I commonly get asked how to manage flatulence during a Candida cleanse. Of course, it is normal to have some degree of flatulence. Intestinal gas arises from fermentation, which is a normal process occurring in the GI tract.
If your flatulence seems excessive, it is likely related to some combination of foods you’re are eating, most commonly carbohydrates. Potatoes, bread, and pumpkin all ferment quite well and can produce large amounts of gas. Sugary foods such as candy and ice cream also create a lot of gas; however, it generally doesn’t have a very strong odor.
If the flatulence is quite offensive, it likely has more to do with the inadequate breakdown of protein and fat in the intestines.
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If you routinely have flatulence and you’re embarrassed about it, take a careful look at your diet. Look to see if there is a specific combination of foods that seems to trigger the excessive, smelly gas. Remember that the fresher the food you eat, the less gas you’ll have. The more processed the food you eat, the more gas. Also, make sure you chew your food properly, don’t eat too quickly, and don’t eat within three hours of going to bed.
If malodorous flatulence is troubling you, digestive enzymes might help. You can check out the product I developed, CanXida Restore. The product is a mix of probiotics and digestive enzymes. It’s quite useful for flatulence because the enzymes help break down food more effectively, and the probiotics improve fermentation in the colon.