Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV and Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Juice
- Avoid Sugarless Gum
- Baking Soda
- Black Tea
- Brown Sugar
- Chamomile Tea
- Cinnamon Tea
- Dietary Changes
- Eliminate Bleached Flour
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Impacted Colon Connection
- Mint Tea
- Non-Alcoholic Beer for Abdominal Pain
- Oats With Fresh Ginger
- Peppermint Oil
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Remedies Needed
- Ted's Remedies
- Vinegar and Baking Soda
11/27/2012: Anna from Los Angeles, Ca: "Hi Ted, My boyfriend has a delayed reaction to the onion family. Is there any antidote. Accidentally he thinks he ate onions and now has bad stomach pains. His body temperature dropped and he's freezing, has nasuea, and his body is tense and stressed. Typically..."
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[YEA] 02/20/2008: Rebekah from Fresno, CA: "I use peppermint tea and candied ginger for my stomach aches. I get daily pain due to IBS. These alternative remedies worked 10x better than the Rx meds the Dr's gave me. Ginger helps relieve nausea and will aid in digestion. Peppermint tea works to soothe a sour stomach."
[YEA] 09/23/2006: Patti from Nicosia, Cyprus: "My family is Greek Cypriot and they use herbal medicine alot. My favorite is Mint Tea for stomach ache. If you have a bad stomach ache, boil some drinking water along with dried mint leaves and add some sugar or honey for taste. Make it in the same way you boil regular tea. Strain the tea leaves and drink it as warm as you can. It usually works on contact. I even used this for my son when he was a baby and had colic...not too hot, though."
Non-Alcoholic Beer for Abdominal Pain
[YEA] 03/10/2008: Robert from Orlando, Florida: "Non-alcoholic beer remedy
Years ago I began to drink large amounts of fruit or vegetable juices like grape or V-8 or tomato juice, but the acid content eventually began to irritate my bowels. At one point my body could no longer tolerate those juices getting severe intestinal pains if I took any amount.
Then I began drinking juices together with non-alcoholic beer and found that, amazingly, I could drink unlimited amounts of juices that way without any problem whatsoever. I don't know what it is about beer that mitigates the effects of the acid in juices but I have been mixing the two and drinking them for many years now with no ill effects whatsoever. In fact, I find the taste of the combination to be superior to the taste of either one alone. The best way to do it is to mix the juice together (maybe about 25% to 50% beer) but they can be taken separately too."
Oats With Fresh Ginger
[YEA] 01/11/2009: Robert from Sunyani, Ghana: "Am Robert, have been surfering from stomach aches for so long indeed but with the use of ginger cut into into water with oats cooking did help me a lot and suggest any one with same conditions to try same.
Heart burns too, olive oil one table spoon a day works so good too plus using lemon juice scrab on the chest twice daily is good too."
[YEA] 06/29/2012: Tony from St. Paul, Alberta Canada: "The only thing I've ever used for stomach aches or consequences of eating something I shouldn't have, was 3 drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water, and drink it down. Its always amazed me how fast that works. It seems to put at ease a sour stomach very quickly."
[YEA] 03/04/2012: Alan from London, Enfield: "I was reading an article that I stumbled across of a canadian farmer who would give his cattle raspberries when they had stomach problems with great success when ever the tourists cought a sickness bug the local doc would suggest they take raspberries or the juice or cordial My 11 month old grandaughter had just started a nasty 24 hour sickness bug I went and bought some raspberries and gave her a few the sickness stopped from then on I was amazed. Evedently even the really nasty sickness bugs can be killed with raspberries. what a great site earth clinic is, thank you to all."Replies
03/08/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "Yes, raspberry cordial is a must-pack for Aussie tourists going to Bali to stave off the dreaded 'Bali Belly'! Just a cap a day seems to stave it off. Farmers use it over here with the livestock, too. I find colloidal silver brilliant for stomach bugs - they go in about an hour!"
