Aug 01, 2013
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ACIDIC STOMACH/ACIDOSIS/DYSPEPSIA/HYPER ACIDITY/STOMACH PROBLEMS ==================================================================
Guys, this one is my personal experience of dealing with a very complex issue. You may exercise your own judgment in following some of cure below. You must read this blog in its entirety for at least 2-3 times to understand the cure mechanism. Also Brands of herbs that I used in this blog is only for reference to what I used, and not to promote or side with them. Yes, I am one of very rare, cured patient and hence am sharing my experience for benefit to others. My cure was mostly brought by my own persistent research on this matter after realization, that allopathic method has no cure (idiopathic) available except managing symptoms through medicines, as I searched on internet to find not even one case, where it was cured. Yes, most of you know or believe that gastro paresis (Delayed stomach emptying) cannot be cured as that is what your experience is. Since, I got cured once, and when it struck again after around 20 months I have been able to trace back and understand what caused my cure the first time. This blog will help those who face following symptoms: - stomach anxieties after meals, burning pain around abdominal area, making you nausea, dizzy and always hungry and there is a considerable weight loss. Also it causes Acid reflux in some people if the valve at end of esophagus (neck) does not close properly. This blog shall also help those having acid reflux/GERD/Heartburn issues/Acidosis after meals. Also this is HOLISTIC program so all steps must be followed together as mentioned in this blog to get good results. ONE SHALL NEVER start this program without TRIPHALA / Black salt (grey or pink in color) or Himalayan pink salt.
This blog has my own research on how to manage and possibly cure this problem (gastro paresis/Dysmotility/Acid Buildup) without medicines and only natural methods (Herbs/Stomach Exercises and Diet control) are used to control or cure this problem :->
Also if you do not want to worry about reading so much information and just skip to steps to deal with the issue, then here is the LINK:
FIRST, THE POSSIBLE CURE/Management, the way I see it
NSAID Painkiller Drugs/Skipping meals on frequent basis/Eating mostly Acid forming food lifestyle where alkaline reserves are in short supply/Too much intake of Strong Food like Fried food, White Flour, Red Meat/Baked food or in some case surgeries or for some other reason, have Caused slow down in stomach Digestion thus resulting in Dysmotility Or Gastro paresis or partial paralysis of stomach Causing delayed emptying of stomach. Intake of fatty food (Rich oily) that was also Red meat (mutton) triggered Delayed emptying in my case. The acid accumulation affects especially if the mucus layer on intestinal wall has thinned. The delayed emptying may also be started by onset of Acidosis (My case). Acidosis may also be caused by renal tubular acidosis (RTA) that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to remain too acidic. When your blood is contaminated with excess acids or your body liquids are acidic, results in all sorts of issues starting with slow digestion and then all subsequent related problems that manifest. Vice a versa Gastro paresis (Delayed emptying) will itself cause acid buildup and if you have thin mucus on stomach lining, may result in acidosis. Thus in some people (my case) where mucus layer on stomach lining is thinned may get acidosis if there is a prolonged acid buildup.
“ http://www.phoenixhealth.me/stomach_health.htm “
” http://www.aboutgimotility.org/site/about-gi-motility/disorders-of-the-stomach/ “
Delayed emptying further results in ACID BUILDUP, and excess acids in turn make our stomach Sensitive thus making it difficult to drink tea coffee Alcohol or anything that stimulates the stomach. Mostly over acidic state in small intestine is the culprit which inhibits further emptying. The acids are also released, if you have consistent anxiety and panic attacks especially if they are centered on stomach area. This causes stomach anxieties, severe weight loss and regular flare ups making you nausea, dizzy and always hungry etc. It has major impact on your bowel movement as it literally slows it down causing severe constipation issues. What this means is that final cure shall ensure regular bowel movement. As acidity prone individuals (thin stomach/mucosal lining is not able to protect us from excess acids produced for digestion); we can never afford to have food that would hold acids released for digestion for long time in stomach. That means all type of meats shall be ate in isolation and not combined with white flour foods and the meat should never be fried. If you are going to eat food that would take long to digest e.g. white flour food, fried food then you must never eat meat along with these. Having a compromised stomach lining (thinned) the acids released for meat (protein) digestion are hold up if combined with food that take long to digest and thus would cause flare ups and would stress the stomach thereby promoting the delayed emptying. Conversely depletion of alkaline reserves (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) causes digestive acids not to be neutralized properly thus hurting the intestinal lining and increased/prolonged acid buildup decreases the PH causing delayed emptying of stomach. Once delayed emptying has started it goes in loop and thus makes it difficult to recover unless you have understood the mechanism to deal with it as mentioned in this blog. The mechanism of Blood Cleanse/Intestinal cleanse (TRIPHALA) along with building alkaline reserves through Organic salts(Rock/Black/Sea salt (impure crystals) and using mucilage food like Flax,Fenugreek,Chia seeds to resolve constipation , Blood purification(Wheat grass powder/raisin soaked water) and L Glutamine based intestinal repairs shall help manage problem for good.
As acidity prone individuals (thin stomach/mucosal lining is not able to protect us from excess acids produced for digestion);we must avoid Red meat, White flour products and Fried food or have them only in moderation (once every 7-10 days in small quantity only). All type of meat shall be had only in Grilled / Steamed/Roasted/ Boiled form to avoid acid buildup in future. Also White Flour foods should never be combined with meat as stomach will find it tough to digest two strong foods together and delay in digestion will hold acids for long time in your stomach thus causing you flare ups and subsequently acidosis if you have a thin mucus layer or stomach lining. Any food that will require lots of acids to be released (Red meat, Rich oily food) is no no for us. We must also look for products that help intestinal repair/ Mucosa support/gut repair protocol, that are specifically L - Glutamine based. L - Glutamine (5gm minimum per day, 5 days a week) is known to help restore Gut lining thereby may help resolve the gastro paresis from root.
If you have used a Car with Dual fuel (Petrol & CNG) you must have noticed how it runs smoothly on petrol but when on CNG the pickup is not that smooth and you can feel that heavy load gives more issues when on CNG. What I am saying is, that our body runs gr8 when on good blood type, but when the same blood type is intoxicated or not healthy, we start to have problem like not able to eat heavy food and slow digestion. Our blood is made of what we ate in last 5-6 months. Our treatment therefore must include blood purification and Kidney cleanse as major tasks. This can be done by having good food type over next few months and by increasing alkaline reserves (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc that are found in seeds, salts & coconut water in plenty) that are needed to neutralize acids that are produced in body. As you build alkaline reserves you will see increase in digestion and say good bye to delayed stomach motility. That is why, when you are on allopathic PPI/H2 Blockers having good time continuing to eat same type of food that you are used to, but as soon as you stop taking pills, then you are back with issue, is because you have not replaced the blood with healthy type by eating healthy food. It is this unhealthy blood type that continues to cause delay emptying of stomach. So long, that you continue to suppress acids using PPI, delayed emptying will continue to persist. Read DISCUSSION section of article here:
“ http://gut.bmj.com/content/42/2/243.full “
" http://www.shapefit.com/body-acidity-problems.html "
“ http://india-ayurvedic.blogspot.in/2012/07/ayurvedic-medicine-for-blood.html “
It is this onset of ACIDOSIS that started Delayed emptying in my case, and acid buildup in turn manifested additional issues like Constipation(1), sensitive stomach(2) (where intake of spicy food especially liquid curries, tea coffee causes further anxiety), Functional dyspepsia(3) (feeling of fullness even with small meals) and also you cannot eat heavy meals (4) at this stage. Also depletion of alkaline reserves (5) causes indigestion and result in delayed digestion & Acidosis. We must also restore the mucus layer (6) on intestinal lining by having mucilage food every day.
