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How Can I Not Fart?

I am sorry about the title. It's disgusting to post something like that but I do have that problem..

Knowing that inflammation and gut health are hugely related to possible occurrence of acne, I always have low GI diet with lots of vegetables and fruits (barely meat cause I have to lose weight at the same time..). I have been eating like this since July ans I know it worked well as I always had to go to restroom at 6 in the morning, which is the prefect time for egestion according to TCM and normal biological clock. The point is my skin looked really great (along with newly used GoW mandelic acid).

But in the recent months, my skin break out badly and i know part of the reasons is because of my gut health. I fart a lot. I mean A LOT. My feces is not looking good and I don't have my regular toilet time as I used to have. Don't know whether its about probiotics or the fact that I sometime eat peanuts in order to obtain zinc for acne. I just know my gut is not doing good at all.

Does someone have insights on this issue? It's be awesome to seek for you guys' advice. Thanks in advance.

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Take medicinal charcoal 3x per day. Sounds like an indigestion problem, could even be IBS. I had similar problems when I worked a stressful office job, although no skin issues, just gut problems.

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Digestive issues call for digestive enzymes? Take an HCl supplement or digestive enzymes maybe. I'd avoid probiotics for now because they can actually make the issue worse.

Peanuts are a hard to digest food that's not particularly healthy anyway.

Also meat won't make you gain weight unless you eat mounds of it. In fact, it may actually make you lose more weight if you're doing low-carb.

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I'm not sure if I can help you with your farts, but maybe a sime way to cure your acne is to take vitamin B5 (panthanoic acid) and eat normally. Let me share my story with you (I joined today and am telling everyone about this, because it is worth helping others if possible).

I'd like to share my story of acne and tell you that I think I have finally found a cheap and natural way of controlling my hormones. I am a 32 year old woman and have suffered with acne since I was 19. Funnily enough I developed acne not long after cutting out red meat from my diet and sometimes I wonder if this is the reason. Anyway, like all of you, I hated my acne and it got me really down, so I took Dianette for about seven years and then Yasmin for 6. I had breaks in between but my acne always came back after a month or two, families of spots around my chin, lips and sometimes huge ones on my forehead.

About a month ago I came off the pill yet again, mainly because my husband and I want a baby. I thought we could use protection until my body got back to normal. I started taking folic acid (as this is strongly recommended for mums to be) and was terrfied of my acne coming back, so did lots of research on acne forums and found that fish oil (not cod liver oil) is supposed to help regulate oil production. So I bought this too, which made my skin so soft and made me feel great. However, after 2 weeks I woke up with a huge spot on my chin and notoced my skin was really oily and that lots of tiny little spots under my skin were ready to pop up in the usual places.

Frantically I researched more and more and bought some zinc and vitamin B5 (panthenoic acid) the next day. I didn't take mega doses of B5, only 500mg (which is already 8,333% RDA), even though others recommend a mega dose. This is because I only had a few zits so far. The next day my skin was far less oily and since I've been taking this, my acne hasn't come back at all! I have been taking panthenoic acid for tow weeks and my skin is clear. I still have a redd mark from that bog spot on my chin, but so what? I think for anyone who has acne and wants a more natural way of overcoming it should clear their skin first through either taking antibiotics or the pill and while their skin is clear take the following:

Vitamin B5

Fish oil (omega3)


(I take Iron with vitamin C and folic acid too, but this is because I am preparing my body for pregnancy and am a pescatarian)

I wouldn't recommend taking more than 500mg of B5 though, maybe better do it how I did. I'm so happy, I've never liked taking the pill, it gives me cellulite, makes me down and physically slower. If you have acne, please take my advice. By the way, you might be thinking my skin is clear because I am pregnant, well I'm not because my period finished today (1 month after stopping the pill).

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I used to fart sooooo much until I started takinga probiotic every day. It really helps normalise my digestion. Realising that garlic in any form pretty much turns my stomach into a balloon also helped, so I steer away from anything that has garlic. Which is pretty much all food in every restaurant everywhere.

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