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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:49 AM
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Ginger used to help w/ heartburn/indigestion
has anyone tried this? I have read several things that say ginger really can help with indigestion. I currently use tums or something similar but would like to try this. If anyone has tried it and recommends it, please let me know.

Thanks.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:50 AM
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1. It's very good for nausea
You can slice a piece of fresh ginger root and suck it, or use crystallized ginger. I'm not sure about indigestion - do you mean heartburn from acid regurg?
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:54 AM
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4. yes..acid reflux n/t
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:57 AM
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6. You'd probably be better with Prilosec for acid reflux
Edited on Wed Jan-23-08 10:58 AM by Godlesscommieprevert
A 2 week OTC course would probably set you right.
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:13 AM
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10. By All Means Support the Drug Companies
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:48 AM
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13. Snarky, no?
I've had acid reflux in my time and Prilosec helped. Deal with it.
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:01 PM
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18. Maybe A Little Camomile Tea Would Help You Take the Edge Off
I realize you were trying to help, but it seems that the OP was suggesting a natural aid, as opposed to chemical warfare. One drug leads to another, how many side affects do you suppose occur when you eat ginger? Now check that Prilosec lit. and also what about the cost?

:)
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:50 AM
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2. I know it's a strong anti-nausea agent
I use it all the time when I have bad migraines. I've never heard of it working for heartburn, though.


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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:52 AM
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3. I'm subject to motion sickness and I always take along a little...
...bag of candied ginger to munch. It does seem to help. Like most natural substances, it is neither as fast nor as emphatic as pharmaceutical chemical compounds, but if all you need is a little settling for a queasy tum, ginger can't hurt!

helpfully,
Bright
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:56 AM
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5. Grate some fresh ginger in hot water for a tea
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:59 AM
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7. It really is effective.
Keep a good quality Ginger Ale on hand and you will experience a noticeable improvement in your quality of life.

Go to a good deli or health food store. The regular grocery store varieties just don't have a high enough ginger content and they contain fructose, as well.
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:19 AM
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12. i will go to Whole Foods
and look for some. thanks!!
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:00 AM
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8. Papaya
Is used for upset tummies & heartburn you could give it a try. Can be bought in tablets and you either swalllow or chew. Bottoms up!
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:02 AM
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9. how about a week of probiotic yogurt?
That Dannon Activia blueberry yogurt has worked well for several people I know. It replaces the good stomach bacteria.
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:18 AM
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11. i eat that daily and it has helped
very much with bloating etc. I still suffer from indigestion daily and was looking for something as an alternative to taking "drugs".
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 04:34 PM
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16. I like aloe vera juice
The kind in the big white and pink plastic bottle at Whole Foods. It says Stomach Formula. It helps me if I ate/drank something too much or of the wrong type.
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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:55 PM
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17. I like that one too...I think it's made by Natureade or Lily of the Desert
it's really soothing. The other thing I like is Chinese curing pills...gets rid of nausea pretty quick. Also good for hangovers, together with some Emergen-C! :-)
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:54 AM
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14. Have you taken a good look at your diet?
Any patterns between indigestion and foods you eat / things you drink?
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 02:56 PM
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15. at this point it is pretty much brought on by anything
I have an appointment to have a physical next month and i think i'm going to mention it to the doc. I hate to because she'll want to run tests and who knows what they'll find then. Thanks!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 01:04 PM
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19. stress aggravates mine
I don't overdue dairy and certain raw fibers, like celery and apples. But I notice that stress is the key difference between seriously painful stomach pain and just annoying bloating. Sometimes if I just lay down and meditate, the pain will go away the most quickly. I never thought to try ginger, will definitely consider it in the future.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:00 PM
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20. I had an annoying case of this and I found these 4 things help tremendously:
!.) 3 Papaya enzymes after each meal

2.) 1 acidophilus tablet after breakfast

3.) a wedge pillow for sleeping

4.) don't lie down until 3 hours after eating.

One more thingee might be that if you imbibe, limit it to creamy drinks.
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hermetic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 05:49 AM
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21. I suffered from acid reflux
for many years. Then I started taking acidophilus every day, and I see PT mentioned this as well, and it went away. I use the kind that has to be kept refrigerated as that keeps the little organisms alive. I haven't had to buy Tums now for 2 years.

Good luck and good health to you.
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wishlist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 06:33 PM
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22. Caffeine is the worst culprit causing me to get acid reflux heartburn
I have found that cutting out caffeinated tea and coffee has helped me greatly (decaf seems to not give me heartburn). I believe that taking Calcium later in the day, avoiding all carbonated drinks and avoiding large meals later in the day helps too.
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