Sunday, March 22, 2015

Natural Remedies for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Antacids for Heartburn

Help for Heartburn and Acid Reflux.
I have suffered with these for years. A.R. keeping me up at night and gasping for air when vomiting up the worst acid vomit one could have. A severe case of A.R. and nothing worked. But as you all know I have started eating healthy, lost over 22 pounds and have been doing the intermittent fasting. All of which has resulted in having no heartburn or acid reflux for well over 4 months now. So I thought I would share with you some things that will help with these nasty trouble makers.

1. Your best bet for relieving these problems is to maintain a healthy weight
Being overweight increases your risk of GERD, and you’re going to suffer from occasional heartburn a lot more as well. This is because the added pounds will put pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter. It will be more likely to loosen, and overtime it will weaken.

2. I love almonds and have probably mentioned them before but you should snack on almonds
A natural remedy for heartburn is to eat some almonds after every meal, or every time you eat something. Try to eat organic almonds if at all possible. These nuts neutralize the juices in your stomach, relieving and preventing some instances of heartburn.
You should eat 3 to 4 almonds directly after every meal, or snack. There’s no need to eat more. Remember that in excess some people have found almonds trigger heartburn.

3. Heads up - don’t lie down
Heartburn tends to get worse at night, due to the fact that you’re lying down . Gravity works against you, and it’s easier for the digested contents of your stomach to back up into your esophagus, along with acid. Try elevating your head about 6 inches when you sleep . You could also try a wedge-shaped pillow under your mattress. Don’t lie down within 3-4 hours after eating, because lying down with a full stomach makes stomach contents press against your lower esophageal sphincter.

4.Again with the healthy eating advice.  Eat  a banana or an apple
Bananas contain natural antacids that can act as a buffer against acid reflux. If you want to try out the simplest home remedies for heartburn first, try letting a few bananas ripen up nicely and eating one every day. Another option is to try an apple a day. Slice one up and eat it a couple of hours before bedtime to relieve or prevent discomfort.

Thanks for visiting. Stay well, be healthy and have a great day! Love, mary

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