I'm wondering if anyone here dealt with gastritis and how they were able to heal their stomach?
My current protocol is:
- aloe vera, DGL, L-glutamine & arabinogalactan powder mixture (twice daily on empty stomach)
- probiotics & kefir
- Pepzin GI (twice a day with meals)
- coconut oil once in a while
I'm having a burning pain in my upper stomach that comes and goes by the week after a safe/non-irritating/inflammatory meal.
I tested negative for H.Plyori through blood test and will try to get an endoscopy done in the near future. My holistic doctor says it's most likely gastritis so we're rolling with that right now.
asked byCherry_Berry (115)
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on September 26, 2011
at 12:47 PM
I've had gastritis and it can be pretty disturbing. But, you can heal it with diet and proper nutrition. My first advice is to get off all PPI medication, if you on it. All the acid blockers compound and actually create the condition. Second, cut out caffeine for a while. Drink lots of water every day. Get some good liquid Aloe concoction to drink a few times a day. Make sure that you're taking digestive enzymes. Lay off the nuts, all grains, dairy and beans. Practice intermittent fasting at least a few days a week to allow your stomach to heal. If you do all of these things, you should find yourself much better in a few weeks. You have to be consistent and give it time though. And lastly, make sure you take some good probiotics foods like sauerkraut, daily if possible. Oh, and eat good cooked vegetables instead of a lot of raw. They're easier on the stomach.
on September 24, 2011
at 04:13 AM
I get what I think is gastritis once and a while. Though it can last for months when I do get it. I get horrible hunger pangs while being completely stuffed. While I cut back on alcohol and caffeine my only effective coping technique is to allow my self to stuff on meat until it passes. The times that I didn't I gained serious weight to the tune of 40lbs over a couple months.
on August 23, 2013
at 04:24 PM
How is it even possible for gastritis or stomach irritation to heal on Paleo? The typical gastritis diet is very low in fat (BRAT...bannas,Rice,Applause,Toast. A typical paleo diet is higher in fat. Wouldn't this prevent the irritation from healing?
on July 30, 2013
at 01:39 PM
I have suffered from gastritis. Since I had my gallbladder removed, I get bile in my stomach that causes the irritation. I agree with one of the other posters, that the sensation can mimick hunger pain until the inflammation is very bad and then it is just pain -- in the stomach and back.
It takes several months to heal from gastritis. I follow this approach: Paleo diet No caffeine or alcohol (alcohol is worst, followed by caffeine) No dairy 3X daily on an empty stomach take 1 pro-biotic (4 billion) and 500 mg L-Glutamine 3X daily and 30 minutes after the above, take 2 GI-ENCAP from Thorne
GI-Encap contains DGL licorice, slippery elm, marshmallow root and aloe vera -- you could take these from other sources. The Thorne supplement is simply convenient as it is an all-in-one option.
Drink a lot of water and herbal teas.
I avoid PPI and antacids as they make my symptoms worse. Doc also prescribed Carafate which gave me terrible heartburn. The herbal approach worked much better for me.
on May 15, 2013
at 06:50 PM
I suffer from gastritis and acid reflux, to the point of thinking that I had a hearth attack, waking up at night with the sensation that I could not breath, went to the doctor for an endoscopy it was confirmed that I had acid reflux, I was prescrived with Nexium and Zantac, followed the tratment for months, but every time I stop using these drugs, the symphtoms where back, douring a trip some one adviced me abouth, ALOE VERA JUICE or Gel, I started using it for two weeks and until now never had problems again, took one spoon before meals, I am so happy to regain my health again, thanks to this advice. Do it you wil se the amazing recovery. Of course I loose some weight and also went on a diet, try and see for your self.
Good look and be always thankful
on September 24, 2011
at 12:12 AM
I was diagnosed with alcoholic gastritis during my post-divorce wilding period. It was godawful, I felt like I'd been gut shot. My doctor put me on an antibiotic and an antacid (which I think was just prescription Prilosec), and I had to quit drinking.