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al2
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   Posted 7/4/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have gas every day almost for twenty years - that smells like the food I have been eating, like sweat, like a musty sort of smell. If I eat eggs I get the smell of eggs etc. The smells are unusual and uncontrollable as I have no warning of the gas.
 
I smell dirty even though I am clean so it is annoying.
 
Apart from eliminating things from the diet the only thing I have found helps is to eat olive oil after my main meal - if I have eaten anything that might cause gas at all - then I have a tablespoon of olive oil after the meal. If I have not eaten anything that I think is likely to cause it - then I have a teaspoon.
 
RESULT : This seems to reduce the gas smells.
 
Had anyone with gas tried this ? - I recommend trying it.
 
Dont overdo the olive oil though or you may get diarrhea or overdo the vitamin e.
 
Good luck
 
Let me know if it helps anyone.
 
I have a group of people with this problem that share emails.

pb4
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   Posted 7/4/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you're using extra virgine olive oil, it's the best quality wise...I eat it on a regular basis for my IBS and crohn's, I also use it externally as a moisturizer, even on my hair at night before bed and I must say my body inside and out is healthier for it.

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al2
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   Posted 7/5/2008 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I should have said I am using  "virgin olive oil "  and make sure it is extracted by mechanical means otherwise they use solvents and I dont think these would be as healthy for you.
 
In fact if you look at olive oil on the web as it contains two kinds of omega oils that are supposed to be so good for brain and heart as well. Its all round a good thing to have. It is one of the reasons why the mediteranean diet is so healthy.
 
al2

pb4
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   Posted 7/5/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes and olive oil has a pain relieving affect as well comparable to NSAIDS without the damage the NSAIDS can cause to the intestinal lining...they contain omegas 3 and 6 I believe which aids with anti-inflammatory issues.

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   Posted 7/5/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! Does this help with the strange noises coming from the stomach too? And the bloating and pain that comes with the smelly gas!!?? I will try anything!
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al2
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   Posted 7/5/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   

The olive oil helps with everything - I get wind and smells a lot and it has reduced them - I do not get pain much, but I think it will help a lot with the gut in general - so I suggest trying it for anyone with IBS - please let us know the results.

 

 

 

 


In_need_of_help08
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   Posted 7/8/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering with IBS for a number of years with having abdominal pain in my left side around lower back and left rib cage mainly. I have tried many herbal remedies and been to the doctors so many times I just forget how many it is now! I was loosing hope and thought there was no cure for IBS sufferers. The extra virgin olive oil does help to ease the pain and the problem though but I still had quite smelly flatulence.

I came across some form of Activated carbon found in underwear! I was so shocked when I saw what they did and how they worked on my local East Midlands news! I thought that is was a big mystery and I was intrigued to find out what they did so I bought some. They really do work! I can't believe how much my life has changed now due to wearing this specific underwear. I hope that all sufferers in my situation are able to come across this amazing invention! I got them off the internet- where I do most of my research for my IBS problem. They are called Shreddies. They truely are the best rememedy I have come across by far!

Here4you
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   Posted 7/10/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas is produced by bacteria. Smelly gas is due to the imbalance of the flora. I guess that you might feel great after olive oil because olive leaf extract decreases Yeast overgrowth. Medical test might not reveal fungus. Try to follow anti-Yeast treatment for several days.

pb4
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   Posted 7/11/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, olive oil is a natural antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral.

:)
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In_need_of_help08
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   Posted 7/16/2008 4:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Olive oil does seem to help my insides a bit but its the flatulence i'm more concerned about than the tummy rumbling noises. Its really embarrassing and I had recently been avoiding work and social situations in case I was not near a toilet.

I'm happy that I seem to have found a solution in the form of these pants though. I hope other people find them as effective as I have.

toottoot
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
In need of help....
I see you are pushing those underwear on pretty much every ibs board you can find.

I am convinced you are involved in selling them.

People are looking for ways to STOP the gas and odour. I have acutally tried the charcoal filters that you put in your underwear.
Trust me, they don't work. In order to work you would have to have an air tight seal so that no gas can escape. You will never
achieve this with underwear.

To the original topic....I am interested in the olive oil theory. I think I will try that.

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   Posted 8/14/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi toottoot,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
I'm sorry you've been struggling so much with gas. Do you take probiotics? Do you take fiber supplements?  Have you tried keeping a food journal to see what gives you the worst gas? I wonder if you have an allergy to something. Have you tried eliminating dairy and/or gluten?
No OTC meds work (Beano, Gas-X, etc.)?
I really hope the olive oil works. Please let us know how it goes.

