Thursday, April 24, 2014



Your favorite food starts a fire in your stomach. You are almost afraid to eat because you know of the pain you are going to experience.

Ulcers are holes or breaks in the inner lining of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum.

  • Avoid those foods that you know are going to bring on the pain.
  • Avoid milk. While it temporarily buffers the stomach acid, it stimulates more acid secretion.
  • Stop smoking. It has been documented that smoking delays the healing of ulcers.
  • Eat little and often, instead of three large meals or going long periods without food, as food buffers stomach acid.
  • Eliminate foods found to cause distress, such as fatty foods, fruit juices and spicy foods.
  • Coffee, tea, cocoa, cola drinks and alcohol stimulate acid secretion and should be avoided.
  • Fresh cabbage juice has been shown to aid healing.
  • Avoid stress, relax. Biofeedback training may be necessary to learn to handle stressful life situation that cannot be avoided.
  • Drink plenty of water as this dilutes gastric acid.
  • Drink teas of chamomile or goldenseal in place of caffeinated drinks, to soothe both nerves and nerves and intestinal lining.