I have occasionally been accused of being a grumpy old fart. The odd, “harumph” notwithstanding, it might have some validity. I wonder why, as we get older, we sometimes take on this grumpy air? It’s not necessarily a baby boomer thing as I remember my Dad being a bit grumpier as he got older, too and have seen this phenomenon in many others along the way. Apparently it is important to investigate this matter and bring the cause out into the open so we can all understand. Your faithful scribe has taken on this task and my report follows: research grants have been awarded to study what is now labelled Irritable Male Syndrome (consider the use of perfectly good money to create a name for that which is quite normal). My grumpiness showing? Maybe, but read on.
There are a number of triggers for this state of being including, politicians, economists, talking heads, so-called experts, and various and sundry other self appointed interpreters of the state of the world being. The underlying cause in all of this is the repetitive nature of their constant opinions and bullshit. Yes, our BS meters become far more sensitive as we age. We can get sick and tired of the same old ideas presented with different words. Take for example, the politicians of every age and persuasion who have always been telling us that the opposition is bad for us and that they will now make changes for our benefit. The old regime was a negative force in our lives and if we just vote this new flavor into power, all will be right with our world because only the new group represents the best interests of the populace. Have you ever heard that before? Of course you have, and repeatedly, ad nauseum. Four years later, the same BS gets repeated again, and again, and again. No wonder we get irritable – we’ve heard the same BS for so long that we no longer believe any of it and long for the fresh air of truth.
However, after much research on your behalf, and the sharp eye of my cousin Sally Weaver, I have found the cure for grumpiness and we will reveal all right after this musical interlude.
BOOMER TUNE ALERT
The Mar-Keys released a song in 1961 called “Last Night” that I’ll bet none of you remember but for some strange reason became one of my favourites. It hit # 3 on the Pop charts and #2 on the R& B charts. It’s an instrumental and one of the things that makes it unique for the time is that there is no guitar in the tune. Give it a listen and then come back for the “grumpy old fart” solution.
And now that you are all “tuned up,” let’s proceed to the solution to “grumpy old fart syndrome”. This is ground breaking research painstakingly undertaken by an expert in her field. I would like you to pay particular attention to benefit # 7 as this gasses any previous reasons to hold in your feelings.
Farting: 7 Surprising And Spectacular Health BenefitsREBECCA ENDICOTT
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the appeal of maintaining an air of mystery. Still, sometimes you just have to square your shoulders and tell it like it is.
I think this is especially true when it comes to information on leading a healthy lifestyle.
Health, even at it’s very best, can be kind of messy and gross. That’s why it’s so important to have these frank conversations from time to time.
Today’s topic? Flatulence. Farting. Passing gas. No matter how you put it, it doesn’t get any prettier, but it can have a dramatic influence on your health.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn about a few of the stunning health benefits of letting one rip.
Benefit #1: It Reduces Bloating
Benefit #2: It’s Good For Your Colon Health
Benefit #3: It’s An Excellent Early Warning System
Benefit #4: The Odor Is Good For You
Benefit #5: It Can Help You Balance Your Diet
Benefit #6: It Indicates Healthy, Happy Gut Bacteria
Benefit #7: It’s A Huge Relief