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My natural 8 week cure for stomach ulcers
My natural 8 week cure for stomach ulcers
We have become a society of fast eaters. I am not talking about fast food. I am talking about consuming food fast. It has become such a habit, in fact, that I have begun to call it “Mindless Shoveling." Try this experiment next time you go out to eat. While you’re waiting for your food, take a look around at how fast people eat. I promise that you will be witness to the mindless shoveling.
People of all ages, shoveling food mindlessly into their mouths as fast as their human hands will allow. When did sitting down to enjoy food and the company of loved ones become a race to the finish? Are we aware of the damage and stress that we inflict on our stomachs by consuming food so quickly?
Eating quickly is now an epidemic of huge proportion. Mindless shoveling causes heartburn, upset stomach, acid reflux and last but not least gas and bloating. The biggest problem that comes from this type of eating is not these warning signs, but the more serious end result which is stomach ulcers. The general population suffers so often from stomach aches, boating and acid reflux that it has now become a normal way of life to be ignored.
Once upon a time, stress, smoking, diet and alcohol were perceived to be the cause of ulcers. While all these things do have a tendency to irritate ulcers once you have them, they are not the main culprit. Medical experts have since found that the cause behind ulcers is a nasty little bacteria called H. Pylori which is almost impossible to cure using antibiotics and conventional medication. The most amazing and yet alarming thing about this bacteria is that it affects 3 in 4 people and they don't even know it because the symptoms are so common.
The heartburn and acid reflux which we tend to ignore are warning signs of something more serious to come. Just like the brakes on your car start to squeal when they need to be changed, this is your stomach's way of letting you know that something that you’re doing also needs to change!
By taking over the counter medications such as Pepto, Antacid tablets or the now popular Nexium and Pepcid OTC we might be buying ourselves a bit more time but in the process were also doing ourselves more damage. What we don't realize is that all these meds are just a simple band aid for a much larger underlying problem! If you are already consuming, these popular drugs, do some research and realize that they have been known to deplete our bodies’ magnesium levels and place us at a higher risk for cardiac death. These drugs do not actually get rid of the underlying problem, they only trick your brain into believing that they have!
Once the H. Pylori bacteria has set up shop in your system it then becomes a real challenge to cure. The reason that this virus is so hard to get rid of with conventional medication is because the Conventional standard treatment for ulcers consists of what doctors call “the triple therapy” Antibiotics for infection, acid reducers for the acid reflux and ibuprofen for pain and discomfort.
In my own personal experience, I have found that antibiotics are not the answer to the ulcer problem. Keep in mind that Antibiotics not only kill off the bad bacteria in your system, but they also kill off all the good ones too. Antibiotics then end up turning into a horrible vicious cycle. Taking antibiotics to kill the bacteria may seem quicker, but it is by no means better, nor is it a long-term solution. Once the antibiotics are done killing off almost all of the good bacteria in your system the small amount of the H pylori bacteria that was not killed off now comes back with vengeance because it has a better chance of taking over when there are not enough good bacteria to combat it.
Ulcer sufferers taking the antibiotic route may experience relief from controlling the bacteria temporally but after a few months when the bacteria regains its strength, your right back to square one with the bloating, acid reflux and the burning nagging pain. You will also be right back at the doctor’s office needing more antibiotics.
Taking over the counter pain medication is also not a good option. Even though more than 60% of stomach ulcers are caused by H pylori, some are also caused by over-abusing non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and others. Continued use of these medications will also do you more harm than good.
So if conventional medicine is not the answer to our ulcer and stomach problems, then what is?
Well first let’s start with the easy common sense stuff. Slow down your eating. Start by being present when you eat so that you don't eat mindlessly. Try to stop, or at least try to consume less alcohol, cigarettes and coffee since all three will irritate your ulcer and not allow it to heal.
Next on the cure list is natural olive leaf pills. These pills are now available pretty much anywhere. Olive leafs have been used for thousands of years to treat wounds, infections and diseases.
I think that what a lot of ulcer sufferers and doctors don't realize is that if you happen to have an ulcer; good chances are that you are also suffering from Candida. This fungal yeast infection loves to set up camp alongside the H. pylori, because they both love to feed on large quantities of sugar and processed foods which the standard American diet is full of.
Olive leaf is great at improving your immune system. It is also a great anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. I recommend starting treatment with high dosages in order to get the upper hand on the bacteria. Take nine capsules a day, three with each meal. Olive leaf is safe and has not been known to cause any adverse side effects even when taken in high dosages or for long periods of time.
I must add a word of caution here, however. Olive leaf has 400 percent more antioxidants than Vitamin C and double the antioxidants of green tea. When taken in very large dosages to start treatment against the bacteria, you may suffer diarrhea, headaches, and flu-like symptoms from your body trying to detoxify too quickly. I recommend cutting back to two pills a day until you feel well again to resume the higher dosage.
Next on the cure list and needs to be taken along with the Olive leaf is Manuka Honey. Down in New Zealand there grows a marvelous bush by the name of Manuka. This bush grows uncultivated throughout the country and is loved and adored by the New Zealand Honey bees. The bees in turn make a strong monofloral honey which has come to be known as manuka honey. Nowhere else in the world is manuka honey made but in New Zealand and only by those precious honey bees gathering nectar from that particular bush.
Tests show that the UMF antibacterial properties present in the Manuka honey inhibits the growth of the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria! One tablespoon daily on a cracker or a piece of toast in order to get it into your stomach will not only stop the Pylori virus, but it also helps the ulcers to heal. Manuka honey has such great healing properties that it can be used internally or externally to heal infections, wounds, cuts and boils.
Next you want to add acidophilus probiotics pills to your diet. Also now available almost anywhere these small pills will help put the good bacteria back in your stomach in order to help fight infection.
Once you have finished taking the olive leaf, Manuka Honey and Acidophilus pills for four weeks, you want to stop taking the honey, acidophilus and olive leaf and switch over to a product called Cool Cayenne 40,000 Heat-units and take 2 tablets with every meal for 4 weeks. This product will help finish healing the ulcer.
So there you have it. My personal therapy, Non- conventional 8 week cure for ulcers. After four weeks of treatment, you should feel little if any discomfort from your stomach whatsoever.
Even after the bacteria have been killed off, and the ulcer has healed I strongly recommend that you continue taking one pill daily of the olive leaf and one cool cayenne with every meal for at least three months to ensure that the bacteria does not return. I also strongly recommend that you begin to improve your diet as it was the things that you were eating that invited the bacteria into your colon in the first place. Try removing some of the processed foods and replacing them with salads and fruits.
I want to end this article by really stressing the fact that the only way to find out the root cause of your peptic ulcer symptoms is to have a diagnostic test run such as a barium x-ray or a H pylori test. While the above guidelines are things that worked wonders for me, I still highly recommend seeing your doctor and having the usual tests run and speaking to him or her about this or any other alternative treatments.