Belly Troubles? Skip the Pill, Try THIS

Seasons EATINGS!

It’s a few weeks into the holiday season, and I ALREADY feel as stuffed as a Christmas Turkey.

And I don’t know about you… but all the rich food has MY tummy giving me a bit of trouble.

Anyone can get indigestion from time to time, of course.

But if there’s no known cause for your “too full” feeling or the burning pain you experience in your stomach or esophagus after eating, you may have functional dyspepsia.

Before reaching for a RISKY antacid, consider tapping into the healing power of a common pantry product.

New research confirms it could work as well as that popular purple pill.

It turns out, a bright yellow spice you can grab at your local grocery store could be the key to safely overcoming your tummy troubles.

I’ve sung the praises of turmeric many times. And I’m about to do it again.

Turmeric is a popular spice that’s used in kitchens all over the world. And while not everyone here in the USA has caught on to its wonders, many of us have added it to our spice rack.

This vibrant yellow spice contains a potent anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic compound called curcumin. And it could be the key to soothing indigestion without resorting to the cancer-linked proton pump inhibitor omeprazole.

A recent study published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine compared turmeric to stomach acid-blocking omeprazole (sold under brand names Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, and Protonix) for treating functional dyspepsia.

The spice relieved symptoms just as well as the drug!

The results aren’t ENTIRELY a surprise. After all, for centuries, folks who practice traditional healing have used turmeric to address digestive issues like…

  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • constipation,
  • and stomach pain.

Now, modern research confirms they were onto something all along. Curcumin is proven to have the ability to relax stomach muscles, alleviate cramping, and improve digestion.

Unlike pharmaceuticals that temporarily mask symptoms, turmeric targets the underlying inflammation that contributes to indigestion.

The potent spice also stimulates the gallbladder to produce more bile, improving the body’s ability to break down fats and proteins.

So, stop covering up indigestion with temporary pharmaceutical band-aids that come with a long list of troubling side effects.

Instead, harness the soothing power of turmeric to address the root cause of your stomach troubles.

To reap the digestive benefits of turmeric, add one teaspoon of the spice to meals like soups, curries, rice dishes, lentils, and veggies. Or try drinking a soothing cup of turmeric tea.

Turmeric supplements are available as well.

Consume turmeric with black pepper and a healthy fat like olive oil, for maximum absorption.

P.S. Ignoring your heartburn? DON’T! You could be increasing your risk of THIS alarming side effect.


“Curcumin and proton pump inhibitors for functional dyspepsia: a randomised, double blind controlled trial,” BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 2023, doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2022-112231

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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