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Still have stomach issues

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by jim lahey, May 10, 2019.

  1. jim lahey

    jim lahey Shamanic Herbalist

    So for a while now I have not been able to ingest traditional kava I have been getting by with kava candies and CO2 extract. (Which do not bother my stomach) I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy and ever since I've stopped eating wheat my stomach issues have gotten better but still haven't completely disappeared and every time I seem to drink traditional kava it bothers my stomach in the same way as when I eat wheat. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great .otherwise I just hope to God I can consume traditional kava again one day as I love it so much. Oh also for anyone interested I have 8 oz of an unopened bag of kava Supreme and quite a lot left of 8oz opened bag of Solomon from Root of Happiness basically just looking for a trade for some type of concentrate or candies thank you
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
  2. Intrepidus_dux

    Intrepidus_dux Kava Enthusiast

    I wonder if your GI system needs time to heal. I feel you on the gut issues. I had terrible problems for years and ended up being extremely lactose intolerant and not good with simple carbs. Hope your kava days will come sooner rather than later. Another idea is try something lighter and make it weak and see how you do.
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  3. CrunkMonk

    CrunkMonk New Member

    I also have a wheat sensitivity. The best thing that helps me even be able to do Kava at all is to acidify my stomach. As we age, our stomachs loose the ability to keep up with stomach acid production. I swear that Kava also whisks away my stomach acid or uses it up. So I always drink lemon juice before, during and after a kava session. This helps me break down the kavalactones and re acidifies my stomach so I can eat after. For me I always do 3T of Kava and about 3-4 oz of lemon juice [via a shot glass to by pass my teeth]. The symptoms of low stomach acid aka hypochlorhydria are vast, and include dietary allergies [like gluten]. You might even fix your gluten problem with increased stomach acid. Lots of stuff acidifies the stomach, lemon juice is the cheapest. But you can also try cider vinegar, kombucha, Betain HCI pills, ox bile, or Super Enzymes. Also wine is one of the best and most ancient ways to help acidify the stomach. I don't like to drink booze to close to a kava session though. So what happens if you drink the medium grind Kava? When my stomach acid is really low I feel a painful lump of air punch up to top part of my stomach, into my esophagus. As soon as I drink lemon juice, I'll burp up the painful "lump" of air. That's what happens, cuz food, kava or whatever is just sitting in my gut rotting and it creates air that has to be burped up. I also get a strange heartburn [or inflammation] at the 3-4 hour mark as undigested food makes its way into my intestines.
  4. jim lahey

    jim lahey Shamanic Herbalist

    Well first of all thank you very much for giving me a helpful hints on making more acid in my stomach I will definitely try that and when I drink kava my lower right side beneath my ribs and on the right side of my stomach either hurts just feels Wicked uncomfortable or feels like it's being clenched. I've gone through multiple tests at my doctor and they cannot tell what it is. I got a helpful hint also from the piper and when I do start drinking medium grind again I'll probably mostly drink Hawaiian cuz apparently that also is light on the stomach.
  5. jim lahey

    jim lahey Shamanic Herbalist

    And I try to rarely drink booze these days
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  6. jim lahey

    jim lahey Shamanic Herbalist

    Yes I definitely have to make it more diluted then I used to
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  7. jim lahey

    jim lahey Shamanic Herbalist

    Also would instant kava be lighter on stomach?