The Best Diet for Upset Stomach


[Music] dyspepsia is just a fancy word for an upset stomach feelings of fullness and discomfort nausea bloating belching affecting up to one in five individuals in my last video I talked about the risks associated with proton pump inhibitor drugs like nexium as well as folk remedies like baking soda so all in all studies have emphasized the unmet need for medications to treat patients with dyspepsia but why not try food one study put a Milwaukee to the test which is just another name for Amla they call an Ayurvedic drug but it’s just a fruit of powdered Indian gooseberries one teaspoon of dried Indian gooseberry powder three times a day versus an ounce of some gel and acid every three hours and both work just as well significant decreases in peak acid output and a cutting of dyspepsia symptoms scores in half they conclude that emma is therefore better a man it’s about a hundred times cheaper about a penny a week instead of a dollar a week and more convenient than downing antacids six times a day though Amla may be a safe simple natural remedy such an approach is still very much in the pharmaceutical model of treating the symptoms rather than the underlying cause I mean dyspepsia is not caused by a gooseberry deficiency what is it caused by well but one in seven people describing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms feel better cutting out gluten but for the other 86% of people the most well characterized trigger is high fat meals if you give people a fatty soup just broth with added fat it takes three times longer to empty from your stomach compared to the broth alone like an hour and a half versus just a half hour now the emptying rate didn’t necessarily correlate with how people felt but regardless the fatty broth increased the severity and frequency of dyspepsia over the regular broth what happens in dyspepsia is people become hypersensitive to the stretching of the stomach when you eat but it also matters what you eat the human stomach can normally accommodate about a quart of food a thousand milliliters four cups but if you stick a balloon people’s stomachs attached to a hose people with dyspepsia will start feeling discomfort about here only about one and a half cups when the stomach is less than half full but that’s when you’re dripping fat into their gut but if you’re instead dripping sugar into their gut while you’re blowing up the balloon you can get up to here before causing discomfort in dyspeptic s– about 70 percent more and the same with fullness and nausea increase the pressure and stomach with fat in there and fullness and nausea shoot up with fake fat in your stomach instead the same pressures resulted in significantly less feelings of fullness and nausea these studies show that during distension of the stomach as the stomach fills up dietary fats or major trigger of dyspeptic symptoms such as nausea pain bloating fullness and they modulate symptoms in a dose related fashion meaning more fat the worse people felt these were some pretty elegant experiments but also a bit artificial I mean we don’t typically eat with balloons in our stomach so how about an experiment using actual food they compared yogurts high in sugar low in fat versus high in fat low and sugar eating the low-fat yogurt there wasn’t much of a difference in the nausea pain and bloating scores between those with dyspepsia healthy subjects but give them the same amount of high fat yogurt and dyspepsia symptoms shot up almost immediately it’s one of our major findings was that the induction of gastrointestinal symptoms after the test mules were nutrient specific the consumption of a high fat test meal was associated with a substantially greater increase in nausea and pain when compared to a high carbohydrate meal among those with dyspepsia with the symptom scores increasing immediately after eating this would suggest that sufferers not only reduced the amount of food they eat which is the typical advice but also try to keep the fat content down a message echoed by a recent review of all such studies put together current studies show that fatty foods are associated with occurrence of dyspeptic symptoms and reduction of fat intake may help alleviate symptoms [Music] you

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