach for at least 2 months. The ozone will kill all bad bacteria, viruses, fungus and other poisons in both the small and large intestine. I believe this will cure all gas problems. If you can not afford an ozonator, put one or two drops of food grade hydrogen peroxide into a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach every morning for a few months. I believe these are also cures for cancer. Cancer is anaerobic and can not survive in the presence of oxygen. Ozone has 3 molecules of oxygen. It is called 03. Hydrogen Peroxide also introduces extra oxygen into the body. It is called H2O2. If you are in a hurry to be cured, a quicker way would be to empty yourself out completely by fasting for 5 days on nothing but ozonated water. It says in the bible that fasting is not a suggestion. It is an order and should be done annually. I am not a medical doctor or a bible expert."
[YEA] 11/29/2011: Amy from Marshall, Mn: "If you eat popcorn when you have gas, it will relieve the pain and make the gas go away."Replies
05/19/2012: Traci from Mesa, Az replies: "For me it is the opposite, popcorn CAUSES gas."
Psyllium and Flax Meal
[YEA] 01/08/2008: Jake from Chicago, Il: "whipple operation for duodenal cancer, psyllium, and flax seed meal. After my cancer operation in 1991 I suffered terrible flatulence - gas in both directions. It was a difficult time for several years - my doctors prescribed pancreatic enzymes that were useless. Eventually I realized because of the removal of my duodenum, digestion of oils and fats especially was impeded. I was better avoiding all oils and fats, but that was not a long term solution. My triglycerides were elevated and I was slowly depleting my essential oils and drying out based on my skin condition. Adding back essential oils (flax mixture) brought my tryglicerides back to normal in the first week but my original gaseous problems were still there. Eventually, after 10 years or so, I discovered psyllium seed that cured the condition entirely when I added it mixed in water before major meals - or before oily or in some cases even when I indulged in pig-out foods. My movements still were not perfect and recently, only the last 5 months or so I discovered flax seed meal or powder is even better - not quite as course in elimination and adding substantially more vitamins and nutrients as I understand it. Either of course would be a life saver for anyone else out there who's an outcast because of runaway flatulence."