Indigestion Remedies Campbellsville KY

The next time your stomach aches, take a lesson from the samurai: Eat some umeboshi, a Japanese plum that has been sun dried and pickled in brine. From the 17th to the 19th century, Japanese warriors ate umeboshi to combat stomach complaints and fatigue—and for good reason. With its intensely tart and salty flavor, it helps alleviate indigestion by reducing acidity in the stomach and by restoring the acid-base balance of the body.

David Keith Johnston
(859) 258-4950
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Gastroenterology

Data Provided by:
Stephen W Hiltz
(859) 341-3575
425 Centre View Blvd
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialty
Gastroenterology

Data Provided by:
Alan Joseph Cox, MD
(502) 452-9567
1169 Eastern Pkwy
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Paul Mandelstam, MD
(859) 233-4511
University Of Ky Dept Med
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1950

Data Provided by:
Adalberto R Castellanos, MD
(859) 278-8400
1401 Harrodsburg Rd Ste C435
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
John L Hast
(270) 926-2273
2200 E Parrish Ave
Owensboro, KY
Specialty
Gastroenterology

Data Provided by:
John Lawrence Hast, MD
(270) 926-2273
1020 Hathaway St
Owensboro, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Owensboro Mercy Health System, Owensboro, Ky
Group Practice: Physicians Affiliated Care

Data Provided by:
Robert M Kirk
(270) 685-3700
815 E Parrish Ave
Owensboro, KY
Specialty
Gastroenterology

Data Provided by:
Mitchell Chas Kaplan, MD
(502) 896-4711
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
Dr.Charles Riccio
(270) 298-7225
Ste Ll104B, 2200 East Parrish Avenue
Owensboro, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Owensboro-Mercy Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Healing Foods - RX-Indigestion

Provided by: 

By Emily Yin

The next time your stomach aches, take a lesson from the samurai: Eat some umeboshi, a Japanese plum that has been sun dried and pickled in brine. From the 17th to the 19th century, Japanese warriors ate umeboshi to combat stomach complaints and fatigue—and for good reason. With its intensely tart and salty flavor, it helps alleviate indigestion by reducing acidity in the stomach and by restoring the acid-base balance of the body.

“As the panacea of Japanese food cures, umeboshi is beneficial for imbalances in the body, because it’s a potent alkalizing food,” says Esther Cohen, director of the Seven Bowls School of Nutrition, Nourishment, and Healing in Boulder, Colorado. “It removes stagnation in the body and encourages digestion.”

Normally, when you eat a meal, the stomach releases hydrochloric acid to start digestion. A while later the pancreas secretes bicarbonate, a base, to neutralize the acid. Without that neutralization, pancreatic enzymes can’t function, and the body doesn’t digest food efficiently. The excess acid also irritates your stomach.

Eating too many acid-forming foods, like sugar, refined carbohydrates, and meat can throw the acid-bicarbonate balance out of whack, leading to indigestion. Called the king of alkaline foods, umeboshi offers a zesty way to restore balance. “By taking 10 grams of umeboshi plums, we can neutralize the acidity created by consuming 100 grams of sugar,” Cohen says.

Umeboshi contains high levels of alkaline-forming minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which help reduce acidity. The plums’ organic acids—primarily citric and phosphoric acid—also help alkalize the body by bonding to the minerals and increasing absorption of them in the gut.

Umeboshi remains a popular Japanese remedy for acidic stomachs and indigestion, especially after eating rich foods. Aficionados usually add umeboshi—found in health food stores and Asian groceries—to rice, tea, or onigiri (rice-balls wrapped in dried seaweed). It also adds zest to broccoli, cabbage, and, when pureed, to cucumber slices and ears of corn. When seasoning sauces or salad dressings, skip the salt in favor of sliced or pureed umeboshi.

Taste it, and if umeboshi’s vibrant pink color—which comes from the shiso herb it’s pickled with—doesn’t grab your attention, the pungent flavor will.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...