Malady Monday: Gastritis

I have a client suffering from chronic gastritis. She constantly has an awful taste in her mouth and has a very hard time finding foods that will sit well with her.
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Gastritis
Literally means “stomach inflammation”
Term for any weak or damaged stomach lining
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The mucus lining of your stomach protects from acids that help digest food.
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Common causes:
Infection, pain medication, stress, alcohol, bile reflux

Made worse by:
Poor digestion, poor metabolism, & blocked elimination

Other factors that can worsen gastritis:
Overeating, excessive tea, coffee, or alcohol, excessive condiments (vinegar), stress, heat and sun
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Drink:
*licorice tea
*2 cups of coconut water every day
*lemon juice relieves vomiting sensation and bloating
*hot water with cumin
*milk (only low-fat or fat-free to control stomach acid)
(Do not drink with meals–dilutes digestive juices and delays digestion)
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Eat:
Coconut
Honey
Lean meats: chicken, cold water fish
(Key words: broiled, grilled, or roasted)
Rice, barley
Broccoli (actually KILLS h.pylori)
Potatoes, asparagus, carrots, peas
Apples (apple juice, apple sauce)
Pomegranate, grapes, peaches, pears, melon, kiwis
Bananas (eat with low-fat or fat-free milk in the morning)
Garlic, Coriander, cardamom (soothing)
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Ginger (chewing ginger before meals stimulates digestion & treats acid)
1/2-1 t fennel after every meal
((Make sure to eat at strict times))
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Supplements:
Triphala
Amla/Amlaki
Vitamin e
Goldenseal
Peppermint
Marshmallow
Aloe vera
B-12

AVOID:
Do NOT eat fried food
red meat, red pepper,
sour foods, pickles,
oranges, grapefruit, figs, berries, dried fruit
black tea, coffee,
sweets, and aerated drinks

Stop eating at least 2 hours before bedtime.

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