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8 Simple Steps to Natural Gastritis Cure

Posted on: May 16th, 2011 by Rakesh Sethi 163 Comments

herbal natural way to gastritis cureHeartburn, Gerd, Acid Reflux, or Gastritis are all signs of increase in “fire” energy in body.  This creates inflammation and irritation in the inner lining of the stomach. If left unattended, it can lead to ulcer and can contribute to other conditions. It is extremely important to have good digestive system for overall physical and mental health. This is the engine that pulls all the other body systems to health. Taking over the counter medications can help you suppress the symptoms but not eliminate the cause. Follow below the simple natural steps for gastritis cure.

First avoid the following causes before starting gastritis cure treatment outlined below:

  • Eating “poor” foods combination, uncooked foods, or overeating
  • Drinking excessive alcohol or caffeine drinks (completely remove these drinks till cured)
  • Eating excessive chili, pepper, and sour (acidic) sauces
  • Excessive worry, chronic anxiety, and continuous stress
  • Note cancer treatment chemotherapy can damage the stomach lining, wait after chemotherapy is over

Simple Steps for Gastritis cure, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, or Gerd:

  1. Keep fast for 2 to 3 days using only liquid diet of milk, soy or almond milk, and buttermilk (Only if your medical condition and body strength allows) Note fasting gives time to inflammation in your stomach to subside and cleanses your system of toxins
  2. Drink coconut water. It is an excellent natural food remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals
  3. After fasting or if you can not keep fast, take smaller meals and in between take milk or plain yogurt drinks (buttermilk)
  4. Take 500mg of turmeric with each meal up to 4 times in one day
  5. Take fresh fruits like apple, banana, all berries, and grapefruit separately (not with milk or meals)
  6. Take only steamed and cooked vegetables with cilantro or mint and ginger
  7. Drink 60/40 combination of carrot juice and spinach juice
  8. Last meal should be taken at least 2 to 3 hours before bed time

Continue the above regimen till you see improvement in your gastritis cure. Gradually lower the turmeric to 1000mg per day and take 1000mg of Triphala after the last meal before bed time with warm milk.

Herbal Support: If you have occasional indigestion, use herbal formula Aci-Balance to promote balanced digestion.

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163 Responses

  1. chantal says:

    I was under the impression that milk was t be avoided when you experience heartburn, I was told milk makes the heartburn worst….

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Milk should be AVOIDED with meals. Also only take smaller meals. Milk should be taken.ONLY in between meals. Milk has a cooling and soothing effect on inflammation in the stomach. Plain yogurt can be taken in place of milk if you can not digest milk comfortably as in some people it produces gas.

  2. Mindy says:

    What does this mean: “Taking over the counter medications can help you suppress the symptoms but eliminate the cause.” —- ?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Mindy, thanks for pointing out. This is a typo. It has been corrected to say “…but not eliminate…” Be Well!

  3. Joan Brown says:

    I like everything I have read about your preventive plan for mind and body health and wellness. Do you recommend a plant based diet. I am a vegan and I don’t use any products that are animal or from an animal. I see you recommend milk and yogurt. I drink almond milk and eat soy yogurt. Will these work with your plan? Does being a vegan prevent your plan from working?
    Thank you for your response.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Joan, Soy yogurt is fine. However, be careful about the amount of Almond milk you take. Try to experiment & see what works. Be Well!

  4. Smiley says:

    Love ur article. I learned alot. 🙂

  5. Jill says:

    Thank you for your excellent article. I have only eaten yogurt for 3 days and feel SO MUCH better.

    I have always had tendencies toward gastritis and wonder if it would be helpful as a rule for me to not eat in between meals to always give my stomach a break? I eat healthy snacks in between because I also lend toward hypoglycemia, but I could definitely stretch my time between eating if that would help over the long haul.

    Also, I have been having slippery elm in between meals. Is this helpful for gastritits? How long should I have it?

    Many thanks. I just knew there was a natural way to help this problem.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Jill, You are most welcome. Try to stretch time to 2 hours for a snack in between meals. Meals should be 4-5 hours apart. Snack choices apple, banana, berries, raw nuts especially sun flower seeds, also carrot juice. You will not need elm tea as you come to your normal self perhaps in 2-3 weeks. Elm tea is more for constipation but keeping the bowls regular helps keep things moving in the GI tract, which helps gastritis. Be Well!

  6. sofiya says:

    Hi, your article sounds brilliant. I managed to get rid of my gastritis which was caused by taking iron tablets. I was symptom free for 1 year. I recently had a meal and rushed it as I have a baby and unfortunately the symptoms came back, in particular the funny taste in my mouth, which must be acid as well as ache in my stomach. It doesn’t seem as bad as last time. An endoscopy revealed mild gastritis. Can it return like this ? And as I am breastfeeding, I can’t fast bur would love to. Any other recommendations?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sofiya, Yes, rushing a meal can bring the symptoms back. Chewing is most part. If you don’t, stomach has to do the rest of the “chewing” which keeps food longer in the stomach that leads to more acid/backup etc. Since you are breastfeeding I assume you are also drinking good amount of milk. Always take milk separately do not take milk with food. Rest follow the article. Wish you best. – Rakesh

  7. Chelsea says:

    Hello. I just got diagnosed with gastritis. Is this a chronic issue that I will live with forever?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      If you make appropriate adjustments to your diet, you will avoid gastritis from becoming chronic issue.

  8. Natalie says:

    May I also take PPIs (Tecta to be specific) while taking this natural approach, or would it be in my best interest to stop the medications altogether? I have had gastritis for over two weeks, but lately it comes and goes, and is rather mild. I feel this is due to Tecta, but I don’t want to mask the problem, I want to cure it.


    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Natalie, a gradual approach would be good however, if you are taking prescription under the supervision of a doctor please consult with him/her regarding stopping PPI. From what you have described here, with diet modification and natural herbal support you can remove the cause all together.

  9. debesh karki says:

    sir i used different medicines for gastric and as soon as i get rid out of gastric i begin to get problem on my legs…my legs feeling heavy and have weakness and pain in legs during walking

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sir, you need to see a practitioner. Note gastritis healing is achieved by consuming cooling foods. However cooling foods can increase water retention so balance must be achieved.

