While I was studying at university 30 years ago, a doctor put me on some very harsh anti-inflammatories for a back condition I had and I developed very bad stomach ulcers. The anti-inflammatory was so harsh in fact that it was taken off the market in the end. Anyhow, I had those ulcers for 30 years and tried EVERY treatment possible through conventional medicine, but the antibiotics killed my good bacteria and gave me more problems, and the acid blockers have a huge rebound effect (the minute you go off them, the stomach acid you produce is far higher than normal and this brings back the ulcer). I'm telling you, if someone had told me to put a cow paddy on my head because it would cure my ulcers, I would have tried it. I have suffered greatly from them, and there have been many foods I have not been able to eat.
Anyhow, I started hearing about how cabbage juice had cured many people of their ulcers (Was it the natural chemicals in the cabbage killing bacteria, or was it some natural chemical that increased the health/patency of the stomach lining? Who knows?).
So, one day when my ulcer pain was radiating up to my neck and ear and I really had nothing to lose, I bought a red cabbage, took off the outside leaves, washed the innerleaves, and started chomping on the leaves right away. I spit out any cabbage that did not chew up completely in my mouth because I didn't want any undigested fiber to go to my large bowel to be digested by bacteria that make gas. I chewed on the cabbage VERY thoroughly, as if it were chewing gum. Interestingly, there was very little fiber to spit out. All I wanted was the juice (which apparently holds the good plant chemicals). I did not want the fiber. The result bordered on the miraculous. Within 10 minutes my stomach/neck/ear pain was incredibly better. It was too incredible to believe. For the whole day, as I worked from my home on my computer, I grazed on the cabbage and also ate my regular meals through the day. I cannot tell you what good that cabbage did for me. In all, I ate the equivalent of 3/4 of a small cabbage that day. I had absolutely no gas from the cabbage; as a matter of fact, it REDUCED my gas (although I must say that cooked cabbage GIVES me gas). So, to my way of thinking, cabbage juice does not cause gas, but the difficult-to-chew fiber does.
For the next two days, I ate the same amount of cabbage (be warned, when the cabbage mixes with your saliva and you spit out the difficult-to-chew fiber, the spit-out-cabbage-fiber smell is very stinky (probably from sulfhydryl groups). It's the typical cabbage stinky smell. Your whole house will smell of it if you don't throw out the spit-out-fiber on an hourly basis. But believe me, that's a SMALL price to pay for your cure. My husband got to loving that smell because he was getting a wife for the first time in his life that wasn't in pain due to her stomach ulcers.
In the literature I read, it said that you should do the cabbage treatment for 10 straight days, but I have to admit, I was soooo well after four days that I neglected to do it for a couple of days. Then I did it for a couple of days. Then I slacked off. You get the picture.
The be-all-to-end-all is that my stomach is the best it's ever been. And the funny thing is, a month after the treatment (I am not currently eating raw cabbage) my stomach keeps getting better and better. There are things that I am eating now that I hadn't been eating for years.
So, my treatment plan was to go slow, do it at my pace, and see what happened. And it worked great.
I am writing this message to you because it was the encouragement from this website that finally made me try the cabbage on one of my worst days, and it miraculously worked and I wanted to pay that miracle forward.
For the rest of my life, I will take the time to eat raw cabbage in my diet every once in a while.
All the best!
I have to speak up! Neither drugs or cabbage juice does the healing! The body does the healing!!! Your body is always healing itself the best it can with the conditions you provide!!! Cabbage juice gives the body more of the nutrients it needs to actually heal the ulcers. Drugs just mask your symptoms so you may feel better for a while (and sometimes drugs are needed in acute situations to supply something the body needs), but drugs do not supply the raw materials that the body needs for healing. Also removing stressers helps give the body more favorable conditions, such as no alcohol, caffeine, sugar, dairy, gluten! It doesn't mean you can never have these again, it is just helpful to abstain during healing! What is the most important part of living and healing for your body? It is the part that is missing!!! For you it may be not enough real sleep, movement, joy, emotional calm, love and laughter starting with yourself, sunshine, fresh air, hydration with pure water, real food without GMOs, pesticides, you know the rest! Always look at the big picture to give your body and yourself the best chance at vibrant living with health and not learning to manage your disease as doctors like to say.
