Put Acid in Neutral to Figure out What’s Eating You – Ulcer Relief

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT  STRESS CAN CAUSE HOLES IN YOUR STOMACH…This is one of those ailments that make us all too happy to take advantage of today’s antibiotics, which can wipe out ulcers. Complete recovery can take up to about eight weeks. In the meantime, there are many steps you can take to relieve discomfort and prevent a recurrence. Don’t use any of the herbal medicines until you’ve finished all the antibiotics.

 

WHAT CAUSES THIS AILMENT??? Peptic ulcers are pitlike sores in the lining of your stomach or the uppermost section of  your small intestine, the duodenum.  A certain amount of hydrochloric acid and the digestive enzyme pepsin are necessary for the stomach to do its work of digesting food and absorbing some nurtients. When pepsin begins to digest your own tissue  THE PROBLEM IS ABOUT  TO BEGIN!! Your gastrointestinal tract usually protects itself from digestive juices with a thick layer of mucus and natural antacids. But bacteria that might be living in the wall of your GI tract, called Helicobacter pylori, can break down this defense system. H.pylori in recent studies has been found in 70% of gastric ulcer patients. This bacteria can be tested by a simple blood test and is usually treated with antimicrobal in addition to anti-secretory medicine.  Unfortunately now your natural immune system is low and out of balance…why???

An unbalance within the digestive system can develop by excess smoking , alcohol, coffee and stress furthermore assisting in the overproduction of stomach acids. Overuse of antacids, especially people who already have low levels of stomach acid should be highly aware because drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatories are leading factors of ulcers formation. These drugs can irritate the stomach lining and may promote ucleration with prolonged usage which is reason for takening them with milk or food – it buffers this reaction on the stomach lining. Although drug treatment of ulcers is very effective, drugs that block the production of acid in the stomach can cause digestive problems, nutritional deficiencies, and increased risk of gastrointestinal infections.

Heredity, food allergies, lack of fiber in the diet, and deficiencies of vitamins A and E may also contribute to the formation of  an ulcer.  Within your nutritional lifestyle  diet if you ingest acid- producing products like coffee, black tea, soda and smoking tobacco pre- ulcer conditions may occur. Genetics can also be a risk by having the inablility of the mucous membrane lining to defend itself and maintain optimal health and integrity or perhaps the family learned behaviors of dealing with stress and venting extreme emotions that factor in the equation.

 

 WHAT OHMYGOSH SUGGEST FOR ULCERS???

HERBS

  • Ginger may help reduce the release of digestive fluids in the GI tract. It also works against inflammation. Try eating  some candied ginger**Commercial ginger ales probably don’t contain enough ginger to do much good.
  • Deglycyrrhizinated licorice forms a protective coating between your stomach lining and your stomach acid – helping to heal the ulcer. Chew one DGL wafer about 30min before each meal.
  • Swallow a teaspoon of flaxseed. The seeds help produce alot of mucilage, a transparent, sticky, gelatinous substance, wich can help protect the lining of your stomach. And they are very high in omega-3 fatty acids, which will help lower your cholesterol.
  • Try aloe vera juice – 1/3 cup 2x a day. European remedy states juice seems to quell gastrointestinal inflammation and may reduce stomach acid secretions.
  • Chamomile promotes healing, decreases inflammation in the stomach and can ease the anxiety the may be perpetuating the ulcer.
  • Calendula are anti-inflammatory and wound-healing. They are also mildy astringent, which helps reduce bleeding.

**** ALL THESE HERBS SHOULD ONLY BE USED AFTER CONTACTING YOUR DOCTOR AND CONTACTING SOMEONE WHO IS KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE DOSAGE FOR YOUR USAGE***

FOODS

  • Indulge in some raw-cabbage juice. It’s probably not your beverage of choice, but if you have a peptic ulcer, it might hit the spot. The active substance in cabbage is probably glutamine, an amino acid that nourishes cells of the GI tract. If you dont have a home juicer, you can pick up raw- cabbage juice in health food stores.  Drink a quart everyday for 3 weeks for best results.
  • Don’t like Cabbage try pineapple is another good source of glutamine or okra.
  • Eat plenty of  onions. They contain sulfur compounds that may help to neutralize H. pylori.
  • Help yourself to honey. Some studies show that honey can discourage the growth of ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria. Spread some  on you morning toast or use it as a substitute for sugar.
  • Chamomile tea and Peppermint tea  have great anti-inflammatory properties and can assist in soothing the stomach pains.
  • Drink fresh lemon juice in warm water every morning (1/2 lemon squeezed)
  • Increase fiber in diet.
  • Spicy!! Doctors used to think spicy foods were not good for people with ulcers but modern research has shown that the chemical capsaicin(found in hot peppers) actually help to heal ulcers by stimulating blood flow to the wound.
  • Eat plenty of yogurt containing active cultures, especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, beneficial bacteria that inhibit H.pylori.

Vitamins

  • Vitamin C may slow down the growth of H. pylori if you have colonies of these bacteria in your stomach.  Take a 1,000mg  supplement 2xday. Citrus fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes, are good dietary sources.
  • Vitamin A is great and adds a broad range of fruits and vegetables to your diet like a daily multivitamin.
  • Zinc ions can be released into mucous membranes  – these ions can bind to bacteria preventing it from binding to docking points on the surface of where the infection is thriving.

 

 

OH MY GOSH PRODUCTS TO HELP WITH ULCER SYMPTOMS

Ultimate Ulcer Relief – Licorice, vitamin C and manuka honey/Comes antiboitic pill form or liquid

Soothing Stomach Tea – Chamomile and Calendula dried flowers , dried Meadowsweet herb and Slippery Elm Bark/This can be sipped throughout the day – hot or cold

Therapeutic Ulcer Remedy Massage Oil – Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Chamomile and Vitamin E – local treatment

Ultimate Ulcer Healing Tea – Marshmallow, Licorice, Slippery Elm, Echinancea, Geranium herbs and Sage Honey – these herbs are known for decreasing stomach acids and protein binding/Sage honey and Geranium are recommended for their astringent properties in preventing bleeding

**You will also be able to choose from OHMYGOSH ‘s Psycho – Aromatherapy Line very soon and choose from a variety of stress relieving products – remember this is one of the key triggers of ulcer formation….to recievemore information about this particular line or the Ulcer products email us at ohmygoshalternmed@gmail.com**

Hope OHMYGOSH has helped my readers again…”remember its not just what your eating  but think about what may be eating you?” 

 

Your Personal HEALTH AND BEAUTY Chemist,

Candice N. Frederick – OHMYGOSH Alternative Medicine & Aromatherapy Spa/Salon

 EXPERIENCE FLAWLESS INNOVATION.

 

P.S. Have any questions that need to been answers or concerns feel free to use the comment section and OMG will definitely get back with you.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Shirley Pankau on October 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Stomach acids can be quite temperamental sometimes and when the acid levels are very high it can really give you some nasty stomach ache. *,`*’

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