Chances are you’ve never heard of “functional dyspepsia” before. Although this common condition reportedly strikes up to one in five Americans few of those folks ever get properly diagnosed.
Most docs aren’t very familiar with the condition. And they often don’t bother to ask patients about their related symptoms.
Victims of functional dyspepsia battle often battle heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. But instead of an actual diagnosis, their symptoms get called “tummy troubles” or something else vague like that.
But what it does to your quality of life isn’t vague at all. It can make your days miserable and your nights even worse.
But new research offers hope. There’s a common herb that can help ease the stomach pain, quiet your symptoms, and have you enjoying life again.
You may even have some of it in your own kitchen already. I’m talking about delicious ginger.
Sooth your boiling belly with ginger
It’s true doctors seldom ask us about stomach issues. They’re more concerned with things like cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and blood sugar. But many of us who suffer from belly troubles seldom mention them either.
Some folks fear their doctors won’t take their stomach pain seriously. Others think that while the condition destroys their quality of life, it still doesn’t rise to the level of needing “medical help.”
And still, others just worry they’ll be given more meds. And that’s the last thing they want (and I can’t blame them).
But if you have dyspepsia, you certainly DO deserve help. And the new study finds a simple way to get relief from that gnawing stomach pain without turning to medication. And it’s as “old-fashioned” a solution as they come. Grab some delicious, peppery sweet ginger instead.
Researchers gave volunteers suffering from dyspepsia either ginger supplements or a placebo for a month. And the results were pretty remarkable.
Nearly 80 percent of the folks given the supplement had improvements in their stomach pain symptoms, versus just 21 percent of those given the placebo. But it gets even better.
The improvements lasted throughout the entire study. Plus, the improvement rates in some of the worst symptoms were FIVE TIMES HIGHER in folks given the ginger compared to the placebo.
Battle belly troubles with this kitchen staple
Now, if you’re anything like me, this news doesn’t exactly surprise you. After all, ginger has long been used as a “kitchen cure” for common stomach ailments.
Many mainstream doctors, of course, have written off ginger’s reputation for battling stomach pain as unscientific, calling it simple “folk medicine.” But now, the new study shows, it’s not just folk medicine. It’s “real” medicine too.
There are plenty of ways to use ginger. My personal favorite is to cook with it. You’ll find ginger root in just about any supermarket. Fresh ginger, if you can find it, is even better.
Plus, ginger can be used to make a pleasant, stomach-pain soothing tea.
But if you’re battling dyspepsia, the best way to get the dosages you need consistently to ease the stomach pain is to take a ginger supplement like the folks in the new study.
They took 200 mg twice a day, which is a fairly low and easy-to-find dosage. Plus, it’s affordable. In fact, you can pay as little as $1 a week. And I think we can all agree that’s a bargain for getting your stomach-pain-free life back.
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