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First off, medical studies are funded by Big Pharma and they get the results they pay for or the researcher is never funded again. That is reality: Money talks and it tells them what to find and what to ignore in the research...relative vs objective study results...that is where they can fudge the final report...
Next; All proton pump inhibitors cause serious side effects, one of which is that after 2 weeks on those meds your body needs them (even if you had no gastric issues prior). I am a Registered Nurse, I have watched patients with no prior gastric issues be placed on PPI drugs "standard hospital medication lists" MDs put every patient on... Most Doctors are good people, but they are most often ignorant of the healing process, they are taught to treat patients by medicating symptoms, they match your symptoms to the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) drug list... they are not taught to treat causes...quite the contrary. It is a serious problem when Big Pharma is on the board of directors of all the medical schools...they are.
As an RN I had to choose a different path after trying 6 different medications on my ulcers... I searched desperately online for help and found Raw cabbage juice. It stopped my horrible pain in 10 minutes and after a year of pain it healed me in less than 2 weeks. Occasionally I would go back on the juice when I was exposed to aspirin or other NSAIDS as they cause my stomach to start burning and hurting within 20 minutes. The cabbage juice has always saved me, every time for the last 17 years.
I was diagnosed with an ulcer over twenty-five years ago. It healed and I've had no problem with it for all of these years. However, during the past five years I've had two flare ups. I now realize that it happened each time I took Motrin for a few days. Never again. It was 9:50 pm and I was looking desperately online for some natural relief from the raw, burning pain that was radiating from my stomach, to my right side, to under my right arm pit and to my upper back. I read your post on chewing red cabbage. I had two ingredients handy that are said to be good for ulcer relief. They were cayenne and cabbage. I tried your remedy because, quite frankly, yours was the the least scary. I want to sing. You said your pain was gone in ten minutes. Mine took six minutes. I still find it hard to believe all of that pain went away so fast. I've also been belching like crazy so the bloating is lessening. I don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow but for right now I'm smiling again. I'm writing because I feel so good that I want to share this remedy with others looking for relief.
I have been suffering from stomach pain and nausea from a stomach ulcer for years and have seen doctors multiple times. I was told always to take antacids and avoid coffee and alcohol. Avoiding those things helped, but the antacids made the nausea increase and of course it felt like my food just didn't digest. If my stomach was empty I would be in agony, the gnawing pain of an ulcer, and frequently had bouts of nausea that made it hard to be productive.
I tried aloe vera which had some success, digestive enzymes- didn't really help, probiotics- were useful but didn't help the ulcer. I had heard of cayenne for ulcers, but was hesitant to try- the idea of putting hot pepper on a tender stomach seemed crazy! But as the pain has recently been worsening and I don't have much money to see a doctor I was desperate.
I read up a little more and decided to get a bottle of cayenne capsules. I followed the instructions- 1 pill three times a day (455 mg). The first one I took, I took it on an empty stomach before a meal and fairly quickly I felt it take effect- it did burn and I felt increasing pain at first- and I worried I had made a mistake in taking it. However, the pain eased up and as the burn subsided it felt better. I was able to eat and felt for the first time that my food was digesting better. I have continued this for just over a week now- taking it with meals- and the pain lessens every day. I even woke up in the morning PAIN FREE!! After having stomach pain every morning for years, it was an amazing feeling! I will continue taking it for at least another week to ensure that the ulcer is fully healed- also avoiding coffee, tea, alcohol, and other irritants- but I would definitely label this a remedy a success for me! Cayenne has quickly become my favorite home remedy!
Wow, I had 4 ulcers 3 years ago. One bleeding in the esophagus. Went straight to gastro. Did the upper scope to diagnose me. Sent me home with double the prilosec pill prescription. Looked over the internet, probably found it here. Juice your raw cabbage. I bought a juicer. Juiced about 10 ounces each morning. Drank that in 3 portions, 3 times a day on an empty stomach. Not tasty by any means. I did that for 2 weeks and then off and on a few days at a time for 3 months. Went back to gastro and he said the stomach looked new. He said the meds did work well for you. I said they went in the trash, raw cabbage juice. He grinned and said see ya later. I think people on this website says it healed them in 10 days. God bless you.