  10. Surekha says:

    I suffer from gastritis, belching, cough, exhaustion. I cannot consume milk as it causes loose motion. I also have symptoms of IBS. I am caught in a cycle.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Try watery Khichadri with cumin, very little pepper and yogurt. Drink buttermilk and mint tea at least once a day. If it worsens see an Ayurveidc practitioner.

  11. kevin says:


    What can be done to cure h.pylori. and inflamation of upper stomach & esophagus.
    And also this causes anxiety, is there any remedy for anxiety

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      If the bacterial infection is severe you need to eliminate the infection first. However, the stomach inflammation is normally caused by eating hot spicy foods and it is even more in Pitta body type. You will need to change diet suitable for your body type so you do not create inflammation in the first place. Stress/anxiety will also create more acid in the stomach which leads to inflammation.

  12. kevin says:

    and sir the tumeric, will it increase the inflamation?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      No, turmeric will not increase inflammation. In fact the opposite, it will reduce inflammation.

  13. Sejal says:


    I had a H Pylori infection and have taken the antibiotics course and done with it.

    I had a very severe gastritis before the antibiotics treatment and after the treatment I have a very mild gastritis. Constant burping, pressure in the upper abdomen, and occasional abdomen pain. cannot take big meals yet. In the bacterial infection I have lost 10 pounds in 2 months. I was wanting to know if I can take any vitamins supplement or Herbal supplement to help heal the stomach and eat better.


  14. ashwin says:

    Hello doctor, i was told by another ayurveda specialist to consume only milk with rice and nothing else for 3 months for excess pitt dosha and while i was told this diet 2 years back and have not followed it, i have gastrits now.Kindly advise if this diet is fine or beneficial.

    Thank you for your precious guidance.

    Kind regards

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      This diet will be fine if you are under observation of Ayurvedic doctor. As you might need to make adjustments along the way. In my article I recommend some other items that might be supplemented to keep your diet a bit balanced.

  15. Iqbal says:

    It all statred when I took pain killers (voltran/meyogesic/surldaldo) for cervical issue in Nov 13. Since then I lost about 15 kg from 92 came down to 78 kg. I tried every thing, no chilli no fats only fish, banana, kichri soaked chapati etc…..and pentazole. I become better but does not recover well, recently I have to remove gallbladder due to multiple sotnes. I never felt weekness before but after removal of gallblader feeling weekness.
    Now I am taking milk, in between the meals, normal chapati with normal food, drinking alot of water but no improvement…ofcourse some omeprazole is there. I am the guy who takes alot of anxiety. What diet plan would you please recommend for me. Thanks.

  16. Roxy says:

    Hello there I have Chronic Gastritis and it wakes me up every night. I vomit up anything I ate for the day. I started exercising and eating better but it still happens twice a week at least. Would going vegan help me ease my chronic gastritis a long with the remedies you have suggested?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Yes, it would help. Add coconut water to diet, especially in summer

      • berenice says:

        hi my name is berenice…..I my self have been on a diet for a while now do to celiac disease….but my main concern right now is my boyfriend, he was diagnosed with gastritis and I have seen him suffer in so much pain that I feel helpless I want to put him on a strict diet and I will follow with him each step of the way. we consume a coconut every day as well as the water but i want to reduce his meds to zero. i will remove all spices from his diet as well as hot sauce till his gastritis shows progress of recovery. i am so worried i need tips as much as i can get to help him out thank u for time -Berenice

        • Rakesh Sethi says:

          Make sure to have cilantro, mint in your diet. Do not use cinnamon & honey. Very very small amount of ginger and garlic or avoid for now.
          All the best.

  17. Crystal says:

    I was diagnosed with gastritis 3 yrs ago. I was young and dumb and when the nurse “not so helpfully” told me to take omiprizole, but no follow up… I unfortunately didn’t take it seriously….. I’ve continued to drink, smoke, eat whatever I want and have finally reached an age where it isn’t all about the party anymore..
    Can I take Tumeric with Omiprizole? Currently I take omiprizole every morning (time release) and Zantac with some meals depending on how I feel. Should I continue to take the meds, add turmeric and follow yr above diet plan?!

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Please follow the diet plan, coconut water, and eat in small portions and more often in the beginning. After practicing this diet for few weeks and based on what difference you see, work with your local doctor to see if you can reduce meds, eventually to zero.

  18. kul says:

    Namaste Dr sab
    I had gastric problem since 4-5 yrs but it’s been cured by regular aayauverdic medicine however I’ve been getting this problem since 1&half month. Now either I have any pain in my body or weight loss but feeling some difficulty in my heart as if something has stocked in my intestine on the way heart to neck. Please kindly advise me so that i could feel better.

    KUL khadka

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sorry, it is not clear to me from your description what you are really feeling. I suggest you see someone locally.

  19. Lara says:

    After completing chemotherapy for breast cancer 5 years ago I have been left with acute gastritis confirmed by an endoscopy investigation. My symptoms are constant burping which is relieved by a full stomach. I have tried everything without success to get rid of this, I am currently on day 4 of a 20 day water fast to try and rest my stomach as well as to lose some weight and general healing. Please advise

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Fasting and resting the GI tract is the right step but 20 days??? Well it depends on your body constitution, age, and health. I would use fruit (non acidic) sweet and bitter fruits. Eat smaller portions but more frequently.

  20. Aze be tsegai says:

    Hi there I have been diagnosed with miled gastraits 2 years a go, but know the sympotoms get worse I have constant bad breath a pain in my stomach and my back my social life is died pls pls help.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      It sounds you have some blockage in your GI tract or chronic constipation. Start with a good cleanse of your GI tract. Work with a local Ayurvedic practitioner to guide you through it. Then slowly come to a diet suitable to your dosha.

  21. Ajay says:

    First of all, I’m lactose-intolerant, in toto regardless of its being cold or taken separately. Coconut water is fine. Cannot take banana. My Gastritis has gone worse after the last chemotherapy having in August and one more stronger chemo is left.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Have you tried 1/8 cup yogurt with 7/8 cup mixed with water buttermilk? Sip it slowly…
      Eat small portions of cantaloupe, other sweet fruits, and take little pomegranate juice. Anything chew-able, chew VERY good so it doesn’t stay in your stomach very long. Try Triphala 500 mg just before each meal, if it helps with digesting meals. You may not be able to take during chemo. Triphala also acts as a mild detoxifier.

