From Robert Chuckrow, The Intelligent Dieter’s Guide, Rising Mist Publications, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 1997.

©Copyright 1997 by Robert Chuckrow

Flatulence and Halitosis *

The Causes of Flatulence and Halitosis

The gases formed by yeast and bacterial decomposition cause flatulence. Some of this gas is absorbed into the blood stream and eliminated via the lungs. Thus, some individuals may not suffer from the usual symptoms of flatulence but of breath with a putrid odor not unlike intestinal gas. The non-gaseous by-products of bacterial decomposition are also toxic and are absorbed into the blood stream through the intestinal walls.

Aside from its potentially embarrassing aspects, intestinal gas is itself harmful. It distends the intestines and thus reduces the ratio of their area to the volume of their contents. This reduction causes diminished absorption of nutrients. The pressure of the intestinal gas can also stretch the walls of the intestines, causing diverticulosis, a serious condition.

The intestinal yeast and bacteria absorb valuable nutrients, especially B-complex vitamins. These vitamins are then required in greater quantity to offset the toxic effect of the alcohol produced by the yeast. Moreover the toxic products of bacterial decomposition accelerate the movement of the bowels. Premature emptying of the bowels reduces both the absorption of digested nutrients and the re-absorption of valuable alkaline digestive juices.

The absorption of toxins from the intestines in the region of the reproductive organs plus the pressure on these organs of intestines distended with gas may well contribute to prostate trouble. Additionally, these toxins are then concentrated by the kidneys and passed through the urinary tract, where they bathe the prostate gland. The consequent irritation tends to stimulate excessive sexual activity, which further exacerbates the condition and drains the body of vital energy.

How to Reduce Flatulence and Halitosis

The protocol involves gradually reducing the amount of sugar in the diet and reducing the causes of bacterial decomposition by combining foods for optimal digestion, not drinking water with meals, and chewing food thoroughly.

It should be noted that an additional cause of halitosis is a leaking or loose crown, allowing food particles to enter the space between the crown and the tooth. The bacterial decomposition of these food particles causes a putrid odor of the breath.

*From Robert Chuckrow, The Intelligent Dieter’s Guide, Rising Mist Publications, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 1997.

Some other causes of halitosis are eating cheese, garlic, or raw onions; decaying food between teeth; decaying teeth; leaking dental crowns; and periodontal disease.

©Copyright 1997 by Robert Chuckrow

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