Acid Reflux Diet

May 10, 2011

Acid Reflux Disease and Diet

Acid reflux disease is very much connected to what you eat. Food is one of the major contributors to acid reflux disease. Acid reflux disease has the ability to cause long-term harmful effects. If you have acid reflux you may be experiencing heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, nausea and hoarseness. The term ‘You are what you eat‘ couldn’t be more true when it comes to acid reflux. Your diet has a lot to do with how you feel. There are foods that are great for preventing and treating acid reflux. There are also eating habits that are known to decrease the chances of developing acid reflux disease.

Finding the Right Balance

The body needs the right balance of foods in order to perform properly. Many people think that foods that have an acidic taste are foods that cause acid reflux. This isn’t always the case. Citrus fruits have an acidic taste but are more neutral when they are digested. You need a balance of acid forming and alkaline forming foods to have good nutrition. A diet that is heavy in either acidic or alkaline foods can cause an imbalance. Too much acid forming foods in the body causes an increase in hydrogen levels. An abundance of hydrogen can increase your chances of developing acid reflux.

Types of Foods

The kind of food you eat is directly related to acid reflux disease. You should be eating a wide variety of healthy foods. Fatty foods are not good for acid reflux. The higher the fat content of the foods you eat, the more your body will need to produce stomach acid to break it down. Fat molecules are more difficult to digest and therefore cause the stomach to create more acid. If you have a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the presence of more acid can be dangerous because the acid may seep into the esophagus. You should focus on eating low fat protein, fruits and vegetables. Drinking water, aloe juice and eating ginger and papaya are great for acid reflux prevention and treatment. You should avoid alcohol, caffeine, sodas, onions and garlic.

Eating Habits and Lifestyle

Acid reflux may be triggered by a variety of foods. The food that triggers your acid reflux may not be what triggers someone else’s. To find out what is causing you to reflux you should keep a daily food journal. When you feel acid reflux, look to see what may have caused it to occur. Try to remove that item from your diet, but be sure to find an equally nutritious replacement. Your eating habits can contribute to acid reflux disease. You should avoid eating right before bed as this can cause the production of excess stomach acid at a time when you are in a laying down. This may permit stomach acid to enter the esophagus.

If you would like to find out more information about the types of food and eating habits that can help you to prevent acid reflux, review The Reflux Remedy Report today.

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April 7, 2011

Diet For Acid Reflux Disease

Acid reflux disease, more often than not, is directly related to your diet. The foods you eat and the drinks you consume can be triggers for acid reflux and you may be unaware. Try keeping a food journal. You may notice that after you eat certain foods your body reacts in a way that clearly indicates that these foods aren’t the foods for you. Why foods serve as triggers for some when they are completely harmless for others has yet to be determined. In the meantime, however, you should do your part at eliminating the foods from your diet that may be personal triggers.

The first aspect of your diet that you may want to tackle is the amount of food you eat, the time of day you eat these foods and how often these foods are eaten. Let’s start by examining the amount of food you eat. Acid reflux has been known to be more active if there is a heavy consumption of food taking place. What happens when there is a large portion of food taken in at one time is that the body (namely the stomach acids) feels that it must do whatever is necessary to break down this large portion of food so that it may be properly digested. The stomach acids kick into overdrive when there is a lot of work to do. The hyperactivity of your stomach acids may ultimately cause these acids to escape the stomach and make way to the esophagus resulting in heartburn or other acid reflux symptoms. Try eating smaller meals several times a day. This not only helps with acid reflux disease, it also aids in weight loss. Also, you may want to try eating at least two hours before bedtime. When we are awake after eating we allow our bodies sufficient positioning for adequately digesting food.

Now that how to eat has been established lets tackle what to eat. In discussing what to eat it is also imperative to discuss what foods to avoid.

In terms of fruit and beverage, try avoiding tomatoes, lemons, carbonated drinks, caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages. Try to drinking water in place of the drinks that are listed as ones to avoid. Water is a great digestive aid and works wonders for soothing the esophagus in the instance that there may be irritation or burn. The perfect fruit for those that may suffer from acid reflux is an apple. Try apples in any form whether they are dried, fresh or juiced. Bananas may be a great choice as well.

Stay away from fried and fatty foods. Meats such as chicken nuggets, ground beef, buffalo wings and sirloin aren’t the best for you in terms of acid reflux and overall health. If you are a meat lover try skinless chicken breast, broil steak and if you simply must have ground beef be sure that the meat is extra lean.

A few minor adjustments can take you a long way. Changing your diet may ultimately change your life. For more diet suggestions visit today!

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December 3, 2010

Acid Reflux And Diet

Acid reflux begins and ends with your diet.

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is partly to blame for the pandemic of the degenerative health issues that plague our country.

People have been misled to believe if they eat a balanced diet that everything will be alright. On top of that, the whole SAD industry of food delivers the final death blow with chemicals and toxic additives.

The mass manufacturing of processed foods that make up the Standard American Diet (SAD) is slowly deteriorating the health of people, young and old.