Red Wine Vinegar
[YEA] 03/10/2007: BOB from BUFFALO, NEW YORK: "I USE RED WINE VINEGAR FOR STOMACH PROBLEM AND IT WORKS GREAT. I NEVER USED APPLE CIDER VINIGAR."
08/02/2012: Alison from Houston, Tx: "I took 800mg of ibuprofen once a day for pain for the last four days this morning I had a severe pain where I could not get up because of my pain in my stomach was so bad now I think I cause damage than good. Can you recommend something that would help?"Replies
11/06/2012: Schalice from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Ibuprofen (Advil) and Aspirin is bad for the stomach lining. Take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you have stomach issues."
03/20/2013: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "Take pure slippery elm powder as per instuctions on the pack as it has to be cooked first. It's excellent for rebuilding any stomach problems. It is also very nourishing and good for many other ailments too. It kept me alive when I couldn't eat after a major stomach operation, and sped up the healing time too. Love Andrea c xxxxxxx"
02/26/2012: Dhillbilly from Ft. Smith, Ar, Usa: "Hello Everyone, I am 46 year old male. For the past 5 years, I have suffered from intestinal discomfort keeping me up at night. This happens maybe 3 nights a week. I wake up in the morning totally exhausted with an upset stomach. I feel really fatigued and sick. This will usually last all day. The next day, I may feel fine. Tried to pinpoint what foods cause this, but no luck.
I also have hypoglycemia, but I feel that this is under control."Replies
02/26/2012: Ladyliza from Granada Hills, Ca replies: "My son had similar issues as a child. It wasn't until he was 22 that we discovered he had food allergies. Turns out he was highly allergic to milk and wheat, and other things on a lesser basis. At college he drank a lot of milk so I finally made him go to my doctor over Christmas when he came home. That would be my first stop. Find a doctor of Integrative Medicine and then many of your tests will be covered by insurance. I suggest the Alcat test first."
02/26/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Have you tried digestive enzymes? ACV? Have you tried going gluten/dairy free?"
02/28/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Add the following to your diet:
- good quality probiotics
- lacto-fermented foods like Bubbies Sauerkrauet (found in the refrigerated section of grocery stores which is 'alive' in enzymes). NOT pasturized sauerkraut.
- green veggie juice consisting of cucumbers, parsley, celery, ginger, lemon.
- eliminate wheat and gluten fromyour diet.
Hope you get better soon,
03/01/2012: Jumpingjackflash from Mckinney, Tx replies: "I can't say that I've experience the same thing but if I did here's what I would do:
1. Cut out all dairy.
2. Start taking ACV before I go to bed.
3. Start taking a high quality liquid probiotic
4. Take a couple of tablespoons of EVCO (coconut oil) daily.
I've notice that Dairy gets my stomach going something fierce. Also, when my stomach is really upset because I've been eating the wrong things (typically means lots of sugar) EVCO and ACV always do the trick. Before I got on ACV regularly I started drinking Kefir (probiotics) and that helped my digestion quite a bit.
Hope this helps! Please let me know if it does."
08/29/2009: Happydude from Sydney, Nsw, Australia: "Chronic Stomach Pain & Fatigue
Hi, I am 21, I am constantly tired, if I go for a ten minute walk I have to spend the rest of the day in bed, I wake up exhausted and aching, this started after a severe sinus/lymp infection approx 8 years ago. I get severe stomach cramps/pain usually at night sometimes early morning, which started when I was about 6, after I was forced onto carrot juice and tomato juice diets for months, also having to drink bleach etc. I am constantly nauseous, and vomit if I eat or not, on average 1 to 10 times a day. I get aching joints, hot/cold sweats, pains in my chest, and find it very hard to breathe, please don't get confused those are not from panic attacks or anything similar. Zofran does help sometimes to stop me vomiting, most pain killers don't work cause I can't keep them down. The doctors, don't have standard blood tests and ct scans of my stomach, an sent me off to a psychologist who said I just need a social life.
I have also tried,(not all at once) ACV, Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Turmeric, Cayenne, Honey, Slippery Elm, Ginger, Hydrogen Peroxide, Kelp, Cinnamon, Mint, Garlic, most made my stomach cramp severely, and some like Slippery Elm works occasionally.