  22. Jackie says:

    So it’s is ok to drink almond milk?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Yes, only if you are able to digest proteins in the nut based milk. Otherwise use buttermilk (yogurt diluted with water)

  23. Amar says:

    I am suffering from stomach pain since 3 years. even undergone endoscopy. The latest results confirms that i have polyps in my gall bladder. some doc’s referring it as nothing and some say it is the main cause of pain in stomach. If I take a tablet of razo, the pain won’t come for a week. Exactly after a week, it starts again slowly and becomes huge….I need suggestions and help…..Thank you in advance

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      If there are NO stones or blockages in Gall Bladder. It shouldn’t be the cause. Treat your situation as some wound (ulcer) in stomach. Watch your diet with Razo, less acid is produced in your stomach and the small wound doesn’t bother you. However, your diet overtime the wound is irritated again. Follow the diet that produces less acid in your stomach to digest- like mentioned in this article. Good Luck.

  24. Pat Vaughn says:

    I am a vegan and have a bad case of gastritis. It is a Holiday weekend so I can’t get to Dr. What can I do?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Stay away from heavy, fatty, fried food, meat proteins. Eat small amounts more often, add cilantro, mint to your meals. For long term follow the directions in this article. Be Well.

  25. Peyton says:

    Thank you for your suggestions. I will definitely try everything. I am on ARV treatment and am lactose intolerant and I would like to ask if your recommendations will not counteract with my conditions. Is it possible that my gastritis is being caused by the ARV treatment? You have suggested that a person with lactose intolerance also drink the yoghurt mixed with water. Will this not cause a problem to the lactose issue. If not, what kind of yoghurt should I drink?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sorry, not familiar with the ARV treatment side effects. As a rule most “un natural” treatments impact the digestion process. On the yogurt issue try plain 1/4 cup yogurt and dilute it with full cup of water. Note yogurt has good culture of bacteria that help you digest. Adjust the amount to your toleration. Best!

  26. laura says:

    Can i drinking soy milk.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Buttermilk would be better as it is yogurt based and water. You can consume soy in smaller quantity and observe the effect increase quantity if doing well.

  27. Maria says:

    I been having gastritis for many years on and off. I heard Kefir helps is that true?Thanks for your comments.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Yes Kefir plain mixed/diluted with water helps. Slowly reduce the water addition as you can tolerate more concentrated form.

  28. Mary says:

    Thanks for all the information. I had mild gastritis for 2 years, it comes and goes.I reduced fat foods, alcohol, spices and dairy . So lately I’m having more pain, and I was wondering if is the chai tea with almond milk I have every morning or the chocolate I’m eating more often?

  29. Amanda says:

    I have been dealing with what I now know to be gastritis off and on since August. I am just now making appropriate changes as I just confirmed gastrtitis andprobable ulcer with upper GI scan. I have removed all coffee and tea and am eating a very bland diet. I was put on PPI’s temporarily for the ulcer. I am still finding my stomach to be very sensitive and easily pained. What else can I do For the pain, and how long might this take to heal? I am breastfeeding, so a liquid diet would not be a healthy option for me at the moment.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Please add coconut water/milk to your diet. Also Shatawari would be great herb 500 mg twice a day after meal would be good.

  30. Amanda says:

    I should add that I also differ from GERD. It was noticed that my esophagus was moving slowly. I am not over weight. 5’3′ 107 lbs.

  31. Kathleen says:


    I’ve been experiencing Gastritis on/off since last summer. Outside of the pain my appetite has increased. I’m constantly hungry. Although I eat healthily I have gained a stone. I have tried fasting numerous times but cannot seem to get past the intense hunger feelings. I’d appreciate any suggestions.

    Warm Regards. Kathleen

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      You need to have your mind-body constitution analysis done. Then take a right diet approach to pacify Vata and Kapha dosha. A formula comes to mind is Trifala Guggulu should be taken ubder the care of Ayurvedic practitioner. Wish you best.

    • sid says:

      Did you ever fix this? I am vata and have gastritis with constant hunger feeling. Please let me know if anything worked for you.

  32. Justin says:

    I’ve had what I believe now to be Gastritis for over 2 years. I’ve had 3 endoscopies, a colonoscopy and my gallbladder removed trying to deal with this problem. I also had a PH study done that brought back a PH reading of and average of 14….which to my knowledge is the opposite of acidic..it is too Alkaline? I was only given a diagnosis of mild gastritis from the endoscopies but my symptoms are anything but minor. It seems that I get a little better and then after i return to any kind of normal diet my symptoms completely return with a vengeance. I am only 28 years old. I just want to be better and be able to enjoy my life and go out with friends for a beer occasionally…(i’ve never drank regularly) This all did seem to start a couple years ago after I had been on antibiotics for a few weeks followed by a night of way too much drinking though. So the only thing that makes sense to me is gastritis. I’ve been to a gastro doctor 20+ times and it seems as though he has nothing to tell me. I’m just curious what I should do, what supplements I should take. Currently I’ve taken omeprazole, sucrlafate, slippery elm, and the occasionaly pepcid AC when it seems really bad. My symptoms sometimes seem to be mostly gone but after one night of having a few beers they always return. I’m curious if I’ll ever be able to drink a couple beers or have a fatty meal again in my life. Should I fast…what natural drink remedies should I be using because SOME sites say to use cinnamon, lemon juice ect…and some say to stay clear…the information seems to contradictory.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Seems your body constitution is Pitta dominant. You can get inflammations easily. You must heal your stomach lining first before consuming any alcohol and even after that use sparingly. Do away with all the spicy hot food in your diet. Include more mint, cilantro, and coconut water in your diet. That’s my quick assessment. I recommend you see an Ayurvedic practitioner for complete diet and any herbal supplements. Be well.

  33. Raj says:

    How should i start my diet ,when i can know that i am capable of starting buttermilk and milk diet i am using pan d tablet every alternative days ,without which it is very difficult for me. i am feared to start the diet ,I am facing this problem since six months before which i was healthy and normal ,i am having buttermilk rice and avoiding spicy food ,if at all i have anything outside my problem increases please help

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sorry for the delayed response- missed your request. Must see an Ayurvedic practitioner. Meanwhile Add some of the foods mentioned in the article in small quantities and gradually increase if digestion stays good.

