Dear Pharmacist: I’ve dealt with stomach problems all my life. Sometimes it’s hard to eat, but I am under physician care. What natural remedy can soothe my tummy when it’s hard to eat? — W.C., Denver, Colorado
Answer: Probiotics are fundamental to digestive health. And a diet free of common food allergens is in order. Something like slippery elm could help. Known as “Ulmus fulva” to herbalists, the mucilage from the inner bark of the tree provides extensive nutrition and easy-to-digest complex carbs. Slippery elm forms a slick gel coating and soothing everything it comes in contact with, including your mouth, throat, stomach and intestines.
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