Shael wrote: HPS Shannon wrote:
Shael wrote:Is there anything one could take to fix an overly strong stomach acid? My friend is struggling with this and they gave her the usual shitty modern-medicine to (((fix))) the problem. I was wondering if there is some kind of natural thing that can counteract a too strong stomach acid.
Also as a side-note she used to drink tons and tons of milk every day, like the majority of her liquid consumption was milk and then some coffee. Personally I have a suspicion that this may have played into the whole situation as I often used to get stomach-burning when I drank a lot of milk, myself.
Would need alittle more information on her issue. Does she have any other health problems, is she irritable? What kind of milk was she drinking?
The only thing that makes sense is the heaviness of the dairy over time made the body produce more stomach avid to be able to dihest it better but I still think there are other factors. If the milk was from industrial raised cows who were fed gmo corn and or soy sprayed with round up or other chemicals, this things could have just weakened the lining of her digestive system and gut and so the stomach acid is normal but her digestive cell lining is damaged.
There are usually more than one variable.
Low stomach acid is much more common.
She was drinking the standard storebought milk from what I know. She told me the milk in her area is all the same. I'm assuming just the usual one in cartons that got heat-treatment. I believe it is GMO free.
She also used to starve herself of food for years, only eating one small meal before bed and nothing else. She says she felt hungry and tired for months and months every day (and enjoyed it, because her parents "taught" her this would be a good thing to do).
Currently she has been eating properly for a good while and she says her diet currently is nicely balanced (except for the lots of milk).
The situation at the moment is that her stomach is wounded internally on many spots due to the acid, leading to a sharp, stinging pain that is intensified whenever there is a lot of energy around the area. It's possible like you said that it's an issue with the digestive lining rather than the acid itself.
In either case, is there anything you would recommend that could aid in the healing process of these wounds?
Also apologies if this is still insufficient information. If you need further information on anything, let me know. And thank you for the help
Come on Shael, no need to apologize. Thats good information on its own . It helps
But yes...it appears that her stomach lining is damaged and weakened which is the reason for the pain and assuming the stomach acid is too strong, when its not.
Seems like her past dietary choices caused issues. As I said, many people have digestive issues. And weaker stomach acid.
If your friend wishes to take her health matter into her own hands then she would need to go slow and apply her self. Her gut health can be healed but with a protocol on limiting certain foods that are heavy like meat and dairy for the time being. Actually she can start off with gelatin and or collagen rich broths and stews. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for her. It will also coat and soothe the stomach and reduce the pain.
Let me know if she needs help making that soup. Or she can buy it.
She will also need a good probiotic supplement or good quality kefir.
Here is a list of remedies and herbs to heal digestive disease over time.
This is copy and pasted from the health group and It will really serve your friend well to develop a healing protocol.
I once read of a woman who healed her digestive upset from taking coconut oil twice a day. The fats healed it. Also, have you ever heard of the herb slippery elm? That is a good herb for the system.
Gelatin helps the digestive system and promotes very good sleep. Also, try to chew your food thoroughly and take your time eating.
Aloe Vera has soothing, anti-inflammatory effects on the digestive system and is a source of proteolytic enzymes.
Artichoke powder had traditionally been used to treat IBS, and liver, gall baldder and pancreatic problems. Herbalists classify artichoke as a “cholagogue,” a substance that can help these organs make and release bile, thus assisting in fat metabolism. It also works wonders for constipation. Some formulations of bitters contain extract of artichoke.
Bitters; that is, tinctures of a combination of bitter herbs, is an excellent digestive aid, especially for those who have trouble digesting fats.
Cabbage Juice has been found to be extremely effective in treating peptic ulcers. Recommended is the juice of fermented cabbage; that is, sauerkraut juice, because raw cabbage can depress thyroid function.
Digestive Enzymes taken with meals can be very helpful for those with digestive problems.
Flaxseed ground to a powder and mixed with food or water is an excellent remedy for constipation.
Slippery Elm provides mucilage which soothes the digestive tract and fights inflammation. Slippery elm is the herb of choice for gastritis, ulcers, inflammation, lack of appetite and diarrhea.