All these 6 issues must be dealt with to get final cure i.e. increasing stomach motility. Functional dyspepsia can be cured by stomach exercise (Kapalbhati/Sit up) while Triphala helps Sensitive stomach and motility issues. Restoring alkalinity of blood will help us in eating heavy foods. Similarly we must increase alkaline reserves by eating Healthy Salts along with regular table salts with every meal. To help restore mucus layer on intestinal walls, we shall continue to have 2 -3 spoonful of grounded flax seed powder (along with water), fenugreek seeds grounded , chia seeds gounded, Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) to help cultivate the right surface moisture and slippage on intestinal walls as the healthy mucus layer is essential to protect stomach lining from Acid secretion that takes place for digestion.
Instead what is required is, to follow a Leaky Gut Repair Protocol (Leaky Gut Prescription) that involves use of alkaline reserves (Seeds & Salts), TRIHPHALA capsule for motility, L Glutamine for Intestinal repair and lightly cooked diet that is devoid of Meat during recovery period, white Flour foods & Rich oily curries. Your food is going to be your medicine from now on. We will use right food; Intestinal & Blood cleanse and build alkaline reserves to get rid of this complex issue. Also we must increase alkaline reserves of body to reverse acidosis which is actually a root cause for delayed emptying of stomach. Consuming a diet of 80 percent alkaline-forming foods and 20 percent acid-forming foods can help build and preserve your alkaline reserve. Drink ALKALINE water and electrolyte-containing beverages. We must also look for NATURAL methods to purify/restore alkalinity of the blood alongside for speedy recovery. The journey from soft/Lightly prepared(Quickly prepared) diet To strong diet is a slow one, but will ensure final cure. There is also a section in this blog on How to Stop PPI/H2 Blockers. Please read that also. @@@ Getting off H2 Blockers/PPI class of drugs is one of the important steps in curing or managing this issue. @@@
Also if you do not want to worry about reading so much information and just skip to steps to deal with the issue, then here is the LINK:
Ingredients used by me: -
Drakshasav/Panchasav (for acidosis cure, avoid during sensitive stomach stage) /Trikatu (for upper GI tract)/Manjishtha or Purim (HemoCare, Himalaya brand for Blood cleanse) Dashmularishta/ (for Immunity)/ mahamanjishtha kada/Raktashodhak Baidyanath blood purification rasayans. “ http://www.baidyanathayurveda.com/defectiveblood.html “.
I have personally used L Glutamine based recovery powder (mucosa repair) along with Flax seeds (grind them), Alfalfa seeds grounded, Fenugreek seeds grounded, Chia seeds and Wheat grass juice along with raisins/ Chia seeds (sabja hindi) soaked water on daily basis to help restore alkalinity of blood and also to increase alkaline reserves (which are found in seeds, unrefined salts & coconut water in plenty).
You may use other natural methods/Brands for blood cleansing as per your choice. All that is required is, to find a way to purify/ restore alkalinity of the blood using natural methods as defective blood is the root cause in this case. Look for Goji berries Juice (Wolf Berries), Liquid Chlorophyll / Flax Seeds , chia seeds & Wheat Grass Juice products for Blood purification as they help restore alkalinity of the blood. Goji berry juice is excellent for quick healing of acidosis as it is a excellent blood purifier.
Goji Berrie Juice effect on acidic blood: - “ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vhHe55s9rg “
Liquid Chlorophyll benefits:-“ http://www.energiseforlife.com/wordpress/2009/02/11/health-benefits-of-liquid-chlorophyll/ “
Triphala capsules for (Himalaya brand , for lower GI tract, Intestinal cleanse) after every meal for motility and also to cure sensitive stomach. I took 3 caps every day for 3-4 weeks and then reducing it to 2 and then to one finally, before taking it occasionally every week. http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/triphala
Pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) (30-45 ml every day) for lubricating stomach and for better digestion. Buy and Drink alkaline water (PH > 7.5) if available.
Kapalbhati / sit up Stomach exercise every morning to cure functional dyspepsia.
Black raisins soaked (15-20 black raisins) in a glass of water for 8-10 hour and then drink this water +eat raisins. Do this twice every day for blood cleanse (Acidosis & Iron deficiency cure as these restore alkalinity of blood and also to increase alkaline reserves). Also eat black raisins (at least 20 grams daily) to Improve Hemoglobin levels & good blood type as raisins are very alkaline & Iron Rich. To increase absorption of Iron Rich food like raisins, cereals like Kellogg product/cheerios, wheat flour you must combine these with Vitamin C rich food like Oranges, citrus fruits etc.
To cure Constipation, Daily basis have, 2-3 Spoon of one or all of Chia Seeds (sabja) grounded, Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) grounded, grounded flax seed (alsi )powder, Marshmallow root powder (Althaea officinalis), Alfalfa seeds grounded along with Some Water. Eating Chia seeds/Flax Seeds grounded /alfalfa seeds grounded/Fenugreek seeds grounded daily is very important part of this cure. Just have looks at ingredients and Alkaline reserves you will get out of these; we usually soak these in water since our digestion is impaired: -”
Triphala:” http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/triphala "
Raisins: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2051/2 “
Coconut Water:” http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3115/2 “
Chia seeds: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/189/2 “
Fenugreek Seeds:” http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3061/2 “
Alfalfa seeds:” http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2302/2 “
Wheat grass: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/900675/2 “
Flax seeds: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2 “
Black/Rock Salt: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/216/2 “
Our blood is made of what we ate in last 5-6 months. Hence to reverse acidosis (which is real cause of delayed emptying of stomach and thus subsequent problems) we will eat only healthy food (Vegetarian) for next 5-6 months avoiding meat (& fried foods) specifically and increasing alkaline reserves (which are found in seeds in plenty) , which will help us get back to eating all that we want to. No doubt it takes minimum around 8-12 weeks of good diet to start us on regular diet but we must continue to build alkaline reserves to make this cure permanent. During recovery we must take all precautions not to have further acid buildup and following blood purification/ restore alkalinity of the blood NATURAL WAY. Alkaline reserves (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) are found plenty in seeds & unrefined salts like Black salts /Himalayan Pink salt & Rock Salts. After the food is served sprinkle Black salt /Himalayan Pink salt or Rock salt on food and see difference for yourself in your digestion.
