I am eating more veggies than many Paleo/Primal people because I am following "The Wahls Protocol" for an auto-immune issue. The protocol calls for 3 cups (measured before cooking) EACH (per day, not per meal) of leafy greens, coloured vegetables and SULPHUR-containing vegetables. You guessed it... very gassy and gives me that... warm feeling. :-P
Originally Posted by egrok
I've been trying to find a way of dealing with this and the reason why I ended up here is because I just googled (paleo AND beano)
Back in the day when I ate lots of beans I had tried beano a few times and never really felt that it did anything to reduce flatulence... nada... nothin'... zilch.
The author of The Wahls Protocol, Dr. Terry Wahls, figures that it just comes with the territory... (or is that Terrytory?)
APPARENTLY, over time, and as long as you don't do anything to kill the flora, you achieve some lessening of the issue. I don't know if I believe that, because I had eaten a lot of beans, broccoli and cabbage way back when and it never disappeared then so why would it now?
So... what I'm wondering is, did paleolithic peoples fart a lot (depending on the regional foods) and it was simply the normal, natural state of things? When you get right down to it... we all enjoy our own farts, right?? ummmm RIGHT????? ;-P
BTW... I had gone lower veggies, higher carna previously and I never could acclimatize to it and was always constipated, eating more fat or eating "closer to the bone" or drinking more water... nothing helped that at all except eating more veggies! :-)
I'm not really sure how much you are eating because the cup measurement throws me a bit. But it is possible that your gut flora are not prepared for such quantities. If I were you I would cut back and build up gradually, and also include sources of resistant starch (green banana, cooked and cooled potatoes, properly prepared beans, etc) along with probiotic foods like kefir and sauerkraut. You might also consider soil based probiotic supplements.
I took Beano exactly once. Because I was going on a first date with someone, and we were going to have Mexican food.
Well, I didn't fart. Make that, I couldn't fart. But I felt so bloated, I thought I was going to float to the ceiling. I have never, before or after that experience, felt that bloated. I'm sure it's an n=1 thing, but I threw that bottle away, and never purchased another.
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