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|12/15/2014 - Few herbs have received as much praise throughout history as ginger, the rhizome of the Zingiber officinale plant. Testimonials of ginger's significant medicinal properties have been recorded as far back as ancient Greece, though it was also mentioned in the ancient literature of Europe, Asia and the...|
|9/18/2014 - Digestive problems are not uncommon; it's estimated that 25 million Americans will get a peptic ulcer at one point in their life. (1) Even children under 12 may have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), but instead of having the accompanying heartburn, may instead find themselves with a dry cough...|
|9/7/2014 - Helicobacter pylori is an opportunistic bacterium that can infect and spread rapidly in individuals with a compromised immune system. While this bacterium is natural and beneficial to our bodies in small amounts, it can be extremely dangerous when allowed to propagate without control. This infection...|
|8/18/2014 - Though pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe that stomach acid is just a nuisance that needs to be neutralized, stomach acid actually plays a very essential part in our digestive process. If stomach acid didn't have any use, it wouldn't exist in healthy individuals. To this point, people...|
|7/27/2014 - Our digestive tract is one of the key interfaces between the external environment and our blood stream. When the digestive tract is irritated and damaged it produces rampant inflammation and stress throughout the entire body. Supplementing to improve stomach acid production can dramatically improve...|
|7/16/2014 - According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. (1) Many of these problems are linked to food sensitivities (especially...|
|4/30/2014 - Helicobacter pylori is an opportunistic bacterium that can infect and spread rapidly in individuals with a compromised immune system. While this bacterium is natural and beneficial to our bodies in small amounts, it can be extremely dangerous when allowed to propogate without control. This infection...|
|2/21/2014 - How many vegetarians think that their cheese does not contain animal byproducts? Did you think that, because it says on the package "no rBST hormones" or "no rBGH used with these cows," they didn't kill their babies and carve out their stomachs for some rennet? If you've abstained from eating meat because...|
|12/22/2013 - The word "bacteria" certainly doesn't have a pleasant ring to it. It calls to mind pictures of uncleanliness and disease. And if something called E. coli can cause outbreaks every now and then, we may never get beyond our initial perception of bacteria being harmful.
Nevertheless, despite our childhood...|
|11/23/2013 - We all know that eating a healthy, balanced, natural diet is a cornerstone of perfect health, but what if all of that nutritious food is not being processed efficiently? Betaine hydrochloride, derived from beets, is a supplement for helping food to be fully dissolved and processed in the stomach for...|
|11/19/2013 - It has been noted that one of the most popular requests in wellness stores is for products to help ease stomach pain naturally. People, from cancer patients to parents of babies suffering from colic, try to look for the safest and most effective way of dealing with stomach pain. There is actually no...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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),...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
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|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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