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When a painful stomach ache strikes, arm yourself with these foods and drinks

5/22/2013 - Stomach aches are never a welcome occurrence. They often come on suddenly, due to number of factors, such as the proliferation of GMO and contaminated foods, daily stressors, and busy lifestyles which don't allow adequate time for healthy food preparation. Whatever the cause, the worst stomach aches...

Six common causes of bloating and how to fix them

3/29/2013 - Abdominal bloat. It can come immediately following a meal, a few hours after a meal, or even seemingly out of the blue. But one thing is for sure -- bloat is not normal, and it can negatively affect your energy levels, your mood, and even your ability to effectively absorb nutrients. Here are six common...

How to heal your gut using everyday spices

3/11/2013 - There are many reasons why people develop gastrointestinal problems -- poor diet, food sensitivities and allergies, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), anxiety and stress are among the most common triggers. And while there is no one-size-fits-all method to treat gut-related disorders once they have...

Heartburn: The true cause of your acid reflux

3/4/2013 - Do you suffer from heartburn? Before you turn to the antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and prescription medications, make sure you actually need them. Stomach acid is necessary for proper nutrient absorption, proper digestion, and to prevent bacterial growth. If you rely on medications to ease the pain,...

How to fix your chronic constipation before it's too late

3/2/2013 - Constipation, or the inability to properly and regularly eliminate waste from the digestive system, is a growing problem for millions. Particularly among aging "baby boomers" and the elderly, chronic constipation is an issue with potentially life-threatening consequences, including organ disease, diverticulitis,...

Jabs for babies: Pig virus-contaminated vaccine for stomach virus to be administered to small infants in UK

11/26/2012 - The push is on to get as many newborn babies as possible vaccinated for rotavirus in the U.K., as health officials unveil a new vaccine program that they claim will reduce hospital admissions for the stomach bug. BBC News reports that the U.K. Department of Health will begin administering the oral drop-based...

Who do you rely on for solutions to your reflux and heartburn?

11/3/2012 - Larry the Cable Guy is dependable for a good laugh when he appears on TV, but what's the joke when Larry is giving health advice? Larry the Cable Guy is now an official spokesperson for Proctor and Gamble's latest heartburn solution, Prilosec OTC. It's not a laughing matter to see that many people in...

The digestive system 101: Here's how it really works (and how to keep it healthy)

7/23/2012 2:19:56 PM - Health begins in the gut has been a central theme of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic health principles. This includes the complete digestive system, with special emphasis on the spleen and liver in both ancient traditions. The whole cycle of digestion and nutrient absorption, from...

Stop with the antacids already

6/19/2012 - Have you ever noticed how young people in good health never seem to have indigestion? It is because their stomachs make enough acid to digest their food. But as we age, our stomachs make less and less acid. By the time we are 60 years old, our stomach acid has dropped off up to 75 percent less from...

Try these natural foods and herbs for treating upset stomach, ulcers

5/19/2012 - If you are one of the millions of people that suffers from a stomach ulcer, or even if you just occasionally get an upset stomach after eating, there is hope beyond simply taking antacids or other pharmaceutical drugs, all of which merely address the symptoms of the problem rather than the cause. Instead,...

Most important properties of water

11/2/2011 - Perhaps now that I am living in Sanctuary surrounded by two rivers, which envelop us on three sides, I will get back to my Waters of Life book and finally finish it. Here we are reminded every day the importance of water and what it's like to drink it as it comes out the top of a mountain. We do have...

Heal leaky gut syndrome by restoring stomach acid levels

7/31/2011 - Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the gut is damaged to the point that nutrients cannot be assimilated and toxins are allowed to pass through the gut wall. There are many theories about what causes leaky gut syndrome, but one of the most compelling is the idea that low stomach...

Beat acid reflux naturally

7/25/2011 - Acid reflux or gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common conditions affecting Americans today. This condition is characterized by a burning sensation in the chest that has coined the term "heartburn." An anti-inflammatory lifestyle has been shown to beat acid reflux naturally. Upon...

