How to Overcome Gastritis

How to Overcome Gastritis

July 24, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Natural
Medicine and founder of draxe.com. In this
video I’m going to teach you the four steps
to overcome gastritis for good and I’m going
to teach you the gastritis diet and the best
natural treatments for gastritis.
Now, gastritis is an issue where you getting
erosion of your stomach lining. When that
occurs that can actually lead to more severe
complications down the road, even stomach
cancer, so this is something you’re going
to want to make these changes immediately.
In this video I’m going to go through the
exact diet, the exact supplements, some lifestyle
tips and things you must avoid to overcome
gastritis.
Gastritis often times can be linked or early
signs can be constant indigestion, sometimes
acid reflex or GERD and it is different than
a stomach ulcer. Stomach ulcers tends to also
affect the small intestine, sometimes the
esophagus, where we know gastritis is mostly
localized to just the stomach. Here’s what
we need to do in order to start to repair
and heal that stomach lining where the erosion
and that damage is taking place.
The first thing you want to do is make some
big changes in your diet. I want to talk about
the best foods you can start eating today
in order to overcome gastritis. Now with gastritis,
the thing you want to do is not overeat first
off. You want to be easy on your system. Think
about this, when you’re overeating it’s really
just too much for your stomach to handle.
If you give your stomach small things at a
time or smaller meals it’s going to be much
easier on it.
The other tip, and this may surprise you,
you do not want to drink water during your
meals. You want to drink lots of water between
your meals but drinking water during your
meal, a lot of water, can actually water down
your stomach acid and make gastritis worse.
So again, do not drink a lot of water with
your meal. If you do the best thing is a little
bit of Pellegrino. Just a little bit of mineral
water or a little bit of broth to sip during
your meal.
A little water is fine but you just don’t
want a lot. You want to drink most of your
fluids, really load up on those between meals.
You want to get a lot of water during your
day but not during your meals, between a meal
is ideal.
Here are some of the best foods for healing
gastritis. Number one is bone broth. If you’re
not getting bone broth on a regular basis,
drinking good chicken soup. Chicken bone broth
soup is fantastic. Also you can buy bone broth
protein powder. Bone broth contains proline,
glutamine, glycine. That all can help repair
your stomach lining as well as your intestinal
lining so get bone broth on a regular basis
for that reason.
Next super food is fennel. Fennel actually
has a really good form of fiber and fennel
and both licorice actually are very soothing
to the digestive tract. That’s a great food
to do. Aloe vera and aloe vera juice are,
again, very soothing to the stomach. They’ve
been shown to help heal ulcers. So again aloe
vera juice is another great thing.
In terms of food in general, cooked vegetables.
You don’t want to do raw vegetables. You don’t
want to do a lot of hard raw vegetables. Cooked
are the best. So again, some cooked vegetables
like some cooked carrots and cauliflower or
spinach and kale are fantastic.
The other foods that are great are cabbage.
Actually cabbage or even sauerkraut juice
contains a form of sulfur that’s been shown
to heal ulcers but also be great for gastritis.
So eating cabbage on a regular basis, one
of the top super foods for healing gastritis
and then the herb ginger.
You can make ginger tea and just sip on ginger
tea throughout the day is going to be very
good for that stomach lining or here’s recipe
idea. Get some ginger powder, add it to some
aloe vera juice and sip on that throughout
the day is going to be very, very good for
you in healing your gut lining on a regular
basis. So that’s one of the things you can
do.
Now I want to go into the foods you want to
be staying away from absolutely. If you have
gastritis, you want to stay away from number
one, spicy foods. Foods that are really hot
and spicy those are going to be hard on that
esophageal lining, stomach lining and intestinal
lining. So again staying away from hot and
spicy foods. Also you want to stay away from
foods that are high in citric acid and different
types of acids such as citrus fruits like
oranges, lemons, lime, grapefruit, as well
as tomatoes. We want to stay away from those
very acid forming foods as those can cause
issues which can irritate that stomach lining.
The other thing you want to stay away from
is too much alcohol and caffeine. Limit yourself
to one glass of alcohol one to two days a
week max. When you do something, I would say
something like a white wine is probably the
easiest thing to digest but overall again
you just don’t want to do much or any alcohol
at all.
