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March 10, 2011

Foods for Reflux

Acid reflux is a condition that can be very painful and irritating. A backup of stomach acid in the esophagus is harmful, causing inflammation, heartburn, regurgitation and difficulty swallowing. If gastric acids continuously enter the esophagus, acid reflux disease may be the result. Heartburn, nausea, stomach pain, and regurgitation are all harmful symptoms of acid reflux. Diet is an important method for controlling acid reflux and its symptoms. In order to curtail your diet to treat and prevent acid reflux, you must understand which foods are suitable for you to eat, and in what amount.


The body needs a balance of acidic forming and alkaline forming foods to maintain proper nutrition and health. This goes beyond getting the perfect amount of vegetables and grain. Eating foods for reflux requires a serious consciousness of what foods are good for the body’s pH balance. The pH balance of the body is controlled through the regulation of hydrogen in the body. A large amount of hydrogen within your bodily fluids raises the chances of developing severe acid reflux. Acidic foods increase hydrogen bonds while alkaline abundant foods remove or neutralize hydrogen ions.

Common Misnomers

Acid forming foods are not necessarily foods that taste acidic. Foods that on the tongue may be alkaline and acidic, may have the opposite effect once the nutrients are extracted and supplanted in the bloodstream. A diet that is heavy in either type of food is unhealthy. Eating in moderation is the best bet. A balance of pH will allow the body to efficiently absorb nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are needed for superior health. Although citrus foods like lemons and oranges taste acidic, if eaten in moderation, they do not increase the level of acid in the blood or instigate reflux.


Taking a serious look at your diet is probably the safest way to control acid reflux. Eating a large amount of vegetables is great for increasing alkalinity. Eggplant, broccoli, lettuce, onions, pumpkins and collard greens are just a few of the vegetables with high alkalinity. Oatmeal, white flour, corn, lentils and chick peas are acid forming foods. In general, eating lean meats, limiting fats and oils, and minimizing alcohol, are all great methods of reducing the symptoms of acid reflux disease. People who initiate a rounded diet plan can keep the symptoms of acid reflux at bay. Avoiding garlic and onions is wise, although their effects vary from person to person.

Future Risk

If reflux becomes a consistent problem, this can lead to more serious, life-threatening conditions. Minerals cannot be properly absorbed into the bloodstream if the acidity is too high. It is imperative that you recognize how diet relates to your struggle with reflux and use the natural tools to combat the problem. A diet that is high in fat can trigger heartburn, the leading symptom of advance acid reflux disease and Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

These are just a few of the foods that will help to guide your diet plan. For more information on foods for acid reflux, visit today.

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December 28, 2010

Foods To Prevent Acid Reflux

To prevent acid reflux you need to avoid certain foods, but also keep in mind when you eat, how much you eat and what foods you mix can also have a huge harmful effect or benefit as well.

  • Never eat until your full. Eat more often, but smaller portions.
  • Always have your last meal at least 3 hours before lying down or sleeping.
  • Never drink while you eat, it dilutes your stomach’s digestive juices. When you learn to drink ‘good’ naturally alkaline water between meals (about an hour before eating) you’ll digest food better and eat less.
  • Try not to eat your carbs before your meats. Your stomach needs to use full strength stomach acid on the meat and fat first.

To prevent acid reflux never eat fruit with your meals, eat fruit in-between.

Some of these foods listed won’t trigger your acid reflux symptoms when eaten alone, like lemon in your water, but will when eaten with other food groups.

Everyone is different, different stress levels, different habits and tastes . . . everything you do needs to be re-evaluated if you really want to prevent or cure your acid reflux issues.

Here are some of the foods you’ll avoid preventing acid reflux:

  • Fruit: Orange juice, lemonade, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and tomato juice (most of these have high levels of high fructose or refined salt that make acid reflux worse.
  • Vegetables: Fried foods and raw onions.
  • Meat: Ground beef, marbled steak, chicken nuggets, chicken wings.
  • Dairy: Sour cream, milk shakes, ice cream, cottage cheese, pasteurized milk.
  • Unsprouted grains: Mac and cheese, pasta with sauce.
  • Drinks: Alcohol, coffee, tea, sweetened soft drinks
  • Fats/oils: Hydrogenated-trans fats, saturated animal fats, canola oil, vegetable oil, corn oil.
  • Sweets: High fat baked goods, brownies, milk chocolate, doughnuts, corn chips, potato chips.

Foods that do not promote an alkaline pH on your body will produce an acidic pH, which is bad for your entire body. To prevent acid reflux try to eat more raw vegetables and eat less meat, try grass fed meats they have less saturated fats.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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December 9, 2010

Natural Cures For Acid Reflux Disease

Natural remedies for acid reflux aren?t hidden in some ancient Tibetan Monastery far atop the Himalayan Mountains. It?s right here at your local Farmer?s Market.

For thousands of years these natural remedies for acid reflux, heartburn and acid indigestion have been passed down generation to generation.

That?s what people do, they live, they learn and they pass the good, time-tested information down to their children and grandchildren, it?s only natural.

