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Old 02-17-2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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papaya good for bloating???

ive been feeling very bloated for the past 2 weeks and im very gassy and i get pains in my lower stomach. ive heard that taking a papaya digestive enzyme could help?? has anyone tried it?

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Old 02-18-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: papaya good for bloating???

Yeah, I have... A lot of people do this to help the digestion process... I say it does help, give it a try.

 
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: papaya good for bloating???

Hi,

Papayas have oestrogen in them - if you can eat papaya, it might help your oestrogen levels. Being a kind of melon it helps BMs as well (esp. if you are the "C" variety of IBS).

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Old 02-19-2005, 02:37 PM   #4
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Re: papaya good for bloating???

thank u so much for replying

 
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Re: papaya good for bloating???

I have found that your intestines that has hundreds of bacteria needs at times to be re-balance with friendly flora to help your digestion --- take a probiotic supplement for several weeks, eat yogurt and also a very good item is to drink Kefir.

These all help to re-establish the good friend bacteria that gets out of balance by many diet thing like processed food, too much salt, sugar and fatty foods as well medication -- particularly antibiotics. We just intake too many chemicals in our food and what we drink!!

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Re: papaya good for bloating???

Listen to Harry, he knows what hes talking about... gives some of the best advice on the forums.

 
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Re: papaya good for bloating???

Hey bulletinboard,
Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it!!

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Hi.

I agree with Harry, also. We ingest just way too many chemicals. Hence the overwhelming popularity of IBS, obesity, diabetes, heart problems, ADD, infertility and miscarriages...

Anyway, papaya is just one ingredient in a good enzyme to help your body digest what is being consumed. Papaya by itself might help you feel better (or it might not) depending upon if the particular element (fat, carbs, minerals or protein- I forget which one papaya works on) is the element that your body is having a problem with. You may need OTHER enzymes for your particular situation. It's trial and error.

And about the medication, yes- stay away from antibiotics! Unless you are hospitalized, on your deathbed. There are so many other natural substances with antibiotic properties- tea tree oil, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, hydrogen peroxide, olive leaf, colloidal silver, goldenseal...I could go on and on. Sometimes these natural remedies work better than traditional ones! People are just so accustomed to popping a pill at the first sign of discomfort.

Good luck!

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