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

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Rahil Devendra Shah, MD
(615) 449-6222
417 Harding Dr Ste D
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1999

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Edwin C Glassell
(931) 552-0180
132 Hillcrest Dr
Clarksville, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert M Richards, MD
(931) 647-1255
1750 Memorial Dr Ste B
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Regional Health Cent, Bryan, Tx
Group Practice: Fader, Robertp, Phd

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Ronald C Michael, MD
(901) 766-5200
3725 Champion Hills Dr Ste 2000
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidhyalaya, Jabalpur, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn; St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Peabody Health Care

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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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Marshall L Horton III, MD
(423) 778-7537
2051 Hamill Rd # 204
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Galen North

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Howard E Rosen, MD
(615) 385-8146
64 Old Club Ct
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1963

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Javed Aslam Butt, MD
Sevierville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Khyber Med Coll, Univ Of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1972

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Edwin Crane Glassell, MD
(931) 552-0180
132 Hillcrest Dr
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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