Treat skin disorders and stomach ulcers with calendula

6/8/2011 - Calendula (or Marigold as it is most commonly known as) is found growing in many homes throughout Europe, South Africa and Europe. These flowers have been used for many years to treat conditions such as eczema, boils, abscesses and stomach ulcers. Its scientific name (Calendula Officinalis) has an interesting...

Acid reflux medications can cause severe deficiency in critical nutrients

3/11/2011 - Acid reflux, and the heartburn that results, occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. About one-third of Americans experience heartburn on a regular basis. Treatment with both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications might temporarily stop the burning, but the relief...

Heartburn and The Heart

2/28/2011 - A friend (I'll call her Sandy) just emailed that she spent 10 hours in the Emergency Department yesterday with chest pain. Her chest felt totally constricted and she couldn't breathe. It began, she said, after a siege of heartburn in the morning and she said she hadn't lifted anything that morning. Before...

Red meat linked to stomach, esophageal cancers

2/27/2011 - Red meat consumption increases the risk of both stomach and esophageal cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the nonprofits World Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research, and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The researchers questioned 494,979 U.S. residents...

Cinnamon, ginger and apple cider vinegar are great natural heartburn remedies

2/21/2011 - The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) describe a chronic condition that is both painful and expensive - costing our economy as much as $10 billion annually in medical care costs and lost productivity. Standard interventions of medication and surgery also include...

Broccoli extracts prevent stomach disorders

12/2/2010 - Extracts from broccoli and plantain may help boost the stomach's defenses against infection, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with Scottish and Swedish researchers, and published in the journal Gut. The researchers hope that their findings...

Treat stomach viruses with probiotics

11/30/2010 - The foundation of good health lives in the digestive system, where countless billions of beneficial microflora protect against harmful pathogens, assist in proper digestion, and generally guard the body against foreign invaders that cause disease. And a new study released by the American Academy of...

Unnecessary stomach drugs exposing millions to side effects

9/25/2010 - Widespread overprescription of potent and expensive stomach drugs is unnecessarily exposing millions of patients to potentially devastating and even fatal side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and published in the journal Archives...

This common grocery vegetable cures stomach infections

8/31/2010 - It is hardly breaking news that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli helps to improve health. But researchers from the University of Liverpool have discovered new benefits to eating both broccoli and plantains -- two high-fiber foods -- that may help people with Chron's disease and other digestive...

Heal and Soothe Stomach Ulcers without Mainstream Drugs

4/24/2010 - Stomach ulcers are small holes or sores in the gastrointestinal tract which affect millions of Americans every year. The most common major symptom of an ulcer is a burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach area that lasts from half an hour up to three hours. Usually, the pain occurs in the upper abdomen,...

Mediterranean diet protects against stomach cancer

3/26/2010 - A study conducted by the Catalan Institute for Oncology in Barcelona has concluded that eating a "Mediterranean" diet significantly reduces the risk of developing stomach cancer. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study focused specifically on gastric cancer which is the second...

Prevention and Natural Treatment Help Acid Indigestion and Stomach Ulcers

2/18/2010 - Acid indigestion and heartburn usually come about due to an overindulgence in heavy, oily food and/or drinking too much alcohol or coffee. Ulcers can also develop as a result of an excessive use of aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. The stomach then produces...

Heal yourself in 15 days - You are what you absorb (part three)

2/1/2010 - This article continues part three of the 15-part article series called Heal Yourself in 15 Days. In part two, we explored your innate healing potential and saw how powerful your self-healing abilities really are (http://www.naturalnews.com/028060_self_healing_immune_system.html). Here in part three,...

Stop stomach ulcers with the miracle remedy of cabbage

11/11/2009 - Cabbage is one of the most medicinal vegetables you'll find in your garden (or your local grocery store). It contains powerful medicinal compounds that help heal cancer, but one of its best-known uses is as a natural remedy for stomach ulcers. Cabbage may not sound like amazing medicine, but in terms...

New Evidence: PPI Stomach Acid Drugs Cause Pneumonia

5/31/2009 - Whether you've been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or just have some annoying heartburn from time to time, the odds are your doctor or pharmacist has pushed you towards drugs like Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. All are a variety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs),...