  34. Nibedita says:

    I am suffering from dimielination of my optic nerve and have been prescribed oral prednisolone for it. Even after discontinuing the steroids I am having acid reflux. I feel tightness in my upper abdomen, reflux of food, vomiting and irregular motions. Please tell me how can I get relief from this condition.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Use easy to digest foods as mentioned in the article. Eat small amounts but more often. Add ginger (small amount) with food. Take 1000 mg of triphala 2 to 3 times a day with main meals.

  35. Kay says:

    Hi Doctor.I’ve been suffering from gastritis ever since having my 4th baby in December 2010. While pregnant,I had gestational diabetes and borderline hypertension, was on insulin shots and Losartan for hypertension. During the labor, my doctors gave me heavy antibiotics, plus magnesium sulfate. Ever since I’ve got out of the hospital, my Digestion has been so bad that I’ve been in the emergency room every month. When I ate any food, my blood pressure would go high to 200/113. My stomach hurt so much that I’ve become afraid to eat food. Later I found out that I had anstrum/anstral gastritis & diverticulum, food would get stuck in the pyloric sphincter. Is it low stomach acid causing food to sit and ferment for too long causing gastritis leading to hypertension OR does Gastritis cause low stomach acid? I don’t have H. pylori because I’ve checked. I could have SIBO & Candida too. I live in Hawaii and we don’t have Ayurvedic practitioners here.please help me fix this step by step because my whole family is suffering because of my health. Thank you.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Make sure your blood sugar is fine. If not healing doesn’t take place easily or at all. At first take more liquidy cooked easy to digest diet. Eat small amount at a time. Buttermilk is good. Blend the cooked vegetables in a blender and make soup. Also try to take rice water (boil the rice for a good while, drink the water give the rice to birds) Add small quantity of ghee, salt, cumin seeds (or powder), and black pepper. Stay away from red/green chilly spiced foods. Take 1000 mg of Triphala twice a day right after meal. Gradually come to solid diet you can digest. Stay away from acidic fruits- eat bitter and sweet fruits. Take more suggestions from the blog most. You will heal time depends on severity.

  36. richard says:

    Hi Doc. I have eshophagitis and gastritis and h.pylori positive as diagnosed by Endoscopist. There are multiple mucosal breaks in my esophagus, and i suffer pain in my chest and stomach. I take antibiotic only for 2 weeks as prescribed by Doctor and continue taking pantoprazole and it seems no effect. I avoid fatty, acidic food, gas forming food. Can you please give me advice more what to do to.

    thank you.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      You are on a right path. Stay with it. Internal inflammation healing takes time. However, do not take foods that will irritate the healing wound. Imagine scratching the wound and expect it to heal. It can’t. Avoid all hot spicy foods, include coconut water in diet. Take 1000 mg of Amala with at least two meals everyday. All the best.

    • Altanie says:

      Hello..I’ve been suffering with gastritis off and on…its weird how I get bloating only when I have something like a small meal…and the belching..what can I take for it…I can’t eat certain food I like anymore because I gag when the food is in front of me

      • Rakesh Sethi says:

        Please take Triphala along with fruits/liquid diet for a few days to cleans your GI tract. You should feel fine after that but avoid the foods that cause this condition.

  37. Kay says:

    Can you tell me if a few gallstones could cause chronic gastritis? I’ve been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver, adrenal exhaustion(kidney yin deficiency-empty heat), along with Labile Hypertension. Any protocol to heal would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Probably the other way around the chronic gastritis could create gall stones if you are consuming excessive protein, rich and oily or fatty foods. There are protocols and herbal support however you must see a practitioner to implement. Be Well.

  38. Jini says:

    Hi Doctor,
    Can you tell me if Atrophic Gastritis along with Duodenitis could be healed? My doc found red cherry spots and a thinned lining in my stomach. Looks like strawberry spots. I don’t know if starches or candida is causing the atrophic gastritis and duodenitis. Thanks.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Chronic gastritis can slowly “eat” away the lining and duodenum lining. However, if you remove the causes (mostly wrong types of foods for you and/or eating in large quantity) of gastritis depending on your age over time you may recover some of the lining and eliminate inflammation. Work with a local Ayurvedic practitioner to work on your diet and some herbal support.

  39. Joy says:

    Hello Doctor,
    Would gastritis be described as hunger like gnawing? Stomach feels better after it growls. Am just starting to implement many of your suggestions. Liquids are so much better than food. Thank you so much.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Stomach growling is typically related to excessive gas and that could mean cleaning the GI tract or eating the right kind of foods and herbs that will inhibit excessive gas. Gastritis is related to excessive acid that creates burning sensation. perhaps pain and backups. See local practitioner and work out your diet, if necessary.

  40. Laura Gamez says:

    Hello, I haven’t try the diet, but I have a question what if I cannot drink milk by itself is there an option to combined with it?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      One option would be to take with banana or replace milk with buttermilk ( Yogurt mixed with water) and have a choice of many sweet fruits like mango, peach, banana.

  41. samuel davila says:

    hello i have been suffering from discomfort and pain in upper abdominal since 18. currently 20. I was told i had fructose malabsorbation at first caused by SIBO bacterial overgrowth in small intestine. also found small hatial hernia. I have had 3 endoscopy and 2 colonoscopies. only found some inflammation and ulcers. Now recently told i have mild helicobacter pylori. symptoms keep getting worse and stomach burning and belching is become chronic and persistent. i have been gluten free and dairy free almost a year. and dont eat junk food. could coffee or sugar be causing some of this? also what diet plan should i follow for me to be symptom free. thanks in advance.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      In general avoid hot spicy, fatty, oily foods and alcohol. Follow the guidelines in this article. Be Well.

  42. Gerri says:

    I have been suffering form peptic ulcer since I was 15. I am not 43 , it has gotten even worth . I can not make one day with out PPI tablets . But apple, banana, all berries, grapefruit separate and yogurt drinks (buttermilk) are killers for me .
    I am wondering why I am so sensitive to this items if they are cures .

