7 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Farts But Were Afraid To Ask
No one above the age of ten talks about farting – it’s considered very rude. But we all want to know what’s going on inside our body. As a public service, I now present seven things you have probably always wanted to ask about farts.
- Farting releases trapped gas, reducing bloating. Leave the room and let it out.
- Farting is better for the health of your colon than holding it in. It’s common sense.
- Farting is an early warning system that can predict diseases as mild as lactose intolerance, or as extreme as colon cancer. Paying attention could save your life.
- While farts smell bad, there is a compound (hydrogen sulfide) in the odor that is actually good for your health, in small quantities, that works as a preventive from later illness. It can stave off cell damage and prevent strokes and heart attacks.
- Farts can help balance your diet. If you pay attention, you can tell what nutrients are missing from your system. For example, if you rarely pass gas, you probably need more fiber like legumes and kale in your food plan. On the other hand, if you eat too much red meat, the smell is quite distinct, indicating you need to cut back on it.
- Farts indicate healthy, happy gut bacteria. A slightly stinkier digestive system indicates that you are eating foods like cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts which are the foods that feed your microbiome. Leafy greens kick your gut bacteria into high gear, which equals better digestion, but also more gas.
- Farts are a huge relief. Let’s face it… holding them in hurts and letting them out feels better. Find a way to leave the room and let go. It’ll improve your mood immeasurably.
One thing I’ve learned for sure in my career as a Colonic Hydrotherapist – gas is a normal side effect of digesting our food. But excess gas does indicate that your colon is having difficulty detoxifying from the toxins you ingest. Having a colonic does three very important things: it hydrates you (which is especially important in this high desert, which dehydrates us all), it cleans you out (removing old, stuck matter that causes all kinds of symptoms if trapped too long), and a colonic tricks the brain into an accelerated “detox,” which basically “reboots” your system and leaves you feeling light, empty and energized. So there you have it. You are now a fart expert like me.
Some people think I have the crappiest job, ever. But I love what I do. I help people start over, every time, which motivates them to eat better and drink more water. Everyone leaves my office feeling better, relieved and restored to balance.