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The best rule-of-thumb is to be more interested in your health and well being than maintaining friendly relations with a doctor. Remember, you are responsible for your health, and your relationship with your doctor is a business one; if it's a friendly one all the better, but it's not a requirement. You are not obligated to meet anyone halfway (if you have doubts) when your health is at stake, that's just massaging their ego at your expense. We should all seek out medical opinions when we deem it necessary, and take it into account. However, remember, there is a reason medicine is called a practice, and what doctors tell you is their opinion (that's why people often get more than one).
I have been suffering from an awful stomach ulcer, lately I cannot sleep at night or I am sleeping one hour on and one hour off because the pain is so gnawing and constant. I have lost 4 pounds in the last four days because eating anything has been altogether too painful, or is accompanied by hours of running to the bathroom and being doubled over in pain. Previously to this I have cut out caffeine, alcohol and smoking. However, sugar is something I still indulge in, and know needs to stop. I read ALL the reviews in a desperate fit yesterday and went out and bought 15UMF Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Coconut oil, bananas, Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda.
I had a tablespoon of ACV with a pinch of Baking soda which initially made my belly a little rumbly and also ate a big spoonful of the Manuka honey. These two combined gave me enough relief to sleep soundly for the first time in 3 nights.
This morning I repeated the ACV w/ baking soda and for breakfast made a shake with one cup filtered water, one banana, a heaping teaspoon of turmeric, a tablespoon of coconut oil, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a big tablespoon of manuka honey, a cup of frozen blueberries, a bit of very clean whey, organic protein powder and a scoop of Green Vibrance (an amazing probiotic and vegetable powdered blend you can find at whole foods and probably other health food stores).
I had no issues with this, and my insides stayed calm (to my delight!! )... I had this exact same shake for lunch minus the scoop of Green Vibrance (I only do one scoop a day). All clear! But then I made the mistake of having a chicken shwarma and my stomach became a nightmare again, but was settled by a scoop of manuka and hot lemon water with cayenne.
I have gotten A LOT of relief from these natural remedies I found online and am very grateful. Ultimately I know the source of this ulcer is my current job and it won't truly heal until I leave it behind, but in the meantime, I am experiencing great relief. Will continue with these smoothies for two meals per day and something simple for dinner. Not sure what yet..
If there are any significant changes or I am able to heal completely I will repost. Good luck to us all, may we all heal while addressing the root of the issue, whether it is a bad job, taxing relationship, or love of barbecue and booze. Cheers!
I have had the most terrible experience the last 6 month, with what I believe is an ulcer. Everytime I ate anything I had terrible pain. I really thought the worst. In desperation I was praying for G-d to heal me and after I read the story about how Hezekiah prayed to be healed and then Isaiah the prophet was told by G-d to put on a fig poultice, I realized that maybe the answer was already here. I looked on the internet and found herballegacy and read about ulcers. I decided to try Cayenne, in minutes I felt better. I think the answers to all diseases are probably right under our noses.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Lili Our family has found that a multivitamin to be counterproductive in any healing method.
Ted here on Earth Clinic, has said that calcium is counterproductive to healing method. We have found this to be true.
The benefits of avoiding calcium are endless. As adults. Because there are very few multis without it. We make our multivitamins. This involves expense and effort. As we have finally healed most of the issues the 6 of us have had.
I have yet to see a vitamin supplement without some form of a vitamin that is less than desirable. Herbals are different. All supplements are to be scrutinized.
Excess calcium forms calcium shells in the blood to hide viruses and mycoplasma. It is unhealthy for your heart and builds up in joints. Creating pain.
Our food is full of added calcium. Our doctors hand out calcium like candy. When in truth we need magnesium and a full spectrum of minerals. Totally unavailable today. Modern farming practices virtually eliminate them.
As to liver. The bs can be the devil or the savior. We only take the 2 to 3 days a week.
There are caveats to this as thiamine pathways are often and commonly destroyed by diet, vaccines and medications. The old disease, beri beri, is the underlaying cause of much mystery.