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Try eating smaller amounts. Try cantaloupe, honey dew might be better. Use Coconut water drink. Boil rice and sip small amount of rice water, it will give you strength. Stay away from hot spices and alcohol. Be Well.

  43. Aine Ni Nuallain says:

    I have had 10 months of terrible stomach cramps bloating and tested positive for Hpylori. Feeling better after Triple therapy for pylori and awaiting test for clearance. I love home made salads with spices and chicken. What sort of diet should i really be having .I have porridge oats for breakfast with a banana salad type lunch and chicken potatoes and plenty of veggies evening meal. I am feeling better (no fever now) and getting my energy back. Going on holiday could i take an alcohol drink and if so which one. I dont want to do anything that will bring back the pain so advice please.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Looks like you are healing your lining inside. Alcohol has “fire” energy and could inflame the freshly healed areas. It is like scratching a wound and expecting it to heal. So stay away from alcohol for some time. Be Well.

  44. Symphorose says:

    Hi, I was diagnosed with ulcers, blockage, and thereafter operated and a bypass made. After that, recommended for endoscopic studies and referred to cancer institute where it was found that I had duodenal cancer and after a CT scan, it showed that I was in stage V. But now i fear to go for chemotherapy b’se am meant to understand it destroys the body cells very fast since the stage has advanced. Is it possible that if i use natural remedies i can get better? Please advice.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Every thing is possible and many incidences have shown unexplained cancer disappearance. Ayurvedic regimens are more on the prevention however, the detoxification and rejuvenate abilities in Ayurveda may help. There is not much data on cancer and Ayurveda. You need to work with a local Ayurveda practitioner. Wish you well!

  45. Shaniqua says:

    I was just diagnosed with gastritis and esophagitis. I’ve been experiencing rapid weight gain, also my thyroid is slowed down. I’m taking medication for it now. I’d rather not take medicine. Do you think your plan would work to rid the gastritis and esophagitis? Thank you in advance.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      First you must as you are address hypothyroidism problem. At the same time go on a light soft easy to digest diet as suggested in the the article for gastritis. Slowly and overtime inflammation will heal. Wish you well.

  46. Rodrigo Rincon says:

    Hi, After H. Pilory erradication…I was diagnosed by endoscopy of mild gastritis..I have inflamation of my lining…What can I consume to heal inflamation quicker..I’m drinking natural aloe vera with papaya…All mornings…This is good or not…What else I can do. Thanks

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Aloe vera and papaya are good but take in moderation. Other suggestions in the article follow those. Make sure to eat easy to digest soft cooked foods. MUST go regularly 1 or 2 times a day. DO NOT let junk clog your large intestine. Wish you well.

  47. Cait says:

    Hi, I ended up in hospital a few days ago with severe pain under my breast bone and in my back. They thought it was gastritis and gave me PPI and painkillers. These seemed to make it worse so I stopped taking them. Yesterday I tried to eat mashed banana, applesauce, rice and toast. I had severe pain that night. Today I have not eaten anything, just been drinking coconut water, chamomile tea and water with bee propolis in it. The pain is still there but a lot less than yesterday. I am feeling hungry. How much longer should I go without food? And when I start eating again, what should I eat? Thanks

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Eat small portions first of easy to digest cooked liquid foods like soup. Stay away from heavy fried and animal products for now. Try rice and moong beans. Adding a little ghee to your meal would be better than oils. Be Well!

  48. Wendy says:

    Hi, I wanted to come back to this website and thank you for the coconut water suggestion for gastritis. It has been a life saver. As soon as the pain starts I drink a whole can of coconut water and within minutes the pain subsides. Thank you!

  49. Alicia Moreno says:

    Hello my name is Alicia im 23 years old and I’ve been suffering pain above my bellybutton since I was a child. The doctors always prescribed different medicines but nothing worked plus they didn’t know what I had. 2 years ago I got th horrible pain non stop for days around 10 pm. I did this liver cleanse and it worked for a while but now the pain came back and this time is all day comes and goes. I did some research and found out what I have is Gastritis. So my question is should I start off fasting drinking coconut water? What else would you reccomend?? Please and thank you.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Make sure you are not regularly constipated. Yes try the diet and other recommended herbs in the article. It should help, if it is indeed gastritis.

  50. Alicia Moreno says:

    Yes the pain is chronic and i am regularly constipated

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Chronic constipation creates blockages, inflammation which in turn creates pain. Start with 1500 mg of Triphala 2 hours after the evening meal. Go up or down 500mg depending how it works for you. Stay away from raw cold and white flour foods. Eat soupy warm cooked foods. You will start to feel better.

  51. Maya says:

    Hello Doctor,
    I have a question.
    Do I have to drink a coconut water during a fasting time. I am following your recommendation at the beginning of the article.

  52. Maya says:

    Thank you , Doctor
    I have one more question.

    Every night I wake up with a pain near by the belly button.My hart beating becoming very fast and I am sweating.
    I know that I have gastritis and some thing wrong with the acid .
    How can I treat this condition ?

    I am taking acupuncture sections now, my sleep became better,trying to eat in a right way
    but I still wake up during the night with the same condition.

    Thank you

  53. Erin says:

    Hi here, I was on levaquin for 10 days and it seems to have caused severe reflux and gastritis. Doc even wants to check for ulcer. She has prescribed zantac 150mg and carafate. Needless to say, the cure from levaquin has caused all these problems so I’m hesitant to go on further medications. Can your steps here help with this? Should I attempt this before trying the prescriptions?

    Thank you -Erin

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Erin, you must try them sincerely. Yes they will help only if you follow the recommended foods and put this into practice. As you start to heal you can experiment with adding little of some other foods you like and see how you do. But first goal is to heal and get rid of acid reflux symptoms.

