- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Peptic Ulcer Diet (How I Healed My Ulcer Naturally)
The Power of Raw Foods
In January of 2010, I woke up one morning with some of the worst heartburn I’ve ever had. I’ve occasionally had heartburn from time to time, so I didn’t think too much about it. I took some antacids, but this time the problem was different. This pain was in my throat.
I went to work that morning and the pain was nagging. I went to the store and bought some more antacids. I continued to take the antacids and nothing was working. The pain was so bad that I had tears running down my face all day. I went to bed that night assuming that the pain would go away in the morning.
The next day when I woke up, the pain was still there. I set an appointment with my doctor, but he wasn’t able to see me for at least a week. A few days later, I found blood in my stool. The doctor saw me right away.
I went to a specialist and he suggested and Endoscope. I had the procedure done and the doctor found the early symptoms of an ulcer in my esophagus. The doctor prescribed me some medicine that worked for awhile. Once the medication quit working, I went back to the doctor. He suggested for me to ignore the symptoms and continue taking my medication. On my 7th or 8th day of straight heartburn, something changed. Not only did my symptoms get worse, but now I had a feeling of pressure that was constantly in my throat every time I sat on my couch or laid down to sleep.
I saw multiple doctors who prescribed me different medication, which none of them worked. I was now taking 8-10 pills daily and nothing was working. I spoke to some friends of mine that were into alternative medicine and they suggested for me to come over.
I went to their house and they prepared me a raw foods dinner. My friends were big fans of raw foods and began informing me on how a raw foods diet would help me. They then told me the reason I was having these problems was because I had an enzyme deficiency. I didn’t know what that meant at the time, but they gave me some enzyme vitamins to take. My friends also told me that the problem that I was having was being caused by processed foods. In other words, anything that had strange and hard to pronounce ingredients on the back of the label should be avoided.
The next day I began taking the enzyme vitamins and began feeling better in a matter of hours. The heartburn went away for the first time in over a week! I began doing a ton of research on raw foods and was completely amazed on what I read.
Enzymes are found in food, but once we cook our food, the enzymes are destroyed. We are born with enzymes in our body, but when we get older; the enzymes begin to wear off and need to be replenished with food. If we continue cooking the enzymes out of our foods, how will we replenish them?
When I say raw foods, I’m not talking about eating nothing but carrots and celery all day.
There’s much more to raw foods than that. Plus this diet will work for an ulcer in your esophagus or a peptic ulcer. I’m also not talking about eating raw meat either.
Another misconception of raw foods is once you get into raw foods, it means that you have to become vegan and you have to give up cooked foods altogether. I’m here to tell you that I still eat meat and still eat cooked foods. I add raw foods into my diet everyday.
Read more about how I healed my ulcer naturally at my Peptic Ulcer Diet website.