If you just consider the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is based on what is nutritionally acceptable for rodents, human health and wisdom has a long way to go.

Leading scientists agree that calorie restriction can help significantly increase lifespan and overall health.

Calorie restriction is NOT a balanced diet.

Degenerative dis-eases like acid reflux are triggered from eating that stereotypical balanced diet.

Americans are literally starving from a nutritional deficiency, even though they consume more food stuff than any other nation. The empty SAD calories are missing the minerals, nutrients and cofactors because of poor farming practices, sterile soils and over processing.

Where there was once abundance there is now less than nothing. What is less than nothing? The answer is anything negative or harmful to your health. ?Nothing? would be neutral, but the so-called food in America is poisonous, worse than nothing would be.

America?s food is riddled with excito-toxins like aspartame and monosodium glutamate and saturated with refined oils that are toxic, like canola oil and corn oil, which trigger inflammation and add to toxicity levels. Not to mention artificial flavors, dyes and preservatives.

Acid reflux is a dis-ease caused from chronic deficiencies, namely ?ionic? minerals, enzymes and plant based nutrients. If your cells are deprived, your organs will be weak and if your organs are weak your immune system will be vulnerable to being over burdened.

Your acid reflux is a result of poor diet.

The first step to improving your health and reversing your acid reflux is to take on an ?imbalanced? diet. You need to stop eating the wrong foods, cut them out of your diet completely. This means calorie restriction, which is all about eating only enough of the good foods to strengthen your mind/body energy levels.

Over eating robs you of energy, especially when you?re eating unhealthy foods that are poisonous to your cells, organs and well being.

Eat an unbalanced diet that is made only of healthy foods rich in plant based proteins, beneficial fats and natural ?ionic? minerals.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Advocate

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June 12, 2008

Fluoride In Your Water May Be Aggravating Your Heartburn

Heartburn | Acid Reflux Disease | Fluoride

If you’ve been following my latest articles on the root causes of acid reflux, you learned how aluminum can block vital minerals

and other nutrients needed for proper digestion. But that’s not the only reason to avoid aluminum exposure . . . scientists have suspected for years that aluminum deposits in the brain may also contribute to Alzheimer’s disease as well as many other disorders.

Here are a few sources of aluminum exposure you should be aware of:

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Soda pop cans

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???? Process (fake) cheese

???? Table salt

???? Municipal water

The truth is aluminum is part of a healthy diet when derived from normal food sources in trace amounts. However today you are exposed to abnormally high amounts of aluminum from other sources. Too much aluminum disrupts healthy mineral absorption, interfering with normal stomach acid levels, triggering painful heartburn, acid reflux and poor digestion.

Simply put, acid reflux is usually the first symptom of a serious mineral imbalance and excessive aluminum is associated with calcium, magnesium and copper deficiencies.

The common myth is that acid reflux is caused from too much stomach acid, but more often than not it is the lack of it that is the real instigator. If you’ve tried everything else and you’re still suffering form heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion . . .

Why not at least consider trying a different approach?

By first eliminating all aluminum from your reflux diet, including cooking with aluminum foil and eating with aluminum utensils you can begin to make a positive change. The next step is to find a natural way to increase your magnesium levels. Magnesium will help your body get rid of the toxic levels of aluminum already in your body.

Fluoride Actually Increases The Absorption Of Aluminum Into Your Body.

Fluoride is a waste product from the production of aluminum. Aluminum is not found as a pure source in nature and must be extracted from a combination of other raw materials, creating fluoride as a by product.

To make matters worse the FDA began allowing municipal viagra soft water facilities to add Aluminum sulfate to drinking water, as a so-called “purifier. This has been going on officially since 1974. Of course studies support the theory that the amounts are negligible. Yet I find it suspicious like the first studies “proving” the ant-cavity power of fluoridated water that were funded by the aluminum industry.

Yet before deceiving health authorities that fluoride was safe, it was only approved as an insecticide or for rat poison.

If you don’t believe me then I guess it’s only a coincidence that fluoride increases the absorption of aluminum and no ill-harm was intended. Yet regardless of whether it was intentional or just very profitable is really beside the point now, isn’t it?

So I hope starting today you will begin eliminating aluminum from your diet and seek nature’s solution to your recurring acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion problems.

Simply drinking natural mineral water can help stop your acid reflux, indigestion and heartburn pain. Quality mineral waters have been cherished for ages for their ability to cure all sorts of illnesses and imbalances. Restoring a healthy mineral balance has undeniably been proven to improve overall health.

So what do you have to lose but your misery and misconceptions about heartburn and the risk of developing GERD, ulcers and leaky gut syndrome.

I sincerely hope I have been of some help here to day.

Live well,

Martin Jacobse

Medical Investigator

P.S. If you are interested in discovering how you can stop the pain, frustration and misery of stubborn acid reflux, heartburn and stomach issues you will love what Joe Barton has put together for you. With the Reflux Remedy Report you can access everything you need to conquer your acid attacks and improve your overall health.

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