Treatment of Gastritis or GERD.

I was a sufferer from the disease commonly referred to as Gastritis or GERD, which over 75 % of humanity suffers from at sometime of their lives, which in my humble opinion is the cause of other  major diseases to which the human body is subjected to in later life if left untreated including Cancer, as it causes agonizing pain, even when one’s stomach is empty.

When I first consulted a Gastro Enterologist here in Colombo where I have lived for the past 89 years, around 1950, he prescribed the standard drug commonly used at that time, Gelusil based on Aluminium Hydroxide, which neutralizes the Hcl Acid in the stomach. Over a period of 6 months he could not understand the reason why I did not respond as his other patients did, and were cured. He then doubled the dose from 2 tablets to 4 after a meal, but this did not make the slightest difference. He then performed an Endoscopy and discovered the Hyper Acidic state of my stomach and decided that it was the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori that was the cause of my almost daily agony before a meal, especially lunch, which I used to take long after mid-day. I was prescribed some powerful antibiotic which caused even further discomfort but did nothing to alleviate the cause of this indescribable pain.

I was around 30 years in age at that time and was the CEO in my late Father’s business organization which I later inherited and to which I do still drive daily at my advanced age of 89 years, and which I now share with my youngest son today. I discovered that it was the mental strain I was subjected to at that time and my late lunch that was the root cause of this daily agony from  which I often used to double up with acute pain. It was unfortunate that other physicians whom I consulted here in Ceylon as Sri Lanka was known at that time and others whom I consulted overseas were not able to cure this chronic GERD I suffered from, till it dawned on me that I suffered from the lack of food at a critical time just before lunch,  which was released by my stomach in time to digest the food that I should be having at that time. It was the lack of this food that gave my stomach no alternative but to digest itself and it was the powerful Hydrochloric Acid and Enzymes which comprise Gastric Juice, that I had to cover with food to prevent it from doing so.

It was very strange that the discovery of this simple solution was left to me, the patient after having suffered from this agony for over 5 years, to discover that I had to  eat something to prevent the stomach acid from destroying the Villa,  which lines the inner stomach wall. 

It is interesting to record that I have just discovered that even today, the  Google I consulted to get the spelling of Villa correct, does not list Food  among the “Eight best remedies to heal the stomach lining” under Gastritis! It seems to me that students in Medschool are not taught this simple Home-truth that it is indeed the lack of food at this critical time, that is the root cause of Gastritis! They will treat this so called “disease” with drugs and more drugs, including the dangerous PPI drugs like Nexium, but they are not aware that it is the lack of food at this critical time that is the primary reason for what is known as the “GERD Syndrome” which affects the majority of Humanity today.

The simple CURE is to eat a Biscuit or a piece of Bread to neutralize and prevent the Hcl from destroying the Villa when this Gastric Juice is released in your stomach, some minutes before a meal, usually lunch.

I shall for the record, share my default therapy for GERD which I formulated over 25 years ago and which I copy today for patients who consult me on my Website for this disease.

THERAPY Gastritis or “GERD”

It is very likely that you suffer from Hyperacidity or Gastritis, aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease) and I shall copy my default therapy that has helped hundreds of patients to overcome this disease for which doctors usually prescribe PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs which are dangerous and can cause many other more serious problem when used in the long term.
You will hopefully discover that my therapy aka “Joepathy” (Google) will help you within 24 hours after you have taken your first dose after a meal.
The remedies you will order are as follows:
Nat Phos 6x dose 2-4 tablets taken immediately after each of 3 meals.This remedy accelerates the passage of food down the gut and prevents the formation of acid which would otherwise reflux causing GERD.
Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily.This remedy works to repair the damaged Esophagus which has metastasised to resemble the gut to deal with the Hcl refluxed into it causing severe distress. Arnica works with the Nat Phos to speedily cure the problem.
You can also take a Probiotic daily for a week. A Probiotic will help by changing the balance of the Bacteria in the Stomach and will contribute to your cure and help to ensure that your problem does not recur. After your problem with GERD is stabilised you can take the Arnica in the Wet dose nightly before bed for life. You do not need to take Nat Phos daily but you will keep a stock to be used whenever you feel uncomfortable after a meal when you will take 2-3 tablets as necessary.
Please observe the following simple rules:
Do not eat large meals. Eat small meals but more often if you feel hungry. Do not drink more that a few sips of water after your meals. This is to prevent the further dilution of your gastric juice which can then reflux into your Esophagus which results in GERD.
It is important that you do not go to bed for at least 2 hours after dinner as food will take about this time to digest and it is best to stay  awake and upright to enable your food to digest before going to bed.
No fatty food, alcohol, coffee, preserved meats like sausages, ham, bacon as they contain Saltpeter which will antidote the remedies listed immediately.
If you suffer from a stomach ache or you feel your stomach puffing up before a meal during the day between meals,  this is usually due to hunger pains, caused by your gastric juices attacking the inner lining (Villa)  in the wall of your stomach. The simple remedy is to eat some food like a biscuit or a banana between meals to keep the gastric juice away from digesting the stomach wall which results in a stomach ache which in some cases can be acute.
You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids, preferably water daily and you must also exercise for at least half hour daily. It is important to sweat it out as this is all part of my therapy to overcome GERD.
The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:
Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.
It is understood that the patient will stop all other drugs which s/he may be taking for this ailment.Do not use Coffee, Cola beverages, preserved foods like sausages, ham and bacon as they contain Saltpeter.


  1. Shibu Jacob says:

    Dear Mr. Joe,

    It was very interesting to read your entry on GERD. I went through your index of ailments and treatments but couldn’t find any entry on inguinal hernias. Do you have any remedies for the same? Thanks

    • Joe says:

      Homeopathy does not have any cure for Inguinal Hernia.

      I too suffered from it some years ago and was in surgery in 2008 at age 78. They used the current technique of a plastic mesh and the incision is hardly visible today as it does not interfere with the muscles in the groin. There was hardly any pain and I was able to walk in about 6 hours after surgery and returned home shortly after.

      I refused all analgesics and only used Arnica 30c in the Wet dose which I took a 5ml dose or a large teaspoonful every 3 hours.

      I would urge you to have this surgery done ASAP.

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