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October 10, 2011

Foods That Reduce Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, also known as heartburn, can be painful, troublesome and embarrassing. Some of the symptoms include the distinctive burning sensation in the chest, coughing and belching. You might be treating the problem by chewing antacids by the fistful or taking prescribed medications, which can get expensive. Did you know that you can actually reduce acid reflux with the food you choose?

Acid reflux is caused when the muscle at the top of the stomach doesn’t work properly and stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. The acid then eats away at the lining of the esophagus, causing the burning sensation. Over time, the reflux can cause severe damage to the esophagus and can even lead to esophageal cancer.

While some foods, such as tomatoes, chocolate and caffeinated beverages can make acid reflux and heartburn substantially worse, other foods can actually reduce reflux and help ease the symptoms.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can help ease the discomfort of acid reflux and makes a great breakfast or even a snack. One of the benefits of oatmeal is that it can actually help absorb the excess acid. Instead of popping an antacid, try eating a bowl of oatmeal instead.

Salad

Salad is good for you on a number of levels, but it’s especially good if you have acid reflux. The fiber in the salad can help your digestive system work better, reducing reflux symptoms. Be sure to avoid tomatoes or onions, and don’t add cheese. A small amount of an acidic dressing is okay, but don’t go overboard. Keep dressing to one tablespoonful or less.

Chicken

To add protein to your diet, chicken is a great choice. You can eat it baked, grilled or broiled, but don’t fry it. You should also remove the skin, as it is high in fat, which can increase acid reflux symptoms. Adding grilled chicken to a salad makes a great dinner for someone who is having trouble with acid reflux.

Fish and other seafood

Fish is another excellent protein to add to your diet to help reduce reflux. Although it can be higher in fat, it’s high in the type of fat your body needs — omega-3 fatty acids. Try to stick with wild-caught, rather than farm raised. Like chicken, broil, grill or bake your fish and don’t add creamy sauces to it. Other seafood, like shrimp, lobster and shellfish are also good.

Parsley

Although parsley makes a lovely garnish, it’s also recognized as an herb that can help with stomach irritation. Add fresh parsley to your soups, salads and other foods and be sure to eat it!

Couscous

Complex carbohydrates are great foods to help with acid reflux. They can help absorb the acid and they are high in fiber. Add these to your meals to prevent post-meal reflux and indigestions.

Ginger

Ginger is one of the all-time best foods to eat to help with indigestion. Although it can also be taken as a capsule, adding it to foods in its whole form is extremely helpful. Seasoning your fish with ginger before grilling it and serving it with a side of couscous or bulgur wheat makes a filling meal that will help ease acid reflux.

For more information on the foods that help to reduce acid reflux, be sure to visit Reflux Remedy at refluxremedy.com today!

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April 26, 2011

Acid Reflux Medication

Acid reflux is a condition that plagues thousands of people every day. This condition is a result of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) neglecting to close as soon as food passes through it or the LES opens too often. The LES can be best described as a ring of muscle that is at the entrance of the stomach. When there is a malfunction and the LES opens without merit it allows for the acids and enzymes of the stomach to escape the stomach and travel upward to the esophagus where it can cause a burning sensation. If this isn’t a rare occurrence but instead happens about two times a week you are likely suffering from acid reflux disease also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

A few common symptoms that may be associated with acid reflux disease include:

  • Heartburn: This is the most common symptom of acid reflux. Heartburn is generally experienced in the chest but there have been cases where sufferers have reported burning in the abdomen and throat cavities. Heartburn is usually experienced as a pain that starts lightly and developments into a more pronounced sting. There are instances, however when the heartburn stabs often giving the affect that one is suffering from a heart attack.
  • Trouble swallowing (dyshpagia): Dysphagia occurs when there is a narrowing of the esophagus. When this happens there can be great difficulty swallowing food and drinks. The difficulty associated with eating and drinking often causes sufferers to neglect eating and drinking which can cause an onset of several other illnesses.
  • Regurgitation is another symptom of acid reflux: A sufferer is warned that regurgitation may commence when there is a sour or bitter taste in the mouth as a result of acid reflux. This bitter taste is often followed by the regurgitating of foods and liquids that were recently consumed.

These acid reflux symptoms drive most sufferers to seek out immediate reflux relief. There is no one medication or relief method that works for everybody. Sufferers are encouraged to find the medication that works best for them. Some forms of medication that can assist in treating acid reflux may be found below.