      • Sandy says:

        Hi doctor,
        My question is I had c diff back in November 2015 in hospital 4 times then admitted finally and tried flagyl didn’t worked so did 3 weeks of vancomycin. Now I had endoscopy and found out I have a hiatial hernia, gasritis,distal esphogistis. I have been doing nothing but aleeping. I can’t eat bc I don’t feel well. When I get out of bed finally I eat a plain bagel. If I eat. I never o er eat I can never finish a meal. I eat like a bird. This has only started after c diff. Can this be post c diff issues and I had a biopsy done of stomach esphogus and colon. I need to know how to approach clearing me of gasritis, and of course being sick causes anxiety bc you can’t get anything done.
        Can you help me

        • Rakesh Sethi says:

          Your situation could be farther along and needs to be treated in person locally. Would suggest eating plain yogurt to improve your gut flora. Also boil rice and leave rice and only eat rice water as soup. Slowly as you can start taking rice. If you can take it add small to tea spoon amount of ghee (clarified butter) in your soup. Slowly can increase the ghee to your liking up to table spoon.

  54. Good Morning’
    sometime i feel khich inner body and then i can’t move on my wish then i bend towards the khich i feel no pain but can’t move easily.
    sir please advise.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      It is difficult to tell what it could be- a muscle strain or gas pockets in stomach. Sorry, I cannot suggest.

  55. Preet says:

    Hi, Doctor , I have small polyp in my non fuctioning of the gall bladder ( no stone , no pain)
    I also have chronic Gastrist , Tinnitus Hashimoto hypothyriod( though not over weight
    And was told by reflexologist that I must be having reflex at night as the espoogus point was hurting.
    She told me take Applecider vinegar and honey . Is that good idea or bad .
    Can help or make things worse ?.
    I cannot drink milk makes me tired and bad mood next day. I donot eat nonveg and donot eat out . Almost very clean diet . What can I do ?. Does Spirulina helps all the above, fish oil ? . Oh I cannot fast as I have low blood pressure . Thanks

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Follow the diet suggestions in the gastritis article. Take buttermilk instead of milk, generally small meals, less fatty and oily diet.

  56. Yolanda says:

    Just recently diagnosed with Gastritis and I need that pick me up of coffee in the morning. I work with preschoolers so i really need some help w/energy. What can I drink in place of coffee? Also, can I have a glass of white wine in the evening? I heard white is easier on the stomach vs red. Thank you for all your time and expertise answering all these questions.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      I would try green tea to see how it sits with you. Wine red or white has “fire” energy that will irritate gastritis condition, however after gastritis heals you can introduce wine slowly. But a better replacement for wine would be pomegranate juice and other drinks suggested in the article.

  57. Fatima says:

    I have been suffering from gastritis for years now, and I have been to doctors and still no improvement. But normally happens to me is that the stomach pains and burning comr and go. So I was wondering if you could suggest to me what to eat in order to cure this stomach problem.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sorry for a late reply. Years of wrong resulting in inflammation accumulation will take a little while to heal but you must stick with the strict favorable diet. The diet that includes NO chili, fried, white floor, lot of meat, and alcohol. Follow the suggestions in the article. For more details on the diet please an Ayurvedic practitioner.

  58. Michelle M says:


    About a week ago I took out my wisdom teeth and was prescribed 800 mg ibuprofen 3 times a day for 7 days. I followed directions, however on the 5th day i began to feel stomach pains in my upper stomach. It began to hurt mostly when i woudl eat. The next day I went to urgent care and doctor confirmed it was possible acute gastritis due to the ibuprofen. It has been one week since then, I am able to eat more food and don’t feel that horrible pain often. But, I was wondering if i will ever go back to normal? Will i ever be able to eat again like i used to?

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Yes, Michelle keep the regimen as described in the article. You will heal any inflammation caused by the Ibuprofen.

  59. prabhakar kolekar says:

    Dear Doctor,
    Result of endoscopy – Grade 1 Esophagitis (8 yrs back)GERD Impression. My food is mostly alkaline, eat less, everyday after I eat at 6pm (some light rice dosa (not fermented) with moong/coconut milk. or I eat some millet poridge. The digestion does not complete I struggle to sleep every day. not able to sleep, because of acid reflux. Very constipated. what to do>>

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      First address constipation. Use 1/2 teaspoon triphala, fruits like cantaloupe, water melon. Clean GI tract. Rest with the diet you are on should workto keep the reflex in check. Be well.

  60. Michelle says:

    Is it a good idea to take coconut oil supplements during this process instead of coconut milk?

    • Michelle says:

      Also is to okay to only do the fasting for one day? I’m not sure i can handle two…

      • Rakesh Sethi says:

        Yes, please do the fasting as you can tolerate also you can take sweet fruits to prolong your fasting days.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Coconut water is best rather than coconut milk or oil in this situation but overall coconut is “cooling”.

  61. Karen says:

    I had mild gastritis 3 years ago and no problems at all until this past April. I had an endoscope done and the following was found from biopsy: 1. Antrum; tow fragments of gastric antral mucosa, one shows chronic active inflammation the other shows minimal to mild chronic inflammation. H.pylori negative. 2. Body: Mild chronic inflammation of the gastric body-type mucosa. Minimal to mild chronic inflammation from the gastric body-type mucosa. H.plori negative. 3. EG Junction: esophagogastric mucosa showing mild to moderate chronic inflammation. No intestinal metaplasia identified no yeasts or fungi. I tried Prilosec with no results. I was switched to 40 mg. of famotidine 2x’s a day and stopped yesterday as my skin on my neck is peeling and this is a rare side effect. Dr. gave me suralfate 1 gm tablets to take 3x’s a day. I am eating very little the past week, lots of miso soup, salmon, grilled veggies, quit all coffee a week ago. I feel burning from tummy to throat and feels like there is a lump in my throat. I ate a little ice cream last night – no worse no better. Can I cure this and how?

  62. Karen says:

    Continuation of my previous reply – I’ve been eating a lot of miso soup, salmon, egg whites (which I stopped), avocado, grilled veggies (I pureed carrots and broccoli yesterday), bananas, apples, fage yogurt (with only a touch of the fruit for a little flavor), and I was eating salads every day but dr. said the fiber is hard to digest so I stopped. There is so much controversy out there over what’s healing, one site says no dairy, others say ok. I have impaired glucose tolerance, osteoarthritis and osteopenia. I feel like I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place with how to cure myself. Thank you so much for reading this.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Karen, if health wise you are strong enough to go on a fruits (SWEET fruits) and coconut water diet for a few days, as you can tolerate, would give time inflammations to heal to some tolerable level. Subsequently make soups based on rice water (boil rice till very very soft- keep the water throw the rice to birds) with mint or cilantro, ghee (clarified butter) at first but slowly add other vegetables to it. Stay away from raw foods, hot spices (other spices ok), chilies, alcohol, meats, grains, breads, fried foods. Regarding dairy- use butter milk 4:1 water diluted plain yogurt works. There are herbs that can provide ongoing support but I would recommend you to see a practitioner as needed basis. All in all you can control further inflammation and start healing at the same time.

