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Stomach Disorders

Hyperacidity - too much acid

Both these conditions exist. People who have used antacids or stomach acid regulators would find themselves in a hypoacidic state. This can cause symptoms similar to a hyperacid stomach which results in further use of antacids causing long-term digestive disorders.

Do you suffer from:

  • Reflux Heartburn 
  • Heartburn
  • Excessive burping or eructation
  • Full feeling in the stomach after eating, causing discomfort, having to undo belt
  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Poor appetite, aversion to certain foods
  • Overeating causing stress to stomach

Strange as it may sound, some people find stomach discomfort is eased by not eating and others find relief after eating.

Nature's Solution

A.Vogel's Indigestion Formula contains a blend of herbs to regulate and normalise stomach acid, aiding in proper digestive processes.

A.Vogel's Molkosan concentrated whey provides a source of acceptable lactic acid which supports the action of Indigestion Formula. Molkosan should become a daily drink to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Some Advice from Dr Vogel

A number of simple remedies exist for heartburn; a symptom of indigestion experienced as a burning sensation which may rise into the chest, even causing regurgitation of acid from the stomach into the gullet and mouth. All you need do first is to grate a potato as finely as possible, then put this in a cheesecloth and press out the juice. Dilute with warm water, one part juice to two or three parts water. Drink this juice every morning before breakfast, lunch and at night before retiring. For the best results, prepare fresh each time.

Some useful information
When suffering from digestive upsets it makes good sense to avoid foods which will aggravate the condition. Coffee, tea, alcohol, sugar, fruit juices and fried foods should be eliminated while treatment is taken to restore order and balance to the stomach.

A diet (for a period of 4 to 5 days) which consists of root vegetables, pumpkin family, brown rice and fish, all steamed or boiled, does wonders to bring fast relief. Slowly introduce other foods after 4 to 5 days to observe if any irritation is set up again. If so, do not eat that particular food until you are quite well again.

Stressful situations which elicit responses of anger, fear, resentment and guilt, is best avoided. Get adequate rest.Drink reasonable amounts of luke warm boiled water. Ginger tea mixed with a little honey soothes the stomach.

Did you know?

It is best to eat your meals in daytime. Avoid meals before sunrise and after sunset. The internal body rhythms function with the seasons, hence, we will experience greater hunger in winter when days are short with less time to eat! Of course, cold temperatures also stimulate appetite.

Try not to eat fruit with your meals. Fruit is best eaten alone, inbetween meals. Avoid drinking fruit juices as the concentrated fruit sugar is quite harsh on the stomach and pancreas.

Vegetable juice, however, is wonderfully alkaline and restorative to all body processes. Invest in a good juice extractor and benefit from the life-giving juices found in vegetables and herbs,

Smoking contributes to the secretion of stomach acids. You should consider stopping this habit altogether as the harmful effects can never be removed from the body once it has been done. (Professor Chris Barnard made the statement that smoking alone is the major contributing factor to heart disease.)

Never eat when you are angry. Food should be eaten in a happy atmosphere.

Function of the Stomach

This is where your good or poor health begins. Depending on your choices of good or poor foods, how well you absorb the available nutrients, to that extent you can expect to manufacture good quality blood. Every cell in every organ depends on a steady supply of nutrients to maintain a healthy functioning body. Your food and digestion is your lifeforce.

Summary

A healthy stomach loves to receive good food! Eating is a joy, with a comfortable feeling after meals. Strong hunger pangs also indicate a healthy stomach! A.Vogel's Indigestion Formula is a must in every home, to help settle the stomach without causing harm. It can be safely used by all age groups. There are no contraindications with any other medication. A.Vogel's Molkosan makes a healthy drink to enhance stomach activity. Ideally it should be taken
daily half an hour before meals.

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