if eating tons of garlic causes tons of gas - does that mean i have bad bacteria?
Posted 31 December 2003 - 03:30 AM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 05:28 AM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:08 AM
10 cloves a day is a fairly high dose of garlic. It may increase gas, and if nothing else, the sulfur compounds in garlic will make your gas more noticeable. Garlic and onions are also rich in fructans ... starch-like molecules that break down into fructose, possibly causing gas. Garlic does tend to kill more of the harmful bacteria than the good bacteria - the studies I saw looked at things like Streptococcus, Salmonella, and E. coli. But it doesn't eliminate the gas causing bacteria. Consider stopping the garlic for a few days, then (if you are inclined) resume garlic at 1 or 2 cloves per day.quote:Proven adverse effects included malodorous breath and body odor. Other unproven effects included flatulence, esophageal and abdominal pain, allergic reactions, and bleeding.from:Arch Intern Med. 2001 Mar 26;161(6):813-24. Garlic shows promise for improving some cardiovascular risk factors.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 12:49 PM
For once, a bonafide gas complaint. From what you described it almost certainly has killed off your gas-consuming bacteria. Obviously, stop taking the garlic and give the bacteria a chance to repopulate.quote:i'm releasing lots of gas about every 5 minutes for 8 hours - no kidding.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 08:33 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 01:33 AM
not true. everything on the planet that is alive has sulfur compounds. a piece of meat has more sulfur in it than garlic. meat is a decent source of sulfur aminos. the odor only seems to appear if the person is allergic or in the beginning of treatment. i passed bad odor for over 2 decades but after a dieoff period after using garlic and other herbs the odor disappeared. garlic --paradoxically can rid a person of odor. -- especially if it and the other herbs can wipe out the sulfur metabolizing bacteria (which i am almost positive it does).quote:the sulfur compounds in garlic will make your gas more noticeable.
sounds like a reasonable conclusion. i would eat wheat, corn, and sugar and within 1 hour my belly would blow up like a beach ball. the gas was trapped and i would suffer. the only thing that obtained symptom relief was reduction of all carbs. however, i think that dahlman is correct that some of us have too much bacteria in the upper and mid intestines. --but i think that food intolerances can also play a strong role in trapped upper gas and bloat problems (specifically certain intolerant carbs).my dieoff consisted of mostly diarrhea. for anyone trying this method, consistancy is the key. i am approaching 1 year and i think that i am only now finally able to take small breaks of a day or 2.garlic could possibly cause ulcers. one needs to be somewhat careful. when i switched to organic garlic which was about twice as strong, i got a lot of pain for about 2 weeks. then it stopped even though i continued with it. not sure what happened.quote:My thought on the bloating is that it is gas that is not moving and maybe swelling but I am not certain.
sometimes a person can have something on a much smaller scale than the actual disorder. my friend has MS-like symptoms. severe heaviness and numbness in her left leg. the doctor says no MS based on a test, but something immune related is going on with her based on all her symptoms put together. maybe in 10 years --after it is too late to save her-- the lesions will show up.quote:Guillain-Barr� (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system.
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Posted 02 January 2004 - 03:01 PM
Falsequote:not true. everything on the planet that is alive has sulfur compounds
Color?quote:sounds like a reasonable conclusion.
Uh, how do you know it's your skeletal abdominal muscles that are responsible?quote:my question is WHY are my abdominal muscles so connected to my colon? w
Posted 02 January 2004 - 05:32 PM
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Posted 02 January 2004 - 08:11 PM