... digest any food that is known to cause flatulence in most people, mainly cabbage, eggs, and pulses. If I eat any food that has a trace of lactose (as in most processed foods you will find for example milk powder). the result is major flatulence. Also, I move my bowels (stool) once every 3-4 days, although it is not because of constipation but rather a failure of the intestines to move the waste to the colon at a steady pace, so gravity is now an important factor. However, if I use a herbal tea (Royal) it helps me to "go" on a regular basis. My theory is that the walls of the intestines are coated with waste accumulated over the years and prevent the quick transportation of the stool and therefore a disproportionate amount of bacteria are feeding off the waste, thereby producing large amounts of (stinky) gases. One support of this theory is that my flatulence does not manifest itself immediately after eating food containing lactose or the other items mentioned above. It starts only after at least 12 hours have passed. Do you think this is a valid theory? I am thinking about doing a herbal colon cleansing. Does anyone have similar symptoms or have any other suggestions to combat this very embarrassing condition!
I hope that you can find and try the anti gas pills that have simethicone in them. I read where everyone "toots" at least 40 times a day but I think as we get older it gets worse. They also make some charcoal caplets that help with gas. Please don't take them withing 2 hours of other meds because they can remove some of it from your system. Cut back on carbonated drinks.
Good morning Josina,
I used to have the same problems with cabbage, cauliflower, etc. However, I met someone who gave me a very very easy solution : use ground cumin seeds in your preparations when you cook these foods and you will have absolutely NONE of the problems you describe.
If you are invited anywhere for a meal and they serve this type of foods, just add the ground cumin seeds to your plate and the problem will not even appear.
I was dubious at first and thought it might not work, but I just bought cumin seeds and use them, as I just love cauliflower!
Don't get ground cumin, but directly the cumin seeds, which you should find anywhere they sell spices, and grind them yourself each time you need them, and take a small quantity with you when you go out for a meal.
Generally, cumin is excellent for the intestines and if you take it regularly your health improves.
You can also use cumin oil (fairly expensive), but it can help with asthma and respiratory conditions over time.
I live in France and we can find any spices we want here, but I don't know where you live.
Do take care and God bless you
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