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When I was in college at the University of Maryland I woke up one morning with the worst gastritis. I literally felt like someone was carving my intestines out of my stomach, but who would be able to live to tell what that feels like. LOL
I have a very high pain tolerance, especially after my TBI, brain surgery, ear surgery and rhinoplasty, but this pain became too unbearable.
Milk Doesn’t Do The Body Good
I called my mom and she advised I drink milk to calm my stomach, an old wives tale. I put a hot towel on my stomach thinking it might sooth the pain. But nothing I did worked. After a few hours of doubling over in my apartment, I drove myself to the emergency room at the local hospital.
You’re Not Going To Die, But You Have Gastritis
Apparently, I was doing and eating something that had upset my stomach causing inflammation in my gut to the point where the stomach acids were literally eating away at my stomach lining. If you’ve ever experienced this and/or if you ever, here are my 5 Natural Hacks To Prevent Gastritis
The most common gastritis symptoms include:
- burning sensations in or above the stomach/abdomen, especially around the time of eating
- stomachaches or pains
- feeling nauseous or vomiting
- stomach bloating
- loss of appetite, feeling very full quickly and possibly experiencing changes in weight
- hiccups and burping
- changes in bowel movements and the appearance of stools (poop) might be darker than usual and take on a tar-like or bloody color
5 Natural Hacks To Prevent Gastritis
- Don’t drink milk – milk actually causing more inflammation and increases more acid
- Eat more ginger – ginger is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce irritation of the inner lining in the stomach.
- Sip Chamomile Tea – Chamomile tea soothes the intestinal walls, providing relief from sudden pains and helps to eliminate gas.
- Eat more broccoli – A nutrient in broccoli called sulforaphane has been proven effective by medical research to kill H. pylori bacteria in the stomach lining, making it a great food for gastritis.
- Daily probiotic – Probiotics such as the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species are beneficial bacteria that colonize the soft lining of the intestinal tract and thus heal the digestive system.
Your health & fitness coach,