When you eat a meal that is overly acidic, your body must neutralize the acid and regulate the alkalinity of the blood. Your body neutralizes acids with organic sodium from its alkaline reserves. Hence we shall increase Sodium reserves by eating healthy salts (at least 1 spoon daily). These salts contain many minerals that are very alkaline. Use unrefined Celtic Sea salt/Himalayan Pink salt/Black Salt/Rock Salt along with regular table salt in your food. These healthy salts are used as a digestive aid and to relieve heartburn, and are also a laxative. You shall see a marked difference in your digestion when you start using this type of salt along with regular refined table salt with your food. Just add a sprinkle of one or combination of all these salts to your fruits and meals and also your water that you drink before or after every meal. We must increase our salt reserves for better digestion and salts are not necessarily bad as they are made out to be.
“ http://www.healing-from-home-remedies.com/sea-salt-vs-table-salt.html “
“ http://www.radianthealthstrategies.com/healing_power_of_salt.php “
“ http://www.organicsansar.com/1/post/2012/05/-sendha-namak-indian-rock-salt-benefits.html “
The simple addition of mucilaginous foods like grounded flax seed (alsi) powder, Fenugreek seeds (Methi) grounded, Chia Seeds (Falooda or sabja seeds) or Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) , along with good water intake could help cultivate the right surface moisture and slippage on intestinal walls to protect stomach from acid secretion that takes place during digestion. I would have 2-3 spoons of these powders & Chia seeds with water and also sprinkle these on meals. We must also look for products that help intestinal repair/ Mucosa support/gut repair protocol, that are specifically L - Glutamine powder based.
L - Glutamine (5gm minimum per day, 5 days a week) is known to help restore Gut lining thereby may help resolve the gastro paresis from root.
Last but not the least, a soft/Lightly prepared(Quickly prepared) diet(80% alkaline 20% Acidic mostly vegan) till recovery. We must increase alkaline reserves by having vegetable diet avoiding meat at least during recovery periods. Food at this stage can never be strongly cooked/heavy/fried (slow digestion) or acidic (strong Protein, meat).
Treatment therefore should be done using all of following steps:-
Having only Soft diet food, avoiding strong/heavy food or food that takes long time to digest and also avoiding food that would require too much acids to be released (proteins). Start with Boiled only food diet for first 1-2 week (No oil/onion) as this is the lightest form of food to stomach. Boiled food diet to start with is also a test to tell you, that if you can sustain boiled food and do not required any medicines and are not having stomach flare ups when you are on boiled food diet, then all steps below will mostly take you to recovery gradually, i.e. yours is a Food induced Dysmotility and can be cured by gradually increasing from soft to strong diet. Never skip a meal as frequent skipping of meal may affect stomach lining thus promoting acidosis. The journey from soft diet to strong diet is a slow one, but will ensure final cure.
Black & Rock salts contain alkaline minerals required for better digestion so sprinkle these on every meal and see difference for yourself.
Avoiding acid buildup at all costs by sticking to grilled/Boiled/light preparation (Quickly prepared) of food and sticking to step 1. Avoid most baked goods or anything made with flour. Meat (Poultry, Fish) can be had only once 3-4 days during recovery. You shall mostly avoid strong foods (Flour based) and Meat during recovery period. Stick to Rice and Rice based foods. Trigger food for Acid Reflux / Acidosis means combination of meat + food that delay digestion or take long to digest. If you know what type of food delay’s digestion you will know how to eat it and how much gap is required. White flour, baked, Rich oily curries, Fried food cause delay in digestion and that is why they must never be combined with meat to avoid acidosis in future. Meat is safe when had in isolation or with rice in grilled/steamed/Roasted/boiled form. Have green smoothies/grounded seeds listed above/salts to increase alkaline reserve. “ http://www.womentowomen.com/bonehealth/alkaline-bones.aspx “
Dextoxing by using natural herb triphala or coconut water after every meal to help stomach lose excess acids and thus make it less sensitive. Never eat to full stomach. Eat up to 70-80%. Use healthy salts with meal like Himalayan Pink salt/Celtic salt/Black salt/Rock salt etc. Sensitive stomach, which is result of prolonged acid buildup, can be cured with triphala capsule after every meal which must be a soft/Lightly prepared (Quickly prepared) diet. To lubricate the stomach for better digestion, Have 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by cold/warm (not hot) milk every day only after you have cured sensitive stomach by taking triphala after every meal. We must also look for NATURAL methods to purify the blood for speedy recovery.
Only ALKALINE food snacking dried raisins, Figs, Dates, cucumbers, carrot, papaya, banana, water melon etc. Make Beets, Spinach, cabbage, broccoli part of all your daily meals. You must increase your alkaline reserves to reverse Acidosis which is root cause, thus other issues that follow delayed emptying. Drink alkaline water and at least one table spoon of healthy salts along with chia/raisin seeds soaked water daily. Alkaline reserves (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) are found plenty in seeds & unrefined salts like Black salts/Himalayan Pink salt & Rock Salts. After the food is served sprinkle Black salt/Himalayan Pink salt or Rock salt on food and see difference for yourself in your digestion.
“ http://www.livestrong.com/article/317719-how-to-neutralize-acid-in-human-body/ “
Stomach exercise (Kapalbhati/Sit up) every day morning to bring elasticity back to stomach and also regain its motility. A breathing exercise called Kapalabhati is used to increase digestive fire and cure functional dyspepsia. An inhale is taken naturally, and on the exhale, the stomach muscles are snapped in forcefully to extract all the air. I do this at least 15-20 minutes every day morning (400-500 stomach steps). Like any other exercise this must be increased gradually. Also those with BP issues shall do it with 10 sec break every 20-30 steps. This exercise has helped me to enhance motility of stomach and also to cure Functional dyspepsia (where even small intake of food makes you full or stresses your stomach).
Taking NATURAL CURE method AVOIDING MEDICINES, as this specific problem can be treated easily through natural means. Triphala has played very important role in this recovery in my example. There is also a section in this blog on How to Stop PPI/H2 Blockers. Please read that also. Getting off H2 Blockers/PPI class of drugs is one of the important steps in curing or managing this issue.
Doctors recommend small and frequent meals, but forget to mention that snack/food/meal must be either soft diet or alkaline and not add to further acid buildup. All acidic category food must be in soft diet form only. That means you must avoid soft drinks, Sugar/fried/baked (Biscuits, cake, pastries etc)/red meat/flour, white flour (bread , flat bread etc)/all type of processed food (chips, tomato sauce, chocolates etc) at all costs till the stomach is ready to take them back till recovery take place (at least 8-12 weeks of consistent diet monitoring). FRIED food is always no no for you henceforth.
