Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux Disease

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DSCN0035Natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease includes the juice of 1/2 lemon in 8oz of water, sipped slowly before breakfast.

In my last post I talked about my experience with Acid Reflux Disease and what I had learned that worked for me.  Today I would like to give you a compilation of the things I learned during my research on the subject. First I am going to give you a list of things that are known to be troublesome to people with a history of acid reflux.  Then I will tell you things that you can do that have a positive effect.  Some of these will be practices or changes in behavior and others will be natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease.

.Foods to avoid at least until you determine how they affect you. If they are not a trigger for you; then by all means enjoy them.

  1. chocolate

  2. onions & garlic

  3. citrus fruits

  4. tomato based foods

  5. spicy foods

  6. fried & fatty foods

  7. peppermint and spearmint

  8. coffee and caffeinated drinks

  9. refined and processed sugar ( this is a bad one for me )

  10. artificial sweeteners ( this I am not too sure about but there are other good reasons not to use them )

  11. Many drugs such as sedatives, anti-depressants, blood pressure meds, aspirin and ibuprofen.

  12. tobacco
  13. alcohol

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux Disease starts with avoiding the things that trigger the symptoms.

 

The natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease start with changing the behaviors that may may bring on acid reflux symptoms even when we eat something that is not normally a trigger. The first thing is:

 

  1. Limit our food intake so as to not become overly full.

  2. Eat our last meal of the day at least 2 to 3 hours before the time we plan to go to bed.

  3. Eat several small meals during the day instead of 2 or 3 very large ones ( see number 1 )

  4. If you smoke, quit.

  5. Limit alcohol consumption.

  6. Elevate the head of your bed if possible. Possible with most beds except waterbeds.

  7. Decreasing the amount of carbs in our diet may help.

  8. If you are overweight or obese, lose weight.

  9. Up to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water three times a day, may add some honey.

  10. Juice of ½ lemon in 8 oz of water sipped slowly before breakfast.

  11. Lemon oil rubbed on the skin of the abdomen may also help.

  12. Peppermint or chamomile tea.

  13. Licorice tea, green tea or ginger tea may relieve symptoms and heal the mucus lining of the digestive tract.

  14. Eating alkaline foods will decrease the acidity of our bodies. The Sad diet or the standard American diet leads to acidosis. That is believed to be one of the reasons for the epidemic of acid reflux.

  15. A deficiency in magnesium may contribute to acid reflux

Digestive aids such as enzymes and consuming lacto fermented foods will speed up our digestion and move food through our digestive tract more quickly.

Hazards of drugs that are prescribed for acid reflux are many and not all are side effects of the drugs. Proton pump blockers double the rick for a second heart attack. Those taking acid reducing drugs were four times as likely to get pneumonia and three times as likely to get a life threatening diarrhea infection. Natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease do not have these hazards.

There are other medical conditions that my make acid reflux worse such as hiatal hernia,rapid weight gain,diabetes,high blood pressure, motion sickness and obesity.

Here are some acid causing foods.  Al animal products except natural yogurt, carbs, beans, fats, coffee and alcohol. These vegetables: cranberries, prunes, plums and corn.

Most vegetables are alkaline but the most alkaline are; Lemons,watermelon,parsley,red pepper,bananas, figs and spinach.

I hope these tips help. There are more online, I just gave you what I personally would try first and then if they don’t work I would look further. Too many options can get confusing. There is a book at Amazon that you might also want to check out called No More Heartburn: Stop the Pain in 30Days—Naturally: The Safe Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

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