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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Mohammad Kashif Ismail, MD
(901) 448-5813
951 Court Avenue Room 555D,
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Meade Castleton Edmunds, MD
(865) 588-5121
801 N Weisgarber Road Suite 100 P O Box 59002
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1988

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Nikhil S Shah
(423) 982-5013
961 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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David Dale Sloas
(901) 272-9296
1407 Union Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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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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F Raymond Porter, MD
(423) 588-5121
PO Box 59002
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1973

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Michael C Diaz
(615) 822-6716
105 Glen Oak Blvd
Hendersonville, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Roy L Hood, MD
(615) 867-8070
3010 Newport Ct
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Middle Tennessee Med Ctr, Murfreesboro, Tn
Group Practice: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter

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Carles Raylon Surles Jr, MD
Memphis, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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