I am yet to try oil pulling.
I am desperate I don't know what else to do, please help, I appreciate any suggestion of what to try next."
08/29/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn. replies: "Hello Happydude,
I like that upbeat name for a fellow who has been having so much trouble for so long. It tells me you still have a good outlook & expect to get better. First off, I have one question. What are you drinking bleach for? Just the thoughts of drinking that stuff makes my stomach cringe.
With your history of troubles starting after having a severe sinus infection 8 years ago, it makes me wonder if a series of antibiotics killed off the good guys in your GI tract and let the bad guys in there with them take over and proliferate, thereby giving you a case of systemic candida albicans. You can find quite a bit of information on line about this problem.
One of the first things that come to mind is Ted's recommendation of methylene blue (which is used to kill molds in aquariums). You will also find plenty of recommendations on line for treating systemic candida. If you haven't already tried replacing the good guys in your GI tract commercial preparations called probiotics are used but are quite expensive. You can also type in "cultured cabbage recipe" in the search window and get the recipe for making your own which is much cheaper and it is supposed to be the grandaddy of all the probiotics. Recommendations are to continue to drink it daily until your stool floats, so I assume that means you have succeeded in replacing the good guys.
One other thing you might want to look into is SSKI. If SSKI in the search window doesn't bring up anything just try again with typing "potassium iodide" (which is saturated solution of potassium iodide or SSKI). This should bring up several pages of references. Look for the one that mentions Tahoma Clinic and click on it. You can then download it for free (6 pages or lonly 3 if you print both sides). This is a handy reference to keep on hand as good old SSKI has been around a long time and has multiple uses. This article gives you instructions on using it to treat various problems. About the only contraindications for SSKI is an allergy to shellfish or iodine. I have also learned that SSKI works well on several things not mentioned in this article, but you can find many other uses for it on line. Seems it works to kill most pathogens (bacterial, viral, parasites, fungi, etc). Potassium iodide is also what you want to have on hand to flood your thyroid with in the event of another Chernobl nuclear mishap, to prevent it being destroyed by radiation. Hang in there, Happydude, and keep us posted on what you tried and how well it worked."
08/30/2009: Kathy from Punxsutawney, Pa replies: "What do you mean when you say you were made to drink bleach? That sounds like child abuse to me, and if someone forced you to drink bleach when you were a child, you might want to think about seeing a psychologist, not a psychiatrist, about it, because that kind of abuse can really wreck havoc with a person's life and health. But to help your stomach in the mean-time, you might want to investigate some stomach-soothing herbs like marshmallow and slippery elm made into teas and try eating small amounts of plain, regular (not low-fat or non-fat) yogurt, maybe 2 ounces at a time, every couple of hours throughout the day and just before you go to bed. If someone forced you to drink bleach and you told the psychiatrist, and he/she dismissed you by saying, basically, "get a life", then you need to find a better doctor; one who is compassionate and treats you with respect."
09/13/2009: Happydude from Sydney, Nsw, Australia replies: "Hi again,
Just thought I'd update, I have been in hospital I have been diagnosed with endometriosis just waiting for the test results to confirm. However since that has been removed I still am vomiting and have severe stomach pains, dizziness etc...
I did try oil pulling (stilling doing oil pulling) it certainly makes you feel good but hasn't much helped with the symptoms yet.
Next step is to try the probiotics and methylene blue. As for the psychologist and psychiatrist I am still trying to find one that will listen to me as they can't handle hearing what happened and I am getting passed around like a rag doll.
I thank you very much for your advice, it is much appreciated."
09/14/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To Happydude from Australia:
I am most confused. With a name like Happydude, my mind automatically categorized you as a male, but endometriosis is definitely not a female complaint!
Now lets get back to the problems you otherwise have. You can pull up recipes for cultured cabbage on line & in 3 days have your first batch ready to start drinking it for those probiotics you need. That is said to be the granddaddy of all probiotics and very cheap if you make your own.