That?s what a natural remedy is. There is more science, more evidence and credibility in a natural acid reflux remedy passed down from your grandparents than all the pharmaceutical research spending in the world could match.

This whole pharmacopeia, drug based, medical culture of death we live witness to these days is an abomination. It?s something that has good roots, but is a rotten branch that no longer bears any sweet fruit. The branch of medicine called the Western Medical Practice has perverted the wisdom of the ages.

Frankly, there are uses for a lot of these modern medical developments, however, when people are led to believe that there are no alternatives, they miss out on gentler, less expensive and more effective natural remedies.

Western medicine can?t cure your acid reflux, but a natural remedy can. The thing that angers these big corporations like the pharmaceutical cartel is that THEY can?t patent an apple.

From what I?ve seen, if Big Pharma can make apples illegal without a prescription, just to keep you on antacids which will never cure your acid reflux, they will.

Sounds preposterous, but I?m telling you it?s truer than you think.

Codex Alimentarious is one example where the World Government, through the disguise of humanitarian policies, is trying to control your food and medicine. If they have their way all your natural acid reflux remedies will be banned.

More than 106,000 people die from properly administered drugs every year in America . . . no one dies from natural remedies. Yet the agencies that control our scientists and doctors want everything that cures, treats and prevents dis-ease to be tested as a drug and licensed as a drug.

Acid reflux is a symptom of an underlying imbalance, usually triggered from the Standard American Diet (SAD), which they claim is a balanced diet. Fact is, it is balanced only to serve Big Food, Big Agri and Big Chem and crush the small family owned co-ops, farms and industries that made America great in the first place.

Your antacids are a fake product manufactured by corporate opportunists that would ban free information sources like this blog and . . . they will if you let them.

The tobacco companies are held responsible for the harm they caused, while generating billions of dollars of profit. So why no hold Big Pharma or other global opportunists responsible when they make bogus and harmful products? Why not hold antacid companies liable for lying to the public and selling a product for acid reflux that makes acid reflux worse?

The current policies enforced against natural remedies for acid reflux declare that ?Only drugs can cure, prevent and treat.? Why then don?t drugs cure, treat and prevent anything???

Bottom line, no one in this country can sell you a natural remedy for acid reflux, only because someone ?labeled? acid reflux as a dis-ease. Therefore making it illegal for anyone to help cure you, treat you or help you prevent acid reflux with a natural remedy and make any money doing so.

That?s why I?m telling you this, so you can research your own natural cures, treatments and preventative remedies for acid reflux.

You are living in the Chemical Dark Ages. I hope you cross over and help support nutritional literacy by joining the Self-Health Care Revolution and help keep America great!

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Advocate

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September 29, 2010

What are Good Foods to Eat with Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a kind of medical condition which is caused when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close after taking the food. Whatever food we eat passes into our stomach through the LES and if it does not close, then acid produced inside our body can reach to our esophagus causing acid reflux disease. This causes heartburn or chest pain. Hence, it is extremely important to know which types of foods are best to prevent or reduce acid reflux.

Preparing a diet regimen for treating acid reflux can be intimidating. ?The problem may increase if you have any kind of food allergy. Normally acid reflux increases post meal, hence it is important to have food that discourages reflux. It is important to know that patients suffering from this disease should have food in small amounts. It is even better, if they can spread their meals throughout the day instead of having a square meal a day. The last meal of the day must be taken well in advance before going to bed. If you take small amounts of food throughout the day, then you can ensure less bulging of the stomach. And a small meal is more or less easily digestible. This results in low acid levels thus leading to reflux free life.

An acid reflux reducing diet consists of all the essential food groups- fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and dairy products. However, some of the items under these groups are not prescribed. You must note and remember them. People suffering from acid reflux disease, are asked to avoid drinks containing caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and peppermint. One should also avoid high fat containing food.

Normally patients are asked to have grains that have low fat content. Rice, multigrain, corn, oats, graham crackers, unseasoned pretzels and bran can be eaten. White bread and rice cakes are also good for patients suffering from acid reflux. Cabbage, celery, fennel, peas, green beans, broccoli, carrots and cabbage can be included in the diet. Fruits like bananas, apples, peaches, berries, melons are good choice. Any kind of citrus fruits must be avoided since they aggravate the problem. Low fat dairy products are good for sufferers.

Feta cheese, cheese prepared from soy and vegetables can be eaten, while ice cream, whole milk and chocolates must be avoided. If you wish to have meat, then have the lean variety. You can have skinless breast of chicken, no fat fish, egg whites, London Broil steaks and ground beef. We normally use a wide variety of seasonings, toppings, condiments while having food. However, you must remember that these should also contain low percentage of fat.

Avoiding chocolate based desserts is mandatory. Jelly beans, pudding, baked chips, cookies, fat free snacks, sweets, sorbet and yogurt containing low fat are prescribed. You should also eat high fibrous food since it clears the stomach nicely and is quite filling at the same time. Food items like strawberries, scallions, ham, scrambled egg, Mozzarella and Cottage cheese, muffin and root beer can be had in moderation.

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