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Cure Acid Reflux: Fast Acting Natural Remedies

Last Modified on Jul 03, 2014


 

Celery

Approval Ratings
YEA (3)
100%

[YEA]  09/14/2006: Nancy from Agoura Hills, CA: "I have used H2 and PP blockers. I find that celery makes me feel better quickly. It probably increases the rate at which the stomach empties. It helps move things along, I think. I plan to try your home remedies. I'll let you know how it works."

Cell Salts

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  12/26/2007: Janine from Brisbane, Australia: "I had acid reflux during my first pregnancy and had some relief with over the counter alkalizers. This pregnancy I didn't want to alkalize my stomach acid so I can digest effectively - but I still needed some relief. My naturopath recommended nat phos, the cell salt (also called SP or sodium phosphate) which is working very well, at least as well as antacids without the worry of poor digestive side effects or aluminium additives. Be sure to chew the tablet, or dissolve it in warm water."

Centarium

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  08/13/2012: Christine from Nottingham, England: "I have just started using a herb tincture called Centaurium by ____. I take it 3 times a day before food. It is helping my reflux problems and my digestion feels so much calmer. It really does seem to help. I obtained it from my local health food stores. It is worth giving it a try. Hope this helps."

Chamomile Tea

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  02/20/2007: JohnnieLou from Lawton, OK: "I had suffered from severe reflux for months. Nothing seemed to help. While surfing the internet, I found some information about chamomile tea helping with reflux. I bought the green tea with chamomile and started drinking it at the first sign of reflux and always about an hour before bedtime. The chamomile tea helped immediately and I no longer have reflux. I guess Peter Rabbit's Mom knew what she was doing when she gave him chamomile tea and put him to bed after he ate too much in Mr. McGregor's garden! Regular chamomile works as well as the green tea/chamomile combination."

[YEA]  01/30/2007: Toma from Chicago, IL: "I talked to my practitioner recently, and he told me that Apple Cider Vinegar is good only for those people who have high acidity; for those who have low acidity it can be harmful. He told me the least harmful remedy for Acid Reflux and other stomach problems is CAMOMILE TEA. I tried it, and it works wonders."

Chew Slowly

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  03/02/2009: Heidi from Ogden, UT: "About acid reflux, I didn't see this cure anywhere: chewing food thoroughly before swallowing, and stopping when just barely full (not stuffed)

I used to have heartburn every night, even with drinking just water (my system is already acid, and ACV made it worse when I tried it)...well I adopted a way of eating where every bite is chewed at least 30 times...haven't had heartburn since, even when I haven't had the time to chew that slowly."

Chia Seed

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  04/20/2011: Jose from Worcester, Massachusetts: "I knew about the Chía seed to help with acid reflux through a friend. Immediatly after a reflux attack, you need to take one spoon of dry Chia seed with a little water (the chia seed expanded and will absorb the acids. ) His wife, after ten years using Proton Pump Inhibitors (prilosec, etc. ) have four months without taking these Rx and feeling good. However, the best way is to you prepare the chia in a cup or a jar with water, let grow up, and drink the jelly that is formed. Only use the dry chia seed for a reflux attack. It could dehidrated you. For all other benefits, prepare the jelly. Please check the internet for more information."

Chlorella

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  07/19/2008: Vicki from Ranger, Georgia: "Recently I tried Chlorella for my acid reflux. I was amazed when the pain stopped within a short time. This is truly the best remedy I have found for acid reflux. I bought the powder and take about two thirds of a teaspoon to cure acid reflux. Safe and effective."

Cinnamon

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  09/18/2006: Mercedes from Long Beach, WA: "I was reading your cure for acid reflux - ACV - and wanted to add one of my own. Cinnamon sticks simmered in water for about 20 minutes or until they make a 'tea'. I put 6 sticks in a regular size stove top kettle. Drink hot or cold - usually a juice glass full will remove acid reflux instantly, if not repeat. It ALWAYS works!! Also delicious! Many other health benefits too!"

Cucumbers

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  06/14/2007: John from San Francisco East Bay Area, California: "Acid reflux & indigestion eliminated immediately with organic cucumber. Got tired of taking 1 to 3 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar. Thus, began eating 1/3 organic cucumber at night in bed on back whenever acid reflux or burning sensation in esophagus or stomach. Purchased at Berkeley Bowl Marketplace. Burping & immediate elimination of acid reflux and indigestion. Perhaps the OACV began the healing and all that was needed to continue healing was the organic cucumber. Ergo, the British cucumber sandwich is a great idea from decades or centuries ago."

Decaf Coffee

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  04/18/2011: Edgar from Heber City, Utah: "after almost two years trying hundreds of remedies I saw improvement after drinking instant decaf coffee. I tried medicines and natural remedies and nothing could stop the acid reflux at night. I would wake up every 2 hours with sweats and discomfort. I do not know how coffee is stopping my acid reflux but it is working for me."

Detox Am Tea

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  Liz from Hudson, Florida: "I'had been on every med. out there for acid reflux and I stumbled upon this tea. I was looking in a store for slimfast for a diet. I was in great pain that day with acid reflux. Next to the slimfast was this box of Detox Tea and no other teas around. I picked it up and decided to buy it just because...no real reason. I made the tea when I got home and my heart burn disappeared with that cup of tea. It was very strange that I even bought it but I think it was there for me on the shelf...put there by an angel. I made the next cup stronger and started having a cup in the morning and a cup at night. No more acid reflux. I was due for surgery because acid eroded my esophagus so badly. I told my doctor I did not want the surgery. He did not like my explanation that the tea stopped my acid reflux. I did have the surgery a few weeks later but the tea DID take my very bad reflux away. I recommend it to anyone and have even written the company about how it helped me....along with the Angel who put it on the shelf for me to see and buy."

