Clearly, this statement should be viewed, itself, as a severe case of embarrassing flatulence... (sorry, couldn't resist.)The fact is that many food intolerances produce gas, since intolerance is frequently caused by the inability or failure of the gut to produce the enzymes that would ordinarily digest the materials (e.g., sugars like lactose, fructose). Particularly with sugars, when the gut doesn't digest the material, the the bacteria in the gut cause the material to ferment - producing, sometimes, large quantities of gas. To find out more about, for instance, lactose intolerance, see http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/p...rance/index.htm. My suggestion to flux would be to sit on the keyboard and just observe for a while - s/he might learn what constitutes a constructive discussion.quote: Food "intolerances", whatever they are, have nothing to do with gas.
No, they don't. You are confusing various nutrient malabsorption syndromes for something that is poorly defined (if it exists at all). Unfortunately, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably even in reputable sources, but they really are not.quote:The fact is that many food intolerances produce gas
Could it be that it doesn't work at all?quote: ,& ground up for just as long to cure Dysentry, Diarrhea,Gonherea, tropical ulcers,fungal & bacterial problems & all kinds of inflamation.However they never knew why it worked only that it does
Food intolerances don't even appear to exist. That's semantics?quote:you've already been told that it's just semantics.
Most people who are lactose "intolerant" don't appear to be troubled by lactose. That's semantics?quote:Whatever your definition, there are different types of food which are troublesome for those who get gas.
Where's the adverse reaction?. It's normal physiology for the sulfur-producing bacteria to make gas from undigested sulfur-containing foods. Only for some people is the amount abnormal. That's not due to the food, though, but to the bacteria and their behavior. That's semantics?quote:Apart from the obvious sulphite producers, there are many other foods which can form adverse reactions.
The bacteria in the colon.quote:Tell me what other factors are more influential in (smelly) gas production
This info is plastered over the BB: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/quer...1&dopt=Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/quer...3&dopt=Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/quer...7&dopt=Abstractquote:where is your proof that most people who are lactose intolerant aren't affected by lactose?
I wouldn't use the word reaction because it sounds like it is some sort of allergy, which it is not.quoteoint is that the food appears to cause the bacteria to set off the reaction.
You could probably find a a book that finds the opposite too. Placebo response is notorious in IBS, so any change may appear to make symptoms better.In addition, even if it were true that eliminate carbohydrate-containing foods appeared to improve symptoms in IBS, wouldn't a logical reason be that that by reducing carbs one reduces total food volume and that puts less "strain" so to speak on the gut.quote:I've just read a book giving testimonies about peop;e having relief from IBS and joint problems by eliminating starch from their diets.
It does that in eveyone if he or she consumes enough. You have to consume a fair amount before it triggers this. But people don't ordinarily consume this much. And even when they do, people don't seem mind.quote:Lactose gives me a gas. I don't need a publication to tell me that.
That is consistent, butquote:It's not just small amounts of lactose, but also small amounts of all sorts of other food, that give me gas.
excess gas seems to be rare, afflicting proboably just a few dozen people of all the people who have posted to the BB.quoteeople on this board, more often than not do, not fit the norm. .