is an inflammation of the lining of your stomach. It is not a single disease but rather a group of disorders. Gastritis can “eat away” the stomach lining and cause bleeding. In some cases, gastritis does not damage the stomach lining and does not have a specific cause.Nutrition
Nutrition and herbal support may help to heal the stomach lining, fight infection, and reduce recurrence.*
Avoid dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar. Coffee, even decaffeinated, should be eliminated because it contains potentially irritating oils. Eliminate any known food allergens from your diet. Include sulfur-containing foods such as garlic, onions, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower in the diet. Sulfur is the basis for forming glutathione, which provides antioxidant protection to the stomach lining. N-acetyl cysteine is also the basis for forming glutathione.Vitamins and Minerals
decreases nitrosamines, substances that have been linked to stomach cancer.
helps you heal.Herbs
Herbs are generally a safe way to strengthen and tone the body’s systems. As with any therapy, it is important to work with your provider on getting your problem diagnosed before you begin any treatment.
(deglycyrrhizinated licorice): 250 mg four times per day 15 to 20 minutes before meals and one to two hors after the last meal of the day, increases circulation and healing to stomach lining. This preparation is safe for people with high blood pressure or to take long-term. If you have high blood pressure, talk with your health care provider before taking any medications.
Powders of Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva)
and Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis)
: may be taken singly or together, 1 tsp. two to three times a day, to decrease inflammation and encourage healing.
Tea (Zingiber officinalis)
: increases circulation and enhances digestion. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day with meals.