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Ginger Cure for Leaky Gas Issue

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 10/16/2011

Ted, I have IBS-C, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), and Leaky Gas. I am currently on a Gluten/Lactose Free/ FODMAP Diet. By the way, I'm on week one of this diet. Also, I use a probiotic, digestive enzymes, liquid chlorophyl, B Complex, and occasionally magnesium citrate. Also I use Lorazapam for anxiety.

I've gone to the doctor and they prescribed an antibiotic but it made my condition worse. Then I was prescribed an anxiety medication (Lorazapam) and they recommended Gas-X (which doesn't work for me). Then on my third meeting with my doctor, she said there isn't much they can do.

My number 1 issue is the Leaky Gas. The gas just leaks out and at times it's excessive. Usually it's at it's worse at night and in the morning. It's so bad that none of my neighbors like me. By the way, I do kegels, I drink plenty of water, and I try to get at least 20 grams of fiber. I've taken out beans, broccoli, and other foods that are famous to produce gas, and I don't chew gum and I avoid sweets. Also I've done most of the gas remedies on Earth Clinic with limited success. What do you recommend to do?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The best remedy for gas is ginger root extract, although ginger tea or ginger powder is fine. This will remove those gases from the stomach. If that doesn't help, you may limit bacterial growth with mannito added to the ginger tea (without sugar) or ginger supplement as this will prevent bacteria from sticking to the intestinal wall so they don't ferment harmful chemicals. And you can add on top of that oat bran everyday. The best is actually prebiotic, not probiotic, which means adding leeks, garlic, onion to the diet to have a normal intestinal flora, and alkalized which means 30 minutes after a meal you take say 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda at dinner and lunch for example. I have taken an interest in ginger because they limit lipid peroxidation, which doesn't mean much to most people but it means a great deal to me as it prevents artheriosclerosis, liver toxicity from oxidative chemicals and restores normal intestinal flora, and perhaps sleep.