You can’t control the wind…

Fart. Breaking wind. Let one rip. Gas. Flatulence. Cut the cheese.

Ok, admit it… you likely snickered right there, didn’t you? Especially if you’re a dude. No matter what you call it, we all do it. Studies show that on average, people pass gas an average of 14 times a day. If you’re a gastric bypass patient, you very well could be above average here. But do you know why?

Well, Dr. Mike Evans to the rescue. Dr. Mike Evans is a doctor out of Canada that does these GREAT animated videos that help explain a lot of great medical issues in basic terms with entertaining “white board animations”. I’ve used a few of them over on my Positively Healthy website already, but this one here seemed especially appropriate for posting here.

Now with the bypass, it’s fairly common thinking that part of the reason it happens more often is that foods hit our bowels in a state that is not as digested for folks with un-altered anatomies… which is likely part of it, but maybe it’s also what we eat.

Post-ops are often told to follow a high protein diet, and one of the things the Doc mentions in the video is just that… protein.

Anyways, I thought this would be a good way to start out the coming weekend… cheers!

Oh, and if you’re really looking for a word to use… here… HuffPo has a list of 150 Different Words for ‘Fart‘.

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