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08-02-2007, 01:49 PM
Hello! I'm been drumming my fingers for the last few days waiting for Alissa's book & DVD to come. I can't wait!
Here is my question: I've had stomach problems off and on for years, but following the birth of my second son in February they reached a fever pitch. I finally had an endoscopy last week, and they found multiple ulcers, esophagitis, and erosions in the lining of my stomach in various areas.
Has anyone had success with this type of diet curing these ailments? I've done some searches on the board already, and found a few stories but was hoping to find some people with all three, like me. :rolleyes:
Also, I told my homeopath what I was doing, and he was aghast and said this would not be good for my stomach. Instead, he recommended brown rice, olive oil, and salt and pepper until I am healed. I ten to disagree, but since I don't have Alissa's book, yet, I can't offer him any counter arguments!
I have had stomach issues for most of my life, as does my father's side of the family in general. All of the women get ulcers by the time they're in their 20s, including myself. When I was 19 and visited Hungary to see my family there (that would be my dad's side of the family), I had a stomach ache the entire time I was there. The doctor said I had an ulcer, and that it was not a normal thing for such a young woman, but my cousins told him it's normal in our family. I had to make a whole bunch of changes, none of which were really permanently very helpful.
I could go on. I actually found this diet because I got tired of all the belly aches all the time. I do not have any of those problems whatsoever now that I am eating raw. :)
08-02-2007, 02:33 PM
Thank you! I ate brown rice, olive oil, and salt & pepper like instructed and my stomach is killing me!
Meanwhile, two weeks ago, I went to my first raw party and while my stomach hurt just a bit after I ate (it was all so good I may have eaten too much!) I have never felt as good as I did after I left that party. I came home, started searching the internet, found this place and have been lurking and searching ever since!
Nurse in the Raw
08-02-2007, 03:28 PM
What kind of ulcer is it? Duodenum? Peptic? Do you have the H pylori bacteria?
Cabbage contains a lot of glutamine, an amino acid that has been shown to heal ulcers. Between 1949 and 1952 Dr Garnett Cheney studied the effects of cabbage juice on ulcers. The results of these and other studies have been documented such as the ‘Rapid healing of peptic ulcers in patients receiving fresh cabbage juice’ (California Medicine 1949;70:10-14).
The findings found that peptic ulcer patients who drank 4 glasses of raw cabbage juice daily were healed in between 4 and 10 days and that x-ray examinations confirmed the faster healing times that were experienced when compared to hospital stay treatments that would take 30 days on average. The healing effects of the cabbage juice also relieved the pain associated with the ulcers.
08-02-2007, 03:35 PM
Yup that is what you need Cabbage Juice. I have told many with your problem to drink some of that fresh and it always works too. So if you have a Juicer or even a blender put some in there and drink it down and your problem will go away in no time at all. Then you will know the power of Raw. Doug in Calif...100% raw and loving it.:eek:
08-02-2007, 03:59 PM
I don't know the locations of my ulcers because I haven't had an appointment with my gastroenterologist. Hopefully next week. They gave me nexium for now. They also did biopsies and I'll hear more on that at my next appointment. Thanks for the cabbage info. I don't have a juicer. Is there a mid-price point juicer anyone can recommend? :)
08-02-2007, 04:43 PM
Look for a mass-produced centrifugal juicer. They are excellent for your purpose. The price is 10-20% of the common rawfood juicers with one or two "screws".
08-03-2007, 11:39 AM
I've had a duodenal ulcer for the past 5 years. Actually, I had one surgically removed because it was causing too many problems. I've been hospitalized for blood loss due to the one I have now.
If you've had a scope, they most likely took a biopsy and could have told you if you were hpylori positive. Hpylori causes most ulcers and can be treated with antibiotics. Unfortunately, I don't have that luxury since I test negative every time.
I started researching raw about 3 years ago to get some kind of relief from the ulcer pain. I managed a high raw lifestyle for about 3 months and did not heal my ulcer. I started raw again in June, with a few lapses and still have this annoying ulcer.
In my opinion, if this is going to help me it will have to be at 100% for an extended period of time. I've contemplated doing a juice fast, but honestly, I don't think I have the will power to stick to it. I've tried the MC and lasted a total of 8 hours. LOL
Anyhow, give raw a try. I know that at least while I'm raw my ulcer doesn't burn as much as it does when I'm eating cooked and meats.
08-03-2007, 11:47 AM
a good salad for ulcers:
1/2 head green cabbage
1/2 head red cabbage
2 small avocados
-- dice the cabbage, mix in the avo. this is from the sunfood diet success system by david wolfe. he says that the added avo is very soothing on the mucous linings of the stomach and intestines.
his ulcer juice is:
1/2 head green cabbage
2 ribs celery
(might taste a bit better than just cabbage, & its proven to work... just in case you do get a chance to juice.)
hope this helps :)
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