Ginger for Heartburn

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Roseanne99
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   Posted 3/23/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ninjagirl,
 
Thank you very much for your post on ginger for GERD. I have had heartburn and throatburn for 2 years and only partially respond to PPI's. 
 
I would would like to try making ginger juice.  Having never used a juicer, I have a few questions.  What brand did you buy?  Should I get an expensive one, or is "low end" good enough?  How do you get juice out of ginger root? I've seen ginger root in the supermarket, but it's solid and doesnt look like it contains any juice.
 
So glad to hear this worked for you!! :-)

Roseanne99
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   Posted 3/23/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ninjagirl,

Thanks very much. I viewed the video and it looks easy. I will try the ginger after I complete a course of antibiotics for H-pylori. It is truly amazing that such a simple remedy can have such a powerful effect. Boy, I cant remember the last time I had pizza.

pushinupthedaisies
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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You can also buy Ginger tea - it has a nice taste. Of you can steep fresh ginger root yourself for a nice tea. This does help with hearburn.

Roseanne99
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   Posted 3/26/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you know if the ginger tea that you buy in a healthfood store works as well as freshly made ginger root tea? The former sounds a lot easier and I have no idea how to make tea from fresh ginger root. Do you just boil it in water?

pushinupthedaisies
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   Posted 3/26/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I like both the store bought and homemade. The storebought has a really nice taste. The homemade i make is easy - I just boil a kettle of water with about an inch of peeled ginger root in it. And pour. I like to add raw honey to mine.

Roseanne99
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Ninjagirl,

Just wondering if you peeled the ginger root before you put it into the juicer.

Thanks!

 

 


PattyG
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   Posted 4/29/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny, I came across this post while doing a search.  I was given a sample of Gingera Antacid by my doctor and was looking to buy it online, because it worked really great for me.  It's an antacid made with Ginger. Add it to water, it fizzzes and then you drink.
 
Thanks for the great info on Ginger.

Roseanne99
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   Posted 4/29/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi PattiG,

I was wondering if you found out where one could order that gingera antacid. Please let us know if it is the same product your Dr. gave you.

Thank you.

Roseanne

 

 


AV8R
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   Posted 10/27/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this is an old thread but I discovered this forum looking for info on Ginger for GERD. Has anyone had any more positive experiences with Ginger?

Also, I found the info in the following link written by a MD on ginger. It's a glowing review for using ginger for hearburn/GERD. What do you think?

http://askwaltstollmd.com/articles/hiatus.php

AV8R
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   Posted 10/27/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, this thread mentions something about a video for ginger??? I have searched this site extensively and can't locate it. Has it been removed?

couchtater
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   Posted 10/27/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, I don't know anything about the video or ginger.

Joy
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
Medications:Nexium 2X a day, 300mg Zantac, K-Dur, Lasix 2X a day, Zyrtec, Zocor, Lumigan, fish oil, B12, Substex, calcium + D, Advair, Albuteral, nebulizer
 
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   Posted 10/28/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. Here is a more recent article on the benefits of ginger for use with GERD.

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/askquestion/45374/ginger-tea-and-acid-reflux-does-ginger-tea-help-fo.html

This like many other remedies are alternative choices to medications and if they help I feel that is a plus.

I hope this gives you a bit more info.

Take care,

Kitt

Murali
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   Posted 1/22/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
This is my first post to this incredible forum, which has helped me for 18 months to deal with GERD. I have been a silent spectator but today I chose to break my silence as I feel finally I began mastering this condition. I am compelled to share my story.
 
Please try Raw Ginger Root Juice for GERD. It works like magic. If you think surgery is the only option you have welcome to my club and please read on the rest of this message.
 
I am a GERD sufferer for 18 months, I have take all medications from EsmoPrazole to OmePrazole to LansoPrazole, they will help temporarily and required higher and higher dosages.  My diagnosis said I have good motility but incompetent LES. I had heartburn day and night, i seriously considered surgery even though I never had high hopes that it will help solve this problem permanently.
 
Luckily I came in contact with my schoolmate who took Dr.Stoll's advice for her GERD problem, the incredible thing is she is a practicing pediatric doctor. She asked me to try the Ginger Root Juice theraphy, I was a hardcore skeptic (a classic case of education interfering with our ability to be open to possibilities) and delayed it for more than 6 months. I am an indian, I should have known better about Ginger than any one else since it is regularly used for its medicinal value in Indian foods. My problems grew so severe that any number of PPI tablets a day wouldn't help me.
 
I started on Ginger Root Juice 2 weeks back and I am a new man. My condition has changed from heartburn all day to just few pricks some times here and there. I have started eating my regular meal (including foods that are a NO NO in GERD lore). All the PPI induced side effects such as belching, food sitting in the stomache for hours are gone. My digestion has become so efficient that I get my regular hunger on time, with out any burn LOL!!
 
While my friend has completely stopped PPI theraphy, i am quitting it slowly. I was on twice Esmoprazole (Nexium in US I belive) now I am on one every other day, my symptoms are so much better that I am inclined to think of quitting PPI completely. I just want to go slowly though.
 
