What Causes Flatulence?

Sometimes severe and often embarrassing, flatulence is so personal and socially unacceptable we may not even be able to ask our doctor about it. Flatulence is a direct result of "the inability to fully digest certain foods" - food intolerance.

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Foods Which Cause Flatulence

Did you know that chronic flatulence is a telltale sign of food intolerance?

      • Food intolerance is: "The inability to fully digest certain foods" . . .

Most often the culprits are proteins like glutens (from grains), casein (milk products) - and sugars like lactose from and fructose from fruits and vegetables. Along with other disruptions to the digestive process - there can be abnormal production of gases - leading to a painful build-up in the intestine - flatulence.

These are the four main types of food intolerance - but most likely you will have only one of them:

Food Intolerance


Dairy Intolerance (inc. Lactose intolerance)

~ 75%

3 in 4 people

Yeast Sensitivity (Thrush, Candida)

~ 33%

1 in 3 people

Gluten Sensitivity (inc. Celiac & Wheat Intolerance)

~ 15%

1 in 7 people

Fructose Sensitivity or Intolerance

~ 35%

1 in 3 people

Food Allergy

< 1%

1 in 100 people


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How Food Intolerance Causes Flatulence

When you have food intolerance, instead of producing small amounts of the harmless and odourless gases methane, nitrogen and oxygen as with normal digestion, the intestine begins producing toxic and smelly sulphides and mercaptans - sulphur bearing gases. The sulphur comes from the foreign proteins.

Sometimes these are produced under higher temperatures and pressures than our gut can easily manage and we feel ill with abdominal distension (stomach bloating) and pain.

Other conditions associated with flatulence:

Why would you keep on suffering with this debilitating condition - when there is such an easy solution? To be free of flatulence - you only need to find out your Problem food and avoid it.


The Power of a Journal to find Your Food Intolerance

A journal puts system into your exploration. It's easy. All you do is track your symptoms as you switch a few foods. We recommend the purpose-designed Detection Diet Journal in  the Healing Program.

You'll also need food substitution guides so you can enjoy a wide variety of great foods. The full series of six Complete Guides (to Gluten-free, Fructose-Free etc. ) is included in the Healing Program.



Food intolerance and Gastrointestinal Disorders



All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals