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August 2, 2011

Curing Acid Reflux Naturally

Acid Reflux Diet CureAcid Reflux is a condition that is all too common in individuals today. Also known as Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, it occurs when the liquids in the stomach back up into the esophagus. This reflux of stomach acid causes pain and can become a chronic condition. By making changes in diet, having patience and using some natural remedies, individuals can stop acid reflux.

Extra weight presses on the abdomen pushing the stomach upward and aggravating acid reflux. Overweight individuals should work to lose pounds and then maintain a healthy weight. A good strategy for weight loss should work slowly, causing 1-2 pounds to be lost each week. Avoid wearing tight clothes while losing weight. They press on the abdomen and lower esophageal sphincter muscle increasing reflux.

Some foods and drinks seem to trigger heartburn. They are different for each individual, but common ones are fried, fatty foods, tomato sauce, chocolate, alcohol, garlic, onion, and caffeine. Along with eating smaller meals, limiting or avoiding these foods can alleviate acid reflux to a point where other remedies aren?t necessary.

A detoxifying diet: drinking 1 gallon of water a day along with quality probiotics in high doses can restore normal stomach function for many people. Those who suffer from acid reflux need to drink more water than others to dilute stomach acids and normalize their pH.

Using two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily has the potential to make the entire body healthier. It may seem odd to many, recommending an acidic remedy to help an acid problem, but this works for people who have suffered with acid reflux. Everybody?s body is different. If ACV doesn?t work, there are many other remedies that might help.

Some herbal remedies that lessen the effects of acid reflux are licorice, slippery elm, chamomile and marshmallow. All these have provided relief when taken regularly in liquid, capsule form, or as tea. Any herbal product can interact with other medications. A doctor can recommend a safe dosage to use when trying an herbal remedy.

Relaxation techniques can calm an individual?s anxiety and stress. This may also reduce acid reflux. Different relaxation techniques such as guided imagery or progressive muscle relaxation are taught by trained instructors as part of exercise classes or through other resources.

Acupuncture is an ancient process involving inserting needles at specific places on the body. One small study showed that acupuncture did help people with heartburn that had persisted in spite of medical intervention. This treatment may also help those who have tried other natural remedies without positive results.

Seventy-five percent of people with gastric problems test positive for Helicobacter pylori, the only bacteria stomach acid can?t kill. The wormwood herb: Artemisia asiatica and garlic have compounds which optimize bowel flora and kill this pathogenic organism. Garlic cloves must be crushed or chewed in order for the active ingredient?allicin?to become available for use by the body.

Natural remedies may work better for one individual than another. Be patient, and try more than one option to find the remedy that will stop acid reflux. For more information on curing acid reflux naturally be sure to contact Reflux Remedy at www.refluxrememdy.com today!

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February 7, 2011

Gastritis Natural Cure

The natural genuine care of your digestive health can and will cure gastritis. All you really need to know is that your natural healing intelligence is waiting for you to help.

Americans are raised by a dysfunctional educational system based on memorizing data, rather than based on the encouragement and development of introspective research skills.

By simply beginning to question all things you can reverse your gastritis and you can prevent gastritis from ever recurring again.

Another innate problem with American education is that it’s always biased, or slanted toward whomever or whatever is funding it.

Unfortunately the fact is global pharmaceutical companies are funding most all of our top institutions and universities to ultimately help serve their own special interests . . . not yours.

A natural cure for gastritis should not be a mystery to the modern man or woman. It seems the more technologically advanced America becomes, the less informed its citizens become.

Gastritis has a natural cure, but first you need to learn what the main cause of gastritis is. Everyone wants a magical silver bullet pill that makes everything all right. Well, living against the grain of Mama Nature isn’t all right, it’s all wrong and no pill will ever change that fact.

I know if Big Pharma told Americans that there is a magic ‘bluepill’ that will allow them to continue to live the wrong way; most people would take the ‘bluepill’ rather than change.

The terms bluepill and its opposite, redpill, are pop culture terms that have become a common metaphor for the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (bluepill) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (redpill).

The truth is gastritis cannot happen as long as you maintain a natural alkaline pH.

You see excessive alcohol consumption and pharmaceutical dependency are the main culprits behind gastritis; well that and an acid producing diet.

Helicobacter pylori are blamed as the bacteria causing gastritis, yet no one ever points out that there are beneficial bacteria that help your immune system prevent bad bacteria from thriving. All you have to do is help provide a natural alkaline pH balance between 7.25 and 7.4 and Helicobacter pylori can’t even live, let along thrive.

Gastritis is a symptom of acidosis, which is an imbalance of the quality of terrain inside you. Gastritis needs a sick terrain to develop in.

Everything in your body, every cell, tissue and organ except your digestive juices is alkaline . . . the opposite of acidic. When your tissue becomes burdened with acid wastes from poor diet, ONLY then gastritis can develop, along with a host of other unwanted health issues and degenerative diseases.

The natural cure for gastritis is to refuse the metaphorical bluepill of ignorant bliss and take responsibility for helping restore balance through genuine care.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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January 25, 2011

Causes of Gastritis

It’s not a big mystery what causes gastritis, for one thing, gastritis isn’t a drug deficiency . . . you can rule that out.

Gastritis like any disorder or degenerative health issue, it’s a matter of nurturing proper nutrition and having healthy lifestyle habits.

When you ask what causes gastritis you are really asking what causes the stomachs protective layer of specialized cells to become weakened?

Normally you have a protective mucus lining that shields your naked stomach cells from corrosive stomach acid.

Your digestive system isn’t designed to digest itself.

Once you identify the underlying root cause of your gastritis and remove the cause, your body heals relatively fast.

Here’s a list of gastritis triggers and possible causes:

  • Helicobacter pylori is the name of a bacteria found in ulcerations of people with gastritis. The interesting thing is millions of people have these bacteria and they don’t have any gastritis symptoms. The reason is bacteria, like viruses are opportunistic organisms, which means if the conditions are right they will flourish and thrive . . . so the condition is a cause of gastritis, not the bacterium.
  • Pain drugs like Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) often irritate the stomach environment, changing the conditions. Taking aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen can upset the delicate digestive system leaving it vulnerable to infection and inflammation causing gastritis.
  • Alcohol is literally more addictive than crack cocaine and because of this fact it’s considered a socially acceptable drug because getting everyone to stop taking alcohol is impossible . . . prohibition never works. Alcohol, like NSAIDs changes the conditions of your digestive system’s environment, making it subject to bacterial infection and causing gastritis.
  • Stress will also change your internal conditions making your stomach more vulnerable to the cause of gastritis.
  • When your cells lose inner-net communication they can end up causing an immune reaction and attacks itself without realizing it. This is called an auto-immune dysfunction, which is rare but it does happens more often in people with other auto-immune disorders like diabetes type 1, Hashimoto’s disease or Addison’s disease. The cause of autoimmune gastritis can be a simple communication breakdown triggered by a nutritional deficiency and lifestyle factors.
  • Gastritis can be triggered from eating too much animal proteins and fats in which case bile reflux disease can develop often causing gastritis. Bile helps you digest animal fats. Bile is made in your liver and stored in your gallbladder and prevented from contaminating your small intestine by a valve . . . if bile leaks by it will inflame and turn into acute gastritis.
  • Other problems that can cause gastritis or are associated with it are AIDS, Crohn’s disease, parasites, liver failure, kidney dysfunction and some connective tissue disorders.

Bottom line is if you learn to keep your internal conditions properly balanced though right diet and lifestyle you can prevent or even reverse the cause of gastritis.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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January 10, 2011

Diet for Gastritis

For too long now doctors have been recommending a bland diet to help prevent or cure gastritis.

In fact a bland diet, more often than not, isn’t good for gastritis or acid reflux.

Gastritis comes mainly from inflammation in the cells found in your stomach lining. Many things can trigger the kind of inflammation that leads to gastritis, even a bland diet.

One of the most common triggers of gastritis symptoms is from bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, the same bacteria involved in the formation of stomach ulcers.

Anything that causes an acidic environment inside your body’s tissues can trigger the inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis).

Some known causes of an acidic environment which the gastritis-type bacteria thrive in are:

  • Digestive bile back-up
  • Immune imbalance
  • Ibuprophen and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).

A diet that produces an alkaline environment in your body tissues will prevent, reverse and cure gastritis, but there is no need to limit your diet to the bland side of life.

You see it is a scientific certainty that gastritis bacteria cannot live inside you when you have an alkaline pH. All that really means is your has a healthy balance of ionic minerals, nutrients and cofactors that help maintain healthy oxygen levels in your tissues.

If you suffer from indigestion, heartburn, stomach aches, hiccups, nausea, vomiting or dark stools you most likely are suffering from an acid pH that can lead to gastritis symptoms. All that means is your body tissues are lacking ionic minerals, nutrients and oxygen.

Bacteria that cause gastritis thrive in a low oxygen acidic environment. The ONLY place you should have acid is within the stomach area and in your body waste. All your cells, including the cells in your stomach lining need an alkaline environment to survive.

That’s why gastritis and the damage it causes to your tissue can be reversed and healed. As soon as normal oxygen and mineral levels are restored the healing process begins to win over the gastritis.

Your diet should be made of a variety of delicious vegetables and fruits. Simply eliminate the gastritis triggering, acid forming diet foods and products. Diet foods that are over cooked, diet foods high in refined sugar, diet foods containing vegetable oils, canola oils or hydrogenated trans-fatty oils will add to acid waste build-up.

Your gastritis diet depends on you eating small portions throughout the day. It is better to have 5 meals that are small than one or two large meals.

A gastritis diet rich with steamed or raw vegetables of a variety of colors will help provide enzymes, minerals and nutrients your body needs to maintain an alkaline environment.

Keep in mind bacteria, virus, fungus, yeast and even cancer cells can NOT live in a balanced alkaline tissue. Your gastritis diet should be anything but bland . . . just know to avoid some spicy or fatty foods, especially while your gut is healing from the gastritis damage and ulcerations.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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