Effective home remedies for heartburn

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  1. Lose weight. Studies show losing 10 percent of your body fat can improve acid reflux symptoms.download
  2. Embark on an anti-reflux diet eliminating all those yummy fast food. “Don’t get too excited it only makes a difference for about 30 percent of people” says Patricia Raymond, a gastroenterologist in Chesapeake, US. “Plus the problem with the diet is that we find most people would rather die than be on that diet for the rest of their life.”images (1)
  3. Try eating raw almonds an alkaline producing food that can balance your pH because they are a good source of calcium says Dr.Mellie Lytle. A naturopathic doctor in New York.download (1)
  4. Drink two ounces of unprocessed aloe vera juice dailydownload (2)
  5. Start your day with a cup of warm water and fresh lemon juice. “ By drinking this on an empty stomach 15 to 20 minutes before eating anything else the body can naturally balance out its acid levels. It’s a great digestive aid and is safe for all users” says Rebekah Fedrowitz an applied holistic nutritionist.download (3)
  6. Try a tablespoon of baking soda in a half cup water—– not tasty but effective.download (4)
  7. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons daily of apple cider vinegar. It’s great mixed with honey in tea or instead of lemon in tea. “ Many people mistakenly believe all acid reflux and indigestion is caused by an over production of acid. The latest research it’s actually the opposite for many people: There is too little acid produced to adequately digest the food eaten” says Christina K Major holistic nutritionist and naturopathic doctor.images (2)
  8. Eat a red delicious apple after problematic meals.download (5)
  9. “ Supplement with Saccharomyces boulardil a probiotic strain [ in India one can take Yakuit ] specifically for the small intestine to help optimize absorption of key vitamins for optimal digestive health” says Stella Metsovas author of “ The 21 day digestive Health Detox”download (6)
  10. Take the herbal supplement slippery elm in capsule powder or lozenge form as it soothes the irritated tissues of the digestive tract.download (7)
  11. Chamomile mint or fenugreek tea may help reduce acid reflux symptoms.download (8)
  12. A stick of gum after meals to increase saliva production which research shows can reduce acid levels in the esophagus.download (9)
  13. Sleep on your left side. Studies found sleeping on your stomach or right side can cause additional pressure that increases GERD symptoms. Left side sleepers report relief.

 

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