Joyful Life through Stomach Health

Calm stomach acidity and restore digestive health

When our immune systems function well we have more energy, more resiliency, and the ability to all of life’s challenges easier. A healthy gut (aka stomach) contributes to a strong functioning immune system, brain health, organ health, vitality, good moods, healthy sleep, and effective digestion.

When we are under any kind of stress, the digestive system becomes under stress which can lead to decreased immunity. This stress can also be aggravated if you meet stress caffeine based stimulants. When stressed the stomach produces excessive amounts of acid. Stress can also make swallowing foods difficult or increase the amount of air that is swallowed, which increases burping, gassiness, and bloating. Vomiting may occur if the stress is severe enough. The acid that is released can affect the stomach wall and result in decreased digestive ability and create a hot and irritated stomach lining, which we experience as heartburn.

To treat the root cause of this we need to bring Pitta dosha into balance. Is there a way to calm Pitta dosha and decrease stress, the burning sensation in the chest, the overall discomfort rom acid reflux, how it spreads, the irritation, the sometime sour liquid being produced and experienced, and the nausea. What cooling and calming foods and practices can be brought into the life to calm Pitta dosha and restore balance to the digestive system?

We need the acids in our stomach. Hydrochloric acid /HCL it a part of our immune system and helps us digest food and defends our body against ingested foreign harmful bacteria. It also breaks down protein foods and helps us turn food into energy. It can help us process emotions and function optimally. They are necessary in helpful amounts. They also help us absorb vitamins and minerals.

To decrease the excess amount of acids, the unhelpful ones, produced by following the

Pitta pacifying diet and lifestyle. See here for food guidelines:

Some common Pitta pacifying diet and lifestyle changes that can be easily made are:

-avoid deep fried and fermented foods,

-eat more cucumber, cilantro, mint, coconut water,

-avoid caffeine, alcohol, and read meat,

-avoid iced drinks and iced foods

-avoid marijuana and tabacco,

-avoid spicy and sour foods,

-avoid tomato, hot peppers, corn, nightshades,

-eat only foods that make you feel vital

-lead a peaceful life,