Learning about this pathway and the detriment to our health is critical to those of us with gut issues (everyone)
Look up Dr.Lonsdale, Chandler Marrs PHD. Hormones Matter, online blog or on Facebook.
I seldom use information aside from Teds remedies here on Earth Clinic. Thiamine Mononitrate pops up quite often in his emails. When I began reading Dr. Lonsdales articles I saw a continuation of good solid health information that is not available anywhere else. They have just published the textbook that backs up his great results from this one vitamin and understanding what you are up against, autoimmunity, environmental poisoning, over medication, deadly fluoride, vaccines, depression, exhaustion.
As I embark on the liposomal thiamine. It has been remarkable the progress I am making. I thought I had solved most of my issues. But also thought some were not solvable as I am older. Apparently I have a greater capacity for wellness than I could imagine. Penetrating that interrupted pathway, after 1 week, the benefits are there.
As to the amount of supplements suggested many are needed by the gut to power your hormone health and your brain your sleep cycle.
As I spent 5 years unable to leave my house or bathroom some days. The release from ibs d is a miracle. If your intestine does not have the correct amounts of melatonin and dhea. It will not work. It will be wonky. Your sleep and your basic humanity deteriorates.
Supplements and diet are and should be reassessed periodically. We find it important as the symptoms and illnesses themselves disappear. Our modern diet and healthy food availability is so limited that one really has no choice but to supplement. Do we believe that foods are organic? Do we believe the label. Corporations rename poisons and sugars at will. The first ingredient in many classes of pharma. Is fluoride. A poison in any amount.
As I went to the co op today and looked at supplements the multis each had detrimental ingredients. I am a firm believer in targeted therapy. I am tired of being the target of Big Food, Pharma, Environmental Poisoners. Janet
I have had stomach ulcer pain on and off for several days. Today the pain was quite intense. I put some raw cabbage in a blender and even before I had finished it, my stomach started to feel better. I will continue with this for several days. I have also had some relief from manuka honey and coconut oil, but not as dramatic as from the cabbage.
Aloe Vera Juice is a miracle remedy for stomach ulcers.
I was diagnosed with multiple (3) peptic ulcers which were confirmed by biopsy not to be from H-pylori (they were actually from unripe tropical fruit I had eaten). When the prescribed medication didn't work and gave me side effects after one week I discontinued used and searched, painfully and desperately, for something to relieve the pain and help my stomach to heal. Milk and food neutralized immediately but then made it worse as it caused more stomach acid to be produced; water diluted but then irritated; juices irritated; anti-acid stuff worked instantly but for only a short time after which the pain got much worse. When a friend suggested Aloe Vera juice, I tried it and was pleased.
So for about 5 months I abstained from citrus and tomatoes (and tropical fruit) and kept an 8oz bottle of pure Aloe Vera juice with me, sipping anytime during day or night I had pain, whether with meals or without. Usually I only needed about 8oz-12oz per day and it tapered off as time went on and I had less pain.
At the end of 5 months, they scoped my stomach again and all the ulcers had healed completely. The doctor (a very competent gastroenterologist) was surprised it happened without any prescription medication.
I've since had another peptic ulcer due to use of aspirin and the aloe vera worked again. I consider aloe vera juice a miracle cure for stomach ulcers not caused by H. Pylori.
I have been reading your readers' emails and I wanted to make some comments about Cayenne Pepper. Cayenne is one of my favorate herbs for myself and my clients. I had prostate cancer 18 years ago and I cured it naturally using herbs, cleansing and diet only. For the cancer I used the John Ray Christopher method of cayenne tea with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in warm water 3 times daily. Today I still use one or more teaspoons daily in my food at every meal. Just recently I received a call from a Doctor of Chinese medicine who was throwing up blood from ulcers. As I alway do I suggested cayenne capsuls using 100,000 heat units plus. He could not believe that this would work but he took my advice and within a few days his problem was over. Of course I also gave him some advice on changing diet and lifestyle. In my 18 years as a naturopahtic healer I have used cayenne many times for bleeding ulcers. Cayenne also works great for emphysema sufferors, I have seen patients get off oxygen bottles and out of wheelchairs. But the person with the disease must go beyond the herb for the disease and look at the way they eat and their lifestyle. If they do not change their life the disease will appear somewhere else in another form.
