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Home > Newsletters > November 2007 > Ask the Doctor

Points -  Ask the Doctor

Q: What can you suggest to alleviate gas discomfort, and what foods should one stay away from if you suffer from this?

A:  Gas is indicative of digestive function deficiency and stagnation of Qi (Chi). This can be alleviated with reducing the foods that produce gas, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy diet.

1. Avoid the following foods, as they tend to produce gas: onions, soda, beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Dairy products should be eliminated.

2. Increase physical activity by taking a twenty-minute walk after meals. The last meal should be eaten no later than 7 PM. Do not smoke or drink coffee; green tea is a good substitute.

3. Consume more hawthorn berries, papaya, sweet potatoes, oats, pearl barley, apples, and orange peel.

Try this: dry and store orange peel for one month. Boil tea out of the orange peel and drink after meals.

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This month's Ask the Doctor question was answered by:

Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D. from his website:


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