Stomach Pain: How to Stop Digestive Problems

By | June 23, 2017

There is really no mystery about how to stop stomach pain caused by digestive problems. Using the right food combinations, digestion problems such as stomach pain, caused by the above conditions, can easily be controlled. There is no dieting, high cost medications, powders or special foods involved in this method. Do you like to eat the foods you enjoy, even the hot, spicy ones? Is your palate titillated by certain foods that usually give you heartburn or acid reflux? Then rejoice because you can eat those things and stop digestive problems from occurring all in the same meal. Read on and find out how this all works.

Use Food to Stop Digestive Problems

You read that right. If you like spicy Mexican dishes like enchiladas or tamales you can eat them and not have the usual digestive problems like acid reflux or GERD afterwards. You can achieve this by eating the appropriate combinations of foods.

Do certain foods tend to give you heartburn or diarrhea? Do delicious dinners bring on inflammation in your gut? Does your irritable bowel syndrome seem to exacerbate when you consume meals that you love to eat? The reason for this is that some foods react differently once they reach your stomach.

You see indigestion, heartburn and various other stomach pains are caused by excessive stomach acid. Some foods, upon reaching the stomach cause the digestive system to release more acid in order to break down the foods into a form that can be easily digested by the intestines. This is completely normal and if your GI system is in good shape it will release just the right amount of stomach acids to cause the breakdown of certain foods.

Food Combinations Balance the pH

You see, the gastrointestinal system tries to keep a certain pH balance going so that just enough acids are released and just enough alkaline is left for specific foods. Some foods need an acidic atmosphere to digest while others need a more alkaline atmosphere.

The indigestion problems occur when you eat the wrong combination of foods. For example, if you eat a food that needs to be broken down by acids and a food that needs to be broken down in a more neutral or alkaline atmosphere, the result is that too many acids are released into the stomach because the alkaline needing foods are telling the stomach that the atmosphere is very alkaline. The acid requiring foods are calling for more acids to retaliate against the increasing alkaline atmosphere.

This battle going on in your stomach is certainly no way to stop digestive problems. Rather, it makes things worse. The food you have eaten tends to sit on your gut longer because it is not being properly digested. In the meantime, the acids are so abundant that they begin to push up and out the pyloric area of your stomach and into your esophagus. This causes indigestion, GERD, acid reflux, sour stomach and all kinds of stomach pain.

Now let’s see what would happen if you ate the right combination of foods. First, that particular food would only need either an acidic or an alkaline atmosphere in order to digest. The stomach would release only enough acid to breakdown that particular food. There would be no reason for it to release too much acid because there would be no increase in the amount of alkaline release. So, the stomach would break down the meal easily and move it on toward the small intestine where it will be absorbed and digested, thus stopping the digestive problems right from the start.

How to Use Food to Stop Digestive Problems

This is not difficult to accomplish. Many people who suffer from digestive problems have found that by using the appropriate food combinations, their stomach and digestive problems disappear quite rapidly. The difficulty lies in determining which food combinations work well together. This problem has been addressed by several prominent researchers who have found which specific combinations work most of, if not all of the time. There are easily followed charts available that explain how to mix the food combinations for best results. The researchers even provide free diet plans and recipe information. More information about these food combination treatments is available.

Certain conditions such as diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome are addressed with specific diets. Each of these diets is designed to control the symptoms of each condition.

So, one can see how easy it can be to stop digestive problems simply by eating the right food combinations at the right time. The only drawback to this plan is that people often form poor eating habits throughout their lives and they get used to eating certain combinations of food that seem to taste good to them. They may taste better going down but once they’re in the stomach, indigestion and stomach pain is not far behind. If one can adjust their intake to certain food combinations, they can enjoy just about every food they like. They simply have to adjust to new combinations of food which is usually quite easy.

The choice is not difficult. You choose to continue eating the food combinations that cause you misery or you make minor adjustments and take total control of, and stop the stomach pain and digestive problems.

Gary Vaughn is a Master RN with many valuable years of health care experience. Health care and dieting products is one of his writing specialties. A related website is located at