B. BIFIDUM TO CURE ULCER
Peptic ulcers are mostly caused by H. Pyroli infection in the digestive system. There is an article available in the net titled " Probiotic Identified To Treat Ulcer ". According to this article, researchers from Spain identified B. Bifidum has an inhibition level of 95 % in test tube and tested its activity against H. Pylori infection in mice. After 21 days, mice treated with B. Bifidum developed fewer ulcers than the control group.
There is another article titled " Anti-ulcer effects of lactic acid bacteria and their cell wall polysaccharides " by Nagaoka et al. According to this article, B. Bifidum and B. Breve were administered orally to rats with acetic acid induced gastric ulcers. The results indicated that these bacteria provide protective systems in the gastric ulcer model.
From these articles, it is clear that B. Bifidum and B. Breve work against the bad bacteria H. Pylori and provide natural protection against H. Pylori as long as they are in sufficient numbers in the digestive system.
To cure ulcer, one need to take a multi strain probiotic capsule containing B. Bifidum and B. Breve in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast for 60 days. There are many brands of multi strain probiotic capsules containing B. Bifidum and B. Breve available online. One can select the brand based on customer ratings and reviews.
This is funny. I worked for 26 years in the Dry-docks. One day I walked into a Captain's cabin on a Italian container ship and I was slightly bent over as my ulcers were giving me fits that day and he told me to eat chillies(peppers). I thought he was crazy. When I started my diet I added chillies(peppers) to my food, when I realized I had been healed I realized the Capt had been right. I had killed the bacteria that caused my ulcers. So any pepper with a burn will work. I love habaneros but thats a bit extreme for the light hearted. I hope that helps.
Cabbage Juice is a great remedy for stomach ulcers. Most people see improvement about 5 days after starting to drink the juice. I used it for an ulcer that had been bothering me for months and I felt significantly better and pain free after only the first day of my supplementation. It's pretty simple.
Just buy cabbage from any store, most are average size and vary little from one to another. I usually slice off about half an inch off any side of the cabbage and put it into a blender. I add about 1 cup of distilled water and blend for a full minute. I let it set for about 5 minutes and then drink it down, pulp and all.
The taste is very plain. The only thing that will bother most people at first is the smell. But its very easy to drink - not bitter or foul tasting. You'll only taste it if you convince yourself it tastes like it smells, which I did at first. You generally do 3 cups a day, spaced out, until you ulcer is healed, which is usually 4-10 days for most people. If you're not seeing a doctor, its best to continue a couple of weeks as the cabbage juice relieves the pain of an ulcer, which may deceive some people into thinking it has actually healed in full. Changing your diet to avoid foods that irritate your ulcer (fats for most people are the irritants) is also crucial to healing.
Cabbage may also work for other digestive ailments. A cup of blended cabbage juice contains millions of friendly bacteria. There is actually significant scientific evidence out there that supports cabbage juices beneficial properties for ulcers and the digestive system in general. It's a very cost effective treatment and is definitely preferable to harmful antacids.
Our lovely US government was treating our boys in WWII with cabbage juice for the infamous vitamin U. It was proven then but soon forgotten that it not only helps but CURES ulcers. Why forgotten? Naturally medical science cannot make any bucks from this angle. I know this only as I nearly died two years ago with 40 year old ulcers. The meds did nothing but complicate things, so I stopped after 10 days and did my googling. Cabbage works better and tastes far better than licorice, too. If you get the red cabbage, you also get resveratrol.
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Just to post on my progress , today is my second day , my ulcers are healed... For the first time I felt hungry and my digestion was better... I will continue this process for a month. I will keep you all posted on my weekly progress. Thanks to everyone for posting on earth clinic and healing me - Pratt
12 years ago I finally got healed of an ulcer for which I'd been taking medication for several years. So when I recently began having that telltale burning, gnawing pain in my stomach, I knew exactly what was happening.
