Gerd story

Let’s talk about gerd. This is a client’s story.

“I have had stomach issues as long as I can remember. My symptoms are varied: I have heartburn, chest pain, cramps in my lower stomach, pain in the stomach, feeling of pressure, belching and gas. When I finally went to see a doctor about it I was diagnosed with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The doctor prescribed me Somac 40 mg that decreases the amount of acid in the stomach and should give relief from the symptoms. The doctor told me that I should take the medicine at least for two months but that it would be possible that I would need the medicine for the rest of my life or at least I would have to take them always if the symptoms got worse.


I started to take the drug but I didn’t like the idea of taking drugs regularly for the rest of my life. The doctor had also told me that I should pay attention to what I eat, that some foods and drinks can irritate my stomach, and that losing weight might also help. I started to Google around the internet learning more about my condition and what could help. Finally I stumbled on Ruokatauko’s web page. On Ruokatauko’s web page was a lot of information about nutrition, stomach issues and even an own page for GERD or refluksi ruokavalio in Finnish. The references on the page convinced me and I contacted Ruokatauko’s nutritionist and asked for an appointment.

My first appointment with the nutritionist was very interesting and I thought he was very thorough. He had told me to keep a diet journal before our appointment, so with that in hand I went to see him. He interviewed me about my symptoms, diet and what prescription drugs I had used, among other things. I was very happy when he told me that it is totally possible to get rid of the drugs for good and that in his opinion diet plays a key role in treating GERD.

The diet change wasn’t easy. At first I thought that I can’t eat anything anymore ever. But the nutritionist reminded me that it was just the first step when I needed to get my stomach and my gut in better shape and heal. I had A LOT of supplements to help me with that! What surprised me most was that he told me to use HCL (betaine hydrochloride) every time I eat. It was surprising because the doctor had prescribed me a drug that would decrease the amount of acid in my stomach and now I should take more acid. Who knew. I found it also very helpful that I got ready recipes at the beginning and the nutritionist accompanied me to the store once so I could find all the new things I needed.

I started to feel a lot better maybe after a month or so and I got better and better as time passed. The diet change and the healing of my stomach and intestines were what helped me most. Sometimes I still get GERD symptoms but they aren’t nearly as bad as they were and I now know what to do about them. A big thank you to Ruokatauko!”

If you are suffering from gerd or heart burn, go get some help! You don’t need to fight alone.

– Mr Ruler


Get ready for summer!

We are getting ready for summer. That means wer are checking out what we are eating and how we are doing our exercises! Let’s talk about nutrition first!

Do you want to get fit also for the summer season? If you do, we might have some good advice for you. The food what you eat, is the most important thing what you can think about. It is far more important than exercising. 75% is all about nutrition and 25% is exercise! So you are what you eat! You might have heard that slogan before and it is true!

What you should be eating? That depends on your goals for the summer. We guess you want to look good right? That means usually losing fat and tone those muscles. How to lose fat? That is the question, which internet is full of. There is lot of different stories how to do that. For us, the best way was to start using strict diet plan like for example Zone-diet. It will give you good tools to measure correct amount of proteins, carbs and fat. Only thing what you need to figure out is your lean body mass. The easiest way is to hit local InBody-company and book a check-up with them. You will get the result in few minutes on black and white.

After you have your body’s lean mass, you use something called ”daily activity multiplier”. That tells if you are a person who does a job at the desk 24/7 or if you are a person who trains everyday. You can read more about Zone on their website. If you want to lose weight for the summer, you just use Zone-counters online and check how many blocks you need to eat for that goal. Simple as that! For food quality, you can use just basic stuff what Zone recommends or if you want to be like us, then you hit Paleo!

Well, what about exercise?


For that we would recommend that you hit something short and fast. Something like which has intervals inside. Like push the car around the parking lot hard and fast, just like us! That way you will keep your muscles, tone them up and lose only fat! That is what we want. We want to melt the fat away and define our muscles. Then you will look good at the summer without a t-shirt. So keep the workouts really short, heavy and fast! That is the best way and fastest!

The easiest way to do these, is to hire a professinal trainer. Then you don’t have to ”think” anything, you just follow the program and enjoy the results. We would hire the best around, we would hire a best personal trainer Turku, like we always do and recommend. They are located in Turku Finland and offer the best solution!

Talk you soon again!

** Mr. Ruler

Fitness Training: 6 Weeks to Get a Fit Body

Generally when many of us think of getting a fit and perfect body the very first thoughts that strikes our minds is heavy and intense workout, hectic diet, physical excretion and a strict routine to follow. Practically saying this myth in our mind is wrong, for attaining optimum healthy and fit body you need not do intense workout daily or exhaust your body by the end of the day. As everything needs time to change, so does our body. The human body also needs to gradually prepare itself for a particular lifestyle from which you can get a healthy and fit body as well as lifestyle. So let’s see how we can change our physical state in upcoming 6 weeks.

6 weeks to attain a fit body:

Week 1: Preparation and Anti oxidizing of the body

belly-2354_640 (1)The very first week, you need to start with cleaning and preparation of the body, for a new and healthier lifestyle. The years old toxic and harmful radicals which slowly degrade your body from the inside need to be removed for getting a fit and healthier lifestyle. When we start this routine, it should be followed every day so our body becomes free of the toxic acids which harm our body.

Week 2: Getting habitual for a Balanced diet

When your body is fully clean from inside, its efficiency will automatically increase in every aspect. So will the digestive power of the body will increase. It is the perfect time for one to go for the balanced diet as now the body will also support your will. All the food you eat will be digested properly giving out proper amount of energy to complete the daily routine work. When you become habitual of this your body will always be a power house to compete any of the physical and mental hindrance.

Week 3: Opt for a Daily Workout or Exercise which is comfortable for you to do daily

You now need to utilize the stored energy of the body to cut short the strengthening process of the body and slowly getting start to give shape and fitness to the body. One can always choose a simple exercise that you can work on daily basis. The four basic and effective exercises that one can opt from are:

  • Yoga

  • Walking

  • Cycling

  • Swimming

Week 4: Make up a pre-decided Daily Routine to be followed

For the systematic and functional effects of these 3 weeks you need to set up daily routine that you can easily follow. Your daily routine must have a systematic time to perform every activity with comfort. The routine can be:

  1. Going to bed early with a full sleep to get perfect rest for the body.

  2. Getting up early so that your day starts perfectly.

  3. Having a medium breakfast.

  4. The main meal of the day should be lunch as at this time the liver works at its best.

  5. Relax your body after the sun goes down.

  6. Have a normal light dinner.

  7. Sleep at least an hour after the dinners so that majority of the food gets digested before sleeping.

Week 5: Get your mind focused and steady

To get your mind focused and de-stressed you need to devote a part of time from your daily schedule to any activity that makes you feel relaxed such as listening to music, playing outdoor games or anything. This may differ for ever person. To need to take command over a few things:

  1. Be always positive.

  2. De-stress your mind.

  3. Meditate to gain focus.

  4. Being goal oriented.

Week 6: Taking it to the Next Level

As you have mastered over your body now you need to think further. You need to set specific goals or plans for the upcoming times. You need to follow all these steps and imply them in your daily life. Set a goal for a year and always be curious about your future.