By: Joe Graedon December 1, 2014 3 Comments
    Celiac Disease Leads To Smelly Poop and Gas

    Q. People who have very smelly poop or gas that could knock a train off the tracks may have celiac disease. That was my problem, and a totally gluten-free diet cured the stinky poo/gas as well as many…

    By: Joe Graedon August 21, 2014 8 Comments
    Healthy Foods Foster Flatulence: How To Prevent …

    Q. I am trying to eat healthier by eating less meat and more vegetables, but I am not yet a vegetarian. I have noticed that on the days I have a meatless meal, for example eggplant, zucchini and brocc…

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2014 13 Comments
    Peppermint Oil for Digestive Woes (IBS) vs. Side…

    Q. I've heard that taking enteric-coated peppermint oil can help IBS. My worst symptoms are stomach cramps and flatulence, but I'm reluctant to eat out or travel. Some of my friendships have suffered.…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2014 6 Comments
    Papaya Enzyme for Better Digestion Cools Hot Fla…

    Q. My wife and I have found that papaya enzyme is a quick solution for heartburn and upset stomach and calms the effects of niacin. I have been in a heart study for the past 13 years. I started with f…

    By: Terry Graedon January 20, 2014 0 Comments
    Ambien Can Trigger Bad Heartburn Along with Slee…

    Q. Doctors believe Ambien is a relatively benign sleeping pill, but it wreaked havoc with my stomach. The bloating was the worst, followed closely by the acid reflux and extreme eructation (burping be…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2013 6 Comments
    How to Enjoy Yogurt Despite Lactose Intolerance

    Q. Actually this is not a question but an answer. On your radio show a caller with lactose intolerance asked about eating yogurt. I am also lactose intolerant and have come up with a very good solutio…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2013 11 Comments
    Floating Poop Poses Diagnostic Puzzle

    Q. As far back as I can remember, my stool has floated. I never worried about it until I saw something on the web about pancreatic cancer and floating poop. I did some research and found that if you h…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2012 7 Comments
    Lactose in Pills Caused Distress

    Q. I have had stomach pain and diarrhea for years, but over the last few months it reached a crisis. The pain was so bad I couldn't get comfortable sitting or even lying down. My stomach swelled up li…

    By: Terry Graedon May 7, 2012 2 Comments
    High-Fiber Bar Leads to Flatulence

    Q. If it hadn't happened to me I wouldn't have believed it. Recently several of my friends have reported bouts of extreme stomach cramps, severe bloating and uncontrollable gas. The common culprit in …