Treatments for stomach ulcers that do not include dairy, medications or surgery involve lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet, eliminating smoking and abstaining from alcohol, claims WebMD. The diet should include healthy options from every food group, according to Drugs.com
Certain foods, whether healthy or not, must be avoided, explains Drugs.com. These include chocolate-based products, various teas, acidic beverages, spicy foods and tomato-based foods. Anything containing high amounts of spices or fats, such as sausage, ham and salami, must be avoided as well. The diet should consist of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Meats with large amounts of fat and salt should be replaced by leaner meats such as poultry and fish.
The individual suffering from the ulcer is also advised to pay close to attention to his diet before implementing a new one, in order to learn which foods help or irritate his symptoms the most, according to Drugs.com. An individual's response to this diet works best when he avoids ingesting meals before bed and when he ingests them in small amounts throughout the day. If the individual is taking aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on a regular basis, these should be eliminated from his daily routine until he determines the underlying cause of the ulcer.