Indigestion Remedies Shelbyville TN

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.

Harry Lee Hawkins, MD
845 Union St
Shelbyville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Masako Ogawa, MD
(615) 322-8453
4154 MRBIII 465 21st Avenue South,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Christopher Mark Mathews, MD
(901) 448-5813
8989 Linell Ln
Cordova, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 2000

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Richard Allen Howerton, MD
(615) 342-5740
2400 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kenneth Joseph Carpenter, MD
(615) 893-1360
1310 24th Ave S,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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Suzanne Chamblee Collier, MD
150 Jack Farrar Ln
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ruth Datmare Montalvo
(865) 483-4366
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert Ashley Kerlan, MD
(901) 761-2100
7145 Gallery Ct
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn; St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Memorial Hosp -Memphi, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Medical Specialists

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John David Ward
(901) 755-9110
1324 Wolf Park Dr
Germantown, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Michael Jay Levinson, MD
(901) 747-3630
8000 Wolf River Blvd Ste 200
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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