If general stomach pain, burning sensations and indigestion give you sleepless nights or interfere with your day-to-day life. Or you’re diagnosed with gastritis, peptic or duodenal ulcers. Then you’d want to know what’s at the root of it, right?

Can you relate?

Until recently, listed amongst commonly named causes of these symptoms were anti-inflammatory medication, stomach bacteria H. pylori, smoking and inherent predisposition. The latest research though uncovers the logical but unproven until now, role of stress as a risk factor for stomach ulcers.

I know, you can say you knew it all along, anyway. And on this instance, scientific evidence nicely aligned with the conventional wisdom. That’s not always the case.

“Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.” NHS

You may have noticed that different people are able to tolerate vastly different levels of mental or emotional stress. Stress also differs in its intensity.

Traumatic life events

They often impossible to foresee and therefore avoid. Disaster can strike suddenly unpredictably and is part and parcel of life’s random and uncertain nature. Our body’s functioning, jerked out of stable balance (homeostasis),  results in many  adverse consequences, including stomach ulcers. As after the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake a significant increase in the number of people with stomach ulcers was observed in Japan in 1995. Most of us though are fortunate enough only to learn about experiences of that intensity by reading or hearing about them.

Minor day-to-day stress

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What you most probably are battling with are the small, but never-ending, stress factors of increasingly speedy daily life. They don’t present danger per se. However they put us in a state of perpetual, immutable alert to potential threats to our status or livelihood. You feel as if you are on edge all the time, not being able to fully relax and let go.
This type of stress is also a contributing factor to stomach ulcers. Known as chronic stress, it brings constant tension to our internal experience of life. It changes the default mode of our immune system. This, in the long run affects your susceptibility to common colds and other infections including H. pylori.  In addition, a rarely mentioned consequence  is an impact on your repair system or how quickly ulcers (or other wounds) heal in the stomach.

What can you do to reduce stress?

1. Change perspective

Apparently, what makes a situation stressful is our perception of it. It’s our judgement that leads to an emotional response. A habit of putting a negative spin on things could become a source of chronic stress. In essence, stress is our reaction to a situation, not the situation itself. Beginning to notice how you react to daily happenings is a good start. With patience and perseverance you can relearn to perceive minor life events as minor.

2. Replace rumination

Do you find yourself dwelling on a thought? creating an imaginary story in your mind? The thought may come out of the blue, or is sparked by a seemingly insignificant event or an observation. The story in your head however spins to an unimaginable proportions. Now, it feels threatening and very real. Although it’s quite normal for the human mind to behave in this way, it’s also a wasteful way to use your brain energy.

“If you’re thinking stressful thoughts for the whole day then those part of your brain are going to get larger and the other parts of the brain will deteriorate.” Jo Marchant, science journalist and author.

What you practice, you get better at, don’t you? This applies to your thinking too. If you worry on a daily basis, then, in time you’ll get more adept at worrying. Making an effort to think positive or, at least concentrating on neutral thoughts, will take the place of thinking negatively.

3. Make space for rewarding experience

I was brought up to believe strongly that a reward is something I must work hard and long for. It’s definitely not a daily or weekly occurrence. This type of work ethic is proven to be flawed. It leads to burnouts, negative thoughts, depression and mental health issues. The latter is now elevated to a public health problem in our society. In fact doing something rewarding/pleasant should be done pretty much daily. Giving your body time to relax, switch off, being in a positive mood increases productivity, resilience and wellbeing. Reward yourself with allocating time to being active (any form that you enjoy), spending time with your family and with friends, getting enough sleep and doing something that has no apparent purpose, like playing a sport/a game.

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Can you relate to feeling stressed all the time? Or perhaps you’ve found an effective way to relax and become resilient to the challenges of the fast-pacing life? Your voice is the only thing missing from this post. Please leave a comment. Let me know.

