White Plum Juice for Acid Reflux?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TeaBisqit, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    This is totally hearsay, but one of my friends told me that someone she knew went to visit his relatives in Mexico this year. They gave him white plum juice for the acid reflux and he claims it totally cured him of it and he was able to eat all the spicy foods in Mexico that he wanted. And when he came back to the US, his acid reflux was still completely gone and he was eating pizza and couldn't believe he didn't have the heartburn anymore.

    Has anyone heard of or tried white plum juice? I had never heard of it before and never seen it sold anywhere in the stores here. Just wondering if it does have some properties that help with the acid reflux.
  2. butterflydream

    butterflydream New Member

    no, i have not heard of this for Acid Reflux, sure couldn't hurt to try it.

    I'm thinking white plum juice is in the baby food section of store.

    Stores sell little small 8 ounce containers of white plum juice for toddlers.

    Next time i'm at the grocery store, i'll take another look for it.

    Wish you well
  3. butterflydream

    butterflydream New Member

    Hey Tea, thinking more about this, maybe i'm thinking of the white grape juice for toddlers.

    I will look in store for the white plum juice. I'll let you know what i find.

  4. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    The only thing helped me with the acid reflux was Noni Juice. I can't eat Mexican food! but could eat other things that would make me sick before.

    They used to just sell it in HealthFood stores, but Wal-Mart sells in now. You might want to give it a try.

    I never heard of white plum juice, are you sure it was not White Grape Juice like Butterflydream said??

    Welch's sells White Grape Juice, but have never seen any blum juice but the dark brown kind, baby food as well as regular.

    Shalom, Shirl
    [This Message was Edited on 10/07/2009]
  5. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    She was very specific. It was White PLUM juice. Maybe it's some fruit that's naturally found in Mexico, I don't know. But her friend called it white plum juice.
  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    here's a post I found online about a type of plum juice, tho this person said it wasn't white but yellow. I am now living in Mexico and have not noticed such a fruit ... which likely doesn't mean much as some things you only see when they're seasonal or in the 'big box' supermarkets, and I might've totally missed it as we often just go to local markets. Here's this person's post from another site:

    "The first day I was in Mexico I drank about 2 glasses of (ciruela amarilla), I believe the translation would be something like yellow plum. The juice was natural and I continued taking it for about 4 days.

    'While I was in Mexico I eat worst than I normally do at home, it is tacos, chips, salsa, cheese, meat with chilly, and in amounts that probably double what I eat at home. So anybody would expect that I would get worst not better.

    'Here is the other thing that I did differently, I didn't take ice tea at all. At home I drink ice tea at least once a day but in Mexico I drank water, juices, soda and rice water (horchatas, I'll bet! -V).

    "Just in case I have not taken any ice tea yet (since returning home) and my heartburns have not returned. I have eaten what normally a Month ago would have kept me up at night and I now sleep through the night.

    "I never thought that a condition of so many years would go away in literally one day. I am not sure if it was the ice tea, the ciruela amarilla juice or anything else that I eat while in there. The only thing I know is that I have been heartburn free for over a Month without any medications."

    I googled "ciruela amarilla", after looking at the pictures of it, I think I have actually seen it at US major grocery stores - you could also ask/look at the "Mexican" grocery stores as they import a lot for the hispanic communities. Fresh tends to be better imho, but you might even be able to find it in jars or something.

    Some other ideas - this one has helped me a LOT, I have a duodenal ulcer (non-related to h. pylori infection) and have been taking prilosec a long time, til now - one of the side effects can be loss of hair, and suddenly I am losing a lot!!!! :( I have a hard tie giving up coffee, which is likely what keeps it going, and even tho I'm living in Mexico I do NOT eat spicy foods. Prevacid eventually gives me stomach problems anyway, and tagamet makes me out of my head even more than usual lol (altho that could be due to its other actions, it can kill herpes viruses etc)

    Anyway, I drink a LOT of aloe vera GEL (not juice) mixed with a bit of water, it's sold in bottles at GNC and other HF stores. It really helps me. The taste isn't the best, at least at first, but I've gotten used to it. You can always add a bit of stevia &/or juice to it to make it more palatable. the GEL capsules (I take 3 at a time 4X/day) in addition help. Probably the capsules are even at most grocery stores.

