have been having stomach problems lately. My doctor has suggested
medication for acid reflux and although it seems to be helping, I am
reluctant to be on medication for something that I feel should have a
simple explanation and solution. Can you help?
I have been
having stomach problems lately. My doctor has suggested medication for
acid reflux and although it seems to be helping, I am reluctant to be
on medication for something that I feel should have a simple
explanation and solution. Can you help?
important first step that you have taken, to see your medical doctor is
worth a full column. I am continually concerned that people do not
consult with their physician when they have health concerns. But, your
desire to investigate further, leads you into the layers behind common
On the physical level, in my experience, the stomach
will directly reflect through pain or symptoms, what you are putting in
to it – your food! You do not mention your age, but around 40 – 45
years of age, hydrochloric acid production wanes. HCL is necessary for
the breakdown of proteins. If you are eating starches and proteins
together, the combination of these two substances can lead to gas,
bloating, distension and pain.
A purist would probably recommend
that you eat protein and vegetables together at a meal, and vegetables
and starches together at another meal. As a medical intuitive, I see
thousands of people each year and not everyone wants to be purists. We
have to live in the world and I like to make things simple. The easiest
way out of the problem is to take digestive enzymes with each meal.
Look for one with hydrochloric acid if you are over the age of 45.
let’s take a look at your foods. Sugar, dairy products and caffeine are
the worst offenders for stomach problems – taken all together – ouch!
As an experiment, avoid these items for 5 days and in most cases this
will bring welcome relief.
Stomach problems on an emotional
level represent an issue that may be difficult to “stomach”, digest or
integrate onto ones life. The stomach on a spiritual level
represents the “power center” of the body. When people are
having digestive problems, it usually means that they are giving their
power away to people, places and things outside of themselves. They can
defer to people that they perceive to be more powerful, competent or
more worthy than they are. Take a look at where vital energy is flowing
out of your body.
Our deepest desire is to invest our energy in our creative potential, our higher purpose and our spiritual connection.
interesting exercise is to close your eyes and imagine that your
stomach is a flame – just like a flame in a furnace. Is the flame that
you see, weak, smoky or even completely extinguished? Ask the “flame”
to show you a picture of why it is less than full power on.
ultimate goal is to see this “flame” as bright, clean, steady and
strong, signifying that your power to digest on the physical and
emotional level is intact. ###Caroline Sutherland
has been a medical intuitive for 20 years. Her popular book, The Body Knows
– how to tune in to your body and improve your health (Hay House) shows
us how to implement the intuitive process for ourselves.
Visit online at http://www.carolinesutherland.com