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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Maysoon Shocair Ali, MD
(931) 296-7788
806 E Main St
Waverly, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Languages
Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn; Baptist Three Rivers Comm Hosp, Waverly, Tn
Group Practice: Waverly Clinic

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Anthony Montemuro, MD
(615) 223-6606
300 Stonecrest Blvd Ste 410
Smyrna, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1989

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George Dewey Dunn, MD
(615) 327-4751
1310 24th Ave S
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1960

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Lee Richard Morisy, MD
(901) 685-6066
6025 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Memorial Hosp -Memphi, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Health First Medical Group

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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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Jeffrey P Fenyves
(423) 279-1400
10461 Wallace Alley St
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Brian Smith, MD
5912 Westheimer Dr
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kenneth Carpenter
(615) 893-1360
3400 Lebanon Rd
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Robert J Coffey Jr, MD
(615) 343-0171
1611 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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