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What is with all this gas

December 3, 2018

 

Gas is just part of digestion, and to get the nutrition out of your food you have to digest properly.The right exercise, the right wind relieving pose, and the right foods will move your toxins out of your body with a bit of delicate gas, but then what is with these days when it seems that there is quite a bit, and not all that comfortable either. For some it even translates into not being able to button your pants easily until it is relieved. If you haven't paid attention to how you digest it can produce a lot of unwanted gas. So here are tips.

 

Simplistically explained nutrition begins with you ingesting the proper food, breaking the nutrients out of food, and then biochemically absorbing the nutrients. Chewing begins the process. If you haven't chewed properly, you'll just have a bit of discombobulation in the gut that will translate into extra gas.

 

The stomach acid is the next critical step. And then the enzymes of the pancreases and the small intestine break down the major components of food including your cars, proteins and fats. If the fibers from food are not well broken down they cannot be processes in the next sequence of the steps. Laboratory nutritional testing at Women's Health Practice can help determine if your stomach enzymes are doing their job.

 

Finally the nutrients are ready to be absorbed. If you get to this step and don't absorb the nutrients you will never get the full benefit from your food even if you eat well. Again, nutritional testing will show if you have a lot of proteins that are not absorbing.

 

In addition to unpleasant side effects like gas the metabolism consequences can be diarrhea, weight loss, irritable bowel symptoms, and loss of bone mass.

 

Confounding factors that can lead to gas include gallstones, smoking, poorly controlled diabetes or pre-diabetes and in individuals with lung diseases such as COPD and cystic fibrosis.

 

Nutritional confounding factors may be the problem.  Even if the breakdown has been adequate there may still be high levels of food sitting and not digested. And what food sits in the intestine without being absorbed may begin to ferment by the bacteria of the gut. This process can lead to the flourishing of bad gut bacteria. A condition known as gut dysbiosis.  The byproduct of fermentation is abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, flatulence, and other common symptoms of GI upset. The errors in the food processing of any of these steps can be detected with a comprehensive analysis. Once the data is obtained the nutritional confounding variables are often easy to fix with our recommendations.

 

And with or without gas we recommend coming to classes at Hatha Yoga and Fitness to keep all parts of your body, even your gut, healthy and happy.

 

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