View Full Version : Raw foods for Stomach imflammation
11-17-2010, 06:56 PM
So I just came back from a gastroenterologist. They did a procedure where they looked at my stomach through a camera down my throat. The doctor said everything is fine but I have stomach inflammation. He did not tell me why that is. But he told me I should take some pepcid AC for the inflammation to go down.
I am kind of against medications. Part of the reason I started to eat Raw was because of bad digestion and bloating issues. I have had bloating issues atleast 10 years. So I finally went to see someone about it.
I don't know why my stomach is this way, and I would like to perhaps help it taking a more natural approach. What do you guys suggest? Also should I see another doctor perhaps a nutritionist or a dietitian? Cause part of me wants to know if it's a food allergy or something causing this problem. Thanks
11-17-2010, 07:07 PM
are you eating too much nuts? My uncle was obsessed with pumkin and sunflower seeds and messed up his stomach really bad.
You could do lots of juices and smoothies for a couple of weeks to make digestion easier.
11-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Definitely try eating gentle foods only, like fruits and greens.
I know when I eat just these things, my stomach bloating goes down significantly (if I've had bloating) and my digestive system feels a lot better for it.
If you do eat other things, try not to badly combine foods, which is important for those with digestive issues. Badly combined means sugars with fats, melons with anything else etc.
11-18-2010, 02:03 AM
I think you are right to want to know the cause instead of taking a pill to mask the symptoms. Perhaps a naturopath would take a broader approach to the problem. I'm guessing the first thing a naturopath would do is look for an excess of candida. Stomach pains, digestive problems, and bloating are at the top of the list of candida symptoms.
If it is food related, you could do some experimenting on your own. Keep a journal of what you eat and how it affects you. How about a short low-glycemic juice fast? If that relieves the symptoms, then add in other foods one at a time. You might be able to tell which foods are the problem.
Have you tried digestive enzymes? Bromelain/papain supplements taken before a meal might be helpful. The Digestion Enhancement Enzymes (http://www.alissacohen.com/store/product/digestion-enhancement-enzymes-120-vcaps/)Alissa sells have that and more. Couldn't hurt. :)
11-18-2010, 09:30 AM
i found this info on a dr site earlier this year.
they recommend a short fast on the water of young coconuts to heal the stomach. i did it and it totally worked for me. ;)
11-18-2010, 01:17 PM
These are some of the anti inflammatory foods:
Ginger (moderate amount)
Mangostein (raw powder)
slippery elm powder is an herb that soothes the intestinal lining!
11-18-2010, 01:52 PM
Ginger - in a smoothie, in a juice, in a tea . . .
11-18-2010, 07:26 PM
Hi Revdrcyn. Good to see you again...
I think celery would be excellent. It has natural sodium that helps form the protective lining of the stomach. Slippery elm is a contact healer. Marshmallow and Fenugreek are good for inflammation. Marshmallow is like slippery elm and soothing and healing to intestinal lining.
11-18-2010, 08:37 PM
12-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Thanks for all the info :-)
Raw Angel Mom
12-09-2010, 10:43 AM
Good for you for getting check and good for you for following your guidance to stay away from pill.
I totally resonate with the young coconut. This food is so healing.
Maybe i had the same problem as you, i was having problem at first with bloating etc.... I took therapeutic enzyme and also was careful to eat in a way of not having gas. I ate nut in moderation. You could also have food allergies.
Going to see a naturopath could be a good approach but be careful. Make sure whoever you choose, is doing raw food BECAUSE they will tell you not to do raw food. This is what they learn in their school (acupuncturist, homeopath, naturopath etc....)
12-10-2010, 12:40 PM
I too use to suffer from inflammation, stay away from tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and eggplant. Good luck!
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