Replies
09/12/2009: Videomaven from Burbank, California replies: "Dear Liz from Hudson, Florida........Would like the name of your Detox Tea. I am willing to try anything to get off these pump inhibitors. I canno take omperzole because of some conflict with my heart meds. Zantac is sorta working and the Protonics they wanted me to take make me sick. Hopefully, this tea would do the trick. Many thanks.....Videomaven from Burbank, CA BASCOT@prodigy.net"

Detoxification Diet

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/06/2009: Lynn from Cape Town, South Africa: "Acid Reflux - I have put on a considerable amount of weight since I turned 40 (I am not 45). I have found it hard to lose the weight and have excrutiating acid reflux, flatulence, strong urine and constant bouts of low blood pressure. I decided that I was not well and needed to do something and researched the internet and found the Hallejah diet. However, I just wanted to detox as a starting point and wasn't completely happy with the diet as I understood from reputable sources that a vegetarian diet only is not healthy. However, the detoxing itself .. eating only veggies and fruit for at least 5 days resulted in all of my problems disappearing.. and this was because my PH balance was too acidic. So my advice is DETOX to achieve at least a 7.0 PH balance."

Dietary Changes

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Some dietary changes such as having several small meals throughout the day, avoiding fatty foods or carbs, and eliminating sodas can reduce acid reflux symptoms. One by one, eliminate foods that may be causing you acid reflux and monitor your symptoms.

[YEA]  07/27/2013: Jenny from Irvine, Ca: "I was vegetarian when I first started suffering from acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar, ginger chews and almonds would offer temporary relief from heartburns. The medication prescribed by doctors, a proton pump inhibitor, did not seem to make a difference. I started avoiding the foods that would trigger heartburns, which did help. But identifying these foods was far from obvious. Mine did not fit the usual list. Spicy, and fatty foods did not bother me. Some acidic foods did and others not.

But even when I did not have heartburns, I could not lay down to sleep because I would feel the burn come up to my throat, nose, ears and gums. My doctor diagnosed me with a loose lower esophagal sphincter (LES). This meant that the sphincter at the entrance to the stomach could no longer completely close up, which explains the backflow of stomach acid when laying down. Like many, I refused to take medication which lowered the level of acid in the stomach instead of addressing the real problem: the loose LES.

In the end, what really worked for me was probiotics and a dietary change. I tried the candida diet and later the Paleo diet, which have many similarities. The purpose of the candida diet is to eliminate the bad bacteria from one's body, especially from the stomach, by cutting out the foods that feed them and by promoting the growth the good bacteria. The philosphical premise of the Paleo diet is that, to be healthy, a person should eat a diet resembling what man ate before the advent of agriculture. This means primarily meat/fish/poultry and vegetables, with a few fruits and nuts. Of the fruits, one should only eat berries and avoid fruits that have been bred throughout time to be high in sugar. In addition to sugar, the main other thing to avoid is grains, since these are a product of agriculture, and were therefore not meant to be eaten (according to proponents of the diet). But the candida diet, sugar and carbs (most of which come from grains) are exactly the foods that feed the bad bacteria in the gut. The other similarity between the 2 diets I noticed is that both tended to eliminate chronic conditions of various sorts. Many followers of the Paleo diet have declared having fewer health issues and just feeling better overall.

After a month of taking probiotics and avoiding sugar and grains/carbs, I noticed I could lay down to sleep again. My tolerance for what used to be my trigger foods seemed to have increased as well. I am hoping to slowly phase out the probiotics, and just continue to eat well.

Side thought on the vegetarian versus meat-based diet: I was vegetarian primarily because I did not enjoy eating meat. However, I had IBS for as long as I could remember and the vegetarian diet did not do anything to alleviate the problem. I found it hard to incorporate what I thought was a healthy amount of veggies and ate large amounts of pasta and rice instead. But on a meat-based diet, I found that veggies, especially leafy greens, were much easier to include in meals. And I was using more spices too. I no longer suffer from IBS. And while I still do not always enjoy the taste of meat, I believe it to be the best source of protein. TVP-based fake meat products seem too processed. Soybeans has its own controversies (of which you can find discussions on the web). And the fact that beans make people fart is a sure sign that they are not easy to digest. Of course there are a lot of meat products that one should avoid. I always try to get the highest quality stuff I can find.

Finally, I would like to offer a list of resources that helped me find my way to better health:

* your doctor: only he can give you a proper diagnosis and let you know the true culprit in the matter.

* the web: this website and others like it were not only a source of information, for remedies to try, but also support

* books: there are numerous books that offer alternatives to medication. The one by Ms. Whittekin was particularly helpful and extensive in its coverage of solutions. I learned that marshmallow root and slippery elm will help heal the throat by coating it, and this was the book that initially introduced me to the candida diet. "Good calories, bad calories" is an important book that will reshape the way you think about food, especially regarding the latest opinions on what food is considered healthy and what is not.

* yourself: maintain a food and symptom diary, research your options and experiment. Good luck!"

[YEA]  06/21/2011: Robert from Martinez, California: "Barring there are no underlying conditions & there is 'typical' acid reflux then diet is essential. Poor food combining added to diminished enzymes & hydrochloric acid production causes food to rot. Enzymes & digestive acid production decline with age due to the constant eating of lifeless cooked foods. I am not recommending a raw food diet as all foods cannot be eaten raw. 1/4 to 1 tsp of air dried pink salt in a glass of water in the a.m. stimulates hydrochloric acid production. Enzymes may be taken before each major meal, not after, & followed by betaine hydrochloride after the meal. Dr. David Brownstein, M. D. wrote a small book on salt which is helpful for many ailments. Dr. Bob Marshall, PHd, CNC has a site that addresses these issues."


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