chewing on a basil leaf

July 18, 2011

Acid Reflux Cure

acid reflux cureThe symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn can be distressing for many people and may include bloating, burning pain, breathing problems, difficulty sleeping and coughing. Given the problems that heart-burn and acid reflux related issues can cause, many people find they are not able to lead the active lives they desire and begin to look for relief. While there are pharmaceuticals and drugs available over-the-counter to treat these conditions, relief from retail solutions is usually only temporary in nature. Proton pump inhibitors and antacids typically wear off, leaving the individual still suffering. Fortunately, there are a number of drug-free, natural treatments as well as lifestyle changes that can bring about long-term relief from heartburn and acid reflux.

One of the first steps that should be taken is to stop using acid reducers and antacids. Over-the-counter products often create what is known as a feedback loop within the digestive tract that actually creates even more acid in the stomach as well as more pain. The more medicine you consume to battle acid reflux, the more medicine your body needs.

It is also important to make sure that you elevate the upper part of the body while you are sleeping. Try raising the head of your bed or use a wedge pillow if you find that you experience burning sensations or reflux while you are lying down. Another good way to help in relieving acid reflux is to make sure that you eat smaller meals on a more frequent basis. Take the time to slowly chew your food so that it becomes mixed well with saliva. This is important because saliva assists in breaking down your food, meaning less acid will be required to break down the food once it reaches your stomach. You might also consider adjusting your diet as well. Bad dietary habits and eating the wrong types of food can be major contributors in creating acid reflux and heartburn. Make it a point to include foods in your diet that are known to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn.

There are also natural, healthy substances you can take that can assist with the pain related to heartburn and acid reflux. These substances include honey. Try taking just a teaspoon of honey directly by mouth. This is quite soothing and can provide almost immediate relief from the symptoms associated with acid indigestion. Make sure to use unrefined honey. In addition, there are also many herbs that are known to provide relief from heartburn. Licorice is one of these substances, known for providing a soothing sensation to the digestive tract. Another herb that may assist in naturally relieving acid reflux is basic. Simply chewing on a basil leaf can often bring about relief from heartburn pain.

There is no reason to subject your body to over-the-counter medications or to suffer from the pain of acid reflux when there are many natural and holistic methods for curing heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux. Find out more when you download the Reflux Remedy Report at now.

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