home remedy for acid reflux

June 21, 2011

Heartburn Natural Remedies

Millions of people worldwide have experienced heartburn at one time or another. It?s when you have persistent heartburn that lasts for two weeks or more that you are diagnosed with acid reflux disease. Happily, there are lifestyle changes you can make and home remedies that you can take to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux disease.

1. Change Your Diet

Foods that are high in acid content, like tomatoes and other tomato products, should be avoided if you suffer from acid reflux disease or chronic heartburn. Red meats and dairy products can also exacerbate symptoms as can products containing caffeine (including chocolate). Avoiding these foods, or only consuming them in small quantities, will help in preventing heartburn from starting. Introduce fruits and vegetables to your diet, try to drink more water and decaffeinated drinks and don?t eat right before bed if you want to find some relief to your symptoms.

2. Increase Your Exercise

Exercise promotes overall body health and can help to aid in digestion. Many people have found that a proper diet, coupled with a regular exercise program have reduced the occurrence of acid reflux.

3. Elevate Your Head

Your insides are ruled by gravity just like your outsides. Stomach acids find it much easier to creep up your esophagus when your head is even with or lower than your stomach. If you don?t have an adjustable bed, try putting some phone books under the legs of the head of your bed or prop yourself up on several pillows. If all else fails, try sleeping in a reclining chair rather than flat on your back. It?s because of the way our bodies are normally positioned that sufferers of heartburn find that their symptoms are often worse at night.

4. Almonds and Apples

A handful of almonds, eaten after meals and chewed completely, alleviate the symptoms for some sufferers. Apples have the same effect but try to choose organic so they aren?t coated with pesticides or wax.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

If you swallow a few tablespoons of undiluted vinegar during an attack, your symptoms will abate. If you feel an attack coming on, put the same amount in a glass of warm water and drink it; you can do the same to prevent an attack from occurring at all if you?ve eaten something you know you are sensitive to.

6. Aloe Juice

Not many people can take the consistency of aloe juice but, if you can, many sufferers tout this as the #1 home remedy.

7. Chew Gum

Chewing sugarless gum for 30 minutes after a meal will produce enough saliva to dilute the contents of your stomach. It will also help to wash any acid already in your esophagus back down.

8. Keep a Heartburn Journal

Often times, prevention is the best cure. Keeping a journal of what you eat and drink and when you eat, sleep and exercise may help you create a list of foods that you are sensitive to.

For more home remedies and to learn more about acid reflux, feel free to download your copy of the Reflux Remedy Report at refluxremedy.com today!

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January 4, 2011

Home Remedy For Acid Reflux

Finding a home remedy for acid reflux is a trial and error process simply because everyone is different.

Beyond our personal differences there is an underlying uniformity, what leading scientists call ‘intelligent design’. Understanding how your body really thrives is the key to healing anything, especially acid reflux.

A home remedy for acid reflux will work better for one person and perhaps not at all for another because of several factors. Some people need remedies for a bundle of health problems including allergies and food sensitivities, not just acid reflux.

Sometimes the remedy is to discover what you are being exposed to in your home environment in regards to food, water and the air you breathe.

As you already know one of the main triggers of acid reflux is from eating the wrong foods. There is a very good reason these “wrong foods” can cause acid reflux . . . because they’re simply bad for you.

Often the best home remedy for acid reflux is to eliminate whatever is triggering your heart burn and gastric indigestion.

It’s not only the type of foods you eat at home, but what’s inside or on the food, including pesticides and herbicides, not to mention bacteria from foods processed with reclaimed sewer water.

Another hidden danger lurking in the homes of Americans that can contribute to your digestive health being compromised is Genetically Manufactured Organisms, or commonly called GMO foods.

Anything in that lowers your cellular energy levels will eventually upset your digestive system, which can become a hidden factor when looking for a home remedy for acid reflux, heart burn and acid indigestion.

At first glance you may think that there couldn’t be a connection between these things and your acid reflux. Yet the truth remains true . . . conventional medicine still doesn’t have a cure for your acid reflux disease, acid rebound or gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

That’s why you’re looking for a home remedy in the first place, isn’t it?

Drinking a glass of milk is a home remedy for some people suffering from acid reflux, but for others the animal fat, indigestible protein, antibiotics, growth hormones, and lactose sugars can trigger acid reflux.

Drinking natural mineral water an hour between meals can help remedy acid reflux, but if you drink water, or any beverage, with your meals your digestive acids become even more diluted and can trigger acid indigestion as well.

So keep hunting for the real cause of your acid reflux . . . eliminating the cause is your best home remedy.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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