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Do you suffer with excessive gas?

Quite a few of our patients complain of excess gas in their stomach and/or intestines. This manifests as burping, flatulence, and/or abdominal bloating.

While it is normal to have some degree of gas, an excess of it is not only embarrassing, it can indicate problems which need to be dealt with.

Suffering with excess gas can be embarrassing and painful. Unfortunately the adverse effects are not only felt in the digestive tract. Fatigue, foggy head and depression are all more common in individuals with a digestive problem.

What causes this excess gas?

  • Eating excess quantities of food
  • Excess intake of sugar or poorly absorbed carbohydrates in the diet (e.g. FODMAPS)
  • Intolerance to gluten or other foods
  • Excess unfriendly bacteria in the gut
  • Constipation
  • Poor digestion and absorption of food due to a sluggish or fatty pancreas
  • Poor digestion and absorption of food due to a sluggish or absent gallbladder
  • Changing your diet from a bad way of eating to a good way of eating – yes, the change shocks the digestive system and it takes time to adapt
  • Eating lots of foods high in sulfur – e.g. eggs, onions, garlic, cabbage etc.

Remedies for Excess Gas

  • Take a good liver tonic like LivaTone to support better production of bile. This will also help the liver to break down toxins, so the bile that enters the small intestines is healthier.
  • Take our Super Digestive Enzymes – two capsules before each meal. These really are ‘super’ because they contain pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid and oxbile – yes, we have got all bases of good digestion covered with this formula!
  • Take a good probiotic supplement.
  • Eat fermented foods such as sauerkraut, natto, kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, miso or tempeh to improve gut bacteria.
  • Sip organic Apple Cider vinegar in a dose of 1-2 tablespoons diluted in a quarter of a glass of warm water before your meals.
  • It is important to avoid being constipated. Ideally you would have between one and three bowel motions each day, as this reduces the risk of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). If you are not having thorough bowel actions, Colon Detox capsules are a gentle and effective laxative.

If you are really a very gassy person you may need a detox!

Dr Sandra Cabot’s 1 – 2 week liver detoxification program

Here are the principles of the program –

  • Drink 10 glasses of water daily – drink it throughout the day. Start the day with a glass of water containing the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon or lime.

Eat only the following during your 1 to 2 week detox –

  • Fruits and vegetables – the fruits and vegetables can be raw and cooked. You may have any vegetable you want including starchy vegetables such as sweet potato, carrot, parsnips and turnips etc. If you make a vegetable soup, you may use vegetable stock, Herbamare or miso to flavor it. To cook the vegetables, you may use the following methods – boil them, steam them, roast them or stir fry them with olive oil. You can spread the vegetables with a thin layer of olive oil or coconut oil before you roast them in the oven. Do not use a microwave oven to cook your vegetables or fruits, as this may destroy some of the nutrients. You can stew the fruits in their own juice and water with a tiny amount of honey or stevia. Cinnamon sticks add a nice flavor to stewed fruits. If you can afford it, purchase organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Salad dressing ingredients – you may use cold pressed olive oil or macadamia oil, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, fresh lemon or lime and fresh or dried herbs. Mix ingredients in a jar and shake or whisk with a fork or blend in a blender.
  • Raw nuts and seeds – you can choose any seeds (pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, sunflower seeds) and any raw nuts.
  • Tahini and hummus are allowed and make a nice dip with avocado and lemon.
  • Milks – only coconut or almond milk is allowed.
  • Drink 8 ounces to 10 ounces (250 to 300mls) of raw juice daily – best ingredients to juice are parsley, basil, mint, carrot, cabbage, beet, green apple, lemon, orange and ginger. You can also add a cruciferous vegetable to the juice such as kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cauliflower.

You may want to do this detox diet several times during a year to keep your total body toxin load at acceptable levels. Doing a detox will reduce your intestinal gas problem.

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

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18 comments

  1. I have been suffering for Grade-1 fatty liver since 2 years.it was all right last 1.5 years but suddenly last
    6 months feels a little discomfort or something like stuffs in liver.then,I pay visit to my local doctor and he
    gave some medicines and quite good.ri8 now,I am going through bad smell while farting and feels dejected mind and forgetfulness. A little muscle pain back side of soldiers.What may reason?Should I test LFT and USG like ri8 now?

    • Hi Pratik,

      Fatty Liver is often accompanied by enlargement of the liver and this may be causing you the discomfort you are experiencing.

      The smelly wind and mental changes may be associated with the medicines you doctor ordered.

      Muscle pain at the back of shoulders may be associated with your Gall Bladder and discuss further testing with your physician.

      You would benefit from downloading this e-book: https://www.liverdoctor.com/the-vital-principles-of-liver-cleansing-free-download/

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Victoria Taylor, Naturopath for Liverdoctor.com

  2. I am having a problem of gas in my chest for more than 3days.I am not sure that it is the problem of gas.But I am having a pain in my chest.This occurs when I eat rice in dinner. And one more thing that I have liver cirrosis.Please sought out my problem.

    • Hi Awlad,

      Cirrhosis is becoming an ever-increasing side effect of fatty liver, so we recommend you obtain a copy of Dr Cabot’s book ‘Fatty Liver – You Can Reverse It’ and follow the diet closely to begin the process of reversing it.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      If you do not have any bleeding issues,you may soften the cirrhotic scarring by taking

      Serrapeptase – begin with 1 capsule daily for 3 days, increase to 1 capsule twice daily for 4 days and if it well tolerated you may increase the dose to 2 capsules twice daily and always to be taken on an empty stomach.

      Vitamin E – 1 capsule twice daily, to soften scar tissue.

      You may purchase these supplements at http://shop.liverdoctor.com/supplements.html

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  3. Hi Sir,

    I’m gas patient from last 2 year, My weight is 91Kg but it should be between 72-75Kg.

