Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I am having a flatulence problem related to my frequent business travel. Can you suggest a remedy to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment that comes with flatulence?
A: Flatulence is a direct result of the intestinal bacterial function, and is directly related to your diet. I suggest you vary your diet to exclude dairy products, legumes, and high cellulose products. Try this for a period and see how it affects your bowel. Also, there are traditional Chinese herbal preparations that can ease the associated abdominal problems, including betel nut peel and Radix Aucklandiae. I suggest you consult a licensed practitioner to determine the cause of your problem and prescribe an appropriate course of action.
You may also find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao products helpful for flatulence: “Indigestion”, “Abundant Energy”, “B-Slim”, and the “Five Elements of Health”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.