Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of functional medicine and founder of draxe.com. In this video I'm going to share with you the three steps to overcome stomach ulcers really fast as well as common stomach ulcer symptoms so you know if that's actually what you're experiencing. I'm going to talk about the diets for ulcers, the supplements and the things that you must avoid for quick healing. First off, stomach ulcers happen within the stomach. The pain you're experiencing tends to be caused by stomach acid affecting that ulcer or something that you've eaten. It's rubbing that ulcer in the wrong way. Sort of imagine you've got a burn and you're rubbing up against it or putting something acid on it and you're feeling that pain. Some of the biggest symptoms and warning signs that you have a stomach ulcer include pain anywhere from the navel up to sort of the chest bone area here. Typically right in this midsection you'll feel pain, sometimes burning and cramping going on. That's a big warning sign. You can actually experience stomach ulcers on an empty stomach. If two hours after a meal you start having that pain and burning sensation, that's a warning sign you have stomach ulcer. You can feel it in the middle of the night in many cases as well. Listen to this. Seventy percent of stomach ulcers are caused by a bacteria called H. Pylori bacteria. If we're going to correct the actual cause of stomach ulcers, it's so critical that we increase the good bacteria in your body and we get rid of the bad bacteria and reduce that H. Pylori that's within your system. Let's jump into the three steps you can follow right now to heal a stomach ulcer fast. Number one thing is remove the triggers. Overeating is one of the biggest things that can cause issues. If you're eating large meals, you've got to stop that. Eat smaller meals frequently throughout the day. The other thing that'll bother is spicy foods, whether it's cayenne pepper, anything like that, black pepper. Those can really fire it up and cause some of the pain. Also, doing certain products that are inflammatory in nature. Processed food products can cause more issues than others. And, sugar. Remember, H. Pylori bacteria, that bad bacteria, can increase within the stomach which can cause, that stomach ulcer. Again, staying away from processed sugar altogether is really important when it comes to healing stomach ulcers. Also, caffeine and alcohol can make stomach ulcers worse. Eating nuts and seeds in large amounts. Acidic foods such as tomato products can sometimes cause more pain with a stomach ulcer. Number one, remove those triggers. Step number two, change your diet. Here are the top healing foods for stomach ulcers. Number one is bone broth. Bone broth is actually at a certain pH that can soothe the pain with a stomach ulcer. Also, bone broth contains proline and glutamine, two amino acids that can help heal the stomach lining. I recommend 8 to 12 ounces of a cup of bone broth or bone broth soup 2 to 3 times daily. Remember, bone broth is the number one healing food for any type of stomach ulcer. The number two food is aloe vera juice. Drinking aloe vera juice throughout the day. It has a certain pH and certain nutrients called polysaccharides that can also help and repair that stomach ulcer. Again, bone broth number one, aloe vera juice number two. Number three food that's going to help heal that stomach lining is going to be vegetables, specifically steamed vegetables or vegetables in the Crock Pot. Carrots are fantastic. Asparagus is good. The best food of all, actually another liquid here, is cabbage juice. That's number three. Cabbage juice contains a type of sulfur which helps heal the gut lining. You can see with the stomach if you have stomach ulcers doing soups and juices are going to be the best. Again, bone broth, cooked vegetables, aloe vera juice, cabbage juice, these are the most healing foods when it comes to healing stomach ulcers. That's the sort of diet you're going to want to focus on is doing bone broth and then drinking things like aloe vera juice throughout the day. A bone broth soup with a little bit of chicken and cabbage is ideal for healing stomach ulcers. The next step here, take the right supplements. The number one supplement you should be taking with a stomach ulcer is licorice root extract, typically 500 milligrams a day, DGL licorice root extract. Licorice root actually helps coat and heal and soothe stomach ulcer pain. Also, number two would be soil based probiotics. Again, not just any probiotic supplement but a probiotic supplement that has what are called SBOs. That's soil based organisms or soil based probiotics. Those probiotics are going to help eliminate that H. Pylori and that bad bacteria. The third supplement which could also be done as a tea is chamomile. You can take a chamomile supplement or chamomile tea which is very effective. Chamomile, I'd recommend about two glasses of chamomile tea a day. The fourth thing you can do is take L-glutamine powder. L-glutamine is an amino acid, that imagine is a Band-Aid to sort of cover up and protect that ulcerated area. Last but not least, consume bone broth protein powder or collagen protein powder. Both bone broth protein you can do a scoop in a smoothie or collagen protein a scoop in a smoothie. They're full of amino acids that help heal the gut lining. Remember, if you follow these three steps of, number one, get rid of those food triggers from caffeine to sugar to spicy foods to alcohol and overeating or eating too much. Stay away from those things. Number two, get some of those healing foods such as bone broth, cooked vegetables, cabbage juice, aloe vera juice. Number five, take the supplements I just talked about. If you follow those steps, you're going to see your stomach ulcer symptoms are going to go away really fast. In fact, you can probably see results and see this totally healed within 24 hours following these recommendations. By the way, if you want to learn more about the top steps to overcome stomach ulcers, visit my website draxe.com. If you want to learn more natural remedies, make sure you subscribe here to the YouTube channel. We've got some more great natural remedies coming your way.