Yawning Away Dietary Indiscretions
Excess gas means the body doesn’t like the …
1) type of food
2) amount of food
3) temperature of food
4) combination of food
5) emotions causing the lousy digestion of food
Here’s one example out of many possibilities.
Sir Dyce Duckworth, M.D. (seriously, that’s his name) wrote …
“Milk is not well borne when given in large quantities at a time. Physiologically it is taken in sips, and gradually introduced into the stomach, to be acted upon slowly. Large clots of curd are naturally found if it be imbibed by ounces, and distressing pain may follow on this. It is best to dilute the milk with lime water to one-third or one-fourth, or to give rusks with it, so as to delay the formation of masses of curd. In very irritable states of stomach, only teaspoons can be tolerated at intervals of a quarter of an hour, and this quantity is best given diluted with lime water. Skimmed milk is better digested when large quantities have to be given.”
Sewer gas and intestinal gas are capable of indefinite expansion, thanks to the usual suspects — carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, methane, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine gas, nitric oxide, nitrogen oxide, nitrous oxide, etc.
Once the intestines have been chemically violated, a mechanical solution is the quickest option — yawning and stretching to activate VENTING.
By the time the honest-to-God plumber arrives at your flooded house, you’ve already tried the Liquid-Plumr®.
A plunger unstops a drain quicker & slicker than a drain cleaner.
Fluids stuck at the wrong level cause gas retention and the other way around.
That’s why oil companies VENT a gas well by exposing it to atmospheric pressure — called “blowing down” the well.