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"Farting" why is it important?

Since we spoke about our "colon" the other day and ways to help heal it . . . I thought we'd take today and talk about "farting" and why it's so important.

So the question for today is this . . . why do we fart???

Well . . . farting is a "normal" part of digestion that reflects the "activity" of the bacteria in the gut (intestines). Do you ever notice that you fart more when you eat certain foods that are more difficult to digest such as beans or raw vegetables?

Well . . . believe it or not . . . Farting is our own personal little meter as to how healthy our intestines really are.

But . . . while farting every day is normal, farting all the time is "not".

The reason is this . . . excessive farting is called flatulence, which can not only make you feel uncomfortable, but it might also be a sign of health problems such as digestive issues or improper diet.

Excessive flatulence can be caused by swallowing more air than usual or eating food that's difficult to digest. It can also be related to an underlying health problem affecting the digestive system such as recurring indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

So what exactly is farting???

Well . . . it's tiny amounts of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane combined with hydrogen sulfide and ammonia in the large intestine. And this is also what gives this gas its smell.

So how can we tell if we fart too much???

Well . . . simply put . . . you have "excessive flatulence" if you fart more than 20 times per day. And this could be a sign of a health issue.

So what are some of the other questions we have about farting that nobody wants to ask???