Bland food that is fried /baked will not help. Method of preparation is very important. Avoid most baked goods or anything made with flour. All food must be lightly prepared avoiding oil as far as possible or use only 1-2 spoon oil at most for preparing food. Spices are always welcome addition and they do not necessarily cause stomach anxieties. Avoid all types of curries (liquid) if you have a sensitive stomach. My stomach ceased to sensitive after 7-10 days of use of Triphala after every meal.
Combination of food made from flour and meat should be avoided. Meat/ egg should never be combines with flour products (chapatti, flat bread, and bread). Meat can be had with rice instead. Similarly PH of food (chyme) in small intestine less than 3.5-4.0 will inhibit stomach emptying until duodenal chyme (food) can be neutralized. What this means is that over acidic conditions of food in small intestine which is the next stage of passing food from stomach, will delay further emptying if the state of food (chyme) in small intestine is over acidic (> You shall read it as; Step1 causes step2 and step2 causes step3 and so on...
(REASON X causes Acidosis; Acidosis causes Blood PH lowering......)
1. REASON-X OR one example: Leaky Gut/Thinning of mucosa or intestinal lining (Caused by: uncontrolled use of NSAID painkiller drugs, Frequent skipping meals, Eating Acid forming food lifestyle, surgeries etc.)
2. Acidosis (causes Undigested food & acid go into blood causing blood contamination)
3. Blood PH goes down (Acidic blood state, causes depletion of alkaline reserves as blood must be restored to proper pH levels, borrows alkaline reserves from Bones/Muscles etc etc causing weight loss) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vhHe55s9rg
=>>4. Start of Gastro paresis or Delayed emptying of stomach (GP itself Manifests more issues like:-Sensitive stomach, Constipation, acid buildup , acid reflux in some people, Functional Dyspepsia, cannot eat strong/heavy food ,depletion of alkaline reserves, Having acid forming meal cause more stomach anxieties and flare ups)
5.Doctors now prescribe PPI (PPI drugs suppress acid but as a side effect cause further Delayed emptying or Gastro Paresis as per research link/url already provided above, and also thousands of live people like you stuck and not getting any results prove this)
6. One Expects to be cured since you are on prescriptions but that never happens. What is the point in having prescription drugs if they are not going to cure you!!!!.
7. Loop Back to Step 4 as now Instead of curing GP, PPI's are now causing further delayed emptying (more GP!!) i.e. step 4.
8. So now you travel from step 4 to 5 and back to step 2 and you never ever come out. This is a LOOP.
9. If Cure is STEP 6 you never reach it as use of PPI drugs cause you to go backward to step 4.
10. To exit or break the LOOP you must first remove step 5. Similarly Pro-kinetic drugs have their own side effects. They work for some time for some people and for others they do not work at all. Hence the need to avoid this class of drug too. We do not want any drugs that interfere with logical functioning of stomach.
So now as per my experience (and I have done it guys) if you can take care of step 2 & Step 3 GASTRO PARESIS would be resolved, RIGHT? It is the Root cause in Step 1 that will take some more time to resolve or even if did not, then also by taking care of Step2 & Step 3 Gastro Paresis can be avoided. So now who says GP cannot be CURED ??!!!
So now your new step 5 onwards can be as follows (as Per my research, and guys it is all tested on me)
1) Studies have found that L-glut amine supports the regeneration and repair of cells lining the intestinal wall. I have used L glut amine for Intestinal repairs (leaky Gut). I have myself used 2 products, Pure L Glutamine powder and British Nutrition’s Glutamine recovery formula. Trust me guys it has made a major difference. I got 3 benefits in just one month. Found that I my neck crackling sound was gone (arthritis of neck), Found that frequent bouts of cold was gone and I could eat ice cream & ice without getting cold Coughs, and off course the GUT has become more powerful and I have become more stronger.
2) Stop further acidosis (step 2) by having more of alkaline forming food and Lightly prepared food and ignoring acid forming food during recovery period.
3) Restoring alkalinity of Blood by following blood purification (e.g. Wheat-grass powder and also drinking Black raisin soaked water)
4) Control acid indigestion (Lower PH of chyme or digested food, causes delayed emptying as food must be neutralized before passed to next stage of stomach) by using one or combination of ORGANIC Sea Salts(Impure crystals), Rock salt, black Salt/Himalayan Pink salt, Celtic salt and Himalayan pink salts which ever you can get hold of. These ORGANIC SALTS are capable of absorbing heat and very necessary as every meal causes digestive fires to go up. I normally would sprinkle these salts with every meal. Trust me Acid Indigestion will feel like a myth if you did this with every meal.
5) The one MOST IMPORTANT HERB we use is TRIPHALA capsules. This herb has many many benefits and recovery without this one herb may not be possible. This herb will help cleanse Intestines , Blood purification, Motility etc etc. This herb will also help cure sensitive stomach which is result of acute acid buildup causing stomach to become soggy and sensitive.
6) CONSTIPATION is one majot issue which can be resolved by having mucilage food like Grounded Flax seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Chia seeds and Clarified butter (Ghee) On every day basis.
7) Also there is a method to stop PPI class of drugs which is mentioned in my blog. You must neutralize acids as sudden stop of PPI will cause acid rebound effect for 3-4 days but as long as you know how to neutralize acids using antacids or other methods you will be fine and on way to recovery in few days. Some people who tried stopping PPI without knowing the method got panicked as acid rebound effect of sudden stop of these drugs will cause more anxieties if you did not take care of neutralizing acids on more frequent basis. Just read the section on how to stop PPI in my blog and you will know.
8) All that is needed is to follow journey from lightly cooked (Quickly prepared) diet to Strong diet gradually, ignoring acid forming food like White Flour, Red meat, all type of Process food etc etc. The mechanism of Blood Cleanse/Intestinal cleanse (TRIPHALA) along with building alkaline reserves through Organic salts(Rock/Black/Sea salt (impure crystals) and using mucilage food like Flax,Fenugreek,Chia seeds to resolve constipation , Blood purification(Wheat grass powder/raisin soaked water) and L Glutamine based intestinal repairs shall help manage problem for good.
HOW IT STARTED
Once while dealing with an Ear pain I had painkillers. The side effect of painkillers started acidity and resulting anxiety and panic aggravated it to hyper acidity.
I suffered from this for almost 6-7 months but can say that I have recovered almost completely although I still watch out for trigger food for Acid Reflux / Acidosis, like Greasy- oily or fried food and red meat largely avoiding them or having them in moderation only. My ENDOSCOPY confirmed that I had no ulcer but I was only suffering from hyper acidity.
