Ginger instead of Prilosec
Hello, and welcome. Hope I can be of some help to you.
Hiatal Hernia is what the doctor called it. “It comes with your age,” he added. I called it indigestion. What about my age! - I silently asked, as I pictured myself grabbing him by his white collar and backing him to the wall. “There are many things on the market that can help you. This medication,” as he wrote on his little pad, “you need a prescription for.” “How long will I have to take these,” I asked. “There is no cure for your ailment.” I took this answer as meaning, “for ever,” and waited for another comment about my age, but it never came. He knew what to say and what not to. He was well adapt in the art of verbiage and salesmanship as he was in the medical field, after all, he was a professional.
I was always taught to question authority ...
.... and whether or not a person has a ‘Dr’ added to his name makes no difference. In fact it gives me more reason to question them; they are talking about something very dear to me - my body. And I can never shake the feeling of being a statistic in their presence and that I stepped on an assembly line when I came in his office. So, instead of having the prescription filled I went home and got online in search of a natural substitute. I was never so wild about popping pills, have a hard time taking aspirin. To my surprise I was pleased to find many other avenues I could take instead of drugs. One I found was repeated throughout my investigation. The use of the herb Ginger. The other was a physical solution to this ailment, like Yoga. And the other was simply a matter of changing the brand of milk I drink.
All three worked! But even before I started Yoga and switched my brand of milk, the Ginger was as instant as if I popped a popular pill. And I still can't say 'I'm cured,' my stomach still has a bit of a problem with a marinara sauce, garlic, chili; things highly acidy, but it sure as heck isn't as bad as it was and I can still eat these things. And I never, never get woken in the middle of the night with my throat on fire, no matter what I eat. That time is over - thank goodness. It was absolutely the worse time of my life. I know exactly how you feel if this is what you have. Any indigestion sucks. And If you're like me; not wanting to go the drug rout with all the side affects and what not, Ginger could be for you.
But it is tricky, you don't just take a bite out of a Ginger Root, it's too strong. Start out with small slices. I have a slice half the size of a banna slice. You may want to go thinner, depending on the kind of ginger you have. I found Jamaican the strongest.
Please let me know of your thoughts and your
progress. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Please leave a comment, thanks............