Are you tired of those smelly gases that are intoxicating your home? You seem to be going through air freshener like it’s out of fashion, but that still doesn’t eliminate the awful odor. The house is freezing because you leave the windows open all day to allow the fresh air to take over. You are at wit’s end and thinking it’s time to put your partner out in the backyard. Before you do anything drastic, let’s take a minute to identify some things that may help.
Start with a change-up of the diet. The lousy gas is often caused by too many sulfur-rich foods in your diet, foods like red meat, legumes, certain seafood, and some vegetables. Look at cutting down in these foods and adding some foods that are high in fiber. A small amount of raw apple cider vinegar, diluted in water, will help the digestive system function, eliminating those smelly odors. It is also recommended to add some peppermint or chamomile tea to your diet; these are known to lower the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including excessive flatulence.
Some alternative home remedies are eating smaller portions, at a slower pace will help eliminate the amount of gas built up in the stomach and prevent any backing up. You can also help prevent gassiness by exercising more regularly, which will improve the functionality of the digestive system. Cut back on the amount of alcohol you are drinking and stop smoking if you do. If all of these remedies fail, then you can always try probiotics to help improve gut health.
Keep in mind that it is a natural function to pass gas, and if the gases are regularly foul, there may be a more serious issue to be addressed. Lactose intolerance is more common than people realize and is often the cause of pungent gases. If you find you or your partner consistently has foul-smelling gas, have yourself checked out by your primary care provider.