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Hello everyone - I just joined and this is my first thread. I am seeking advice from anyone who is/has been diagnosed with gastritis.<br><br><br><br>
Long story short - for last few years, I have eaten a diet very high in whole grains (ie. whole oats w/ skim milk for breakfast EVERY morning w/ walnuts, raisins, berries, etc.), lots of fruits (apples, pears, etc.), whole wheat pasta/rice/couscous, fresh veggies/salads, low-fat protein (lean chix breasts, fish, beans, etc.) and have avoided almost all refined sugars, flours, hydrogenated foods, etc.<br><br><br><br>
Well, I thought I had a pretty healthy diet - and yet - I have high cholesterol, acne, rosacea, brittle nails, and terrible stomach problems - was diagnosed with gastritis several months ago after switching to a new gastroenterologist (first one I saw for a year, got absolutely nowhere w/ him and he didn't listen to me at all, kept saying I needed more roughage). Well, sounds great - he put me on Nexium for about 30 days, stomach problems seemed to go away...but he took me off it, problems are back, and much worse. In a nutshell .. every waking minute of every day, I feel like I have something stuck at the base of my esophagus. It sort of burns, sort of feels like pressure, generally makes me feel like crap and has completely eliminated the joy from eating.<br><br><br><br>
I have decided to eliminate grains and dairy from my diet and eat only veggies, bananas, dates (no other fruits), soy milk, almonds, and tofu. I am trying to follow an alkaline diet to see if it helps with the gastritis.<br><br><br><br>
Has anyone else had these symptoms, and what (if anything) helped??<br><br><br><br>
Sorry for the long post...I just had to get some of this stuff off my chest because it is seriously depressing and has degraded the quality of my life immeasurably. I exercise a lot too (6 days a week, including running, walking, and weight lifting) in case that helps.<br><br><br><br>
Thank you.
 

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beefaroni: Sorry to hear about your troubles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I would seriously look into a Raw Food diet if I were you. Raw Food diet means at least 80% raw. (I doubt the tofu is doing you much good by the way. I think people who are ill should cut out that stuff. It's not a natural food - read up on how it's made and you'll see what I mean). <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu</a><br><br><br><br>
(Actually, I think tofu is unhealthy even for people who do NOT have gastric problems...)
 

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It sounds like GERD. Nexium could do good if in the right dose.<br><br>
Other non-drug measures could include: sleeping with elevated torso, reducing weight (only if you're obese), not eating bulky fatty meals, no chocolate, no alcohol, no nicotin. Some presciption drugs might worthen GERD.<br><br>
To sum up: ask your GI if you suffer from GERD (gastro-esophagus relux disease).
 
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