Indigestion Remedies Decatur IL

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.

Victor Eloy
(217) 875-2640
2 Memorial Drive
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Richard Robert DiLorenzo
(217) 875-2640
2 Memorial Drive
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Victor Eloy, MD
(217) 875-2626
2 Memorial Dr Ste 101
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: St Marys Hosp, Decatur, Il; Decatur Mem Hosp, Decatur, Il
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Subspecialty Associates Ltd

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Ronald Lewis Ruecker
(217) 875-2640
2 Memorial Drive
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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William Levis, MR
(708) 216-9230
2160 S First Avenue Bldg 54 Room #007
Hinsdale, IL
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Sudhakar Krishnadas Sheth
(217) 875-2640
2 Memorial Drive
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Juan Engel, MD
(847) 318-9595
Suite 19 7900 Milwaukee
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald Lewis Ruecker, MD
(217) 875-2640
Physicians Plaza W Ste 101 Two Memorial Dr
Decatur, IL
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
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Spanish
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: St Marys Hosp, Decatur, Il; Decatur Mem Hosp, Decatur, Il
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Subspecialty Associates Ltd

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Michael E Cohen, MD
(847) 439-1005
1415 S Arlington Hts
Arlington Heights, IL
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Northwest Gastroenterologists
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Gastroenterology

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Shikha Seksaria Sundaram
(773) 880-3412
2300 Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Pediatric Gastroenterology

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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.

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