BTW - Thanks for pointing out the advertising. I deleted the link.


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toottoot
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   Posted 8/14/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome!

To answer your questions, yes, I have tried pretty much everything. Probiotics, digestive enzymes, charcoal, food diary, food elimination....I could go on but you get the picture.

I have had every test from gastro doctor that you can imagine (and boy are they FUN)

I have been fighting IBS and uncontrollable gas odour for over 15 years (on and off). I have come to the conclusion that this is just how our bodies work (those of us with the problem). The best we can do is try things that reduce the odour.

I am going to take some olive oil tonight before I go to bed. Keeping my fingers crossed!

pb4
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   Posted 8/15/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah, I wouldn't not be continuing with the probiotics or the fibre supplementation, IBSers are prone to bacterial over growth which is why probiotics are essential and fibre supplements are also as important as it helps with C/D...Exercising regularly is also know to help control IBS, altering diet as well, avoiding processed foods/beverages, fast-foods, greasy, spicy and animal fats...chew chew chew your food and eat smaller meals rather than large ones.

:)
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In_need_of_help08
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   Posted 8/21/2008 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Tootoot...I can see why you are convinced that apparently I am 'selling' them, but you don't actually know me, but you should be able to sympathsise with me regards to what I have had to endure in my suffering with IBS for many many years. You can believe what you want I am just trying to help other people who are in the same situation and are suffering like I am. This is a serious illness that many thousands of people have to try to cope with in every day life. Maybe they don't work for you but they work for me and many other people I know. You don't 'insert' the charcoal, it is bulit into the garment.

We are all trying to find solutions to gt rid of the gas/odour completely but there is NO cure for it. There are only things to help reduce it. I've tried everything that is available. Like you said in your last post- 'The best we can do is try things that reduce the odour.'

I'm sorry if I seemed to have offended you in any way. I am just passing on what I found to be valubale inforamtion. I will try any advice and help that is offered to me as I just don't want to keep on living like this.

Good luck with trying to find a rememdy.

niscayah
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   Posted 9/27/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Please note: I suffer from smelly gas. I have tried several remedy's including the charcoal pants (Flat-D) which did not work for me. I will try the olive oil. Right now, I'm so determine to find some kind of cure. This is effecting my job big time. People are complaining to HR wanting me fired. The stress this smelly gas is causing me health to fail quickly. I need some help in finding a cure. By they way I have been to 6 different specialist in the past 5 years. One told me I had the most active digestive system they have ever heard. He wanted me to be in a study. I just want a cure for this smelly gas.

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   Posted 9/27/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi niscayah,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
When you say you have tried several remedies, does it include probiotics? Usually fowl smelling gas is caused by bad bacteria in the intestines. Many people can significantly decrease the intensity by eating yogurt daily (like Dannon Activia) or taking probiotic supplements.
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scot
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   Posted 11/30/2008 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Great thread thanks all.

I have several of these problems over the past few months notably abnormally smelly wind, and endlessly rumbling tummy (though the latter is not accompanied by bloating or actually feeling indigestion symptoms).

Do any of you get an actual taste in the mouth sometimes too - I have noticed this on occasion. So bad is the windy smell it can be really embarrassing in company now too. I'm just over 50.

Incidentally I took the comment about parasites seriously; not something any of us want to hear of course but this link below might be useful (I'm told faeces may be slightly 'stringy' if you have an infection). I had considered it as a possible cause in my case as I ate an apple direct from a tree I later found had 'black spot', and had the runs, with slight loss of bowel control, for two days after, since when I have never really been quite right.
http://homemade-remedies.com/remedy/worm-infection

The virgin olive oil sounds great but where can I buy it (I live in U.K) and can I be sure I have got the right thing?!

Post Edited (scot) : 11/30/2008 6:20:46 AM (GMT-7)


redee2moov
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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   

I have eliminated my smelly gas after dealing with it for decades. Some of you may have caught my other posts under "smelly gas" on other threads.

Oils play a key role in eliminating gas, but are not a cure in and of themselves. I do use olive oil, but I use cold pressed sesame oil even more (not toasted).

It's the bacteria that causes the smelly gas, but it is the type of food and the digestibility of it that sets up the bacteria. Fiber, for all it's benefits, can be one of the worst culprits for gas (and much of the associated cramping).

I had trouble with oatmeal for years, now I sautee it in a little sesame oil before cooking it and I no longer have issues

Try lightly frying an egg in a light seame or olive oil. At anoth time try eating a hard boiled egg, with no oil.

