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10 Things That You Can Easily Do to Cure Farting Problems

Updated on May 22, 2014

Getting Rid of Flatulence: Why Bother?

In this hub, you will learn ways for you to cure flatulence almost instantly. The ways and methods shown here are natural alternatives to laxatives, which is the commonly-prescribed drug for those who are suffering from gas pain. Medicines can be expensive in the long run, and may not be the solution to your problem. Most medicines can only be band-aid solution to a problem which may worsen in the long run.

Remedies for Stomach Problems

Curing Gas Pain

Do you want to eliminate of flatulence as soon as possible? It will take some patience and self discipline for you to naturally and holistically live a gas pain-free life. Some of the methods will involve preventative methods and even lifestyle change or forming healthy habits to improve health and well-being. The methods shown below will not only help you cure gas pain, but will also help you live a healthier, flatulence-free life.

I remember when I first wrote the book “Get Rid of Gas”, the first thing that I had in mind was helping the reader cure his gas pain problem without having to pop a pill. For me, one of the main reasons why most people prefer to take medicines instead of changing their lifestyle is because they want immediate results. However, immediate results aren’t always lasting. In this article, I will show you how you can eliminate flatulence holistically and naturally in the safest, most convenient ways.

Change Your Eating Habits

Most digestive problems are caused by the unhealthy diet that most flatulence sufferers are living in. Do you eat more than you can handle or perhaps drink carbonated drinks almost every day? A simple problem can be avoided by a simple prevention. However, for those who are suffering from chronic flatulence, you will need to form healthy eating habits and discipline yourself before your problem gets even worse.

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Eat Proteins First

Eating proteinfirst before consuming foods that are high in fiber also helps your digestive system work properly in order to lessen the likelihood of experiencing gas pain after eating your meal.

Probiotics and Yogurt

Eat Yogurt

This is perhaps one of the first remedies I’ve learned for flatulence. I remember my mother used to tell us (me and my younger brothers) to eat plain yogurt to get rid of gas pain. Later I’ve leared that yogurt contains probiotics. You need good bacteria in order to properly digest your food. Yogurt is one of those fermented foods that help supply your body with good bacteria that can aid your digestion in breaking foods down.

When purchasing cultured dairy products, always make sure that the label says that it contains good bacteria or probiotics. It’s important that the yogurt you consume contains live culture acidophilus which propels fermentation and eventually turns milk into yogurt. The live cultures in the acidophilus are what eases gas pains. If you’re having trouble getting rid of flatulence for a long time, consider adding yogurt to your daily diet.

The Effects of Carbonated Drinks to Your Body

Avoid Carbonated Drinks and Drinking with Straw

When I’m strolling with my kids, they’d always ask for a Coke. Lately I’ve taught them to drink carbonated drinks moderately to avoid experiencing “tummy ache” later. Drinking with straw will increase the chances of air being swallowed. When you swallow air, this will remain in your digestive tract and may result to flatulence. Carbonated drinks also cause flatulence and form pockets of air in your system. Stop drinkng carbonated drinks right away if you’re suffering from flatulence.

Exercise

Exercise helps the digestive system. Many people claim that minor problems like indigestion or constipation are greatly relieved by a simple walking exercise. Spend at least 10 minutes per day to move around or do a minor workout. You will notice that you’ll be letting out more flatulence than ever as pockets of air gets out of your system.

Home Remedies

If you’re looking for ways to immediately eliminate flatulence, then the most effective suggestion would be to take anything that you can easily find at home as quick remedy. You might not have known it, but there are actually plenty of powerful ingredients that you can find at home that could help you cure indigestion and gas pain holistically.

Chamomile for Stomach Pain and Flatulence

Drink Chamomile Tea

Chamomile has been long known to cure flatulence for infants and adults. Chamomile is considered to be one of the oldest herbal medicines in the world. It is mostly used as cure for fever, menstrual cramps, inflammation and even hemorrhoids.

Being one of the world’s widely-consumed herbal teas, chamomile can also be used for treatment of gas pains. Chamomile has properties that aid the digestion which also helps relieve gas pain. Preparing chamomile tea is easy, since there are easy-to-prepare chamomile tea ingredients being sold in the market nowadays. You only need to steep the ingredients in boiling or hot water and wait for it to cool down so you can serve it immediately.

Chamomile tea is probably one of the most popular stomach pain home remedies.

Ginger Tea with Lemon

Ginger (Tea or Soup)

If you have allergic reactions to chamomile or if it simply does not work for you, you should try ginger. You can add ginger to your dishes or to increase effectiveness, drink ginger tea.

Ginger is a carminative, a compound which aids digestion by helping break apart gas pockets that are trapped in the digestive tract. It also helps stimulate saliva and production of gastric juices which also aids digestion. Therefore, it helps ease gas pain.

The beneficial effect of ginger tea to the digestive system are caused by phenolic compounds Gingerol and Shagaol. It also has properties that helped relieve trapped gasses, bloating, intestinal crams and other pains caused by tensions in the gastrointestinal tract.

Ginger tea is no doubt helpful in relieving gas pain. However, you should limit your intake to not more than 4 grams of ginger root per day to avoid mild symptoms like heartburn and stomach aches. If you’re sensitive to ginger, consider taking ginger capsules instead of teas.

Garlic Soup

Garlic Soup

Another effective ingredient that you can easily find at home to relieve gas pain is Garlic. Like ginger, garlic has properties that help stimulate the gastric system to quickly relieve gas. It also increases digestive power thus relieves bloating and indigestion.

You can easily find garlic supplements in your local drug store, however, fresh garlic provides faster relief for bloating and gas pain. You can either have it boiled in warm water and drink as tea, consume raw or plainly, or prepare it as garlic soup. Warm water helps deliver the properties of garlic to your digestive system more quickly.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds or Leaves

Fennel is also one of the most popular treatments for flatulence which is known since ancient times. For centuries, fennel seeds has been widely used in ancient China and Greece to treat indigestion and gas pain. Aside from this, Fennels are considered to be dieuretics, which helps flush out toxins in the body.

Most lactating women drink fennel tea to increase breast milk supply and to cure colic and as remedy for breastfed infants with minor digestive problems.

Important Points About Healthy Lifestyle

During my young adult years I always went out with friends back in college for booze. I realized then that once you age, your body can not tolerate alcohol that much. When I met my wife back in ’86 things changed for me completely. I’m a father of four happy kids and since I started to practice “mindful eating”, I could say that I’ve somehow felt healthier and more appreciative of the food I’m eating. Mindful Eating is when I chew slowly, to appreciate the flavor of the food I’m eating and the moment I have with the people I eat with. Chewing your food slowly stimulates saliva which helps break down the food you eat, which is also helpful to avoid indigestion and flatulence problems.

I’ve learned this from a friend of mine and lately from a blogger named Leo Babauta from Zen Habits. You should also try to check him out!

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