I suffer from terrible bloating after I eat and gas. I feel like I have gained ten pounds. Gas pills do nothing. I am thinking of trying an over the countr herbal colon cleanse. Do they work? Can anyone recommend one? are they safe? Do they have side effects?
I agree, in part,with the other answers above.
"Detoxing" the colon will simply cause some very uncomfortable diarrhea for a couple days, depending on the type you would use, followed by a probable period of constipation, which isn't pleasant, either.
Instead, I would suggest you watch what you are eating, such as beans, cabbage and the like. Do you know of any particular foods that result in the formation of gas?
Another contributor is talking, and swallowing a lot of air while eating or drinking. instead, I would suggest that you drink your fluids before and after your meal or simply take sips during the meal. Carbonated beverages, such as pop or beer also add to the gassy feeling in the stomach.
Why not try some simpler means, instead of getting so drastic with the so called colon cleansers. Your gastro- intestinal tract is an natural detoxification system so don't fight with mother nature!
colon cleanse pills are essentially "detox" treatments, which run off of the assumption that you get sick because toxins build up in your body. the problem is that there is no need for detoxing, your body naturally filters out toxins via the liver. if your having stomach problems after you eat its probably what you ate. if changing your diet isn't working than go to an actual doctor about it.
More fiber is good, but you don't need a lot of pills. Decrease your intake of processed foods, increase your veggies and fruits and lean proteins, drink more water, and use a probiotic (even some commercial yogurts are OK if you don't want the more expensive ones), and you should be fine.
the master cleanse could be good for you. You have to do a salt water flush aswell as the cleanse though. Google and youtube it thoroughly.
- Bowtrol Colon Cleanse Review
- Safe Organic Colon Cleansing Eating Habits That Work Well
- July 20, 2012: Today in Weird History
- Geoff Cox’s DVD guide: We Bought A Zoo, Contraband