Oils range from warm (sesame) to cool (coconut). The warmer oils will help with th gas problem. Olive oil is slightly cooler than sesame, but still considerd warm.

On a side note. I know someone who, anytime he eats something with olive oil, has to make a run for the restroom before the end of the meal.

Gas is a great indicator that your digestive system is off balance. If you address the gas you could avoid much more serious issues that you may already be moving towards.


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   Posted 6/23/2011 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried Milk Thistle capsules-available from health food shops-brilliant! Take 2 in the morning with breakfast, you should notice a difference within a month. Pain goes, diarrhoea goes, flatulence subsides. You also need to be aware that IBS is because you have excess acid in your stomach. Don't eat anything with orange flavouring in. Don't eat oranges. Also any drink which is fizzy containing phosphates. I like cola but I know it is bad for me so a drink now and again once you have been on the milk thistle caps can be tolerated. I know it works as I was on holiday some years ago and forgot to take them with me, within 4 hours I was doubled up in pain and needing the loo. It was my partner who said "have you taken your milk thistle today?". The answer was 'no' I haven't got them with me. Other than the usual stop for relief we found a health food shop and I started taking them. I've had IBS for over 40 years before they had diagnosed it. I've had the tests. I now just suffer when I get nervous like meetings and socialising with new friends. My doctor has prescribed 'colofac tablets', but I take them on these occasions when I need to. They are good.

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   Posted 6/29/2011 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Hi Scot,
 
Thanks for the parasite link--I have been having trouble with parasites in the nose (pinworms, I think).  I will try the hydrogen peroxide.  Natural remedies seem to work great on most parasites, but in some cases, you do need prescriptions.  I requested to be tested for gut parasites a year ago, and there was also a test available for blood parasites, so I figured I'd take it, too.   
I also did a gut bacteria test from that lab, and they found klebsiella, pseudomonas, and e. coli--obviously a non-deadly form!  I had injections of Rocephin for these.
 
I'm still dealing with candida and leaky gut--beginning a new protocol in a few weeks, and it's quite promising this time.
 
In the U.K. you should be able to find extra virgin olive oil in your local grocery store or supermarket.  I bet they import a lot of it from Italy.  I enjoyed my visits to both countries, although they were quite some time ago.
 
Best wishes for good health!

Post Edited By Moderator (**tori**) : 6/30/2011 3:34:34 AM (GMT-6)


Glasscrafts
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   Posted 9/26/2011 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I've tried a product called Devrom that I found on the internet. It works, but I was hoping for a home remedy. I can't seem to find a reliable one so it's back to Devrom. I do not sell it, just use it so I can go to work and not smell to high heaven.

LymieSandy
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   Posted 10/3/2011 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys- Im so glad I found this site because now I see that Im not a freak whos afraid to go out because of my stomach lol.
 
As for the gassy issues- I actually mostly get a lot of belching issues but I do sometimes get painful gas and my doc recommended something called "Complete Refief". I used to get it at a small pharmacy but they closed so now I just get it onlline. Its a green capsule that has like peppermint oil in it and it does really help with the belching and my doc said it could help with the gas too. Just google "Complete Relief capsules" I think the company is call syncom but I know Amazon has it. I dont work for the company or anything lol I just like this stuff! Hope it helps someone! -Sandy

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   Posted 2/6/2012 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy that I'm not a freak!! Lol. I am 30 and have suffered with painful ibs for 15 years but in the past 2 it has escalated!! I now burp constantly sometimes to the point of throwing up (sorry I don't like writing that lol) and at night time I fart. Sometimes my stomach is so bloated it looks like I have a football up my top and I can't breath its so painful!! I have had every test going and the specialist concluded that I have a fatty food intolerance and aparently I swallow air!! This second one is rubbish. I would like to try the olive oil thing but does it not taste horrible? I have a phobia of grease and oil!! Also to the last poster, are they not just peppermint oil tablets? I have tried them they don't work for me. X

MethaneClinic
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   Posted 3/5/2012 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Gents (and Ladies?) I'm 34 and suffer from bad (abundance and smelly) gas. As does my father (thanks for the genes dad). One remedy I've found to help, and pretty quickly, when the belly is runbling and bloating is product called "gripe water" or "colic ease." It basically an herbal remedy but does seem to help me. It's not 100% but gives me some relief. Take a look. Test at your own judgement. I'm in no way affiliated and I bet with a little research you could find the ingredients in there that do the best for you. http://www.colicease.com/what-is-gripe-water Good luck!
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