Indigestion Remedies Farmville VA

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.

Irving Sass Gottfried
(434) 392-6877
800 Oak St
Farmville, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Jeffrey Stephen Wolf, MD
(757) 484-9653
3235 Academy Ave
Portsmouth, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Chesapeake Gen Hosp, Chesapeake, Va; Bon Secours-Maryview Med Ctr, Portsmouth, Va
Group Practice: Colon-Rectal Surgery-Tidewater

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Horace J Jackson
(804) 788-0556
505 W Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Mohammad H Razavi, MD
(703) 497-4222
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ste 103
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Mundial Dominicana (Umd), Esc De Med (World Univ) (Closed 1991)
Graduation Year: 1985

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Norman R Goldin
(757) 483-6100
5818 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Gottfried, Irving S, Md - Comprehensive Medical Mgmt
(434) 392-6877
800 Oak St Ste 2105
Farmville, VA

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Alan Vladimir Burnstein, MD
(540) 345-4153
2012 Stephenson Ave SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

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Lyle W Bauman
(276) 782-9113
1203 Snider St
Marion, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Alan Philip Ganderson, MD
(757) 481-4817
1101 First Colonial Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Beach General Hosp, Virginia Bch, Va; Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Limited

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Deborah Elyse Levenson, MD
(703) 823-3750
4660 Kenmore Ave Ste 200
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1988

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Healing Foods - RX-Indigestion

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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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