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Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 07, 2004 at 18:08:01:

I haven't yet been diagnosed by a gastroenterologist (I see him in 2 weeks), but my family practitioner thinks I have GERD, even though my symptoms are burping (no reflux of acidy-tasting liquid, though) and extremely annoying "flutters' up & down my esophagus that can occur throughout the day, but mostly when I recline & try to relax.Anyway--I read about the ginger root juice here and will be starting day 4 tomorrow. On day 1 & 2 I had fewer flutters & burps, but day 4 hasn't been so good. (I didn't take my digestive enzymes today.)My question: could taking the ginger root juice "straight" (1 tsp. on an empty stomach upon awakening) be hurting my esophagus if it is inflamed? It tastes so hot/spicy going down! It would be so great if this helps so I can concentrate on working to heal/cure this. But I'm fearing the PPI route will be suggested to me by the specialist...

Thanks!
Maggie C.



Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by Sally [104.10] on January 07, 2004 at 18:52:11:

In Reply to: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 07, 2004 at 18:08:01:

My friend gave up because of the "heat" but Walt says to persevere if you can. There have been a lot of testimonials about its effectiveness.



Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by Naya [120.21] on January 07, 2004 at 19:26:24:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by Sally [104.10] on January 07, 2004 at 18:52:11:

Always burned the hell out of me!

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Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by Trevor [1168.20] on January 07, 2004 at 19:56:40:

In Reply to: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 07, 2004 at 18:08:01:

Hello maggie c.

GERD is a symptom of the root cause of your problem. I unfortunately, haven't been able to eliminate it yet, but I've been getting fewer episodes.

Try mixing the ginger juice with 50 ml of Aloe Vera juice. The Aloe Vera will soothe your irritated esophagus and reduce the burning effect as the ginger juice goes down.

Try the ginger juice for three weeks, hopefully it'll work for you. If you are looking for faster results, take another 50ml of potato juice before meals, you can buy a bottle at most health food stores. It acts as an acid regulator.

There are other things you can do to minimise episodes. Give this a shot first and come back to the board if you still need more help.

No one's quite sure why Ginger Juice is effective in so many people for the treatment of GERD. The following reasons have been banded around:

* It contains Potassium which helps to regulate HCL production

* It stimulates the intestines to move gas and material more quickly. Therefore acting as a digestive aid

* It neutralises excess acid in the stomach


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Listen to me, a former skeptic

Posted by Jim [1499.10] on January 07, 2004 at 21:50:30:

In Reply to: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 07, 2004 at 18:08:01:

Hi there, just to let you know I was VERY skeptical of the ginger root juice and I took PPI's for honestly 6 months before trying the ginger root juice. Here I am over a year later and still no return of the nauseau and pain I had back then! Just to let you know, I know Dr. Stoll has said that the GERD will come and go for the whole time but by the end when you stop the ginger root juice the problem will be A LOT better! Just fyi I started getting worried about 2 weeks into the program and went up to a tablespoon/day just to be sure.
Just FYI also I had an endoscopy and the Dr. said my esophagus was irritated before I did the ginger root juice, so I would not be concerned if I were you...you have made an excellent decision my man! You will want to kill your Dr. when you are done with this (at least I did)



Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on January 08, 2004 at 07:43:55:

In Reply to: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 07, 2004 at 18:08:01:

Hi, Maggie.

GRJ has been used for more than 4000 years for GERD with no negative consequences. Remember that the permanent resolution involves dealing with LGS.

Walt



Re: Listen to me, a former skeptic TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on January 08, 2004 at 07:52:00:

In Reply to: Listen to me, a former skeptic posted by Jim [1499.10] on January 07, 2004 at 21:50:30:

Thanks, Jim.

Perhaps your testimonial will get a few people to at least try it.

Walt

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Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 09, 2004 at 13:28:22:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on January 08, 2004 at 07:43:55:

Thank you for all of your comments--Day 5 on GR juice here..I seem to notice that I feel really normal for about 4 hours after taking it, but the burblings between my upper stomach & esophagus return for the afternoon & evening. (Note to Dr. S: I don't think what I have is esophageal muscle spasm, since I have zero chest pain, no regurgitation and swallow food & liquid--though I often burp after drinking something--without problems--my primary care physician felt these "vibrations" from stomach to mid-chest area were due to GERD. I don't have heartburn, per se, but do burp & burble.)Could I take another tsp. towards evening & see if it helps during my roughest time period as well as it does in the a.m.? Should his second tsp. be on an empty stomach?

Many thanks & I will get your book soon, Dr. S.
maggie C.



Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus?

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on January 10, 2004 at 07:09:35:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger root juice: Is it too "hot" for an irritated esophagus? posted by maggie c. [1273.4] on January 09, 2004 at 13:28:22:

Thanks, Maggie C.

GRJ could be taken several times a day but must be taken on an empty stomach for best results. Remember that this is not going to cure it without ultimately dealing with the LGS .

Walt

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