Did you know that ulcers are caused by an increase in stomach acid? This can be brought on by things like certain medications, or stress. It can also be caused by the H. pylori infection.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with ulcers include:
- Burning pain in the stomach
- A burning sensation that is relieved by an acid reducing medication or by eating certain foods
- Symptoms that come and go
- Symptoms that feel worse when you don’t have any food in your stomach
Stomach ulcers are something that affect a number of different people, and they can be debilitating. If you frequently deal with stomach ulcers, here are some tips to naturally get them under control:
Tip #1: Try Liquorice Root
This can help stimulate the regeneration of mucus membranes
Tip #2: Enjoy Smaller Meals
Instead of over packing your stomach with a large meal, it’s more beneficial to eat smaller meals to take the burden off of your GI system and help to reduce some of those painful symptoms.
Tip #3: Enjoy Fermented Foods
Foods rich in probiotics are excellent for gut health. Try including things like kimchi, kefir, unsweetened yogurt or even a probiotic supplement into your diet.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to eliminate certain foods from your diet that may aggravate ulcer symptoms:
- Spicy foods
- Food allergens or sensitivities