Natural Remedies You Can Take For Acid Reflux

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By Josh Axe | Dr.

Acid reflux is a condition where gastric acid is regurgitated into the esophagus causing heartburn and other symptoms including indigestion, bloating, and difficulty swallowing. The overall cause of acid reflux or GERD is intra-abdominal pressure.

This increase in pressure will cause acid reflux, however, other issues such as being overweight, lying down after eating a large meal, pregnancy, alcohol, leaky gut and certain acidic trigger foods can also lead to acid reflux and heartburn.

If you want acid reflux relief fast, you must address these root causes.

Acid Reflux Diet

When looking for acid reflux cures you will want to first change your diet. There are specific foods that are essential to natural treatment of acid reflux including:
Ginger – Is anti-inflammatory and helps promote digestion.
Aloe VeraAloe Vera juice helps with acid/alkaline balance of the digestive system and reduces yeast fermentation. Yeast fermentation occurs when there is an overgrowth of the normal yeast balance in our gut causing a fermentation process that leads to an increase of intra-abdominal pressure.
Fennel – A perennial herb that is also categorized as a vegetable, has been shown to improve stomach function by balancing pH. Add fennel to soups and salads as a delicious way to consume this important herb.
Organic chicken or turkey – These meats are low in fat and easy to digest, just make sure you chew it well before swallowing in order to activate the proper enzymes, which aid in digestion.
Parsley – This fantastic herb has been used for thousands of years to settle the stomach and help with digestion.

Acid Reflux Foods to Avoid

If you want to reduce acid reflux there are certain foods that must be avoided including:
Alcohol – Leads to inflammation and puts stress on the liver.
Tomatoes – Contains two types of acids: citric acid and malic acid. Both are triggers for acid reflux. The cells in our stomach, known as parietal cells, create an acid that naturally lines the stomach to break down foods that have been eaten or are sitting in the stomach. For some, the consumption of tomatoes adds more of acid than the stomach needs and this gets backed up into the esophagus causing acid reflux.
Citrus fruits – As with tomatoes, citrus fruits also contain citric acid. This can trigger acid reflux when our stomach has excess citric acid produced by the parietal cells in our stomach. This acid is used to break down the foods that we eat, however; too much citric acid will cause a back up into the esophagus and cause acid reflux.
Carbonated beverages – Affects digestive system in negative way increasing growth of yeast and bad bacteria.
Refined sugar and carbohydrates – These cause bacterial overgrowth and candida.

Top 5 Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

#1 Apple cider vinegar
Mix 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with one ounce of water about 10-20 minutes before a meal.

#2 Digestive enzymes (1-2 caps with meals)
Enzymes amylase, lipase, and protease support the breakdown of foods.

#3 HCL with pepsin or Betaine HCL tablets
Start with taking 1 pill, 650 mg or less, before a meal and monitor your symptoms. Keep increasing the number of pills until the symptoms resolve.

#4 Probiotics (25+ billion live bacteria)
Choose a probiotic with soil based microrganisms and lactobacillus strains.

#5 Chew your food well and relax while you eat
Most of us just swallow food without really taking time to chew your foods properly. Thoroughly chewing our foods activates signaling messages to the rest of the gastrointestinal system that begin our entire digestive process. When our food is not properly broken down it becomes fodder for bacteria leading to indigestion.

Essential Oils For Acid Reflux
Supplementing with essential oils of peppermint, ginger and fennel have proven to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. Put two drops in water as a supplemental dose.

As you can see, there are many acid reflux remedies and natural cures for heartburn.

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  1.' Robert Garcia says:

    Yea these are all bullshit.. #pleasetakemyGERDaway

  2.' Athena Pilkington says:

    The only thing that alleviates my acid reflux somewhat is Slippery Elm supplements.

  3.' Gina Beana says:

    I’ve been helped/cured by myofascia massage

  4.' Angel Tlkk Wood says:

    After suffering chronic GERD this last last year with awful symptoms I asked my GP what to do as the medication I was prescribed was making it worse !! Cut out white bread and eat 2 probiotic ( with live cultures ) a day and a simple diet .. After this last three weeks I can honestly say I feel so much better !!

  5.' Minnie Jonez says:

    TERRAMIN. I put a teaspoon of clay in water and drink it. This seems to work for me.

  6.' Seamus Shannon says:

    Mairead Shannon

  7.' KD Limjuco says:

    Ram Limjuco

  8.' Jacqueline Healy says:

    I cured acid reflux as per instruction from my kinesiologist by taking these simple steps, drink two pints of water on waking then stand on your tippy toes, drop down on your heels 4 times. The water gives weight to your stomach and the dropping causes the valve on the top of the stomach to drop down. Acid reflux is caused by this tiny valve popping up allowing acid to move up from the stomach.

  9.' Juanito Saddul Servanda Jr. says:

    Take cmd proven to help cure acid reflux

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  11.' Zoe Strong says:

    Maria Ridout Osborne

  12.' Alex Tseu says:

    Acid reflux in two kinds one with too much acid and one with no acid causing chronic indigestion. Slippery elm for damaged lining

  13.' Alex Tseu says:

    Digestive enzymes with more Bromelain and probiotics

  14.' Dan Murphy says:

    Eat yogurt with your meal

  15.' Mohamed Ali says:

    Mahmoud Omer

  16.' Yusi Arteaga Bernal says:

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