I also knew the whole routine...doctor's appointment, upper GI, ultrasound etc etc., just to have them tell me what I already knew. PLUS, they'd prescribe medications which my insurance will no longer cover because there are now non-prescription strengths of them available over-the-counter. Needless to say, I was willing to try an alternative method to save myself the time and expense. If you've ever had an ulcer, you usually don't have to have someone tell you what one feels like.
Anyway, I read somewhere about cayenne's healing effects. A week ago, I was up and down through the night with that burning, and all the antacids I could chew were simply giving me no relief. So Thursday morning I got up, got brave, and mixed a full measuring teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a teacup of very warm water and drank it down on an empty stomach.
It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected! And while I was warm all over and my stomach burned a little more when the fluid first hit that spot, the pain quickly diminished. Within minutes, I felt better than I had the day before, and as the day wore on, I continued to feel even better.
Anyway, I've repeated this every day now for the past week, and by day 3 the burning pain in my stomach was COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY GONE, even first thing in the morning. I'm continuing the regimen for therapeutic and preventive purposes, just to see if it cures my allergies and other problems. I'll probably reduce the daily dosage now that the stomach problem has subsided, but I'm a believer! And I'm a lifelong advocate of that little red pepper...this is news worth sharing!
Thank God for natural remedies.
I was born with chronic stomach ulcer. I consulted many doctors but no doctors could cure me. There were even times I thought I was dying due to the pain. But, one fine day, a friend of mine from India told me that turmeric power is a great medicine. So, I put one spoon of turmeric power in a glass of water. After two days all my severe pain had disappeared. It was a miracle! The best time to take is early morning while your stomach is still empty and in the evening before dinner. It works best while your stomach is empty. But, at the same time it is very important to control our diets. Do not take butter, any sweet stuff, coffee, tea, cold drinks, hot chili, excess oil and drink lots of water every day (at least 2 and a half litre daily). Eat on time, do not eat between meals, and do not drink hot or warm water; hot or warm water worsen the gas in the stomach. Turmeric is the best and cheapest medicine for stomach problems. Besides, I also use the paste for any skin problems, pimples, boils, minor cut; they really work well. I don't go to doctors for every little thing because I know that I can save a lot of money by simply using turmeric powder at home. Lastly, by drinking turmeric powder regularly, you will have a very clear beautiful complexion.
Stomach Ulcers seal them using Cayenne Pepper and honey. The Cayenne or Red pepper works by expanding on contact with water, it can even be used to seal a radiator in an emergency. It is natural food people have eaten for many years. I took a half teaspoon with food and honey at night for a few months and now there is no need for Nexium. Stress increases stomach acid and small ulcers can form. Cayenne seals open wounds and Honey has natural antibiotic properties. And honey makes anything taste better.
Sallyann. I had ibs d from surgery to remove my lower intestine...emergency. As my surgery was open as much of my body as possible and several surgeons I suspect a host of pathogens were introduced. But the lower intestine is the storage and forming of waste area my ibs was twofold.
My husband on the other hand lost his small intestine to RnY weight loss surgery. He has no digestion of his own. His duodenum was gone.
We both have issues. My Mom had constipation. Ulcer. Chemo damage. Then she would get the runs, uncontrolable.
So we had to solve it all. Constipation to the runs and everything in between.
Here is the list we used to correct all of our problems.
DHEA..100mg in the am
3.5 to 5 mg melatonin at bedtime.
This worked the first day but I stayed on it for 3. If it starts again I take 1 dose each for 1 day.
It usually is something I ate or drink on the road for a trip.
Before this. I could not take vitamin c or magnesium. Or take any coconut oil.
Things our family does to help...
1 whole lime squeezed...6 to 8 tsp or 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass add 1/2 tsp of baking soda let fizz. Add 1/2 glass of water and drink 1/2 hour after food 2x a day 5 days out of 7. This is Teds alkalizing drink. Corrects digestion.circulation. stops pain.cleans up gallbladder kidney and bladder. A host of wellness in every glass.
Borax 1/8 tsp of 20 mule team borax in 1 liter of clean water. Use this water through the day. In beverages. Add lemon squeeze or ice it to improve taste. Look up on E.C. search box, ted bangkok borax, it will bring up all the uses for this miracle. The most important being removing fluoride from your body.
