(3) Avoid "leaded" (sugar-containing) fizzy sodas--they cause increased "gas;"
(4) Cut (dilute) all fruit juices at least 50-50 with water; they are very concentrated and can cause cramping, diarrhea, and gas problems when not diluted;
(5) Avoid all dairy foods (milk & milk-products). They are high in lactose, or milk sugar, which may not get digested early due to your less efficient anatomy. Once down in the large intestine, the bacteria digest lactose into water and carbon dioxide gas; water comes out as diarrhea and the gas, as gas with cramping and bloating. Taking small amounts of milk and milk products with an enzyme called "lactase" is usually OK;
(6) Avoid gas-forming foods=beans, peas, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower;
(7) Avoid all raw vegetables. Cook all vegetables in an open saucepan to allow gas to escape into the air instead of in you;
(8) Avoid raw fruits. Canned and processed fruits packed in their own juice and then rinsed with water will produce less gas than when they are eaten raw;
(9) Eat slowly and take a full two to three minutes between bites. It will help to use your three minute egg timer as a visual aid;
(10) Block open your mouth with a pen. Open your mouth wide and try to swallow -- you will agree it is difficult -- you know when you are swallowing. So, in order to break the cycle or stop excess swallowing with stress, put a pen cross-wise in your mouth between your teeth and wear it for hours at a time, even sleeping. Once you break the cycle or finish the stress, the excess air swallowing should improve or cease;
(11) Use air fresheners, incense, potpourri, Arm and Hammer sprays, and exhaust fans at work, bedroom, bathroom. etc. Books of matches which have a refreshing "cover" smell are available at novelty stores like Spencer's. Putting a few drops of Aspirin solution or a ground up Aspirin tablet in the toilet before use can also help;
(12) Simethicone products such as Gas-x help absorb gas; use package dosage.