    Some other possibilities: chew a small handful of fennel seeds after eating (this is why many Indian restaurants offer it to you after your meal, tho they're mixed with a few other seeds); ginger capsules may help, 1 after a meal; and apple cider vinegar may also help if sipped thru the meal.

    I haven't tried the fennel, but the other 2 do NOT help my ulcer as they irritate it; but some with/without ulcers say it does help.

    DGL CHEWABLES helps me a lot tho its expensive, it's deglycyrhizinated (sp) licorice. Slippery elm has been mentioned by many on line tho I've not tried it. Life Extension (lef.org) has just formulated a supplement that has d-limonene plus zince and L-carnosine.

    L-glutamine is supposed to help, just starting that now.

    Baking soda of course with water can help tremendously altho it's more of a temporary 'cure'; it does help me.

    I also read that MSM (1G 2X/day)can help but further read that if it does, it may mean you have high histamine levels, which then means you might have low sulfur levels and so forth-- I haven't tried this & haven't had time to read up on it but you can google 'high histamine symptoms'.

    At another site, someone listed these:
    Here are six effective, all-natural alternatives:
    1. Ginger Root - Research shows ginger can strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Add one-half teaspoon of freshly grated gingerroot to a cup of hot water. Let the ginger steep for 10 minutes. Strain the ginger and drink.

    2. Peppermint – You can take peppermint in capsule form. But for optimal effect, get fresh peppermint. Place a wad of peppermint leaves between your molars and chew for a minute before swallowing. The calming effect on your stomach is almost immediate. (altho I've read that for others it makes things worse - V)

    3. D-Limonene –It’s an extract from orange peel that’s highly effective. In one study, 90% of the people reported complete relief of their heartburn symptoms in just two weeks. What’s more, the effect lasted for six months after they stopped taking it. Take 1000 mg every other day for 20 days. Then take a maintenance dose as needed. You can find D-limonene at your local health food store.

    4. Zinc – Zinc has incredibly powerful gastro-protective effects. One study compared zinc to famotidine (the over-the-counter drug Pepcid). The result? Patients in the zinc group experienced identical symptom relief to those who took Pepcid.9 You can find zinc at any health food store or even your local grocery store. Aim for 96 mg of elemental zinc per day.

    5. Betaine Hydrochloride and Pepsin – This may seem a little counterintuitive. But taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) and pepsin (a digestive enzyme) with every meal can eliminate heartburn symptoms. It also helps break down your food. This ensures you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need. In fact, thousands of heartburn patients have experienced relief as a result of taking an HCL and pepsin combination. (sigh, not me because it's actually an ulcer - V)

    Take one 600 mg capsule before each meal. You can find betaine HCL combined with pepsin at your local vitamin shop.

    6. Mastic Gum Extract w/ DGL – Mastic gum has been used for thousands of years to heal heartburn. Studies even suggest that mastic gum can kill H.Pylori. You can often find it combined with deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) at your health food store. Traditional Chinese medicine has long used licorice for its ability to soothe and coat the stomach. Look for a formula that contains 1 gram of mastic gum extract and 760 mg of DGL.


    Hope some of these things work for you if you don't find the plum juice!

    all the best,

  7. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    It could definitely be yellow plum. Sometimes we call yellow grape juice "white", so I'd say it's probably the yellow plum. It would be interesting if that actually works. It definitely needs further looking into. Thanks for the info.
  8. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    It could definitely be yellow plum. Sometimes we call yellow grape juice "white", so I'd say it's probably the yellow plum. It would be interesting if that actually works. It definitely needs further looking into. Thanks for the info.