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Ammonia Permeability: Suffering from Constant Flatulence or Gas After Eating?

This is an embarrassing and at times, painful condition called “Ammonia Permeability” and the following may be what is happening in the body to cause these symptoms:

Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, hatred, guilt, shame or depression cause adrenalin to increase due to the impact of these stresses on the adrenal glands. This increased adrenalin causes hydrochloric acid (HCL) production to drop. Hydrochloric acid is secreted into the stomach and is needed to digest meat, and other proteins including nuts and seeds. The combination of fat and sugar (cake, cookies, doughnuts, etc.), lowers hydrochloric acid as well.

Without adequate HCL, these foods putrefy or rot in the intestines creating ammonia gas. Ammonia gas then enters the blood stream and the tissues creating the feeling of unease, fatigue, skin problems, restless sleep, anxiety and other issues.

It is important to treat the cause of Ammonia Permeability by addressing stressful negative emotions and supporting the adrenal glands as well as treating the symptoms of unease, fatigue, skin problems, restless sleep, anxiety, etc. Become aware of the negative emotions that you are experiencing and work on releasing them. One powerful exercise you can do that will allow you to let these emotions go is Mental Field Therapy which involves tapping on acupuncture points on the upper body.

Specific supplements that lower cortisol and adrenaline are GABA, Kava kava and Cortisol Manager. You don’t need all of them, just one will do. Meditation or guided visualization is very helpful to keep the mind clear and positive starting with 5 min per day and gradually increasing the time by 1 minute per day.

In terms of Naturopathic treatments, the “Stress Buster IV” is a combination of high doses of B vitamins, Vitamin C, minerals like magnesium and zinc and amino acids such as L-taurine and glycine, lower adrenaline and cortisol. B Complex and vitamin C supplements help support the adrenal glands and lower these stress hormones. Weekly or bi-weekly B complex injections into the muscle is another option. Symptomatic treatment of ammonia permeability includes activated charcoal to dissolve the gas, L-glutamine powder to help heal damage to the intestinal walls, digestive enzymes with meals to ensure proper food breakdown and a multi-strain probiotic to introduce more beneficial bacteria into the digestive tract. Hydrochloric acid can be built up by drinking straight celery juice on an empty stomach. It is surprising how quickly the body can heal itself and how great you can feel, when you give your system the support it needs.

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