  • Start by drinking more water. Water works wonders not only for acid reflux but also for overall health. Be sure to consume lots of water daily, especially before, during and after eating. Increasing water intake helps to dilute stomach acids which in-turn eliminates the risk of reflux.
  • Look into taking reflux antacids. There are several different over the counter acid reflux antacids on the market. Try Maalox, Alka-Seltzer and Imodium to just name a few. Before considering trying the over the counter drugs you may want to exact all natural remedies beforehand.
  • Try baking soda.┬áBaking soda is a natural antacid that has been known to be just as effective as unnatural over the counter drugs. Drop a spoonful of baking soda into a glass of water and drink it down while it fizzles. Works wonders.
  • Drink aloe vera juice. Aloe vea juice, much like water has several health benefits when consumed in healthy portions. Try this out as a means to stabilize your stomach acids while soothing your esophagus.

If you’re looking for more medications for acid reflux do not hesitate to visit refluxremedy.com.

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March 21, 2011

Reflux Symptoms

Your acid reflux symptoms are the result of an elaborate communication-response system that involves more than 60,000,000,000 cells.

What you might not know is if you suffer from acid reflux symptoms that you may actually be suffering from a lack of stomach acid rather than an over production.

I know the symptoms of reflux definitely feel like you’re making too much stomach acid, but in reality it may be your system trying too hard to digest all the food-stuff in your gut.

Acid reflux is generally a dis-ease caused from undernutrition. It shouldn’t surprise you that most the food available to you isn’t exactly chocked full of living nutrition. Most food-stuff available for consumption would be more accurately described as being nothing more than tasty chemicals.

The processed food industry has to make up for the lack of proper nutrients by jacking up flavor with refined salt, sugar and flavor enhancers.

The truth will shock you.

Reflux symptoms are simply the fire alarm going off inside your cells telling you everything is out of balance.

Like your car, most people know enough not to wait for the warning signals on the dash to come on before they change their oil. However, many people do that with their body and instead of addressing the real reason for the warning signal, or acid reflux symptom . . . they just add some antacid formula as if it was motor honey.

Well motor honey might get you to the next service station but running your car on low oil and only treating the symptoms will reduce the life of your car’s engine.

Warning: treating symptoms of acid reflux doesn’t cure the original underlying issue and more often than not will make the reflux symptoms worse.

Acid rebound is a dis-ease caused from taking too many antacids to cover symptoms of reflux, rather than eliminating the problem in the first place.

If you had a leak in your roof would you just keep placing buckets under the leak while it rains? That may work the first time, but you’ll end up needing a bigger bucket every time it rains . . . that’s what treating reflux symptoms does, puts off the inevitable.

Each time you have reflux symptoms you need a little more and a little more and pretty soon you’ve got a serious dependency problem that will take more effort, time and money to fix.

Why not simply stop the cause of your acid reflux symptom at the source?

Bottom line treating reflux symptoms won’t change anything . . . except make things worse.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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February 11, 2011

Natural Cure for Heartburn

The natural cure for heartburn is the same thing that prevents heartburn.

Which is the right diet married with a moderately active lifestyle.

I know you didn’t really want to hear that did you? Fact is it’s the same natural cure for almost every degenerative disease they make medicine for.

I realize most people these days are too busy and too stressed out to make the changes they should. It’s sad that in order to make a living, which usually means barely getting by, people think they have to give up their health and peace of mind.

In trade for what? Paying the water bill and being able to afford antacids for the lifetime of heartburn you’re in for?

This need not be.

The natural cure for heartburn is not about taking antacids or PPI’s (Proton Pump Inhibitors) nor is it surgery.

The natural cure for your heart burn is the opposite of treating heartburn symptoms; it’s the opposite of maintaining a state of acid indigestion for the rest of your life and the natural cure for your heartburn has nothing to do with taking harmful addictive drugs . . . but you already knew that I hope.

The natural cure for your heartburn is only going to be found from boycotting the Western Pattern Diet from your life, also called SAD for Standard American Diet.

The Standard American Diet (SAD) was designed to feed big corporations like Big Sugar, Big Agri and the USDA . . .

There is just no way Americans can naturally cure heartburn and the rest of those age-related diseases that are popping up like weeds without learning how to eat naturally.

It is NOT natural for people to be eating so much animal protein. Animal protein is way over rated by the agencies and lobbyists that support these industries.

Americans have been told to eat too much of everything . . . it’s no wonder why heartburn affects nearly a hundred million Americans each day. I’m sorry there is no magic pill to naturally cure heartburn either.

Heartburn is caused from over eating foods with lousy nutritional profiles and drinking beverages loaded with sugar or worse . . . high fructose corn syrup.

Look around, you’re not alone. Millions of people need to be naturally cured from the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is mostly to blame for your heartburn and the heartburn epidemic.

A natural cure for heartburn is what happens when you remove the cause of your heartburn . . . taking medicine encourages you to forget about naturally curing heartburn.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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