Gastritis: Inflammation of the Stomach Lining.


Yes, You Can Heal

When you step back from the confusion and mixed emotions that you experience with gastritis, healing can actually come about in a rather simple way. This is not to say it is easy. You have the choice to take pain relieving medications which block your stomach acid and give some immediate relief. But the question remains – are you actually healing? Get to know your own body and make the effort to heal. Remember to stay committed and envision a healthy future.


A huge component of healing is mentality - you must stay positive and focused.
Please be aware that your healing will not be a perfect journey.
Brace yourself for the possible challenges:

  • Ingesting an irritant and having a setback as a result.
  • Low immunity leading to other sickness; having multiple ailments at a time.
  • Unforeseen life stress adding to the problem.
  • Missing the ability to eat what you want when you want.
  • Discouraged by the huge impact on quality of life.
  • Frequently tempted to believe you will never get better.
  • Feeling like friends or family may not understand your unique challenge.

How Long Does Gastritis Take to Heal?

This is a natural question to ask because the desire to get back to normal is so strong. However, be cautious with the idea of “how long” because it can create additional anxiety, as well as discouragement – both of which are detrimental to healing.

Gastritis is a challenge to our life force – FOOD. Think of your stomach as a baby bird with a broken wing, in need of delicate care. An easy-to-digest and non-irritating diet is essential. In addition, the root cause must be identified and eliminated as best as possible in order to confidently heal. Give the supplements time to help your stomach heal. You can also help promote healing by trying not to stress too much about being sick, and keeping a positive attitude.

After you have committed to a low-pain diet and start to take the supplements, it is reasonable to expect marked improvement within 2-8 weeks, depending on the severity of your case. This is not to be confused with pain reduction only (such as if you are taking acid-blockers) which is not equivalent to healing. An average timeframe for gut healing may take from 3-6 months. But that is by no means an absolute number, given the variety of causes and factors involved.

After a certain amount of time, if no other known medical issues are present, it may help to speak with your medical provider about Visceral Hypersensitivity as well as Functional Dyspepsia, both of which may contribute to long-term symptoms associated with eating.

A Healing Routine

Your overarching goal is to find a routine that becomes somewhat natural. The phase of confusion will gradually evolve into a phase where you actually KNOW and FEEL that you are finally healing - not just desperately grasping at straws. Stay in this healing routine and live normally within it - yes, you are still recovering, but you are functioning in this "new normal" and will become stronger every day. Even when you believe you have healed, you will still need to ease yourself back into various foods.

1. Medical testing first.
2. STOP the root causes.
3. Start healing.


Remember, all of the steps work together to allow you to heal.