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trapped gas
Posted by: Debbie
Date: August 2, 2001 12:46 AM

I have been trying to find solutions to some of my health problems, the main one being chronic constipation, bloating and trapped gas. It makes me feel pretty miserable most days and makes my left side hurt. I have been taking betaine HCL and enzyme capsules with my meals and psyllium husk once a day. Also trying to eat raw food and distilled water as much as possible. The hardest part for me is abstaining from eating any sugar (especially chocolate) and tea. I am having a very hard time with it. I am wondering if this is the reason my chronic gastrointestinal problems persist. (I recently had a colonoscopy which was normal). Doctors have told me I have irritable bowel since I was 18. (I'm now 36.) Before 30 years of age I used to be the opposite - not bloated at all and my colon tended to be overactive rather than underactive. The trapped gas is the worst part. When I press on my left side under my rib cage I can hear loud groaning sounds and can feel the large pockets of gas which won't move out. It can be pretty painful. I've been to a colon hydrotherapist and felt terrible after my last visit - very bloated, gastric reflux and cramps for about 24 hours. I don't know if you can answer this, but could yeast (i.e. from eating too much sugar) be causing these kinds of problems? And how would I approach solving this problem? Diflucan and then no more sugar ever again? In the past when I have taken Diflucan for yeast infections I would feel better overall, but it didn't last. I also know that I am allergic to mold. Lastly, do you recommend magnesium for constipation?

RE: trapped gas
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: August 2, 2001 1:46 PM

Generally speaking, people who have colons which have cashed in their chips and are no longer in the game have a chronic infection of the gut wall. This provokes dysbiosis - overgrowth of yeast, fungus, and anaerobic bacteria as the gut wall is no longer able to regulate the gut flora. Heavy metal toxicity and the accumulation of organic toxins (pesticides, medications, food preservatives - whatever is lipid soluble and will therefore be stored in the fat cells). Antibiotics are practically useless in such a case. A person in that condition needs an overall program to attack the problem at every level on a sustained basis beginning with detoxification from heavy metals and organopesticides. That program, in my opinion, must include the SanPharma remedies if it is to be successful. This can take up to nine months to clear out. Click on Basis of Physical Health - red tab on left and read that. As to magnesium, it does have an effect on gut motility, but this is rarely the whole answer for a person to recover completely. I consider it a symptomatic treatment in the case of constipation.



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