The thiamine pathway and thiamine mononitrate. I mentioned my sources in previous note. Dr Derek e, Hormone Matters, Chandler Marrs PHD.
B2 in am 200mg restores energy lost from IBS
Dr. Michael Holick, Grassroots Health on facebook to learn about vitamin d3. I take 10,000iu a day. Solgar, 10,000iu in coconut oil
NAC n acetyl cystene a precursor to glutathione for its sulfur content and reducing mucus. 500mg 2 or 3x a day.
We take no calcium. We take magnesium instead. 250 mg of mag citrate or malate or 5 drops of mag oil in water. The malate is for those with runny stools. But after a while I find I can use them all.
Bulletproof coffee, Dave Asprys way or make your own. I do. This really helps digestion.
The elimination list
Vegetable oils. Use only butter or coconut oil
Organics as much as possible
Keep taking the melatonin.
Make your last meal before 5 pm
My husband needs extra help with his 3rd shift job. At bedtime
2.5 to5 mg lithium orate. This helps displace heavy metals and promotes sleep. Borax really helped our daughters with narcolepsy. Waking nightmares. Sleep paralysis.
500 to 1000mg niacinamide
For some people.homeopathic mag phos is enough.
Cranberry Juice and Goat's Milk
Simple Cure Below:
Ulcers are caused by a bacteria and usually doctors will give you medications that will only lower the acid level in your stomach for a little while causing you temporary relief, but it's not going to get rid of the bacteria itself which is why most people have recurring flare ups.
My ulcer came from the fact that I got a sty on my eye, then took an antibiotic to clear it up. After taking the antibiotic I started getting horrible stomach cramps that were so bad the only relief I got after eating was taking a Lortab (substitute for Vicodin; I had a couple of pills left over after a previous surgery). When those pills were down to just one, I went back to the doctor and was perscribed Dicyclomine for the pain and Ranitidine (Zantac) was supposed to rid me of the "upset" in about 2 weeks. Not even a week later I detected blood in my stool, but decided not to go back to the doctor to waste anymore of my money. Between the visits and the medicines, I was getting nowhere. Plus, I knew that if I went back I would more than likely receive another perscription for more antibiotics that would probably cause more problems (yeast infection, etc. ), but I knew I had to do something.
A few years ago I heard about a man who accidentally drank acid when he was a boy and in order to repair the lining in his stomach he was made to drink goat's milk for a year. He's in his 70s or 80s now, so I figured if it worked for him it should work for me as well; after all, if there's an ulcer there's a hole in your stomach. I'd heard of it working for other people as well so I decided to try it. As far as getting rid of the bacteria I decided to use cranberry juice. Studies showed that drinking cranberry juice flushes the bacteria from your digestive system.
There you have it: Cranberry juice and goat's milk. And after just 2 days no pain at all. Don't get me wrong, the goat's milk doesn't taste good at all, but I've heard of people adding a little sugar and vanilla (get the non alcoholic one since you are treating an ulcer) to help with the taste. I can't vouch for these other home remedies on here, but I know this one that I'm doing doesn't have a list of ingredients and it's a tried and true method that I'll take over a doctor's visit any day.
This is Rooster from Fla. I have been battling ulcers for 10 months. 5 days ago I started the cayenne pepper and glutamine 500mg of both 3 times a day before meals 5 days and the result is incredible. Still having a few aches and pains after meals and first thing in the morning, but no more blood and vomit and laying in the bed with pain. What a great web site I am so much better thanks to Ya'll gracious, Rooster
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What an inspirational and insightful post - thank you very, very much. For once, I can almost see the scope and magnitude of my challenges - and that is such a rare glimmer of light in what is mostly a brain-fogged reality for me. God Bless You and All Who Share here.
The responsibility for my moment-to-moment choices fits squarely on my own shoulders and undoing the unfortunate results of a lifetime of ill-informed, poor selections on my part is clearly why I am on this site, seeking answers and like minded people. And owning this gives me a sense of empowerment - "Own the problem, own the solution". I am profoundly grateful to all who post - sometimes the insights from another's casual sharing is infinitely helpful.
