Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers afflict about 4 million American men, women and children. Peptic ulcers include ulcers of the esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine. Activated charcoal aggressively adsorbs excessive stomach acid that contributes to peptic ulcers.

Symptoms may include:
•    Abdominal pain – pain associated with duodenal ulcers are classically relieved by food, while gastric ulcers feel worse
•    Bloating and abdominal fullness
•    Bitter regurgitation – acid reflux
•    Nausea, and sometimes vomiting
•    Loss of appetite and weight loss
•    Vomiting of blood
•    Tarry, foul-smelling feces
•    Rarely, an ulcer can lead to a gastric or duodenal perforation. This is extremely painful and requires immediate surgery

Leading causes of peptic ulcers:
•    75% of gastric and 90% of duodenal ulcers result from chronic inflammation due to the presence of certain bacteria. They tend to increase the secretion of gastrin, which, in turn, stimulates the production of gastric acid.
•    Tobacco smoking, spices, and coffee contribute to the development of peptic ulcers directly, and indirectly, it is suspected, to the culture of certain bacteria.
•    Another major cause is the use of NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) - they interrupt the production of mucous, which protects the lining of the GI tract from gastric acid.
•    See also Acid Indigestion

Duodenal Ulcer

“When I returned to Canada from the Pacific, I decided to move to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I purchased this old farmhouse and began some major renovation work. One day I needed a tool for a job and headed off to the nearest tool rental store. As we were loading the truck, I could tell that the young attendant who was helping me was in a lot of discomfort. Seeing the strain in his face, I asked if something was bothering him. He said he was suffering with ulcers.

“In his mid-twenties, John’s duodenal ulcers had become so bad that they were affecting his marriage. After admitting he drank coffee, I explained that coffee dramatically increases the acid production in the stomach. He said that if he had to stop his coffee then he would live with the ulcers. “Well” I said, “then you can think about having eroding ulcers”. That grabbed his attention, so I told him about charcoal, and how it works amazingly well to neutralize stomach acidity. Skepticism spread across his face with that typical Cape Breton look that says, “Go ‘way!” Hoping it would inspire a degree of confidence in my unusual remedy, I directed him to the pharmacy, where they could order the charcoal, if there wasn’t any in stock.

“Then I realized that his going to the drugstore was not going to happen. Just for such skeptical folks, I carry a small bottle of charcoal capsules in the truck. I pulled it out, gave it to him with some simple instructions, and said goodbye.

“I didn’t see him until the following week. With a big grin, he immediately announced, “I am totally free”. All his symptoms were gone. I could tell just by looking at his face. Keep in mind that John had had these severe pains for quite some time. I then had a chance to mention other items he needed to be careful with, such as spices, condiments, and smoking.

“I saw John a month or two later and he said in a very confident manner that not only had he stopped coffee, but that he had also stopped smoking. Now, if he were to feel some acid indigestion coming on, what do you think he will reach for, some brand name antacid with calcium, which actually increases acid production? No, like many others, John knows ‘relief’ can also be spelled:  C-H-A-R-C-O-A-L” page 30


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