If you suffered from anxiety and panic attacks like me then you must make sure that you put a complete stop to them. This is very easy as once you decide that you no longer want to have anxiety or panic, your body will listen to it. Keep instructing yourself that I will no longer have anxiety or Panic. These panic attacks that are centered on stomach will stress your stomach causing it to release more and more acids.
On looking carefully I found that these anxiety and panic attacks had caused cramps and spasm in my stomach. What this means is that my panics attacks were actually affecting my stomach areas causing spasm and cramps during panic attacks. My belief is, that caused the logical system of stomach to go haywire thus causing Acid buildup or Hyper-acidity. The prolonged acid buildup in turn caused dyspepsia/gastro paresis and other issues like constipation. Using PPI/H2 Blockers (Razo, Nexium etc) and allopathic motility/kinetic drugs do not cure this except suppressing symptoms, and in fact the problem comes back later once you stopped PPI/H2 Blockers. Most important is that you should have faith that this will get cured. But the cure will take at least around 12 weeks of consistent use of stomach motility enhancing treatment along with soft diet.
THE PROBLEM / ACID INDIGESTION/ Dysmotility/ gastroparesis
The stomach is partially paralyzed (Dysmotility) because of reaction of either some medicines (Painkillers-NSAID/Surgery/Panic attacks centered on stomach etc) or strong food that took long time to digest, and is thus causing delayed emptying/digestion of food, resulting in acid buildup as more acids are released because of undigested food remaining in stomach (food and acids produced during previous meals are not being emptied when next meal is taken. Generally when a food is taken it stimulates emptying of stomach of previous meals and acids).
“ http://www.ehow.com/about_4689104_natural-medicine-dysmotility.html “
“ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/triphala-benefits.html “
Although the root cause is Acidosis and subsequent slow moving stomach digestion, the resulting symptoms are usually same; as acid buildup accumulated during digestion causes blood ph to go down aggravating acidosis, stomach anxieties, severe weight loss and regular flare ups making you nausea, dizzy and always hungry along with severe weight loss etc. We have to resolve this issue on two fronts, one would be to help stomach achieve required motility by stomach exercises (Sit-up or Kapalbhati) and natural motility herbs (Ginger/Triphala), and other would be to use natural methods to cleanse blood along with controlling further acid buildup by reducing acidic food intake and going in for magnesium/alkaline based food as major food and having acidic food only in form of soft diet. “ http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/magnesium-foods.htm “ “ http://www.wellnesspathways.com/handouts/acidalkalinefoodchart.pdf “
Stomach has become sensitive because of acid buildup. Acids are also secreted by direct stimulation, when we consume stomach stimulants like Tea Coffee during sensitive stomach. The one way to deal with is to control acid secretion and that is what these PPI/H2 blockers (Razo, Nexium etc) do and then there are these ANTACIDS who help neutralize the acids in stomach but here you cannot control as to how much of acids will be Neutralized !. Acids are usually released when digesting protein or when there is undigested food in stomach. PPI/H2blockers line of treatment only suppresses release of acid from parietal cells, but as soon as we stop medication, Acid Buildup is back, and thus we do not get required results and the problem resurfaces.
We will do away with PPI/H2 Blockers as you do not want to interfere with logical functioning of stomach. Also one study suggested that suppression of gastric acid per se resulted in delayed gastric emptying which is the root cause in our case. Getting off H2 Blockers/PPI class of drugs is one of the important steps in curing or managing this issue.In fact you may never ever recover if your are on PPI/H2 Blockers medicines.
Read DISCUSSION section of article here: “ http://gut.bmj.com/content/42/2/243.full “There is also a section in this blog on How to Stop PPI/H2 Blockers. Please read that also.
The diet for ULCER cure is avoiding all types of Diary, No Meat, Only boiled food diet or alkaline only food for all 3 meals & no (Acidic food) snacking, Avoiding PPI/H2 Blockers as medicines , Digestive Enzymes before large meals and avoiding all stomach stimulant like Onion curries, Tea coffee & alcohol and pickles for 4-6 weeks. But since here we are only dealing with hyper acidic state or Acid buildup (because of Dysmotility or slowed digestion), we will do away with this method.
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LINE OF TREATMENT/THE METHOD I HAVE USED TO CURE
First Thing you must do is to STOP ALL MEDICATION of Proton Pump Inhibitors / H2 Blockers Class of Drugs (e.g. NEXIUM, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, RAZO etc) that you are used to for suppressing Acid. It is proven that these drugs although help suppress acids but as a side effect enhance dysmotility or slow stomach emptying making sure that you never get cured. You must also stop all Pro kinetic / motility class of drugs (e.g. REGLAN, Domperidone, Erythromycin) as these have many side effects and are mostly ineffective in long run. FOR THIS PROGRAM TO SUCCEED YOU MUST BE OFF PPI/Kinetic Class of drugs. Please know that PPI class of drugs is used for SUPRESSING ACID While PRO KINETIC Drugs are used to push the digested food through stomach (Motility) for EVERY MEAL you take.
All you need to do is to TRUST THIS PROGRAM (as most of what I write is already tested on me), and you will realize that what you were doing before was just a faulty line of treatment enforced upon you by the medical fraternity which has really not understood gastro paresis problem till now. All they do is to just enforce a generic program that included PPI/PRO kinetic class of drugs along with antacids to manage the issue and thereby make you all SLAVE to this faulty mechanism that only brings more problems later. So long, that you continue to suppress acids using PPI, delayed emptying will continue to persist. Read DISCUSSION section of article here: “ http://gut.bmj.com/content/42/2/243.full “
Treating hyperacidity with PPI/allopathic motility drugs/H2 Blockers (Razo, Nexium etc) is not the way to go. I have found that, using Light food/Soft Diet along with using black Raisin water & Triphala Capsules (intestinal cleanse) after every meal cures the problem for good. We must also use natural methods to cleanse blood for speedy recovery. Triphala, from Indian ayurvedic natural herbs helps with Motility of stomach thus enhancing faster emptying of stomach and can be taken after each meal. “ http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/triphala "
It is recommended to have triphala morning and evening or as suggested after every meal. Triphala initially may be hard on your stomach so wait till you get used to it. Please know that this problem of acidity usually takes at least around 8-12 weeks to cure, so do not discontinue any of tablets above but have soft diet also as mentioned above.
