Solutions for

Digestive Disorders
  • Reflux & Heartburn

    Esophageal Reflux - Heartburn, Indigestion Heartburn afflicts 44% of Canadians & American non-ulcer dyspepsia afflicts 20-40%. Swallowed food descends through the chest in the esophagus into the stomach. Pain in the central chest may come from an inflamed esophagus. This pain is often burning in quality but may also be a severe ache, suggesting a heart attack.

    A hiatus hernia may show up on the x-ray, but treatment with diet revision will often help or resolve the problem. Many patients who benefited from proper diet revision have reported that their heartburn and indigestion only returns when they eat the wrong foods - this food intolerance may last for many years.

    Here are the basic principles:

    • Digestive disorders are common and originate in the food supply.
    • Diet revision should be primary therapy.
    • Digestion of food is achieved by the Gastrointestinal Tract.
    • The likely source of digestive disorders is the food passing through it!
    • The solution is to adjust the incoming food supply until the problem is resolved.

    The gastrointestinal tract is a sensing, reactive device which monitors the material flowing through it. Symptoms arising from this system provide information about its dysfunction. Seven basic symptoms alert the patient to gastrointestinal tract displeasure with food choices - nausea, heartburn, vomiting, bloating, pain, constipation and diarrhea.

    Further down in the stomach, a surface reaction results in upper-middle abdominal pain and nausea; sometimes vomiting is triggered-a defensive reflex which gets rid of the offending food and usually relieves the pain. Some patients induce vomiting to avoid discomforts after eating.

    Recurrent irritation in the upper GIT is food-caused until proven otherwise.

    Obviously smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee and teas are the first problems to eliminate, but surface "allergy" to common, "normal" foods may also be responsible. Symptoms from the upper digestive tract are often associated with lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. A trial of diet revision can provide prompt relief. If the clearing diet is unsuccessful, further investigation is always required.

    Self Treatment of Symptoms

    Self-therapy of milder symptoms - dyspepsia and early ulcer-like symptoms consists of retreating to Alpha Nutrition Phase 1 foods, using brown rice instead of white rice with the option of taking tagamet or zantac as recommended by the manufacturer. Remember that the bedtime dose is very important because your stomach will spend 8 hours or more in a near-empty condition vulnerable to the action of accumulating acid.

    Phase 1 of the Alpha Nutrition should be sustained for 2 weeks or until all symptoms are gone and then food is reintroduced using the medium track - foods from Phases 2 and 3 are reintroduced next. If adequate diet revision does not resolve symptoms promptly and/or prevent recurrent gastritis or ulcers, you need medical assessment and treatment.

    Learn About Nutritional Rescue

  • This website features topics from the book, Digestive Disorders by Stephen Gislason MD Print and eBook versions are available. 178 Pages. The book discusses food-related digestive tracts diseases and common disorders such as food allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, liver diseases, foodborne infection and motility disorders. Nutritional concerns with digestive disease are discussed and case histories illustrate problems and their solution. The solution is found in the Alpha Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision. There are many conditions that improve with diet revision. Elemental nutrient formulas are recommended for serious digestive disease.
  • The latest edition is available as an eBook for download.   Download eBook

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  • Digestive Disorders Rescue Help in understanding and managing the most common digestive tract disorders: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Functional Dyspepsia, GERD, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The starter pack includes one 500 gram jar of Alpha ENF, the Alpha Nutrition Program, and the book Food & Digestive Disorders.

  • Three steps to solving a digestive problem
  • 1 You stop ingesting the problem foods and beverages.
  • 2 You eat safe foods and pure nutrients until you clear symptoms.
  • 3 Reintroduce more of the best, nourishing, low-risk foods
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