    I did LFT test and my results are :

    Bilirubin(Total) 1.28 mg/dl
    AST/SGOT 67 U/L
    ALT/SGPT 113 UL

    After this my doctor suggest me do Fibroscan and my results are :

    E Value (Liver fibrosis) – 4.9 kPa, Suggestive of No Fibrosis of liver – Normal
    CAP (Fatty Liver) – 317 db/m, Suggestive of Grade 3 fatty liver(>= 67% Fat)

    Doctor suggest me to change my life style, From last 1 week I’m doing my 2 hours exercise in morning and evening. I’m also taking proper diet plan which includes these things:

    6:00 Am Plain mild warm water
    6:30 Am Hot Lemon Water
    8:30 Am Soaked Almond/ Walnuts
    9:00 Am Veg Oats|Veg Dalia|Wheat Flex
    11:00 Am Fruit & Salad
    1:30 Pm 2 chapati+ pulses + Curd + Salad
    4 Pm Green Tea + 2 Fibre Biscuit
    6 pm ajwain water
    8 Pm 2 Chapati + Vegetables + Salad
    9 Pm Double tonne Hot Milk

    Please tell me do I need to change something in my diet and Please suggest me if I can do something else to recover fast.

    Looking forward for your reply.

    Thanks

    • Hi Inderjit,

      These test results likely indicate moderate fatty liver and/or liver inflammation.
      We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar, processed food and takeout meals from your diet.
      There is some dietary information in this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/
      We recommend you follow the eating plan in Dr Cabot’s book ‘I Can’t Lose Weight and I Don’t Know Why.
      We recommend you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to repair damaged liver and improve liver detoxification pathways.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These products can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • HI Jessah,

        I did LFT again and my results are :

        LIVER FUNCTION TEST(LFT) , SERUM

        (Method:Reflectance spectrophotometry)
        BILIRUBIN (TOTAL) 0.64 mg/dL

        BILIRUBIN (UNCONJUGATED) 0.63 mg/dL

        BILIRUBIN (CONJUGATED) 0.01 mg/dL

        ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST/SGOT) 32 U/L

        ALANINE AMINOTRANFERASE (ALT/SGPT) 48 U/L

        ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 66 U/L

        TOTAL PROTEIN 8.24 gm/dl

        ALBUMIN,SERUM 5.28 gm/dl

        GLOBULIN 2.96 gm/dl

        A:G 1.78 Ratio

        Before that My results was:
        Bilirubin(Total) 1.28 mg/dl
        AST/SGOT 67 U/L
        ALT/SGPT 113 UL
        TOTAL PROTEIN 8.18 gm/dl
        ALBUMIN,SERUM 4.99 gm/dl
        GLOBULIN 3.19 gm/dl
        A:G 1.56

        Now my Total protein and Albumin increased little bit.

        Please suggest what I can do.

        Thanks
        Inderjit

        • Hi Inderjit,

          Your ALT and AST has decreased a lot, that’s great.
          We still recommend you continue taking the Livatone Plus though, as it’s very safe and effective to take long term.
          We recommend you see your healthcare practitioner regarding your latest results.

          Kind Regards,
          Jessah Robinson
          Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  4. Sir.. Why my liver is paining and I always belch ? Seems like the liver is making gases all time.

    • Hi Rohan,

      We recommend you follow the eating principles in Dr Cabot’s free e-book on Liver Cleansing, here’s the link: https://www.liverdoctor.com/the-vital-principles-of-liver-cleansing-free-download/
      We recommend you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to increase bile flow and make bile healthier.
      Super Digestive Enzymes 1 to 2 caps with each meal to reduce digestive symptoms and increase digestion and absorption.
      Floratone-10 1 cap twice daily to recolonise the gut with good bacteria for optimal digestion.
      These can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  5. Sir i have diagnosed with hepatitis b..my all blood test is normal.liver function is normal ,viral load also low then why liver pain occur .my right shoulder also paining.

    • Hi Mangesh,

      We suggest you read our free e-book on Hepatitis, here’s the link: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/free-ebook-hepatitis-and-aids/

      Dr Cabot suggests you take

      Selenomune 1 capsule daily with a meal as it has an anti-viral effect

      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function

      NAC 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs take with food. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.

      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  6. I’m suffering with excess gas. Now what should i do?

    • Hi Rihan,

      Excess flatulence could indicate a food intolerance. Common ones are gluten, dairy, FODMAPs, soy, etc.
      It would be beneficial to take note of the foods that seem to cause the flatulence, and avoid these foods to see if symptoms are reduced.
      1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar taken in the middle of meals can also help with digestion.
      Please refer to the supplements mentioned in the above article.
      They are available through this link: https://shop.liverdoctor.com

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  7. I was just diagnosed with cirrhosis of liver do to have fatty live disease.my gas is daily nightly and ever moments in be tween it this normal? And does that indicate the later stage of the disease?

    • Dear Melissa,

      Cirrhosis is becoming an ever-increasing side effect of fatty liver, so we recommend you obtain a copy of Dr Cabot’s book ‘Fatty Liver – You Can Reverse It’ and follow the diet closely to begin the process of reversing it.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 2 capsules twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      If you do not have any bleeding issues,you may soften the cirrhotic scarring by taking

      Serrapeptase – begin with 1 capsule daily for 3 days, increase to 1 capsule twice daily for 4 days and if it well tolerated you may increase the dose to 2 capsules twice daily and always to be taken on an empty stomach.

      Vitamin E – 1 capsule twice daily, to soften scar tissue.

      You may purchase these supplements at http://shop.liverdoctor.com/supplements.html

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Sales & Nutrition Consultant

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