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Today, Gareth Watcyn shares his story of developing chronic gastritis. By trying to make sense of the  unpleasant symptoms in the stomach, he realised that inflammation had been the corner stone of his problems. So, he searched for a natural product with the healing credentials and scientific standing.

There was always an underlying feeling of tension

I first started noticing the symptoms about five years ago ~ usually after I’d eaten in the evening. Sometimes the discomfort was sporadic but at other times it was persistent. And after a couple of months my stomach never really felt ‘normal’ again. There was always an underlying feeling of tension. Fortunately I could still eat relatively normally ~ just in smaller amounts than before and I also tried to avoid eating meat. But the symptoms became chronic and lasted for about seven months.

Sometimes PPIs help and sometimes they don’t

I went to see my GP and a gastroscopy confirmed some mild inflammation in the lower part of my stomach. Even a moderate intake of alcohol can trigger gastritis and I think this is probably what happened to me. My doctor prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) called Lansoprazole but it didn’t bring much relief. Nor did an increased dose some weeks later. This isn’t uncommon. Sometimes PPIs help and sometimes they don’t. They act as enzyme blockers but don’t soothe the inflammation. I now know what was missing was a healing agent!

The search for non-pharmaceutical remedies began

In 2014 it flared up again and I was treated with a PPI. After about three months of intermittent symptoms I started my search for non-pharmaceutical remedies and that’s when I discovered Siberian Pine Nut Oil. I was initially reticent about using it but became motivated to try it because of one of its ingredients ~ Pinolenic acid. The Siberia Pine Nut Oil and PPI combination was the way forward for me because it meant I had an acid reducer and a healing agent in one. I was then able to wean myself off the PPIs altogether and the symptoms haven’t returned.

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There are times in life, when several things can go astray one after another as if deliberately testing our resilience. Today, Pennie talks about her journey overcoming her health problems and what she thinks helped her pyloric ulcers when she was at her “lowest ebb”.

From endometriosis to ‘life threatening’ pyloric ulcer

I’d been suffering from endometriosis and ulcerated/abscessed ovaries before my hysterectomy in 2003. And then I gained four stone in weight from water retention and toxicity after the op. My right ovary had been attached to my lower bowel and I was suffering from an impacted colon after the surgery. Unfortunately it took five years to discover this and I had to have colorectal surgery to put things right.

Thankfully, things started to improve for me physically after the surgery but when I began suffering with a new set of symptoms, an endoscopy revealed that my recent mood swings, swelling and internal bleeding were down to what my consultant deemed to be ‘life threatening’ pyloric ulcers. Suspecting that they were pill induced or that I was suffering from helicobacter pylori, I was told to drop all tablets except omeprazole and vitamin/mineral supplements in liquid form.

Within 24 hours the bleeding had stopped

I had endoscopies every 10 weeks but as things weren’t improving, my dose of omeprazole was doubled. Things only got worse. I was in agony and at my lowest ebb when a friend suggested I try Siberian Pine Nut Oil.

I took it three times a day for three weeks. The soothing effect was noticeable immediately and within 24 hours the bleeding had stopped! My fourth endoscopy revealed an unimaginable transformation. Where there had previously been black holes the size of 50 pence pieces on the images, my ulcers now looked as though they’d been neatly blanket stitched around the edges and healed over.

Over time, the Pine Nut Oil also reduced any hunger pangs and I went on to lose two and a half stone in the space of four months. I’m still taking Siberian Pine Nut Oil now that I’m pain free. I’m a great deal calmer and have managed to keep off the pounds. I feel totally transformed.

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Many of my clients share the stories of their debilitating stomach problems they battle for years. Although ruled out as not life threatening, doctors struggle to diagnose the symptoms and largely resort to the general IBS verdict. Recommendations for IBS are very broad and unspecific as there is no clarity on what’s causing the problems. But this point isn’t well communicated within a normal 10 min GP appointment.

