Gastrointestinal distress is one of the most common modern diseases. Gastritis, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, hiatal hernia, acid reflux, and all the associated illnesses linked to poor gut health are causing millions to suffer.
If you suffer from gastritis, your doctor will likely tell which foods to avoid, prescribe anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), Antacids, Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), Antibiotics or even antidiarrheal medications, but these treat only the symptoms, and not the core problem leading to inflammation of the stomach lining.
Natural cures are rarely presented to many patients, and therefore, they suffer from gastritis along with negative side-effects from the medications they are prescribed. It’s a no-win situation.
Another alternative are Grocare’s natural, herb-based remedies to alter gut health, balance pH, and protect the gastrointestinal tissues from top to bottom.
What is Gastritis?
Gastritis is a common form of gastrointestinal distress. It happens when the membranes along the stomach wall start to deteriorate. Once this deterioration occurs, stomach acids can cause harm and pathogenic germs start to take over.
When the stomach’s protective lining is irritated, it becomes inflamed. Though this is a natural, and normally healthy reaction to illness or injury, the body’s immune system becomes stressed. Long-lasting or chronic inflammation sets in, causing further damage to the stomach lining, eventually leading to ulcers or even cancer.
Some people will suffer from a brief bout of inflammation, and others can develop acute gastritis with its accompanying symptoms. These can include:
- Irritable stomach
- Feeling full when eating little food (lack of appetite)
Hiatal Hernia and Stomach Ulcers
While gastritis is localized to the stomach in most cases, leading to stomach ulcers, indigestion, and other symptoms, it can also cause hiatal hernia. Here’s why:
- pylori and other harmful bacteria thrive in an under-acidic environment.
Your gut is made up of trillions upon trillions of bacteria. They live and die in a regular life-cycle that greatly affects your health. Not all of them are created equally, though. Some are helpful; some are harmful. Some help to createthe vitamins your body needs, and some – we’ll call the “bad” bacteria cause all kinds of health conditions, from lowered immunity to depression to chronic health conditions.
Your gut is a very hardworking part of your body. It is often called the second brain because your intestines are lined with neural cells just like the brain. The gut:
- Absorbs vitamins and minerals to be used elsewhere in the body
- Regulates hormones
- Digests food
- Produces vitamins
- Informs your immune response
- Helps you to eliminate toxins
- Has a big effect on your mental health (the gut-brain axis)
By limiting the bad bacteria and promoting a hospitable environment for the good bacteria, we can minimize gastric distress, including gastritis, hiatal hernia, stomach ulcers, and more.
H. pylori and Gastric Distress
pylori bacterium are particularly important because they can cause not only gastritis: the inflammation of your stomach, but also hiatal hernia: the bulging of the stomach tissues into the esophagus.
These annoying little microorganisms survive in your stomach by attaching themselves to the stomach lining with tiny flagella – hair-like appendages that help them get around. Once they attach to the stomach wall they start to release an enzyme (which converts to ammonia) that lowers stomach acid.
This enzyme makes your stomach more hospitable to these bad bacteria so that they can go from setting up a once-in-a while vacation rental to permanent residence!
Lowered stomach acid actually causes more gastric distress, even though antacids are often given to remedy it.
Stomach acids help us to digest food properly, retain its nutrients, and break down food enough that we can efficiently get rid of waste. Lowered stomach acid causes food to become partially digested.
This then leads to food putrefying and rotting in our guts, and we become bloated, constipated, and unable to get rid of toxic waste – a veritable hay day for bad bacteria! We start to have so much gas, we may as well be a hot air balloon.
Now you have an irritated, inflamed stomach, as well as an intestinal tract that is ripe to attract more bad bacteria.
This causes a depressed immune system, making it nearly impossible to heal gastritis.
How Allopathic Medicine Treats Gastric Distress
Allopathic medications don’t heal the root cause of gastritis, because they only make more bad bacteria, cover up the symptoms, or worse, lower the all-important stomach acids we need to keep harmful bacteria like H. pylori minimized.
PPIs, NSAIDS, antacids, and even antibiotics are now causing a host of side effects, too.
Proton Pump Inhibitors routinely cause side effects and complications such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Myocardial infarction
- Interstitial nephritis
- Chronic renal injury
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Electrolyte shifts
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) also cause side effects such as:
- GI distress
- Cardiac distress
- Adverse drug reactions
- Stomach ulcers
- Internal bleeding
- Liver Disease
- Reye’s Syndrome
Antacids may offer temporary relief, but in the long term they encourage the growth of harmful bacteria and reduce our ability assimilate nutrients from our food by reducing stomach acid.