Glutamine May Treat Ulcers, Prevent Stomach Cancer

5/24/2009 - It has been two decades since the discovery that many stomach ulcers result from an infection with the bacteria dubbed Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori for short. Now it is known that about six percent of people in the world carry this infection which is associated not only with ulcers but with stomach...

Improve Your Digestion without Spending a Cent

5/18/2009 - Feel like a thunderstorm is going on in your intestinal tract? Or maybe you are among the people who rely on Tums or Rolaids after each meal. The bottom line is that more than half of Americans are not properly digesting their food. One simple solution that has worked for millions is sequential eating. Sequential...

Six Sounds to Heal and Cure, Sound Five: The Spleen

4/1/2009 - In this next article in the six healing sounds series, we're going to take a look at the fifth of these sounds, the spleen sound. This sound has many positive benefits, including helping to ease a number of stomach and digestion related disorders. Since we live in a world that is filled with fast...

How pH Levels and Acidity Relate to Heartburn

6/27/2008 - The human body has a high water content; water is an essential medium for transportation of nutrients, biochemicals and oxygen all throughout the human body. This water-based medium may have acidic or alkaline properties that are measured by a graduated scale known as pH (potential hydrogen). Levels...

Nitrates in Veggies Protect Stomach, but Antibacterial Mouthwash Harms It

6/15/2008 - According to an Uppsala University press release, a Swedish researcher from the university's Department of Medical Cell Biology, Joel Petersson, believes that vegetables that are rich in nitrates can protect the stomach from damage. He feels that nitrate-rich vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, radishes...

Is It Your Stomach or Is It Your Pancreas That's Causing Pain?

5/5/2008 - While your Pancreas may not be something that you think about very often, it might just be time to take notice of this vitally important organ. Becoming in tune with the voice of your body can help you maintain good health and alert you to potential health concerns. The more knowledge that you have...

FDA Approves Prescription Proton Pump Inhibitor Drug for 1-11 Year Olds

4/15/2008 - The FDA recently approved the short term use of the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug Nexium for children one to eleven years old for the treatment of GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Paradoxically, (www.worstpills.org) , the Health Research Group of Public Citizen recently issued a warning about...

Taking the Burn Out of Heartburn Naturally

3/14/2008 - According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 25 million Americans are suffering from heartburn each year. With such a large number of the population afflicted with this painful and potentially dangerous health problem, chances are that you are represented in this statistic. Over the...

Five Tips for Improving Digestion

11/14/2007 - Digestion is a key aspect of ongoing health: the mucous membrane from the inside of your mouth all the way down to the rectum, is where humans "interface" with the external environment.  Our guts evolve slowly, and in the past 50 years we have been subjected to an unprecedented access to junk food and...

No evidence that COX-2 inhibitors provide greater stomach protection (press release)

9/6/2006 - There is no evidence to back up claims that the new generation of anti-inflammatory drugs (COX-2 inhibitors) are less harmful to the stomach lining than many traditional anti-inflammatory drugs, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. These drugs were specifically designed to provide pain relief without...

Eating processed meats heightens risk of stomach cancer, new research reveals

8/2/2006 - New research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that eating processed meats such as sausage, bacon and smoked ham significantly increase the risk of stomach cancer. Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute reviewed 15 previous studies, and found that the risk...

Heartburn sufferers shouldn't be too quick to reach for the antacids; heartburn medications do more harm than good

7/25/2006 - Before you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might want to consider simply changing your eating habits. Most people are aware that eating too quickly or eating certain foods can trigger heartburn, yet few people are willing to change how and what they eat. Instead, they...

Five appetite control foods that suppress cravings without adding calories

1/20/2005 - There is a reality about weight loss that people need to be aware of. Losing weight requires you to feel hungry from time to time. There is no way to lose weight without feeling some degree of hunger. Believe me, I have exhaustively explored this issue. I have tried appetite suppressants. I have tried...

Researchers use blue light to kill bacteria that cause stomach ulcers

7/13/2004 - It's a fascinating combination of phototherapy and medical science: LumeRX, a private firm, has developed technology that destroys the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers by using specific wavelengths of light. To accomplish this result, a light wand is inserted into the patient's stomach with a small...

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