Feeling out of control

How would you feel if you suffer from near daily bloating, unbearable indigestion, pain in the stomach, unpredictable and urgent trips to the loo? Well, firstly your quality of life goes down pretty quickly interrupted by the physical symptoms. Secondly, you feel out of control because you don’t have an explanation of why these physical symptoms keep happening to you. Today I want to share with you 5 other conditions that according to the experts cause unspecific gut problems.

5 conditions that cause unspecific gut problems
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1. Inflamed bowel

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When the bowel is inflamed even on a microscopic level, it can’t get the job done as intended. Precisely, it can’t absorb excess water from digestive tract. That leads to bloating, painful diarrhoea, nutrient and weight loss. One of the possible causes is taking PPI (proton pump inhibitors) for acid reflux and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.

2. Slow bowel transit

Our food is propelled through the gut by precisely choreographed action of muscle and nervous cells working in unison. If unbalanced, food physically can’t move along the gut. If you are advised to eat more fibre, as a general recommendation for IBS, that leads to worsening of the symptoms of constipation, bloating and pain. Symptoms relieving treatment include pharmaceutical products that stimulate muscle contraction. Lifestyle choice would be dietary advice and exercise that naturally stimulate normal gut reflexes.

3. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

When too many bacteria live in the small intestine, part of the digestive tract that connects stomach and large intestine (colon), they can interfere with normal digestion. Probable cause – prolonged use of PPI.

4. Gluten sensitivity

If abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea accompanied by headaches, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, it may just be a sign of non celiac gluten sensitivity. symptoms similar to coeliac disease are experienced, but there are no associated antibodies and no damage to the lining of the gut. The severity of symptoms depend on the level of sensitivity – it’s a spectrum. Before embarking on gluten free diet it’s important to be tested for coeliac disease.

5. Too much bile

Bile acid malabsorbtion (BAM) usually comes in bouts of watery diarrhoea that happen at night too. Bile is produced in your liver and stored in your gallbladder that releases it into the small intestine to help digest fats from food. What isn’t used gets reabsorbed back. If there is too much bile or not all of it can be recycled, it escapes into the colon where it attracts more water causing chronic diarrhoea. The treatment includes resins that bind to bile acid removing them from the gastrointestinal tract.

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In the UK alone last year, almost 2 million people were diagnosed with digestive problems.

They include peptic ulcers, gastritis and heartburn and a 1/3 of the UK suffers regularly from digestive related illnesses. It’s a common condition. The majority of patients are prescribed conventional treatments comprising acid reducing medication. However, drugs are so effective in suppressing acid that when patients stop taking them, they frequently suffer “rebound acidity level”.

Long-term use of antacids comes with side effects.

A study on overuse of antacids (published in the Journal of American Medication Association), found numerous causes for concern, including how they significantly suppress acidity within the body, which, in time, can restrict digestive processes. Antacids also affect how well we absorb important minerals and vitamins (Vit B12 absorption was shown to be limited which can cause complications to the circulatory system whilst reduced calcium absorption may result in insufficient bone growth and strength). Finally, if used over an extended period of time, there is an increased risk of dementia, nerve damage and anaemia.

“Once you start taking them, 4 out of 10 people who don’t have an acid problem will develop one” ~ Dr Anton Emmanuel

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Therefore long term use of antacids is not advisable and in many cases is not necessary. But when someone tries to come off antacids, its inevitably lead to rebound acid effect. Leading UK Neuro-Gastroenterology consultant Dr Anton Emmanuel recommends to reduce a dose of antacids gradually, halving it for a fortnight and then stopping completely.  The following rebound effect has been shown, in most cases, to dissipate within 2-3 weeks. Patients are therefore increasingly interested in natural treatments which can relieve symptoms as they gradually wean themselves off antacids. A number of our customers have found the weaning process much easier to achieve in tandem with Pine Nut Oil consumption.

In the first of a two-part blog post, I would like to get personal and explain how I followed my gut feeling by incorporating a Siberian recipe from my youth as part of my winter health regime.

