A firefighter said he’s been dubbed ‘Stinky Grandad’ by his grandkids due to his issues about passing wind. Lovely.
Craig appeared on Channel 4’s Know Your Sh*t: Inside Our Guts, where he opened up to hosts Alana and Lisa Macfarlane at the wonderfully named Poo HQ about his problems with farting and frequently using the toilet - and by frequently I mean up to 10 times a day. That must be some record, surely?
The show features a variety of people who are all living with different issues related to their guts and has a team of medical experts who can offer advice and solutions to help improve their lives.
When Craig appeared on the show, he revealed his guts’ bad behaviour is impacting both his work and home life.
He told the hosts: “My farts are really bad during the night sometimes. It’s really really bad. Uncomfortable.
"I let so much wind out in the night I have a flat stomach in the morning.
"It's really off-putting for my partner, she'll say, 'You've done it again!' and get the room sprays out."
Craig has also earned the rather undesirable nickname ‘Stinky Granddad’ for what I’m going to assume are quite obvious reasons.
And things aren’t much better at home, either, with Craig explaining: "It does affect my private life and my professional life as a firefighter. If we’re out and about as soon as I get back, I need to use a toilet.
“I need to also plan my shift work; make sure I’m not going to need a little toilet whilst I’m at operational incidents.”
For anyone suffering such issues, the idea of going on national TV to talk about it might not be high on their list of priorities and Craig is no different, admitting to having seconds thoughts about revealing all but decided to go ahead with it to try and get some answers.
"I was second guessing coming on the show but I'm that desperate to find out what it is," he said.
“There might be a few people out there, same as me and with the same problem.”
In an attempt to get to the erm… bottom… of what was going on, Craig underwent tests on the show which, thankfully, all came back normal.
So after receiving advice from the team, he decided to switch up his diet to include fewer foods containing hydrogen sulphide like cabbage and onion and more fibre.
He now enjoys a mostly plant-based diet which seems to have done the trick as he’s farting less and when he does there’s less of an odour. Good for him.
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