Also Antacids can be used to neutralize the excess acids, but still here we are not dealing with the actual problem i.e. Delayed emptying of stomach which is the root cause. The cure lies in having only alkaline food / Soft Diet (Light preparation of food or food that is not strongly cooked and is quickly prepared) for duration of time and then gradually going in for regular food (Acidic & Alkaline but softly cooked)
The stomach at this stage (Dysmotility/slow digestion) is not able to digest STRONGLY COOKED/Heavy food or food that is FRIED or is a MEAT. Also stomach will give anxiety/flare ups if you ate food that either required lots of acids to be released (Proteins) or is strong (white flour & Fried). (dishes that are prepared in around or less than 10 minutes of cooking (light preparation of food and is quickly prepared) and are not curried [dry preparation] and around 1-2 spoon oil are mostly soft to stomach). A dish that took more time to cook is normally a strong food, and our stomach will start releasing acids to digest this and hence we must avoid strongly cooked food for at least 10-12 weeks. That is why onion curries or any other curries must be avoided initially as usually they are prepared after lots of cooking and can stimulate the stomach, and thus are stressful to stomach. Since the stomach has now become sensitive because of too much acid, we have to avoid all stomach stimulants like Onion curries, pickle, citric acid, tea coffee etc. That means you must avoid soft drinks, Sugar/fried/baked (Biscuits, cake, pastries etc)/red meat/ flour (bread, chapatti etc)/all type of processed food (chips, tomato sauce, chocolates etc) , at all costs till the stomach is ready to take them back till recovery take place. Similarly the acid indigestion requires only soft diet for a period of time before stomach can recover back and is able to digest strong foods. Also we will use NATURAL digestive Tonics(Not enzymes)/Triphala to help improve digestion. Triphala initially may be hard on your stomach so wait till you get used to it. To lubricate the stomach for better digestion, Have 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by Cold/warm milk every day only after you have cured sensitive stomach by taking triphala after every meal. Also we must increase alkaline reserves of body to reverse acidosis which is actually a root cause for delayed emptying of stomach. Consuming a diet of 80 percent alkaline-forming foods and 20 percent acid-forming foods can help build and preserve your alkaline reserve. Drink alkaline water and electrolyte-containing beverages. We must also look for NATURAL methods to purify/ restore alkalinity of the blood for speedy recovery. The journey from soft diet to strong diet is a slow one, but will ensure final cure.
WHAT /HOW TO EAT in HYPERACIDITY/ Gastro paresis /Dysmotility
This is the biggest question that everyone has as to what to eat that will not cause stomach anxieties. Finally, it comes to intake of fatty food (Rich Oily) which is also a Meat that triggered Acidosis and subsequent delayed emptying in my case. Your food is going to be your medicine from now on. We will use right food; Intestinal & Blood cleanse, build alkaline reserves along with healthy salts to get rid of this complex issue. My personal experience says that if we stick to lightly cooked food, food that is Soft diet/Lightly prepared(Quickly prepared) and if required, is prepared with 1- 2 spoon of oil (less/No oil the better) and is prepared in less than 10 Minutes and is not curried (No liquid curry) will not cause any anxiety. Also along with regular salts; use healthy salts like Celtic Sea salt/Himalayan Pink salt/Black Salt/Rock Salt or combination of all these salts. These salts help in digestion and prevent indigestion. Avoid most baked goods or anything made from White FLOUR. It is okay to have spices as they really do not cause any issues, except that, may be their quantity should be less. The stomach digestion being weak in this condition (Delayed emptying/ gastro paresis/ Dysmotility), STRONGLY cooked food (food that took long time to prepare), or food that is fried/Red meat or white flour/baked causes release of acids thus giving anxiety. Also grilled/Tandoori/Boiled/Steamed/Roasted food will not cause any harm, that is why boiled egg, omelet (prepared in 1/2 TSP oil) are okay. If we stick to light food /Soft diet for around 12 weeks we would have mostly got rid of this complex issue. Also taking help of Triphala after will help get our digestion rejuvenated and thus will help us get rid of this complex issue. Also take Triphala one Capsule morning and evening or after every meal. To lubricate the stomach for better digestion, Have 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by Cold milk every day only after you have cured sensitive stomach by taking triphala after every meal.. Please know that this problem of acidity usually takes at least around 8-12 weeks, so do not discontinue any of tablets above but have soft diet also as mentioned above. I always had magnesium based vegetable (Spinach for example) reserved for night (dinner) as they sooth your stomach since magnesium is a natural antacid.” http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/magnesium-foods.htm “
Always eat acidic food in Soft diet / Boiled/ Grilled/Steamed/Roasted form only. Also all snacking should be Alkaline only as you do not want to push acidic food thus promoting acid buildup during snacking. Only have 3 meals and no (Acidic food) snacking. Keep dried raisins, Figs, cucumber, Dates, banana, papaya, water melon and carrot for moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking purposes and strictly avoiding all stomach stimulants like Onion curries, Tea Coffee Alcohol pickle etc at least during sensitive stomach stage. That means you must avoid soft drinks, Sugar/fried/baked (Biscuits, cake, pastries etc)/red meat/ flour (bread/chapatti etc)/all type of processed food (chips, tomato sauce, chocolates etc) , at all costs till the stomach is ready to take them back till recovery take place. So guys, strictly avoid strongly cooked food and fried food and red meat in this period (around 12 weeks of recovery time). To speed up the recovery, also have NATURAL digestive Tonics(Not enzymes!, e.g. drakshasava/panchasav avoid during sensitive stomach stage) Triphala just before/after meals to increase stomach motility. Also we must increase alkaline reserves of body to reverse acidosis which is actually a root cause for delayed emptying of stomach. Consuming a diet of 80 percent alkaline-forming foods and 20 percent acid-forming foods can help build and preserve your alkaline reserve. Drink water and electrolyte-containing beverages. We must also look for NATURAL methods to purify/ restore alkalinity of the blood for speedy recovery. The journey from soft diet to strong diet is a slow one, but will ensure final cure.
Also remember that if your stomach gives you anxiety after any meal, then you surely ate something that was either Fried or it was meat or it was food made from flour. For example I found that although vegetable Okra is alkaline food, but since it is first always fried, inclusion of Okra always gave stomach anxiety. So even with safe foods, the method of cooking is very important so as to not give you stomach anxiety. We must avoid acid buildup in future to prevent re occurrence of gastro paresis, avoiding trigger food that takes long to digest (for e.g. Red meat, Rich Oily Fried food & White flour or baked food products specifically). Milk should be had only Cold/Chilled (Never drink Hot milk). Avoid most baked goods or anything made from White FLOUR.
As acidity prone (we have thin stomach/mucosal lining) individuals we must avoid Red meat, White flour products and Fried food or have them only in moderation (once every 7-10 days in small quantity only). All type of meat shall be had only in Grilled / Steamed/Roasted/ Boiled form to avoid acid buildup in future. Also White Flour foods should never be combined with meat as stomach will find it tough to digest two strong foods together.
** A NOTE on How to Stop PPI/H2 Blockers **
Getting off H2 Blockers & Proton Pump Inhibitors (Nexium, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, Razo etc) is very important first steps in managing this issue. Being on H2 Blockers/PPI class of drugs for long time and then stopping suddenly will have acid rebound effect. You must follow soft/grilled/steamed/Roasted diet or these example steps below when stopping PPI for first one week (Never ever go back to PPI class of drugs if you want to get cured of this issue):-
0) 3-days Before stopping the PPI/Pro KIinetics start taking Triphala capsule(Himalaya) after every meal . Also start using healthy salts with all meals.