Green smoothies made from dandelion, dock, broad leaf plaintain, wild onions, and other so-called weeds from your yard. You can also use greens from the supermarket such as spinach, kale, turnip greens, etc. Just wash them, put in the blender with unchlorinated water and puree or liquefy. If you happen to have access to fresh mint, it is a great stomach soother and will also improve the taste of those green smoothies. Since the ingredients should be gathered and prepared daily, those from your yard will probably be fresher and more nutritious (stay away from the roadsides because of exhaust fumes contamination) and any plants that have been sprayed to eliminate insects and pests.
Don't worry about finding that psychologist/psychiatrist until you get your health in better shape. Please don't jump to the conclusion that I think you have cancer, when I tell you to go back to EC and look up that maple syrup/baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) cure for cancer recently mentioned. Remember the Italians are treating cancer patients with baking soda to kill off the mold that they say always accompanies or precedes cancer.
It was on EC recently and Deirdre can probably tell you exactly what page to look for it. on. The objective is to sweeten up the baking soda with the maple syrup (don't know if honey would be just as good or not) so that those hungry little trouble causing molds will latch onto the sweet maple syrup, not knowing that you have booby trapped it with the baking soda, but they should die happy being full of their preferred sweet stuff, while it bombards it with the baking soda which kills it. An article I read 10 or 15 years ago in Omni Magazine, on systemic candida stated that it creates such havoc because it throws every hormone & enzyme in the body out of balance, thus affecting the entire body including the brain. So your whole body should recover once you kill off the mold and can give your body the nutritious foods it needs to work with to regain your health.
With all the stress you have been under and the digestive problems, you are probably depleted of B vitamins in particular and also magnesium. Go to EC for transdermal magnesium supplement to replenish your magnesium without worsening digestive/bowel problems. For the B vitamins, try oral first but might have to try transdermal on them
also if you can't keep them down. Suggest that you get a good stress tablet, which is B complex with vitamins C & E also. Two of them at mealtime and bedtime initially won't harm you, but when you feel you are much better, then slow down to 1 tablet at mealtime and bedtime. Most likely you won't feel the need to continue looking for a psychiatrist or other mental health practitioner, because your brain can make a great recovery along with the rest of your body. So get going and keep us posted so your EC family can cheer for you as you cross the line back into good health."
09/14/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "Would it help to tell us what happened?"
[QUESTION] 07/03/2009: R from E, CO: "My almost 4yr old has a stomach ache every day. Its in her upper stomach area, at no particular time of the day. Its not slowing her down any she just complains it hurts. I took her off of milk for a couple days to see if that might help.... took her to the doctor and they want me to put her on a reflux medication to see if that might help. I have yet to get the medication, I dont want to put her on some medication... I asked the doctor about ACV but she said it would make her stomach more upset! But then again the doctor is pushing for the medication. Any helpful hints?! Diet changes? Ted or anyone that will help. Thank you soooo much!!!!"Replies
07/03/2009: kje10959 from Bedford, NH replies: "My daughter also suffered from unexplained stomaches. After a Dr. visit yielded no help I ended up taking her to a chiropractor. Presto!! Her spine was out of alignment and as soon as she was adjusted no more stomachaches. Now when her stomach starts to hurt, off we go to the chiropractor and she's always out of alignment. Quick and painless!! Give it a try. It's a much better alternative than reflux meds!! Good Luck!!"
07/04/2009: Kathy from Nevada, nv replies: "Perhaps you can get her to have about 2 oz. of aloe vera after each meal. That helped me with acid reflux."
07/04/2009: Becky from Rockford, Michigan replies: "Could it be allergies? My daughter used to have a stomach ache every morning because of the mucus that was draining down the back of her throat all night due to allergies. Once we controlled the allergies, the stomach problems went away. Just a thought!"
07/16/2009: R from E, CO replies: "what did you do to controll allergies? thank you!"
07/16/2009: R from E, CO replies: "is it aloe juice?"
