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Monday, January 19, 2009

Resolve Acid Reflux with Care, Naturally

UPDATE: May 09
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I've posted a number of articles about the conventional treatments for acid reflux here on several occasions, including problems with the Rx.
better-than-rx-for-gerd, Nexium, Why Acid and others.

I haven't said too much about what I think of the surgical treatments but that's for another day.

Now here's an article about two "non-surgical" surgical treatments that seem to have a requirement for anesthesia of some sort or another.

I am not a fan of the "reflux drugs" because of the interference they cause with protein metabolism and detoxification in the liver as well as bone lose and reduced immunity.

I am more in favor of natural care which might include the use of digestive enzymes, raw honey, water, apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water, Taoist salt, cayenne, several other natural therapies as well as just learning to properly chew your food and eating much more slowly.
How to apply Active Manuka Honey to the following Internal Ailments:

Acid Reflux
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the esophagus.

Heartburn
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the esophagus.

Esophagus Ulcer
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the esophagus.

Up-set Stomach
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out an up-set stomach. Taking Active Manuka Honey is soothing after an episode of restaurant food poisoning. Due to the large and quick loss of liquids when experiencing diarrhea and vomiting after a food poisoning episode, you must consult your doctor quickly.

Stomach Ulcer / Peptic Ulcer
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the stomach.

Helicobacter Pylori / h. pylori
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the stomach and naturally help destroy the h. pylori bacteria typically associated stomach ulcers.

Gastritis
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the stomach.

Duodenal Ulcer
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the duodenum.

Ulcerative Colitis
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the stomach and help sooth the ulcerative colitis.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Take 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey 3-4 times per day on a small square inch size piece of bread, toast or bagel, 20 minutes before meals, to coat out the irritable bowel lining.
Nonsurgical acid reflux therapies work By Will Dunham, Mon Jan 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two nonsurgical procedures relieve many symptoms of acid reflux disease including heartburn in people who are not helped by the medications typically used to treat it, U.S. researchers said on Friday.

In this chronic condition, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, irritating its lining and causing inflammation. Persistent, often-severe heartburn is the most common symptom.

Most people are helped if they take a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors such as AstraZeneca Plc's Nexium and Prilosec, Wyeth's Protonix, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's Prevacid and Eisai Inc's Aciphex.

For those who are not helped by medications, there are few options short of surgery.

The new study, published in the journal Archives of Surgery, found two rarely performed so-called endoluminal therapies reduced heartburn, swallowing difficulties and voice hoarseness in many patients who underwent them.

Both are done using an endoscope, a long flexible instrument inserted through the mouth and down the esophagus.

One procedure called full-thickness plication uses the endoscope to tighten the junction between the esophagus and the stomach with sutures. The other, called radiofrequency therapy, uses heat to improve the function of the valve between the esophagus and stomach.

In this study, 68 patients underwent radiofrequency treatment and 58 had full-thickness plication.

"I think medication is still the first thing that people should try for reflux," Dr. Louis Jeansonne IV of Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, one of the researchers, said in a telephone interview.

"Surgery is still the most effective treatment in people who don't have relief with medications. But this study shows that this therapy without surgery is a viable option in patients who either can't have surgery or don't want surgery," Jeansonne added.

Surgery used to treat acid reflux is called laparoscopic fundoplication, in which doctors take the top of the stomach and wrap it around the lower part of the esophagus to create a barrier for acid reflux.

Acid reflux returns more than 80 percent of the time when people stop taking the medications.

"It's nice to be able to offer something less invasive," said Dr. Edward Lin of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, another of the researchers.

Lin noted the two nonsurgical treatments are uncommon in part because health insurance companies typically do not pay for them. Lin added that these nonsurgical treatments do not preclude a patient from getting surgery later if they do not provide relief.

(Editing by Julie Steenhuysen and Todd Eastham)
Copyright © 2009 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.

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3 comments:

Manuka Honey said...

Manuka Honey is an excellent natural healing agent and is most definitely effective in treating all of the symptoms that you've mentioned. We'll be seeing a lot more of Manuka Honey in the future in the form as a natural ingredient in various health care products, both for internal and external use.

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