Q. What is the best thing to do for daily, frustrating, embarrassing gas? I eat high-fiber foods during the week, but I eat various things on the weekends and it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I have continuous gas all week.
A. A record of what you eat and how your gut responds may be helpful in pinpointing whether you are reacting to a specific food. Some people find that milk and dairy products cause them distress. Others have trouble with foods like bagels or pretzels. Once you identify a likely culprit, avoiding it should tell you if you were correct.
Another reader found a simple solution: “Activia yogurt is excellent in stopping flatus. One small carton a day stopped most of the problem.” Activia contains probiotics (good germs) that can aid digestion.