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Digestive Disorder

Written by  Alex Sherman
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Common digestive disorders do not have serious symptoms and are often ignored. However, these disorders can contribute to other more serious health issues.

The Japanese consider the belly, or Hara, to be the root of a persons energy and therefore extremely important. This, in a way, has been scientifically proven. Most health issues can be treated or cured by ridding the gut of its problems. In addition to the Japanese thinking the belly is important the Chinese and most Indian cultures believe it is also a crucial part of our bodies.

Therefore having any digestive disorder can truly cause you some grief.

Some symptoms of digestive issues are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Acid Reflux
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Passing stool soon after eating
  • Piles (passing painful and bloody stool)



The feeling of nausea can be controlled or eliminated by consuming ginger or sipping real ginger ale.

Treating Diarrhea

It is very important that you replace the lost salts and fluids caused by the diarrhea. The best way to do this is to regularly administer oral rehydration salts. You should also considering eating more bananas and curd to treat the diarrhea.


Dried figs are the most common and effective home remedy for treating hemorrhoids and piles. To fully absorb the benefits of figs be sure to soak them overnight in a bowl of water. The next morning consume both the water and the figs.


With any digestive disorder it is best to consume a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and anything with high(er) amounts of fiber.

Some specific foods you should be eating:

  • Apples
  • Cabbage
  • Yogurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Miso Soup
  • Soft cheese
  • Kefir
  • Sourdough bread
  • Milk with probiotics
  • Sour pickles (Opt for pickles without vinegar)
  • Tempeh
  • Probiotic supplements
  • Artichokes
  • Honey
  • Oatmeal
  • Bananas
  • Red wine
  • Maple syrup
  • Legumes
Last modified on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:07
Alex Sherman

Alex Sherman

Alex was born and raised in the North Georgia mountains. At the age of 18 he started his own green maid service which soon found a new home in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2009 he sold the company and founded the Green Life Pages to pursue his growing passion to educate others about sustainable living. The website's form soon began to change and is now a collaborative effort between Alex and a few friends (Kathleen & Sarah)  who are just as passionation about health and sustainability. 

Alex believes strongly in networking and education. Through both he believes we can achieve a greener, healthier, and more informed planet.

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