Caffeine, you want to stay from coffee. Doing
some tea is fine. Again actually some licorice
root tea, tulsi tea, also ginger tea. Doing
those teas on a regular basis is great for
gastritis but you want to be really careful
and not do too much caffeine, as that will
also irritate the intestinal lining and also
staying away from dairy products unless it’s
kefir. Kefir and goat’s milk yogurt you can
do those. Probiotic foods are actually fantastic
for gastritis but you wouldn’t want to be
doing other dairy products let’s say such
as milk and cheeses. You want to do a kefir
or a goat’s milk yogurt instead, which are
actually good. So again dairy, most areas
not good but the fermented probiotic rich
dairy is good for gastritis.
The number three thing you want to do is reduce
stress. Stress plays a major role in causing
gastritis. If you know you’re emotionally
stressed. Listen, I’ll tell you personally
I never thought I was stressed until I realized
that not turning it off and just not working
all the time is stressful. Sometimes being
stressful is not worrying about if something
is going to go wrong, it’s just being intense
and really working too much.
What you need to do is sometimes just unplug.
So just picture this, you got to unplug completely
and that means not doing any work. So your
weekends should be sacred, take more vacation
time and just incorporating things in your
daily work week that help reduce stress. Maybe
it’s lunch with a best friend. Maybe it’s
healing bath. In fact, I’ve recommended this
for years to my patients is taking a healing
bath at night where you take a warm soak in
a tub, add in one cup of Epsom salts which
are high in magnesium which are known as the
relaxation mineral. Ten to twenty drops of
an essential oil like lavender or chamomile
and then just soaking there and resting. It’s
so healing, it’s so rejuvenating.
Again, you need to actually just like you’re
scheduled for work or taking kids to soccer
practice or whatever you’re doing, you need
to just schedule in time of just relaxation.
Maybe it’s reading a favorite novel, maybe
it’s walking around the mall, maybe it’s doing
your favorite hobby or rock climbing or walking
or jogging or whatever it is. Exercise of
course is great as part of this but doing
things to help you unplug and can really relax.
It’s crucial because without a doubt just
as much dietary issues will cause gastritis,
so will emotional stress.
The number four tip I have is take the right
supplements. Here are the top supplements
you can take for gastritis. Number one would
be a probiotic supplement, getting good probiotics
on a regular basis. And you want to get a
blend of what’s called SBO probiotic soil
based and food based probiotics. I would go
and search for a SBO probiotic supplement
and find a probiotic that is organic but again,
organic probiotic supplement that contains
soil-based organisms but probiotics number
one thing to take.
Number two, digestive enzymes. Taking a digestive
enzyme. I would look up organic enzymes or
organic digestive enzymes. Taking enzymes
can help you break down the food. I would
take two capsules with every meal you eat
during the day of enzymes. That’s going to
help also the supplement licorice root extract.
Licorice root is incredible. It’s great for
the stomach, it’s great for the body and also
supplements that support leaky gut repair
and health. So again, I would really look
for supplements that are going to really support
your gastric lining that have licorice root
are some of the best.
Number five, get out and move. If you are
not moving regularly, if you live a sedentary
lifestyle and you may think I’m kind of moving
around some during the day, I’m doing stuff
with the kids or friends or my work requires
movement. I’m talking about real exercise.
Even if it’s just 20 minutes three days a
week. I’m not asking you one hour of exercise
a day, I’m asking one hour a week of going
and cycling, doing some light weights, doing
a class a couple of days a week, just anything
like that, getting movement and circulation
can actually help with symptoms of gastritis
along with other issues such as leaky gut,
indigestion, acid reflux, ulcers, all of these
things will help those conditions.
If you want to learn more about how to overcome
gastritis and other gastritis natural treatments,
check out my website draxe.com. It’s D-R-A-X-E.com.
Just go there and search “gastritis” or google
search “Dr. Axe gastritis”. I’ve got two great
in-depth articles on some more things you
can do beyond what I talked about in this
video to naturally heal gastritis.
If you like this information, I’ve a lot more
information coming up on how to heal your
digestive systems with herbs, essential oils
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been me Dr. Axe saying, “Hey, you can heal
gastritis with these top natural treatments.”