1) Soft diet Breakfast- e.g. Chilled/cold Milk (No Sugar) with Kellogs product 19/Muesli (Oat clusters with banana, papaya, apple, and dates as some of ingredients).
2) Soft diet Lunch – BOILED Food Only (Soft diet food). NO SPICES and NO OIL AT ALL. In my case I would just cook rice with all vegetables (No Onion & No Garlic) put in it during making of it. No meat please.
3) Night food- Curd (Yogurt) + Rice OR (lightly cooked Rice + Spinach, use not more than 1 tsp oil for cooking )
4) Have only 3 meals and no other food. For snacking just use following: Raisins, Figs, cucumbers, carrots, Dates, apple juice or banana, papaya, water melon alongside for moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking (only 4-5 hours after lunch).
5) No Meat and No tea coffee and alcohol.
6) I also took 1 Triphala Capsule (Himalaya Brand) after every meal for intestinal cleanse and enhancing motility. Also sprinkle Organic salts on all meals.
7) Last but not the least, use Antacids, Cold milk, Baking soda dissolved in water (Not Baking Powder) to sooth your stomach when you felt it turning acidic because of acid rebound effect of stopping PPI for first 3-4 days. Acid neutralizing is always preferred than acid suppression, which is what these PPI do. PPI also feed delayed emptying making sure that gastro paresis never goes away. No doubt that they (Doctors) call gastro paresis as progressive as the very drug they prescribe (PPI class of drugs), make sure that delayed emptying never really gets cured. Read Discussion Section here: http://gut.bmj.com/content/42/2/243.full
If you can survive on soft /grilled/steamed/Roasted diet for one week not taking any medicines then you surely will get benefited if you followed steps in my blog.
*** A Note on Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) & its use ***
When you eat meal the acid released for digestion must be neutralized to help stomach empty. When the alkaline reserves (Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc) deplete it causes delay in emptying and subsequent acid buildup in stomach. In some people this acid can get refluxed to esophagus (neck) causing heartburn. People with acid reflux symptoms only have got benefited by using ACV with every meal. ACV although very acidic leaves alkaline ash and hence helps neutralize excess acid released for digestion. The Digested food must be neutralized before it can be passed on to next stage in stomach for digestion. If the PH of digested food is low it just sits there along with acid released for digestion and hence causes acid reflux in some people. What is required in fact is a steady supply of Alkaline reserves to bring back PH to normal level for every meal and hence I use Organic salts with every meal which not only supply much needed alkaline reserves but also help bring pH to normal.
But I find this (ACV) as very dangerous or cumbersome way of providing alkaline reserves to stomach with every meal as ACV is very acidic in nature and can harm stomach if not diluted enough OR if you have a sensitive stomach. We can in instead use healthy salts (Black/Rock/Celtic) with every meal to give same effect of providing alkaline reserves as these salts contain similar alkaline reserves needed for quick neutralizing of acids. ALSO ACV is not recommended for people with sensitive stomach and acidosis as it will hurt the stomach causing further damage to stomach and its lining. Just have a look at alkaline reserves for both ACV & Salts.
I have used salts/grounded seeds instead, as this can be used by people having GERD (Acid Reflux) as well as Sensitive stomach (leaky gut) and acidosis symptoms. Just look for salts that have following alkaline reserves (Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc) and use this salt with every meal. Flax seeds also contain required alkaline reserves. Just have a look at MINERAL section of these links below. This is what you need to eat with all your meals to not have any anxiety later.
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/217/2 --Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2 -- Flax seed grounded
** A Note on ALKALINE RESERVES **
Alkaline reserves ((calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc)) are needed to neutralize the acids that are released for digestion. These are found a plenty in Seeds (flax, chia, Fenugreek, alfalfa; grounded), Unrefined Salts (Himalayan, Black, Rock & Celtic Salts) & Coconut water. Just have a look at nutritional values and you will understand well. We will need to supply alkaline reserves with all our meals to avoid indigestion and subsequent slow moving digestion. Also; since we are acidity prone individuals (having thin intestinal lining which cannot protect us from acids that are released for digestion) we need to avoid Red meat and Rich oily foods to cure slow digestion in long run. These seeds above, along with providing alkaline reserves are also mucilage food; that help create slippage in intestinal track thus help in curing constipation issues in long run. Also I sprinkle unrefined salts listed above on food for better digestion as they also contain minerals that alkaline reserves.
Alfalfa seeds:” http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2302/2 “
Wheat grass: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/900675/2 “
Flax seeds: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2 “
Black Salt: “ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/216/2 “
** A NOTE on ACIDOSIS ***
Causes of acidosis include: disorders of the kidneys, liver and adrenal glands; emotional upset; stress; and excess niacin or aspirin or NSAID painkiller drugs. Since, the blood acidity has increased (low blood pH), we must do every possible way to cleanse/restore alkalinity of the blood naturally. We must use natural detox methods to purify Blood to speed up recovery. I have personally used raisin/chia seeds soaked water, Alfalfa seed/Wheat grass juice to help restore alkalinity of blood which has helped me eat heavy meals without any problem.
An unbalanced pH leads the body to borrow the missing minerals from the body’s reserves. Such minerals are magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium which are stored and normally found in vital organs and bones. Alkaline body balance can be restored by proper diet and the aid of supplements that will encourage or replace lost minerals. Acidosis or acidity can affect a person in different ways, brittle bones, hormonal problems, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, yeast or fungal infections, low energy levels or sluggishness, slow digestions, joint pain and muscle pain are just some results of an imbalance. You need to drink water that is alkaline and ionized. Alkaline water helps to neutralize stored acids and toxins. Once these acids are neutralized, they can then be removed by the body. http://talk.philmusic.com/index.php?topic=224404.10;wap2
If you have used a Car with Dual fuel (Petrol & CNG) you must have noticed how it runs smoothly on petrol but when on CNG the pickup is not that smooth and you can feel that heavy load gives more issues when on CNG. . Our blood is made of what we ate in last 5-6 months. What I am saying is, that our body runs gr8 when on good blood type, but when the same blood type is intoxicated or not healthy, we start to have problem like not able to eat heavy food and slow digestion. Our treatment therefore must include blood purification as major tasks. This can be done by having good food type over next few months and by increasing alkaline reserves that are needed to neutralize acids that are produced in body.