07/17/2009: Kathy from Nevada, NV replies: "This is what I do: I take a leaf of aloe vera and I freeze it then when it's firm I cut about 3 inches off. I cut the off the needles and the green covering. Then I simply cut up the aloe in very small pieces and put 4 or 5 in a cup of water and drink the whole thing down. Your child may not like the taste so I don't see a problem with mixing it with something like apple juice. With the rest of the cut up aloe I put it in a rubbermaid container in the fridge and just drink a 1/4 cup after every meal or just some at night before bed. Just freeze the whole aloe leaf in a baggie it will keep for a long time! PS as far as the apple cider goes....my niece is 8 and has been requesting it ever since she first tasted it! She loves it. I add a pinch of baking soda and honey and ACV to warm water....for a 4 year old I would use 1/2 tsp of ACV. We have not stomach problems for a long time!"
01/13/2010: Lisa from Socal, Ca replies: "My daughter was getting stomach aches almost every day as well. The doctor did a Food Intolerance test for her and found she was intolerant to: Milk, broccoli, peanut butter ( not allergy), Oats and barley. When we took these items out of her diet, most of her stomach aches went away. She still gets one once in a while when she knowingly "cheats".
The Food intolerance tests are NOT 100 % accurate, but it will point you in the right direction. Or you can do a food elimination diet to find out which foods "don't agree" with you."
[YEA] 07/27/2009: Don from Southwest, Michigan: "Stomach Pain and/or Gas
For any kind of stomach ache, gas pain, heart burn or stomach upset of any kind, I eat 4-6 frozen strawberries and the discomfort is gone instantly. This remedy has worked 100% of the time for me for many years. It has also worked 100% of the time for everyone I have told. My mother is 89 and takes several medications and supplements and sometimes gets terrible stomach pains and gas. She ate 5 frozen strawberries and by the time she ate the last one her pain and gas had disappeared. She is a devout skeptic and was amazed at the results.
I have tried this with many different varieties of strawberries and they all work. My favorite here in southwest Michigan is called Early Glow and we freeze about 60 qt. every year. Just hull the "caps", rinse in water, let drain in a colander and put into whatever size plastic freezer bag you prefer. Even if they are out of season in your area and you have to pay a higher price at a super market, get at least one qt. to keep in the freezer. When you get a stomach ache eat 4-6 of them and your pain should disappear.
I hope this helps you stop wasting money on expensive, super hyped, over the counter upset stomach chemicals that in my opinion just do not work and always made me feel worse.
Best Wishes For A Peaceful Future
[YEA] 08/20/2009: Jodi from Owen Sound, On, Canada replies: "I've had a stomache all day & came across this website. Saw the strawberries remedy and thought it's worth a shot...all the other cures didn't look so appealing. After my 4th stawberry, my pain went away!!! Unbelievable. Thanks so much for this tip!"
12/08/2009: Rina from Williamstown, New Jersey replies: "i've been having stomach problems for almost two years now. i've been seen by the best GI doctors in new jersey, best doctors in philadephia they cant find anything wrong with me. They've given me pain killer colled Tramadol, kapidex for asid and alprazolam for panicing because of my chest pains. I have the pain in my stomach everyday and night, if i dont take these pills i would be in alot of pain. these medicine take only about 80% of the pain, plus i have to take them everty six hrs or i feel the pain comming back. the pain start under my breast where the stomach is and moves up to my chest and that gives me hard time to breath, i also feel the pain in my asaficas when i'm walking or running and my jaw gets numbed sometimes, I will try the frozen strawberries, and if that doesnt work i will try the cayenne peppers. If anyone had had this simptoms please email me i am desperate for help i cannot walk more then two blocks or run because i get chest pains, and again the doctors have done every test there is in my body for the last year and a half and they cant find anything wrong with me, please if anyone knows anything email me because not a day goes by that i dont have tears in my eyes feeling bad for my self, i really want to get batter and move on with my life i'm only 23 years old i feel like my life has poused, i need your help, email me if you have any info at firstname.lastname@example.org
08/11/2010: Marilyn from USA: "Hello Ted,
My mother-in -law was diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer. Can your recommended remedies still work at this stage? Her main problem at this time is weakness, nausea and her inability to eat a whole lot at once.
