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March 2, 2011

GERD Natural Treatments

Natural treatments for gastro intestinal reflux disease (GERD) are simple to find and safe to take.

Most people don’t realize that the cause of their GERD is from treatments that only cover up the symptoms of GERD. At least a natural cure won?t have adverse side effects and can buy you time until you find the right natural cure for you.

When you fail to cure the cause of your heartburn, acid reflux or acid indigestion, because you blocked all acid reflux symptoms, your acute or sudden acid reflux becomes chronic.

That’s all GERD is . . . chronic heartburn.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Nothing happens at the symptom level. Change only takes place at the causal level.”

Natural treatments for GERD are always better than unnatural treatments for GERD, no doubt . . . but treatment still only treats symptoms of GERD.

The great thing about a nutritional approach to GERD treatment is at least you’re contributing something toward your cell health and the natural healing process, where as drugs do nothing to nurture your cell health.

In fact all prescriptive drugs are designed to slow down your own detoxification process by chemically inhibiting your kidney and liver. This action keeps the drugs in your body longer . . . otherwise your immune system will identify them as poison and eliminate them quickly.

I’m not a physician, but it doesn’t take one to tell you that if you have GERD, acid rebound or even the early stages of heartburn, the last thing you need is to burden your healing process with harmful chemicals.

Bottom line is if you’re even considering treatment for the symptoms of GERD, you need to think twice about what the real cause of your GERD is.

Before you had GERD, you most likely had acid rebound, right? Do you remember how you got acid rebound? Odds are it was an adverse side effect of taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), like Prilosec. These drugs cause acid rebound . . .

Remember before acid rebound? You may have had a bout with Hiatal hernia and before that acid indigestion, acid reflux and heartburn.

Everyone is different, but this GERD timeline may help you gather a better idea of why you’re looking to GERD treatment. At least you’re looking for a natural treatment for your GERD, but if you don’t start addressing the root cause, odds are your symptoms might continue to get worse, leading to surgery or worse . . . even throat cancer.

Go back to the basics and you’ll discover the natural cure for your GERD, or should I say, a natural solution to help your healing system eliminate the original cause of your GERD suffering.

The natural treatment for your GERD is a step in the right direction, at least until you learn what will help you heal yourself using one of the many natural cures available.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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February 25, 2011

Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseases

Digestive diseases run the gamut between appendicitis and liver failure. A digestive disease comprises any condition that is directly related to an organ in the digestive tract. These organs include the stomach, liver, esophagus, pancreas and the large and small intestine. Gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERDs) are common types of digestive diseases. The esophagus is a long tube like organ located between your neck and stomach. Food goes down this organ and into the stomach. To reach the stomach, the muscle ring at the bottom of the esophagus must open. This ring is called the lower esophageal sphincter. A strong LES functions well, allowing food to access the stomach for digestion and blocking acid from spewing into the esophagus. A weakened LES does the opposite and allows stomach acid to come in contact with the esophagus. This causes GERD which is injurious to the body and uncomfortable.


The cause of GERD is not standard for everyone. Specific foods can promote GERD so your diet is a main factor in treatment. Eating foods with large quantities of fat, garlic, onion and caffeine can contribute to acid reflux, when acid and food goes backwards up the esophagus. Eating large meals can promote GERD. When eating, make sure that you sit up and have good posture so that the acid in your stomach does not flow above the LES. You should never eat before bed because this puts your esophagus in a horizontal position that is perfect for letting stomach acid in.


Bad habits are unhealthy and help GERD to develop. When you smoke, this makes the LES weak and prone to dysfunction. A weakened LES will not stop acid from going to the esophagus. Drinking alcohol can also trigger acid reflux and GERD. If you eat while lying down, you may experience heartburn, one of the main symptoms of GERD.

Health Conditions

Being pregnant puts many women at risk for GERD. When you are pregnant your body undergoes considerable physical changes. The body instinctively will make space for the baby by condensing in other areas. When the stomach moves and condenses, this can cause acid to reflux. People who are significantly overweight increase their risk for GERD. The additional weight that is carried by an obese person inflicts pressure on the stomach and abdominal area, thus pushing acid where it does not belong.


The signs of GERD include regurgitation, heartburn, dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, nausea, chest pain, excessive burping, a bitter taste in the mouth, sore throat and hoarseness. Symptoms vary from person to person and are less severe in children. Heartburn is the most common of all the symptoms. If you have persistent heartburn, occurring more than twice per week, you may have GERD.

There are natural treatments for GERD. Changing your diet and lifestyle are the main ways you can control or reduce the symptoms of GERD. If you would like to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux diseases, review the Reflux Remedy Report or visit for more information.


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