Over the years, the medical establishment has repeatedly changed its list of suspected causes for stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers). It has been like a soap opera to monitor. At various times, ulcers have been blamed on stress, excessive alcohol consumption, extended use of pharmaceuticals, a weakened immune system, bacterial infections, and of course, it is now genetic too. They really have no idea. Ulcers continue to be a great enigma that is beyond the bounds of modern doctors.
They are a surprisingly common condition. Most people know of at least one person who has suffered with ulcers, who was placed on the usual pharmaceutical treadmill. The prognosis of pharmaceutical treatments is bleak. Some argue that doing something for a suffering victim is always preferable to doing nothing, because at least the doctors are trying to help. It is tempting logic, so long as the assumption is maintained that there are no known alternatives to the current protocols of experimental medicine. With that in mind, consider the following carefully.
While researching for an unrelated topic, we came across an enlightening study from 1949. It included:
"The average crater healing time for seven of these patients who had duodenal ulcer was only 10.4 days, while the average time as reported in the literature, in 62 patients treated by standard therapy, was 37 days... The average crater healing time for six patients with gastric ulcer treated with cabbage juice was only 7.3 days, compared with 42 days, as reported in the literature, for six patients treated by standard therapy."
The study, entitled "Rapid Healing of Peptic Ulcers in Patients Receiving Fresh Cabbage Juice" was simply ignored by the medical establishment. Two more studies were later done in 1952 and 1956, with identical outcomes.
For those doing their own research, the ulcer-healing factor of cabbage (S-methylmethionine) is often referred to as "vitamin U". What is astounding is that this natural therapy has been known for over six decades, yet the public has never been told about it. The initial study used a quart of raw, cabbage juice that was consumed throughout each day. Based upon the results of the studies, we would recommend a protocol lasting 10-13 days.
It is well known throughout alternative medicine and amongst naturopathic doctors that ulcers are caused by an imbalance of the stomach pH. Therefore, we recommend alkalizing the body, because virtually all modern pH issues consist of a body being too acidic, and a stomach that is too alkaline. Following an alkalizing diet should eventually help one to regain a natural balance. See the Body pH and Disease article for detailed information about this. Severe indigestion is sometimes confused for ulcerations, and this can sometimes be corrected in the same manner.