I honestly can't think of another reason, because I toot everyday no matter how I change my eating times. I'll eat a meal every two hours and still be gassy. They also always stink... what is up with that? Doesn't matter what fruit I eat.
Well this was a nice thing to talk about in-front of everyone :P
Oh yes. When I went vegan (not even hcrv) 2 years ago it was an issue. Lots of flatulence. Digestive system getting used to all that fiber.
Do not worry, the gas will pass.
Make sure you are avoiding starchy root veggies (carrots, beets) and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, etc.) as those can cause flatulence and other issues.
I sure hope it does pass. I haven't been 811rv for that long, only about 5 months. Feel like I need to invent some kind of vehicle that runs on this gas so I could do more traveling.
ha,ha like this-some possible suggestions,mint tea(could be fresh mint)a vegan probiotic could help if its uncomfortable and exercise always helps get things moving!
Chamomile tea, is not raw, but a very good reliever of windy digestion. Give it a try, and let us know.
Just want to take a sec to appreciate the term "windy digestion."
Well, it is not very accurate, I am guilty of coming up with my far fetched word combo-abombos.
Digestion is not windy, but the wind is there afterwards...kind of...
+1 Ditto :D @ AJ
Very common (perhaps the most common) effect of detox. And it can continue well into our HCRV adventure... so at 5 months in isn't surprising that it's still around. Other potential causal factors to be aware of:
1) Cooked meals can often cause gas when mixed with raw.
2) Under-ripe fruit. See HERE.
3) Bad food combinations. Check out the chart on the bottom of My Page.
Typically, as Peter says, the gas will pass, as your digestive system both recovers from past abuse and gets used to increased fiber. One thing I've noticed is that long term, even if I do have gas occasionally now, there's absolutely no smell; it seems to me that the smell is a sure sign your body is cleaning house! :)
One more to add:
4) if you're having smoothies... try using the 'pulse' feature, and avoid the vortex/maelstrom effect, which mixes a lot of air into our smoothies, which we then ingest.
Not to mention the air oxidizes the smoothie and destroys the taste and some of the nutrients.
Thats true, also, my banana shakes got brown really fast when I whipped it up more.