Digestion/GERD, reflux

Posted on 26th June 2011 in Bowel and Colon, Digestion, Stomach, Uncategorized

Too many people are taking drugs to control acid reflux or related symptoms. I’ve heard of infants placed on ‘proton pump inhibitors’ (PPI) (like Nexium and Prilosec) and other drugs to deal with spitting up (or called ‘GERD’ when the doctor hears about it). PPIs effect the acid production of the stomach LONG TERM- they shut down the acid pumps for good. Being on them long term will give problems later on, like digesting food and acid-base imbalance.

There are many herbs that either empty the stomach quicker, coat the stomach with mucous, or help with reducing acid.

Chamomile, ginger, peppermint, and fennel are great for this type of condition. My friend was on a PPI and stopped it when he heard of this, and after taking chamomile tea for about 2 months (before each meal) noticed that his GERD was gone. He does not take anything now, and is symptom free. When his GI doctor heard of it and recommended it to a few of his treatment-resistant patients, they were all confirmed cured in a few weeks of chamomile only. (Western medicine believes that peppermint is a cause of reflux, but you can decide for yourself.)

I would recommend tinctures of these, but tea is easier if you are not prepared with a tincture. 3 cups daily, in between meals, is the dose for tea.

Dose for chamomile tincture: 4-6 ml (0.1-0.2 oz) of the herbal tincture 3 times every day after/ in between meals. (I’ve seen 3-10, 3-5ml mentioned).

Ginger dose: Take before meals (20 minutes).

The other points to address would be weight loss if that were an issue, and not filling up on food until the bursting point. Also, not to sleep or lie down within 3 hours of a meal.


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There are many multivitamins and supplements out there, but does your body recognize or use them? (Did you hear how the FDA want to regulate and control our foods? Look into Codex Alimentarius. (this is short explanation))

To get full use of nutrients we should get them from as natural a source as possible.  Taking ‘chemical’ or man-made forms of anything seems to work very differently than when taken as nature made them. It may just be the way it was meant to be taken. Things in nature are made up of many parts that work together to be helpful to us (some refer to them having ‘co-factors”), and when a scientist ‘isolates’ an ‘active’ ingredient from nature to market as something healthy is probably not the same as nature has it, and maybe even harmful. More  research on supplements are here and this gives big picture story.

With iron supplements only 10% is absorbed by the body, calcium supplements increases risk of heart attack, and may even INCREASE risk for fractures…

If you never heard of the CARET study, I will give a brief summary here:   people were given SYNTHETIC vitamin A to see if the rate of lung cancer would go down (theory). They found it WENT UP! Some say it may be from blocking normal forms of vitamins from having any beneficial effect.

A colleague of mine told me his friend manufactures vitamins and warned him about the toxic material that goes into the products. The owner would not ingest his own products…


A blend of the following (powder form to mix into liquid) has good nutritional coverage if you don’t eat a balanced diet.  Click on individual ingredients to see nutritional facts, usually per 1 oz.:

Spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, alfalfa grass, wheat grass, dulse seaweed, beet root, spinach leaf, acerola cherry, rose hips, orange peel, lemon peel, palm fruit, and nutritional (inactivated) yeast. There is a product sold by Dr. Schulze called “Superfood” that has these ingredients. (I added broccoli to my mix)

This will provide  absorbable vitamins, minerals, protein, enzymes, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll. These ingredients have other benefits, including but not limited to: anti-inflammatory, energizing, removing heavy metals and radioactive contamination from the body. I have seen this help those with low energy (even with low thyroid as cause), gout, low B12 (confirmed with blood test), anemia, and joint pain.

Barley grass helps cholesterol, and there are many other health benefits too lengthy to mention here- they are better than any multivitamin can offer.

I would say this is better than prenatal vitamins out there (for pregnancy), as the synthetic value is less, even though the amount in milligrams may be more. Only 10% of iron pills is absorbed by the body, according to medicine.

Nutrition Facts: (I plan on sending sample for analysis. The official list I found is below, but I  doubt the accuracy since there is bound to be more than o% calcium with spinach and more.)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 50

Calories from Fat 4

Total Fat -0.5g 1%

Saturated Fat -0.0g 0%

Trans Fat -0.0g

Cholesterol -0.0mg 0%

Sodium -55.0mg 2%

Potassium -0.0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrate -6.0g 2%

Dietary Fiber -4.0g 16%

Sugars -0.0g

Protein -6.0g 12%

Vitamin A  140% Vitamin C  105%
Calcium  0% Iron  11%
Thiamin  400% Riboflavin  424%
Vitamin B6 300% Vitamin B12 525%
Vitamin E  106% Folic Acid  67%
Niacin  200% Iodine  26%
Zinc  13% Pantothenic Acid 100%

Cure for constipation and to regulate bowel movements

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Many seemingly unrelated conditions may be related to the buildup of toxic waste in the body(-even chest pain can be from buildup of intestinal gas). Not having normal bowel movements is the main cause for that.  In any treatment I would recommend doing this program if there is an issue with bowel routine (having time to read encyclopedias) or painful bathroom trips. Normal is defined as having the number of bowel movements equal the amount of normal sized meals eaten per day.

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The routine:

Take one capsule with or after dinner on day 1.  After breakfast or in morning you may have a bowel movement. If it is not present or not easy, increase the dose by adding 1 capsule (total of 2) that evening. Add another capsule every evening until a normal and easy movement is achieved. Decrease or stop if there is diarrhea, the only ‘side effect’ I know of. (For those with irritable bowel or too many movements, skip this formula and do the ‘Bowel Cleanse’ formula – the perfect thing.)
Continue to use this formula until you are having at least 1 bowel movement each day for every meal you eat. Between 2 and 4 bowel movements a day is normal. Considering all the disease and death we have because of retained fecal matter, I wouldn’t worry about taking too much of this formula.
Consider taking the dose that achieved results for a week or 2, then stop to see if your bowels ‘learned’ how to function on their own.

You may want to follow this routine with a bowel cleanse to remove the probable buildup of junk from not moving for a while.

Contains: Turkey Rhubarb, Senna Leaves and Pods, Cascara Sagrada Bark, and one or more of the following: Ginger, Garlic, Anise seed, Peppermint, Fennel, Cayenne Pepper.

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Some facts:

Most Americans will have diverticulosis according to current medicine (Opening statement in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine on gastrointestinal issues). Do we have to be that statistic? NO!!! The average American does not clear their bodies and bowels of toxins and fecal matter, so that would explain the numbers. In 3rd world countries this is very rare, but they happen to have easy bowel movements (and high fiber diet, more exercise, etc). Many natural healers believe one should have one bowel movement for each large meal eaten. That would mean 2-3 a day, while ‘modern medicine’ thinks 2-3 a WEEK is fine as long as they are not painful…