So I have been paleo for 2 years and have zero problems. I got my parents on the lifestyle about 2 months ago and my mother called today about my dad. He has lost about 20 pounds and is doing great. The only problem is that every time he has gas, he has a little extra, lets all it "sharting" instead of farting, if you know what I mean. He has been strict on the diet and, being slightly OCD, does not deviate. He does, however, have a non alcoholic beer at night ( he has not been a drinker for some time). The only other things he injests are some medications as he is epileptic. This has never been a problem before, according to my mother.
The non alcholic beer is probably made from wheat and may be the problem.
Sounds like he has an absorption problem in the gut. Perhaps he does not have enough stomach acid to fully digest the meat and fat and it is coming through not totally digested. He can drink a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8oz of water a couple times a day or he can take HCL pills to get more acid in his stomach.
If it is Gut dysbiosis, he can eat fiberous inulin products such as burdock root, chicory, jicama, artichokes, jerusalem artichokes, pectin....all which ferment in the gut which does the healing.
Personal sharting experiences: (1) letting dairy in; and (2) hitting a little (or a lot) too much fat for me to digest at once, usually in the way of coconut products. The rare encounters with dairy are usually the culprit of sharting.
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