Drug Resistant Bacteria
The over-use of antibiotics has also created a whole new strain of bacteria that is resistant to any treatment – allopathic ornatural.
The newest, most deadly drug-resistant bacteria have even been named and ranked now. Experts predict that these new bacterial strains will cause over 10 million deaths by 2050.
That’s how bad they are – and they aren’t helping your gastritis symptoms. Yet, doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics even for ailments that are not bacterial in nature, like the common flu.
When you are given antibiotics, they lack discernment. They kill good bacteria and bad bacteria alike, making it very difficult for your body to maintain a healthy, and immune-boosting microflora in your gut.
Natural Cures to Get Rid of Gastritis Forever
There are some important steps you can take to heal your gastritis naturally.
To heal the stomach lining, the first thing you need to do is change your diet and how you eat. Here’s how:
- Eat smaller meals. Four or five smaller meals are better than a few big ones. This puts less stress on your stomach and digestive system, as a whole.
- Don’t eat on-the-go or under stress. This aggravates the natural, healthy digestive process and leaves undigested food to rot in your gut.
- Don’t eat spicy foods. They can irritate a stomach lining that has been damaged.
- Also, don’t eat or drink acid-forming foods like citrus, alcohol, or caffeine. These can also irritate an inflamed stomach lining. Alkaline-encouraging foods like most fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, and sprouts will help heal your stomach and promote better microflora in your gut.
- Drink ginger or Tulsi tea when you aren’t eating a meal. Ginger has antibiotic and antiseptic properties, and Tulsi has been used for stomach upset for millennia.
- Vegetable broth can help to restore your stomach and intestinal lining as it is full of antibiotics and healthy enzymes which your gut loves.
- Eat fennel, anise and licorice. These herbs are soothing to the digestive tract.
- Incorporate Aloe and Aloe Vera juice. They are a balm to the gastrointestinal tract, and ease an upset stomach.
- Lightly cooked vegetables are better than raw. Raw vegetables are much harder for your body to digest. Though they are fine for a healthy person, someone suffering from gastritis should steer clear. You can also just barely cook or lightly sauté vegetables to make sure their nutrients are not damaged.
Another step you can try is intermittent fasting. This is when you skip meals for part of a day, several days, or even a week. When you fast, your gut flora is reset, and because your stomach and gastro-intestinal tract has a break from digesting food, your body can use that extra energy to clean up.
It gets busy getting rid of environmental and metabolic toxins, and healing wounds and cells. This means your irritated stomach will get the extra care and rest it so desperately needs.
A fast of just three days can help to reset your entire immune system, and even help you to lose weight. The best part is that when you go back to eating, you are more likely to choose healthy foods that won’t upset your gut flora or cause irritation to your stomach lining. Those sugary food cravings will simply disappear.
The next step is to utilize Grocare’s natural medicines which help to restore the stomach’s precious lining, reduce inflammation, promote a balanced pH and support healthy digestion.
Acidim and Xembran work synergistically to aid digestion.
Acidim promotes natural pH in the body without lowering acidity in the stomach. This promotes better gut health and beneficial bacteria growth to boost your immune system. Acidim contains more than 12 different Ayurvedic seeds, flowers, roots and rhizomes to help promote peristalsis, calm an upset stomach, and help restore your gastrointestinal health. The actions of these herbs are:
- Protective against ulcers
- Blood sugar balancing (which helps gut balance)
- Promote healthy blood flow
- Adaptogenic to promote overall health
Xembran contains an additional 12 Ayurvedic herbs which are:
- Acid balancing
- Appetite stimulating
- Digestion stimulating
- pH balancing
- Blood sugar stabilizing
- Immune boosting
- Good bacteria promoting
- Soothing to an irritated stomach
When these FDA approved, herbal remedies are used in tandem, they help to treat the root cause of gastritis, hiatal hernia, GERD, and all gastro-intestinal distress.
Individuals who suffer from gastritis no longer nned to rely on side-effect-causing drugs that further deteriorate their gut health, weaken their immune systems, and cause chronic disease.
Simple diet changes, the reduction of stress, and the addition of these natural medicines treat the gut and thus heal from the root cause.
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