Also Soak Black raisins (15-20) in a small glass of water and let it soak for 8-10 hours. You must drink this water every day (twice) and eat black raisins alongside will help increase weight and lower blood acidity. To increase absorption of Iron Rich food like raisins, cereals like Kellogg product/cheerios, wheat flour you must combine these with Vitamin C rich food like Oranges, citrus fruits etc. I have personally used raisin water added along with chia seeds, Alfalfa/Flax seed /Fenugreek seeds grounded/Wheat grass juice to help restore alkalinity of blood which has helped me eat heavy meals without any problem. This must be done till you got rid of acidosis and constipation. Eating black raisins daily is very important part of this cure.
“ http://benefitsandadvantages.com/general/benefits-of-raisins.html “
“ http://www.trans4mind.com/nutrition/pH.html “
** A NOTE on TRIPHALA ***
An Herb called Triphala, help to cure Sensitive stomach and also help with gastric motility. Triphala can very well be used instead of allopathic kinetic/motility drugs. I have used triphala capsule (Himalaya) after every meal initially for 3-4 weeks and then reducing it to twice a day and finally taking a capsule only once a day at nights. Yes, these may cause constipation but benefits far outweigh this one side effect. My stomach ceased to be sensitive after 2-3 weeks of triphala use. I would say that we must continue to cure constipation separately as and when required but taking triphala for at least 4-6 weeks will bring about final cure for sure as in my case. During trihpala intake you must Drink 3-4 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) daily followed by glass of Cold/warm (Not Hot) milk before sleep to lubricate your stomach and help with constipation issues.
“ http://www.favorfinesse.com/hhtriphala.shtml “
** Note on dealing with constipation **
Slow digestion and Constipation go hand in hand. Constipation is frequent side effect during this stage so we must make conscious efforts to make a bowel movement and also cure it using natural or any other suitable method. You must Drink 2-3 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) daily, followed by glass of Cold/warm (Not Hot) milk before sleep to lubricate your stomach and help with digestion & constipation issues. I have used Cayenne Pepper Detox (Lemon Detox) mostly to deal with constipation and it works always. Just Squeeze lemon + Add Hot cayenne Pepper (Hot red chilies powder) ¾ spoon + Luke warm water in a glass, and drink this every two hours 2-3 times a day. Drink plenty of water also in between to help detoxicate well. Having healthy salts like Black salt/Himalayan Pink salt, Rock salt , Celtic salt also helps digestion as these salts are also laxative. Similarly mucilage food like Fenugreek seeds grounded, Flax seed powder, marshmallow root powder helps create slippage on intestinal walls which helps proper bowel functioning in long run. Have 2-3 spoons of these seeds powdered daily and see the difference.
Here is one URL for this: “ http://www.naturalnews.com/035854_lemons_detox_recipe.html “
Or Google Search “cayenne pepper detox”
I have also used castor oil/Prunes for constipation cure.
Other method is to just gulp 4-5 cloves of freshly crushed garlic at one go.
** Note on Digestive Enzymes **
In my experience digestive enzymes (Example Digeplex T) although bring a lots of energy as they help you get all nutrients from food while digestion, they also happen to cause constipation because of slow motility as the food digested takes long to empty. Digestive enzymes supplements will reduce the need for stomach acids thereby giving chance to rest the stomach. Digestive enzymes must be assisted by motility herb like Triphala.
In my opinion, taking Digestive Enzymes just before meal followed by Triphala capsule is still a better method or line of treatment to heal stomach then going on with PPI drugs/H2 Blockers or Motility/Kinetic allopathic drugs line of treatment. To lubricate the stomach for better digestion, Have 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by cold/warm (Not hot) milk every day only.
I have used digestive enzymes (e.g. Digeplex T) only for large meals (Lunch or buffet especially where fatty & fried food was involved) when needed. Since our problem is because of slowed stomach motility, I preferred to use triphala which is natural herb for Detoxication/Intestinal Cleanse and faster stomach motility. How it works is that, Digestive enzymes help break food thereby less acids are produced during digestion and Triphala is an excellent Intestinal cleanse and motility herb, thereby makes sure that food and digestive juices are not hold up for long in stomach.
“ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/21/enzymes-special-report.aspx “
In short, do stomach exercise (kapalbhati, sit-up), Stay away from Fried food & Red meat, have food that is Boiled/Grilled Or lightly prepared(Quickly prepared, 1-2 spoon oil, cooked less than 10 minutes and is not curried, Dried preparing), sticking to 3 meals, strictly avoiding stomach stimulant like Tea Coffee alcohol and no snacking before Lunch and breakfast, and only Dates, cucumbers, carrot, papaya, banana, water melon (moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking can be done only after 4-5 hours after lunch) as snacks and using Digestive tonic/Triphala before or after each meals and also using products that help restore alkalinity of blood (Raisin/chai seed soaked water, wheat grass juice, Alfalfa/flax seed grinded), L-Glutamine powder to help gut repair for 8-12 weeks, having 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by cold milk, would definitely restore your stomach back. Always eat acidic food in Soft diet / Boiled/ Grilled form only. Also all snacking should be Alkaline only as you do not want to push acidic food thus promoting acid buildup during snacking.
“ http://www.organicindia.com/triphala.php ”
I have included SOFT DIET CHART at the end that I followed. I suggest you make your own food chart for all these three recovery steps.
Let us start with solution: - The solution actually lies in Diet control and behavioral/lifestyle changes. If you are on h2 blockers or PPI drugs (Razo, Nexium etc) then my suggestion is to put a stop to them after you started this remedy below:-
Follow these points strictly and completely 100%:à
1) First and foremost if you are hyper personality make sure that you slow (cool) down. Slow down in everything. E.g. eat food slowly, walk slowly, react slowly etc. You must be careful with painkiller drugs (NSAIDs) as frequent use of these will trigger acidity. Put a stop to heavy exercise, light exercise would do well.
2) Stop taking PPI/h2blockers drugs 3-4 days after you started this Natural treatment. Only anta acids like Gelucil / Digene are just sufficient to control acidic stomach. When stopping PPI/h2 blockers drugs you may have withdrawal symptom for around 2 days, but just don't worry. IDEA is to let stomach HEAL NATURALLY and not with help of drugs. Be away from NSAIDs painkillers as they are also trigger to acidity attack. In case of stomach anxieties instead of antacids you can also have Baking Soda (Eating Soda) 1-1/2 TSP dissolved in a glass of water after meal. Baking Soda and Baking powder are two different products. I preferred to use this method for relieving discomfort in stomach after meals.
3) Follow stomach exercise, this is to cure your functional dyspepsia. Your Stomach must be feeling stressed (Full/Tight) even after small meal then you definitely have functional dyspepsia. Search for "KAPALBHATI exercise on YouTube and do it for at least 200-300 times every morning EMPTY stomach (start with 100 and give 10 sec break for every 20 stomach steps). This stomach exercise will bring elasticity of your stomach back so you are not stressed when having large meals later. Those having High BP issues must do Kapalbhati stomach exercise only in moderation but several times a day.