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I’m getting back-on-track bit by bit. As digestion is imperative for good health, and because it is important for diabetics to respect the role our pancreas plays in digestion, we need to make sure that we are helping. If you suffer from acid reflux, indigestion, colon problems, then your pancreas may not have been able to provide enough alkaline buffers and being given big-gun antacids (the usual response) may be doing more harm than good.
When powerful antacid preparations like Nexium and Prilosec and others are used, they can drop stomach pH so drastically that a bacterium can invade and there is an epidemic of certain bacteria doing this. Also, when the system does not operate at appropriate pH levels, food may not be processed properly and Health is impacted tremendously.
So, in the most-ancient practice of Medicine, Ayurveda, the medical system of India, the Vaidyas (physicians) are always watchful to treat digestive ailments quickly and effectively.
I recently received this email from the famous, international vaidya Pankaj Naram.
VAIDYA PANKAJ NARAM’S ANCIENT HEALTH TIPS
FOR YOUR ACID REFLUX, BLOATING, HEART BURN, INDIGESTION
Home Remedy:- Anti-Acidity Formula, Healthy Colon Formula:
CUMIN SEED powdered 1 tsp
CORIANDER powdered 1/2 tsp
SUGAR ½ tsp
CARDAMOM powdered 1/8 tsp
WATER 1/2 Cup –
Combine. Take Mixture 2 to 3 times a day. “It makes a BIG difference.”
I think it’s worth a try. Maybe use this instead of a dose of antacid. I have always felt that people should not be taking antacids long-term. It should be on a meal-by-meal basis, and trigger-foods should be avoided. The Vaidyas food prescription follows. If it is a matter of avoiding acid-reflux and preventing esophogeal cancers, then one of the best things is to do is to lose weight.
FOODS TO AVOID with these conditions:
No Tomatoes (any form).
No Okra. No Eggplant. No Potatoes. And No Mushrooms.
No Deep-Fried Foods.
No Wheat Products (you may prepare no-yeast breads, chapatti and roti using SPELT FLOUR instead of wheat).
No Dairy Products. (Avoid all types of Cheese, especially old and aged varieties. You may enjoy Fresh Cheese such as Cottage Cheese, fresh Farmer Cheese, fresh Buffalo Mozzerella and Indian Paneer.) No Yoghurt either.
No Cold Drinks & Soda.
No Salad (i.e. no raw vegetables).
FOOD TO ENJOY: Plenty of steamed Vegetables and especially green, leafy vegetables (except those mentioned above). Please make sure all vegetables are cooked lightly but completely.
YELLOW DAL & PUMPKIN SOUP ~ Food for a Balanced Mind
This is a simple soup that will help keep your mind very tranquil and happy! This is also fundamental for good digestion. Keep calm while eating and do not rush meals. You could follow the technique for a crockpot split-pea soup for mostly hands-off prep, too.
1 cup yellow mung dal (yellow split peas)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 cups vegetable broth or 1 teaspoon instant vegetable broth powder mixed with 3 cups water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 ½ cup pumpkin, butternut or acorn squash (peeled & cut) (or summer squash)
Sea salt to taste
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) or safflower oil
Serve with: grated organic coconut, fresh organic lime, chopped cilantro
1. Cook mung dal and pumpkin in a thick-bottomed vessel (or crockpot) along with vegetable stock.
2. In a small pan, heat ghee or safflower oil. Add chopped mint and slowly add to the cooked dal mixture.
3. Make a purée of the whole cooked mixture and adjust the thickness with water or vegetable stock until you have a thick creamy soup.
4. Stir in the lemon juice and salt.
5. Garnish with chopped mint leaves, coconut, lime and cilantro.
Enjoy and Heal, too.
Best to all — Em
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