Heal Acid Reflux / Heartburn Naturally

Acid reflux is painful. Food and acid splash into the esophagus, causing belching, heartburn and, in some severe cases, chest pains.  Some individuals have experienced pain so intense they thought they were having a heart attack. If a person experiences acid reflux on a regular basis, the acids will irritate the esophagus, which may advance to scarring, ulceration, inflammation or hemorrhaging.

Natural Remedies for the Long Haul

The first thing is to examine daily intake of food. Is anything exacerbating the problem? Start off with a review of dietary habits. Foods that contain living enzymes ( fermented foods ) are crucial in eliminating and preventing acid reflux.

Balance Your Hydrochloric Acid Levels

Increasing natural production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is the first step at preventing acid reflux symptoms. Replace cheap table salt with high-quality sea salt. I personally use and recommend Himalayan Crystal Salt because it contains chloride and dozens of trace minerals the body needs.

I would also recommend taking a plant derived Betaine HCL supplement before meals.  I recommend Premier Research Labs HCL This is extremely effective at preventing acid reflux symptoms.

Change your diet

Processed foods and sugars are almost a guaranteed way to exacerbate acid reflux and create an imbalance in the bacterial balance in the stomach and intestinal tract. Eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables.  Taking a probiotics supplement will help balance the bowel with good bacteria. I personally take and recommend Friendly Force by Health force Naturals .

Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes are found in abundance in raw food but the act of cooking food over 116° Fahrenheit destroys these health promoting enzymes. Only living and raw foods are high in nutrient values and the enzyme levels crucial to combat acid reflux. There are many good enzyme supplements available, but I personally use and recommend Q-Zyme.

 

Increase Your Vitamin D

Increasing vitamin D levels will optimize production of 200 antimicrobial peptides that aid in eradicating any infection in your body, including in the esophagus. Vitamin D is free and in abundance through appropriate levels of sun exposure. If this is not possible, I recommend eating foods high in Vitamin d and taking a high-quality vitamin d supplement.

Frequent Exercise

Exercising is always helpful for staying healthy increasing the amount of cardio exercise you do will help improve your overall health.

If you still experience acid reflux symptoms after making lifestyle changes,

try these quick home remedies for instant relief!

Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

I recommended taking one tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed in a small glass (about 4 ounces) of purified water before each meal. This will help calm the stomach and help with digestion. This remedy also works for acute episodes of acid reflux. This is my favorite home remedy for acid reflux, as it works quick.

Baking soda

Bicarbonate is a wonder product though some doctors recommend that this not be used if you have high blood pressure or if you are on sodium restricted diets. It’s best to get advice first. Mix a spoonful in a glass of water, stir and drink before it stops fizzing.

Organic Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera juice is commonly used to treat upset stomach, diarrhea and inflammation associated with bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis. Aloe vera juice aids in digestion, and is another great remedy for acid reflux. I recommend drinking 1 ounce of the brand ‘R Pur Aloe’ mixed in 2 ounces of water when acid reflux symptoms begin.

Glutamine

This amino acid naturally occurs in the human body, glutamine can be found in many dietary sources such as milk, eggs, fish, parsley, spinach and more. Glutamine is an anti-inflammatory that reduces intestinal inflammation with acid reflux.

Herbal Licorice

Licorice Root

Herbal licorice DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) helps coat the stomach with a protective gel. I am not referring to the candy, but the popular herbal root that has been used for centuries. Most health food stores will have this in a tea or tincture form.

I also suggest a full body cleanse starting with a colon cleanse, then moving on to doing a liver detox, and then doing either a harmful organism cleanse or chemical and heavy metal cleanse.

Eliminating the discomfort from acid reflux can be done without expensive over-the-counter medications. There are many natural remedies readily available. Feel better naturally; your body will thank you!


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About Ali Grabel

Ali Grabel is an Experienced, Compassionate Presence Specializing in Transformation. ~ Advanced Rolf Practitioner ~ She studied for 6 + years on Kauai, Hawaii with Emmett Hutchinson, one of Ida Rolf’s first anointed teachers.

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One Response to “Heal Acid Reflux / Heartburn Naturally”

  1. Adrian March 6, 2013 6:57 pm #

    Nice post. I’ve been using apple cider vinegar to help with coping with my gerd symptoms for some time now. Also, I did not know that baking soda was good for stomach health. Very interesting indeed. I’ll have to give it a try. Cheers to you.

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