  63. Shinu Kurian says:

    Should I drink just plain youghurt. ? Can I add a little organic honey to it?

  64. Kay says:

    Can you please tell me how long it takes to cure gastritis and heal the stomach lining? This is causing my food to NOT digest well, causing hypertension. Help.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Constipation and abnormal amount of gas will contribute to hypertension and not heal stomach lining. First make sure you are not and/or creating constipation with your diet. Eat small portions of the right diet as mentioned in the article. Give at least 6 weeks to see the effect of your practice. If it is positive continue otherwise make adjustments in working with a practitioner. All the best.

  65. amit baskota says:

    sir how to cure antral gastritis. ….and diet also…..

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Please follow the same recommendations as in the article for Antral Gastritis. You will be fine. Be Well!

  66. sandeep agarwal says:

    I have been suffering from stomach issues since 1 year now. last year endoscopy was done and blood tests were done which confirmed i don’t have gastritis, ulcer or H Pylori or gluten intolerance. The tests said i was fructose and lactose intolerant. but i had never had issues with tolerating lactose and fructose before so i was not prepared to believe that. i had taken one dose of antibiotic before dental treatment so i thought my gut flora was disturbed. What i feel is burning sensation below breast bone and it does feel like a rash but endoscopy did not pick any rash. because of this rash, it seems digestion is compromised. i did a water fast for 3 days and after that all symptoms were gone and i was well for 6 months. after a recent holiday where probably i drank 2 glass alcohol almost every day for 2 weeks and ate outside, the same symptoms have returned. i again did water fast for 3 days and this time symptoms did not go away fully. i followed your diet plan for a week and it seemed slightly better. yesterday i had kheer which really aggravated it and i am back to square one. Dont feel like doing fast again so quickly. What could this problem be since endoscopy says no gastritis but sensation is that of inflammation and rash and with resultant indigestion symptoms. how do i cure it permanently.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      For a moment forget if have or not have gastritis, deal with the experience you have with Alcohol or other foods that you eat. From that it seems you have inflammation (pitta aggravation). Avoid all pitta aggravating foods in particular spicy, fried, meats, and alcohol. Yes, no need to fast so often but you can certainly go on just (sweet)fruits (like ripe cantaloupe, berries, cherries) fast for a day. Break the fast with little buttermilk or rice water (boil rice only drink the water) Continue to use suggestions in the article. All the best.

      • sandeep agarwal says:

        Thanks for the prompt response Doctor. I will do fruit fast as you suggest. one follow up question. I have been taking liqourice tablets (Yashti Madhu) twice daily for a month and still have it for another month. Should i still take 4 times turmeric 500 mg or will that be too much for reducing stomach inflammation?

  67. Ruth says:

    Hi Doc,

    My daughter who is 7 years now have been diagnosed with Chronic Gastritis after doing an endoscopy. The poor girl also did some allergy tests and was told to stop eating 1. Wheat products
    2. Chicken, eggs 3. Any beef products 4. Milk only can use camel and coconut milk which tastes horrible 5. Lentil Mango 6. Banana & Histamine.
    We are soooo hopeless now with only a few meals to take. she has been put on Nexium and never worked. Now she is on ANTEPSIN(SUCRALFATE) 3 times a day before meals.

    my questions are :

    1. Kindly give me a suggestion of the best milk to use.
    2. Kindly give me a suggestion of the meats to give her
    3. She is still in pain even when she takes above, now any natural recommendations to reduce the pain?
    4. Is natural honey harmful cos she takes water and honey as her morning drink?
    5. She didn’t have any H. PYLORI
    6. How long does it take to heal, the problem has been there now around 3 years.

    what next?

    Very grateful.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Some how I missed your question. Sorry about that. 1. Use buttermilk 2. Meats require higher acid to breakdown and digest, please use plant proteins for now. 3. Introduce Ghee in the diet, for now remove other heavier oily diet. 4. STOP the honey immediately. 6. If avoid the diet that causes inflammation and use what is recommended in the article, improvement should occur in 2 months or so.

  68. Jose Gallegos says:

    Is coconut milk safe to drink with gastritis?

  69. Gina says:

    in 2014 I started worrying excessively about bills and my husband changing jobs while we bought our first house, then my friend died and I didn’t cope very well with all the stress. My stomach began hurting a lot and have pain in my esophagus as if food Is stuck and swallowing food that isn’t there. I had endoscopy done by 2 different gastro doctors and both showed mild gastritis and esophaghitis. I have been on small and high doses of omeperazole, ranitidine, zantac, Carafate and sucralfate. Nothing has helped ease the bad pain in my throat, and the doctors seem to be at a loss to help me. its been 2 years now with constant pain in my throat that feels like I have a chip stuck in my chest. And my stomach hurts right below sternum a lot, sensitive to touch and feels like its burning or gnawing sometimes. Please help me get my life back. Im tired of spending a lot of money on tests and random stuff I see online that says it helps like aloe vera, manuka honey etc. Thank you.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Sorry for the late reply. Stress is one of the main causes of internal inflammation. Take “cooling” foods. Most importantly cleanse the GI tract with liquid diet and semi fasting, if you are in other wise good health and weight. Taking Triphala can help you increase the cleansing.

  70. Kaya says:

    Good Evening,
    Could you please tell me how to permanently heal duodenitis and a anstral gastritis? My food stagnates between the anstral and pyloric sphincter causing painful inflammation. I Don’t have h. pylori. This inflammation causes my blood pressure to increase high. Help.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Follow the article recommendations, eat small amounts at a time. Take Triphala to keep the food flowing and removing any blockages.

  71. mathi says:

    I have mild gastritis for last six months.how long it take to heal inflammation

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Stick with the plan as in the article. You should feel a difference in a couple of weeks and should completely go away in 6 weeks.

  72. Kaya says:

    Thank You for helping us Doctor.