We have trillions of bacteria living in our gut. They are our friends and need to be nurtured because of their connection to our immune system. They line the intestinal tract and comprise a natural barrier, but if ‘good’ bacteria is less dense we are more susceptible to various winter bugs.

Some foods promote ‘good’ bacteria – such as probiotic products increasingly found in shops – but there are few studies which confirm the connection.

Sauerkraut is hugely popular in Siberia, but provokes mixed reactions from people only familiar with a vinegary German product.

However, if you make it from scratch at home using natural fermentation, it’s delicious!

I made sauerkraut from fermented cabbage throughout the winter. It’s high in probiotics, with the potential to aid the digestive and immune systems, with plenty of vitamin C.

I personally believe that incorporating this into my diet regularly helped ward off winter illnesses.

Please try the recipe below and contact me with feedback.

Siberian Sauerkraut

200g Shred or chop finely an organic white cabbage.
4g      Add salt and some grated carrot.
Scrunch it together to mix well and bring out the juice from the cabbage before pressing tightly into a container with a couple of bay leaves, peppercorns and cumin seeds.

Cover with a tea towel and Leave at room temperature.

After 2 days, the cabbage mixture will start to ferment and become more crunchy – that’s the time to bottle using a sterilised jar, where it will keep for up to a year (if you choose to make bigger quantity).

Serve it with a little chopped onion and a drizzle of Pine Nut Oil.

 

If you consider buying Siberian Pine Nut Oil,

Then you’ve probably researched its therapeutic power in alleviating numerous digestive disorders, plus other conditions. Your next questions are like to be these…

How much should I take?

We suggest you start with 1 teaspoon for the first 2-3 days, then increase to 2 teaspoons (or 3-5 capsules), ideally 30 minutes before meals.

What else can I use it for?

Skin conditions – apply the oil liberally to affected areas once or twice a day.
Salad dressing – it’s a tasty salad dressing but it’s not suitable for frying or cooking as the valuable nutrients are damaged by heat.

How long should I use it?

As a health or nutritional supplement, we recommend incorporating it for 1-3 months. This will give you time to appreciate its benefits and notice improvements. Our Pine Nut Oil is a 100% natural food product that only contains oil from cold pressed pine nuts, but before you order it, please seek nutritional advice (and see our Disclaimer).

Why is it pricey?

Location – Siberian pine (Pinus Sibirica) trees grow in Siberia’s extremely remote natural forest, where access is difficult and transport costs high. It’s a highly labour intensive process to pick pine nuts, de-shell and cold press them, which is why the oil is a precious product and expensive to produce.

Age – It can take up to 25-30 years before a tree produces pine nuts ready to be harvested and a one year resting period is needed every three to four years.

What does it taste like?

It has the same woody pine taste you may be aware of from pine nuts, plain or tasted, used as food garnish and a pleasant, mild aroma.

How do I store it?

We advise below 24 degrees C or in the fridge.

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Have you been diagnosed with H.pylori and want to know more facts about it?

If the answer to that is ‘yes’ then pull up a chair and stay a while.

H. pylori has colonised in humans for more than 116,000 years and is often regarded as the root to many of our digestive problems that described all too often by many of you.

It is a leading cause of conditions such as Gastritis and Stomach Ulcers. This little offender presents more questions than we can get answers to, in spite of the intensive scientific research in this area!

Did you know that:

  • 1/2 of the world’s population is infected with this bacterium
  • How it enters our bodies is unclear, especially in countries where the level of sanitation and hygiene are high
  • Water is considered one possible way of infection
  • The bacteria can survive in cold water for a few hours
  • Family members can share gut microbes therefore, colonisation can take place through sharing the same household
  • The majority of infected people remain symptom free
  • Small minority develop digestive problems that can sometimes progress to stomach cancer
  • The bacterium exists in numerous strains

Naturally our body tries to fight the infection, setting up an immune response to the intruder but – as the American scientists recently reported – our own immune cells can contribute to the local inflammation and tissue damage. 

