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|Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:03 am: || |
In response to your orignal question, Javonda, a few years back I was suffering some very, very painful gastro related pains and my friends mother gave me a mixture of herbs and spices out of her kitchen that I presume she created herself (due to the lack of fancy packaging).
I don't know what exactly was in it, but it was bar none the best thing I've ever taken for gas or stomach problems to this day in terms of how well and fast it worked (Mylanta always seems to "wear off" and takes a while before it kicks in for me) and how long after the symptoms returned (they did not that night). My friends mother gave me a large spoonful of the herbs, and a glass of water, and they helped immensely. From what I remember of the taste, I would safely say that ground anise was a likely ingredient, as was mint, and that stuff that they give you in Indian Restaurants at the end of the meal, but the rest I'm unsure of. I thought this might help you if you're still having issues with your acr if you kept a mix for yourself in your cabinet.
|Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 1:32 pm: || |
Stop taking the Prilosec/Nexium. It will only aggravate the problem long term.
Try ORGANIC unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. Yes, it is counter-intuitive. It works because the intense sourness makes the stomach to close. Do a Google for more details. It really works.
|Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 10:05 am: || |
The vinegar works for many people, depending on the cause for the gastro pains. If the problem is being caused by say, sulfites, I take baking soda and magnesium orotate from Beyond A Century. My grandmother would steep anise (licorice taste) seeds in hot water with a couple slices of fresh ginger. Works well. A little mint would help, too.
|Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 10:31 am: || |
Reflux, heartburn, indigestion, food in the stool, etc are caused by LOW stomach acid, not TOO MUCH stomach acid. Never do anything that neutralizes stomach acid, you need it. Deb A. is correct, it keeps the stomach valve closed. It also causes the body to produce it's own neutralizer for when the contents empty into the small intestine. Without enough stomach acid to trigger the body's neutralizer, what acid you do have will splash up into the esophagus and also burn the small intestine, where it does not belong. (And cause too many other problems, long term, for me to list here.) Look it up and don't listen to the MD establishment, on neutralizing stomach acid.