On one hand, I am like a kid (albeit 67 yrs old) in a candy store, due to the enriching and wonderfully hopeful stories and remedies being offered here.
On the other hand, I am a lot like Becky's post suggests - overwhelmed by the myriad of issues I face in my body and mind. The discomfort of the moment, the level of pain I feel tends to localize my priorities, and in fact, blinds me to the bigger picture to a degree that frightens and leaves me totally overwhelmed.
If I list the issues facing me (and I am unreasonably proud to actually have the cognition and brain-power to make this list right now), in order of most worrying -
1. Loss of brain power/cognition/memory/mind-fog.
2. I am 85% deaf (hereditary, I think?)
3. Bone loss and bone infection with ongoing tooth decay. (Pending surgery is terrifying).
4. Systemic Candida, which of course may well be a driving factor in all of the above. This would be number one on the list, if I had not already begun treatment. (Treatment underway for this).
5. Gut pain and permability issues.
6. Obesity (5'8" - 200lbs)
7. Low energy and concentration deficit.
8. I may well be forgetting something....
I am sporadic still in my candida treatment - trying to listen to my body, not overdo it, and skipping days of remediation when I start to have too strong a cleansing reaction. The deep hope that Bill Thompson's (and Bangkok Ted's) information, posts and book offer are the first real glimmer of light I have found in moving towards a complete removal of the toxic mold/fungus invasions of my body. Sincere thanks to them and all who post on here.
God, now I am exhausted - but you know what - 2 months ago I could not have compiled this email, so I must be doing something right!
Blessings and Healing to all,
Love and Thanks,
I've always been a fan of natural remedies since childhood. I discovered coconut oil years ago while looking for a vinegar and oil recipe. We've always used RBD (refined, bleached, deoderized) and now use the Luanna brand found in Wal-Mart. A couple years ago I had increasing stomach pain over a several week period. It started out like hunger pains and got progressively worse. It got to the point that it wouldn't go away even after eating. I figured it must be an ulcer.
I had read that coconut oil killed the ulcer causing bacteria. I got on the internet and researched the dosage and began taking a tablespoon in the morning and another at night.
After three days or so the pain was gone and I stopped taking it. A few weeks later the pain came back. I figured if you take antibiotics for 7-10 days I should probably do the same with the coconut oil. Again the pain left in three days or so but I kept taking it for a week. That's been probably three years or so. I also try and eat fried eggs once every weekend just for good health.
PS: an arterial ultrasound on my carotid arteries, taken last year after about 8 years consuming the stuff, showed no evidence of plaque buildup.
I've smoked up to 2 packs a day until quitting 2 years ago and have never taken cholesterol meds. I'm 45 and my dad was 90% blocked by age 61.nI also take 4+ Grams of cheap ascorbic acid vitamin C almost daily.
I took Lisa's advice and used Cayenne for my ulcer. I had been taking NSAIDS for pain due to a car accident and unfortunately took one too many. Although I wasn't formally diagnosed by a doctor, when I awoke with that burning pain in my stomach at 2am, I knew exactly what it was.
I went straight to EC and found some great suggestions. I took the cayenne in warm water every morning, drank it just like a tea. It worked wonders. I also ate fresh avacado, almost daily. Everyday, the pain subsided less and less and in about than 2 weeks the pain was completely gone. The burning occurs when the Hydrochloric Acid of the stomach touches the ulcerated area. I also made sure I kept some bread or crackers on me, to constantly keep something in my stomach (every two hours or so).
Not being able to sleep at night for a few weeks was not fun. No more NSAIDS for me.... only natural remedies.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I am not sure it is wise to recommend to people with sensitive stomachs to take 20 different supplements. Moderation! So many supplements can damage your liver.
The Very Best for ulcers often preceded by chronic heartburns is baking soda. Each time you have a heartburn, put a quarter teaspoon of baking soda in your mouth and let it melt. It will stop it instantly, faster than anything you've ever tried. Repeat as often it hurts. Think of carrying a tiny container filled with baking soda in your pocket or purse. The Heartburns will get less and less frequent. Soon they will vanish completely. It's the very best and it's almost free. You can find it anywhere. Enjoy life again.