While Dr.Stoll himself has admitted that he doesn't know why it works, my friend with her academic knowledge postulated an interesting theory. 
 
 
My friend said...
"While conventional medicine neutralizes acid in the stomache, alternative medicines seek to increase the stomache acidity. Generally When the PH levels fall in the stomache i.e acid is in the stomache, our nervous system springs into action to close the LES thus preventing esophagus from serious damage. In case of GERD sufferers the stimulus is absent due to poor acidity levels that are not enough to close the LES fully, but the PH levels are good enough to cause damage to esophegal texture. This is the classic condition of GERD, where we are caught in this cat and mouse game. The ginger juice helps raise the PH levels, in other words we all know it is such a great appetizer to have before a meal. It creates enough stimulus in GERD sufferers to close LES significantly thus helping with symptoms."
 
Of course she was just postulating this theory with out any credible proof, we haven't done the LES pressure test to validate this. But both of us are significantly free from symptoms. Both of us did not suffer from a digestive disorder but were diagonosed with an incompetent LES which is supposedly a mechanical defect and requires surgical intervention from conventional medicine route.  There is one cliche in her theory, I have tried Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) in the past, it did not help me at all. According to this theory the Vinegar should have forced the LES to close like the Raw Ginger Juice. Unfortunately we have no clear answers to this. I would like the comments of others on this.
 
We are aware that Ginger Juice does not cure GERD (according to Dr.Stoll) but helps you overcome symptoms that cripple your life. If you stop you might have a recurrence of symptoms. But there is no side effects. 
 
Unlike these "cure your heartburn for $19.95 websites, Dr.Stoll is not charging any money to prescribe this treatment, its available freely in his website and also responds to our questions in his bulletin boards. 
 
Try it,  I feel I shd have tried a $1 ginger root a lot earlier before embarking on expensive PPIs, story of our life isn't it!!
 
 
 

NickT
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   Posted 1/23/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for signing up and telling us about your experience with ginger tea. I have been ignoring the fact I have been on PPI's for years (now on Nexium) and it has motivated me to seek out natural remedies...again.

Murali
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   Posted 1/23/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Thanks. The Ginger tea doesn't work. Try the raw Ginger juice. Don't take anything 30 min after taking it, including water.

Murali

couchtater
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   Posted 1/23/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, Murali and NickT.

Most of the people on this thread have moved on a long time ago. Please start your own threads and introduce yourself. There are some great people here who can answer most of your questions and concerns. None of us are doctors here, but we've seen alot of them.

I'm one of the "wrapped" people here. I've tried everything to help me, but due to the weak LES and Hiatial Hernia I had to have the surgery.

Stick around, we're a great group.

Joy

Lonibel
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   Posted 1/24/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Murali, for taking the time to post and offer encouragement. I feel like I've tried ginger juice before (I put a cube of it into a garlic press and - presto: juice!) I can tolerate the burn - do you know if it's just a sensation or is it really burning all the way down? Also, did you do it just one teaspoon in the morning or several times per day?

Murali
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   Posted 1/25/2010 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lonibel,
 
The burning sensation of ginger is only strong in your mouth. Its definitely alkaline once it mixes with the body. I believe its only a sensation as it passes pretty quickly. In 3 days i got used to it and it doesn't bother me any more.
 
As GERD sufferers I understand our anxiety about adding anything else to the mix. Assuming you have been on PPI theraphy and did not have active ulcers in the esophagus, you will not feel any burn in your esophegal area. I most certainly take 2 sips in the morning (50 ml approx) and if I have sensations during the day I take another 2 sips.
 
In the last 2 weeks I just take my morning sips and forget I actually have GERD!. I am eating my regular foods (nothing oulandish yet) that I have been running away from...that's an incredible relief.  
 
I would recommend anyone to try it than logically deduce it. I have long since done that mistake and suffered for months!
 
Try it for 1 week and see if it helps, for me it gave me my life back in 7 days!

Lonibel
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   Posted 1/25/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Just questioning the quantity: 50 ml is about 10 teaspoons. That's more than you indicated earlier.

Actually, I have not been on PPI therapy for any extended period because I felt they made my reflux worse; the food sat in my stomach even longer and I didn't seem to get any relief. Zantac (ranitidine) has been the most effective but sometimes I feel there is a "kickback" in the middle of the night when it loses its efficacy.

Excuse me while I try some ginger juice. I had to eat with the kids tonight - a hamburger and french fries - ugh!

Tenspot
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   Posted 1/26/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
How do you make your ginger juice?
Do you peel the skin and grind the juice? Do you squeeze it out?
Do you drink just the juice or mix it with water?
If so what are the part measurements.

Edlevi
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   Posted 1/27/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
How do you know that Ginger is not just easing the symptoms of GERD  but acutely not solving the LES problem and then that can lead to continuous reflux that damages the lining of the esophagus?  You see I was asymptomatic for many years not even knowing I have GERD until my esophagus was damaged.

AV8R
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   Posted 4/19/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, I tried the raw ginger juice for awhile. It didn't work. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
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