Hope to hear from you soon.
08/11/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Marilyn:
Late stage cancer can be helped with drops of clove oil given throughout the day helps, but most especially helpful is 4-8 drops of Hydrochloric acid in 250 cc of water and drink slowly throughout the day. Methylene blue 0.1% maybe added to the solution with hydrochloric acid that was added to the drinking water. The hydrochloric acid I used is a 35% solution and put in a dropper bottle and is added at between 4 to 8 drops into a glass of water of 250 cc. This is drank slowly with use of straw. What it does is it converts pepsinogen to pepsin, so that the stomach can work digesting the food as pepsin is required to digest the protein. When stomach doesn't work because it lacks stomach acid, then you can't eat. I do know that stomach cancer rates in U.S. is lower then Japan due to dietary differences in the consumption of BHT. If BHT supplements are taken at 250-500 mg this may delay the stomach cancer. Clove oil I have found to be useful too. Pancreatic enzymes if taken at very large doses, has a reputation for digesting the cancers in general, including bromelain supplements as well. The problem is obtaining this supplements, in large amounts since most supplement companies do not sell that much also. A progesterone cream maybe applied to the neck also to reduce some nausea and loss of appetite is possibility since currently accepted treatment of giving progesterone (I believe its megestrol) is used to stop cachexia and buy time. In the long run the use of lysine, threonine and glutamine once cachexia is reduced to kill off the cancer, as well as tannic acid. The lysine, threonine and glutamine is taken at 1000 mg hourly dose for at least 4 hours twice a day. The tannic acid can dry up cancer stomach relatively quick at 1/4 teaspoon twice a day in 1/3 glass of water, three times a day. A person maybe experiencing some swelling on the first two or three days as white blood cells start attacking the cancer, thereafter, the swelling is reduced. It helps to reduce some bloating if EDTA is used (tetrasodium EDTA) 30% solution taken at 20 drops for example, to help circulation.
11/27/2012: Anna from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Hi Ted, My boyfriend has a delayed reaction to the onion family. Is there any antidote. Accidentally he thinks he ate onions and now has bad stomach pains. His body temperature dropped and he's freezing, has nasuea, and his body is tense and stressed. Typically it take 5-8 hours for the pain to go away. A hot bath helps.
I gave him 1/2 tea spoon of baking soda with water, but its not helping. There is very little info on how to treat this, it doesn't seem like an allergy since its not immediate. But onions are very acidic, could this be too much?
Any suggestions where to go from here I'd really appreciate. Thanks, anna"
[YEA] 11/13/2007: Laura from New Plymouth, Idaho: "I have good results for my stomach pain with tumeric. But I read on one entry that tumeric would stop bleeding of a wound, quite quickly. So I'm wondering if taking tumeric would be counterproductive for me - not for the stomach - but because I'm on a blood thinner since I have a stent in my heart as of last January. Anyone have information on this? "Replies
06/04/2011: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "Hi laura x my aunt has a stent in her heart and drinks cranberry juice the hospital dr stopped her blood thinner drug as cranberry juice is a natural blood thinner and it not 2 b taken with blood thinners as it will thin the blood way too much! Shes doing fine with the cranberry juice and drinks the ordinary store cartons. But a better option is pure organic cran juice from a health shop. Just add 2 teaspoons 3 tjmes a day in the cleanest water u can get 6 to 8 fluid ounces of water and drink. Hope thjs helps u love andrea c x x x"
[YEA] 11/03/2007: Lina fakhouri from Sydney, australia: "when my son was 2 years old, he had a severe stomach pain. he was crying constantly for 2 hours at that night. ever since, i took him to different doctors in 3 different countries, went through blood test, x-ray and usg. finally the doctor said that it was normal for a child to have stomach pain at least twice a week!!! i couldn't believe what he said. my mum visited us 2 years ago, and started to give him tumeric and honey. you wouldn't believe it. it WORKS!!! never again he has stomach pain."