A British study showed that people infected with H. pylori have:

  • A lower concentration of the antimicrobial factor (beta defensin 1) – demonstrating the ability of the bacteria to manipulate the host’s immune system
  • On the plus side these also play a beneficial role in protecting against diabetes and obesity

So what is the new identification process?

Alongside the traditional methods of detecting H. pylori, researchers from Denmark have come up with a new innovative way of identifying the infection.  Cleverly constructed molecules interact with the bacteria resulting in luminescent green light showing the invaded areas of the stomach, which can be seen through a small examination camera.

How can H.pylori be treated?

The current ad hoc approach to treat H. pylori is to bombard the entire gut flora with 2-3 antibiotics to eradicate H.pylori and to reduce acidity in the stomach with the use of Proton pump inhibitors giving the stomach lining a chance to heal.

HOWEVER medical data shows that this treatment is ineffective in up to 30% of patients, who can relapse. One possible theory is that the patient is re-infected by the H.pylori that can remain present in the mouth pockets and which has now also become antibiotic resistant.

Although robust scientific backing of natural treatments such as Siberian pine nut oil is still in the future, take a look at some of the success stories I’ve received regarding this.

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The therapeutic properties of the Siberian pine and products derived from it have been known to folk medicine from ancient times.

Modern medicine does not reject them and as well as producing tasty nuts and edible oil, resin, shoots and needles of the Siberian pine is known for its antibacterial and an anti-scorbutant (against scurvy) properties.

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The medicinal and nutritional qualities of this wonder product circuited during the 15th-16th centuries when merchants brought the nuts and oil to England, Italy, Norway and other countries.

[quote]Pine nut milk was widely used in Swiss spas in the 18th century as an effective treatment for tuberculosis and kidney infections, whilst cedar oil is applied to the skin to alleviate eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and dryness.[/quote]

Siberian pine resin is a product of the living tree, obtained by tapping: a network of shallow cuts is made into the trunk while the tree is dormant. The pine tree has an exceptionally high regenerative ability and shallow wounds quickly seal up. This is the basis of modern techniques which allow long-term tapping, over 16–20 years, without harming the tree or productivity.

The resin, meanwhile, was valued in prehistoric times, as a balm with the ability to heal wounds quickly. Unlike the resins of other types of conifer, cedar sap takes a long time to solidify and does not lose its bactericidal properties. It’s still used to treat sores, skin infections and erosive conditions. During the Second World War a turpentine balsam was made from pine tree resin, which proved effective in speeding up the recovery of injured troops and saved many lives.

Nut collecting is physically demanding, time-consuming work, using primitive equipment to process the cones and obtain the cleaned nuts in the difficult conditions which are part of autumn in Siberia, not forgetting a lack of roads.

In recent years cedar nuts have been in short supply because of growing demand inside the country and from China, making them an expensive and premium product.

Demand continues to increase as more people discover the health and healing benefits from incorporating Pine Nut Oil into their regular diets.

In our minds health and happiness are something that go hand in hand. And no doubt we started the New Year by sending a text, a FB message or perhaps (so old-fashioned nowadays) a hand-written card, wishing friends and family a happy and a healthy 2016.

For you it’s not just a figure of speech.

If you are living with the daily symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you can truly appreciate the link between two entities. IBS is one of the conditions that heavily affects quality of life and it must be an uphill struggle trying to juggle your daily activities with the frustrating embarrassing and painful symptoms of IBS.

But how is it that with all the advances in cosmic technology so complex, like building space stations orbiting earth, landing a space probe on a comet, and emergence of space tourism in the near future, we are still unsuccessful at treating seemingly trivial diarrhea and constipation, major symptoms of IBS?

Various factors are associated with IBS

What is known is that several factors could be associated with IBS. This means that if you live with IBS, these factors may not have directly caused faults in the system, triggering symptoms however are often present in the past or present life of IBS sufferers.

