Does anyone have any links to aritcles/websites which explain in detail what GAS really is.
I'm in big pain with GERD for 5 years- have tried most natural things and read a lot.
I have mainly heartburn and gas which seems to form in duodenum- that i can't release without forcing- and now have a lot of pains in neck/glands due to forcing all day long for many years, as is so uncomfortble to leave it down there- its everyday in autumn/winter.
Planning on trying paleo diet now.
Thanks for any help with this!! its ruining my ability to study and enjoy simple things. x
Can't answer your question to explain gas but I can tell you that I just finally got relief myself from gerd (stomach pain, stuck gas, heartburn too) by going full paleo, as in "no starch" either. I was eating paleo with rice but got great advice here to cut it out (see here). I eat fruit, veggies, protein, nuts, seeds, olive oil, butter. Totally worth it to have no more gerd and not have to take nexium anymore either.
I hope you've seen a doctor to make sure the pains you are having are really GERD. Especially now that you are having neck pain too, it could be referred pain from other internal organs (e.g. the heart!) and needs checking out. Furthermore,long-term GERD can lead to a serious condition called "Barrett's Esophagus" and that needs medical attention. Once you check out OK with the doctor, eliminating grains and limiting other carbs may really help. Some people find adding some HCL to their diets helps, too.
The gas problems may be due to gut dysbiosis. A good paleo diet with added probiotics (preferably from fermented foods) will help heal the gut.
The most important thing paleowise is to really do it--half-a$$ed approaches are not going to get you anywhere. And don't give up after a week--there's an adjustment period where you may feel pretty rotten. You can get through it and feel much better on the other side.