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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Cynthia K Satterwhite, MD
(757) 826-6539
410 Marcella Rd
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1979

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Thomas Edward Noble, MD
(540) 382-9405
1520 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1972

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Nisha Chand, MD
(757) 446-8920
2424 N Hampton Dr
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1998

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Michael J Ryan
(757) 466-0165
885 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, 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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Carl Lansing Berg, MD
(434) 924-2626
PO Box 800708
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Frederick Gessner
(757) 599-6333
101 Philip Roth Street
Newport News, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Joel B Solomon, MD
(703) 448-1126
8223 Madrillon Estates Dr
Vienna, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Med Ctr, Brockton, Ma; Brockton Hosp, Brockton, Ma
Group Practice: Rheumatology & Gastroenterology Associates; Rheumatology & Gastroenterology Associates Pc

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Gregory Evan Kobak, MD
(757) 668-7240
601 Childrens Ln
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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