  73. kicks says:

    was diagnosed with h.pylori ,took triple therapy kit then was on esomeplazole for 3 weeks then did a retest which tested h.pylori negative ,my problem is when I wake up I always have flatulence whereby I pass a lot of gas in the morning ,what would you recommend me to take.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Cleanse by fasting (see another article) your GI tract. Before bedtime take 1000 mg of Triphala with warm water.

  74. Zeev says:

    Dear Doctor!

    i am 32 years old guy.before 3 months after fasting for a day i get up in the morning after with a burning pain and strong reflux. negative for H.Pylory and no Hernia. i really affraid from the Endescopy. but the doctors said its might be Gastritis or Ulcer of the upper stomach. i feel better after eating in most of time. since than i take Nexium with helps a bit but doesnt cure it and its feel terrible. what can i do to cure it? pls help.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Please excuse for not being on the site for long while. DO NOT fast. If you do take small portions of sweet and bitter fruits through out the day. Stay away from oily spicy foods. Use 1000 mg of Triphala two times a day after meals.

  75. Ivan says:

    Thank you for your diet plan. It makes the healing simple. What i noticed in my improvement is that if I strictly stick to the diet plan the healing takes place. You have to believe its healing, and your body will heal. Diet is so important, you cant just think oh i feel better so ill just eat an ice cream and see how i feel. This will throw you back half the way.

    I have a question: i love milk, but avoided it due to many diet plans suggesting its bad for gastritis. What fat % is acceptable? Skim milk, 1%, 2%, whole milk(3.25%)?

    Thank you in advance.

  76. Theresa says:

    Result of endoscopy – Grade 1 Esophagitis-I have suffered from GERD/Severe reflux for 15 years. I was trying to get off Nexium 15 – 30 mg which was taking and Zantac 150 mg. I am a coffee drinker (usually 2 cups in am) and I like wine. I have tweaked my diet somewhat, I tried to eliminate coffee until my stomach heals but then suffer from no energy and bad headache. I have eliminated wines/alcohol but do like to have alcohol socially on weekends. My dr took me off Nexium and put me on 40 mg protonix and 2 teaspoons of Carafate 4 xs a day for 30 days. I am also taking Zantac as needed. I have been on this medicine for about a week and I do see an improvement. The reflux has settled, the burning pain is pretty much gone, but if I get stressed it returns. I was also having trouble swallowing food, it felt like it didn’t want to go down my esophagus but that has improved. I also suffer from an auto immune inflammatory disorder, Sarcoidosis.

    I was told to try licorice and turmeric. Additionally, I was told to try drinking aloe. I purchased black licorice and turmeric 500 mg capsules. How should I modify my diet with the medicine prescribed by my dr, the licorice and turmeric and food? Please help. I was 115 pounds and dropped 5 in about 2-3 weeks.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Let me apologize for not being on the site. Please stay off foods (wine, chili peppers, oily, fried) that produce high acidity. Reduce the bread/grains intake. Introduce Ghee (clarified butter) in your diet. Cook with turmeric in your food. Add cilantro, mint in your salads. Slowly increase your portions as you heal to normal.

  77. Theresa says:

    I also was diagnosed with gastritis.

  78. Juni Jared says:

    Hi doctor, 1 month ago I had a late lunch then drank some pepper mint tea after lunch and started feeling very dizzy. I was very stressed with lots of things on my mind and work but I’ve been trying to lower it. That day my BP was very high 186/106 HR was 121 I’ve since been monitoring my BP and it has gone back down to 125/75 most days. Some days when I think about my health and stress I have bad headaches and the BP goes up to 140-159/80-99 but goes back down to 120/70 – 140/88. I have had bad stomach aches when this happened and was given lansoprazole and ranitidine which gave me a feeling of numbness in left arm and left leg. I’ve done abdominal ultrasound, 24 EKG monitoring and Blood tests which found nothing wrong. I’ve stopped taking the pills and the feeling of slight numbness in my arm and leg has been clearing up.

    I’ve been having a feeling of fullness, loss of appetite and nausea for the past few weeks my BP is stable at 120-134/70-85 for the past week. But I am constantly having weakness in my left leg and arm. I feel back pain where my stomach is and my appetite is present but I just can’t eat the food when it comes. My stomach makes a lot of noise and I might be slightly constipated as my stool is mostly yellow liquid or yellow. Sometime it feels like a hole is burning in the center of my back.

    So my major symptoms are muscle twitching all over my body, burning pain in my stomach and center of back where the stomach would be. Nausea and slight headache which feels like tension headache. I think it might be stress related but I think it is subconscious as i try to not think about anything. But I still feel weak and nauseous. I haven’t had much food for the past month and have lost 17 pounds. But I was feeling better after drinking Oats, papaya and bananas for food but I tried some jerk chicken and fried food and brown rice and started feeling worse. My biggest issues are the nausea do you have any suggestions doctor? Please let me know!

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      From what you describe, it seems you are clearing your GI tract properly. You didn’t mention what is your diet. First of all follow the diet described in the gastritis article it can help you. Strictly follow this and slowly rebuild your strength. Add ghee to your recipes. Take 1000-2000mg of triphala before going to bed with warm water. Exercise light like walking till your strength is back.

  79. max uud says:

    i suffer bad breath in mouth and nose my stomach is burning bloating also there is constipation i go doc and enter me endoscopy he say u have osophagusistis doudenist my breath is bad plz help me that is my what ap number 0968642592

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Cleanse your GI tract. Stop eating heavy fried, oily, and uncooked foods. Add ginger and cardamom to your diet. Regularly take 1000 – 2000 mg of Triphala with warm milk about 2 hours after dinner and before going to bed.

  80. Kevin Gomes says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for your website. I was recently diagnosed with oesophagitis and gastritis early February. The doctor prescribed Nexium 40mg and been on it ever since. The pain have somewhat subsided, but it does come back once in a while especially when I eat trigger foods.. haha…

    what would be a good diet for me so I can heal this once in a for all..? Thanks in advanced …


    Kevin, Sabah, Malaysia.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Yes, you can heal from this. Follow strict diet as I have mentioned in the article. Please read the string of question/answers on the website. You will find the many other suggestions right for you I have given to many before you.

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