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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Frank Taylor Wootton, MD
(757) 466-0165
885 Kempsville Road Amelia Building Suite 114
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Ann Ma
(703) 771-9001
224 Cornwall Street Northwest
Leesburg, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Hospital: Loudoun
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Cynthia Yoshida
(434) 244-5008
902 E Jefferson St
Charlottesville, VA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Hospital: Martha Jefferson
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Byrd Stuart Leavell, MD
(434) 817-8484
1139 E High St Ste 203
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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Dennis Barry Weiserbs, MD
(540) 345-4900
202 Duke of Gloucester St SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

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Dr.Harold Reilly
(540) 434-0559
1871 Evelyn Byrd Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Hospital: Rockingham Memoria/Harrisonbur Medical Associates
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas E Patteson
(540) 636-6131
315 W 10th St
Front Royal, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Bruce Waldholtz
(757) 627-6416
400 Gresham Dr
Norfolk, VA
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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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