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February 7, 2011

Acid Reflux Treatment Home Remedy

If you’re looking for an acid reflux treatment home remedy, try not to get frustrated by the sheer volume of potential things you can try. Thousands of people suffer from acid reflux on any given day, and there are almost as many ways to naturally get rid of the condition.

Acid reflux happens when there is a buildup of pressure and acid in your stomach that causes those acids to be allowed out of your stomach and up into your esophagus. The tissues there are sensitive and susceptible to damage, which causes pain. In some cases, the reflux can make it all the way to your mouth, leaving a bitter taste, generally accompanied by a hiccup or burp, which may not be the most attractive condition to be dealing with after a meal.

So what can you do about it, besides reaching for antacids or pills? Plenty of things.

If you suffer from this condition on a fairly regular basis, you may want to consider a few lifestyle changes in order to rid yourself of the problem without medications.

  • First, eat smaller meals over a longer period of time rather than a few large meals during the day. Eating more than your stomach can handle causes it to stress out, and respond by frantically producing acid to break down the excess amount of food rapidly. This causes pressure to build and inevitably results in reflux. So just eat less, more. Snack more often and eat smaller meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner so that you’re still getting the same amount of food, it’s just stretched over a longer period of time.
  • Second, remove any excessive stressors from your life. Stress is known to cause heartburn, and dealing with it more effectively can help you feel the burn a little less frequently. So, schedule regular massages, or start seeing a therapist who will teach you techniques for dealing with stress. You could also take up Yoga or meditation, start exercising regularly or any number of other things that help you to relax. Making relaxation a priority now will help you maintain a healthy digestive tract later.
  • Third, keep track of what you’re eating, and subsequently avoid foods that you identify as heartburn triggers. Things that are hard to digest like whole milk, spices like garlic, vegetables like onions, and stimulants like caffeine can all be potential heartburn triggers.

If you’re looking for more reactive holistic solutions, there are plenty of things to try.

  • Ginger, whether candied or tea, is very effective at soothing acid reflux.
  • A glass of water can help to wash acids through the digestive system, and keeps them from settling in, causing pain.
  • Apple cider vinegar helps to neutralize acids. Just a couple of tablespoons added to a glass of water can be an effective solution.
  • A quarter of a cup of aloe vera juice can also help to relieve acid reflux. Make sure to distinguish between aloe vera gel and juice though. Gel is not meant for consumption and can cause a host of other digestive problems. Only consume aloe vera juice.

For more information on acid reflux treatment home remedy, visit and read The Reflux Remedy Report.

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