1. FOOD INTOLERANCE

This is probably the most well-known reason attributed to IBS which in many instances is at the “bottom” of the problem. Diet modification with the help of a registered nutritionist or a dietician can put things on the mend, significantly reducing the symptoms. However in half of IBS sufferers, despite the diet modifications the symptoms persist to no avail. If that’s the case, you may need to look further.

2. ALTERATION IN GUT BACTERIA

In the last year or so numerous articles in the media were devoted to gut bacterium – trillions of bacteria that peacefully and helpfully coexist with our own cells in our intestines. Apparently gut bacterium play important role in more aspects of our health than mere digestion. It may sound like a science fiction, but new evidence suggests, that gut bacterium, beyond exerting influence on local cells of the digestive tract, are also interacting with the brain. What is clear is that diversity and stability of the gut bacterium is compromised in people with IBS. Sometimes IBS symptoms appear following a course of antibiotics or a gastrointestinal infection. Diet high in sugar & processed food and binge drinking seems to provoke more aggressive microbes to displace some of the peaceful and helpful bacteria.

3. STRESS

Many of us instinctively hold stress responsible for playing a role in many diseases and illnesses and perhaps more so in IBS. Research now supports this common belief as more details are gathered about a dual communication system between the gut and the brain, known as a brain-gut axis. This complex communication network enables cross talk or passage of information between the gut and the limbic system of the brain, predominantly responsible for memory and emotional responses. Stress is linked to creating misunderstandings or signal misfiring in the network leading, for example to so-called visceral hypersensitivity, when even minor stomach tension is registered and translated into pain sensations in people with IBS. Some evidence show that psychological symptoms precede abdominal dysfunction in 75% of the cases and could be associated with not only recent stressful events but often to early life stress in childhood.

4. LOW GRADE INFLAMMATION

Many people with IBS show the presence of low grade circulating inflammation and are often diagnosed with “leaky” gut. That usually happens when the intestinal wall becomes more porous, allowing bacteria to pass through it into the body. Unwelcome newcomers are then swiftly detected by the body’s immune system triggering a protective response, set to destroy them. The cycle of inflammation however goes on as the gut wall continues to “leak” bacteria from the inside of the digestive tract. The result is the intestinal wall stays inflamed unable to initiate healing process and to support its healthy functioning.

It can be frustrating to get your head around it, can’t it?

In reality medical scientists are still trying to piece together what and where things go wrong in IBS before moving on to the potential cures. Therefore, to the frustration of millions of people, IBS diagnosis is still based on the cluster of the symptoms one is experiencing because the adverse physiological changes in this syndrome are not yet clear.
What is important however…is to understand as much as possible about the condition you suffer with because that in itself it can bring empowerment and positivity to your life.

So if you want to see what IBS factors are relevant to you, bear with me.

 

  • TRY TO IDENTIFY WHAT CAUSES YOUR IBS SYMPTOMS

    A book “Irritable Bowel Solutions: The Essential Guide to IBS, Its Causes and Treatments” by Professor John Hunter will guide you through series of questions eliminating things not relevant to you to find out the most likely reasons for your symptoms.

  • REVIEW YOUR DIET

    Introduce more foods with anti-inflammatory and probiotic properties like oily fish, Siberian pine nut oil, miso soup, sauerkraut (read my blog on how to make sauerkraut yourself).

  • ADD EXERCISES TO YOUR LIFE

    We can’t escape the fact that exercises exert anti-inflammatory effect on the body and also burns stress hormones. Any kind of activity is good, so you can stick to one you particularly enjoy. What is even better is to join a variety of activities and to embrace different types of workouts to suit the weather and your mood.

It makes sense to address all the factors together

No doubt that, one day IBS will be a quick fix. For now though, understanding IBS seems more complex than space exploration but bear in mind that we are harbouring, what looks like a universe inside us.

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