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
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robert F Leyen, MD
(865) 983-3742
1109 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1949
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Hospital: Blount Mem Hosp, Maryville, Tn

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Dr.David Devoid
(423) 778-7537
7425 Ziegler Road
Chattanooga, TN
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M
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
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Gastroenterologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Edward Francis Brown
(865) 983-0073
1706 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN
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Gastroenterology

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Fredric Ronald Mishkin, MD
(615) 246-6777
135 W Ravine Rd Ste 3-A
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975

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

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Lawrence David Wruble, 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: 1958

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Alan Furhung Shikoh, MD
(423) 495-4730
721 Glenwood Dr Ste W473
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1991

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Orin L Davidson III, MD
(901) 755-9110
1324 Wolf Park Dr
Germantown, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kimber A Ward, MD
Sevierville, TN
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
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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