Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Activated Charcoal
- ACV, Ginger, Garlic
- Alkaline Acid Diet
- Alkaline Water
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Apple
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Manuka Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Orange Peel, Aloe
- Artichoke Extract, Aloe Vera
- Avoid Alcohol
- Avoid Non-Fat Dairy
- Avoid Steak
- Baby Food
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda and Water, Lose Weight
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Basil Seeds
- Bentonite Clay
- Betaine Hydrochloride
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blended Raw Potato
- Blood Type Diet
- Calcium and Magnesium
- Cell Salts
- Chamomile Tea
- Chew Slowly
- Chia Seed
- Coconut Oil
- Decaf Coffee
- Detox Am Tea
- Detoxification Diet
- Dietary Changes
- Digestive Enzymes
- Digestive Enzymes, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics
- Eliminate Grains and Legumes
- Eliminate Soy
- Fruit Juice
- General Feedback
- GERD Surgery
- Ginger Ale
- Gluten-Free Diet
- Green Tea
- High Altitudes
- Hot Peppers
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
- Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV and Baking Soda
- Ibuprofen Connection
- Ice Cubes
- Kefir, Kombucha
- Kombucha Tea
- Liver Cleanse, ACV and Baking Soda
- Low Carb Diet, Hcl
- Lugol's Iodine
- Magnesium Chloride
- Mangosteen Juice
- Mastic Gum
- Miso Soup
- Multiple Remedies
- Non-Alcoholic Beer
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Oil
- Orange Peel
- Orange Peel Extract
- Palm Oil
- Petai (Stink Bean)
- Pickle Juice
- Pickled Okra
- Pine Needles
- Pine Nuts
- Potato Juice
- Probiotics, Hlc
- Raise the Bed
- Raw Honey
- Reader Feedback
- Reader Theories
- Red Wine
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Reduce Stress
- Remedies Needed
- Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
- Sea Salt
- Severe Acid Reflux Remedies
- Sleep on Your Left Side
- Slippery Elm
- Soda Water
- Soy Milk
- Sprouted Moong Lentils
- Sugar Tea
- Ted's Remedies
- Tomato Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vinegar Based Foods
- Vinegar-Based Hot Sauce
- Vitamin B-6
- Water and Sea Salt
- Wheat Sensitivity
- Yogurt, Apples
09/29/2011: Sabrina from Philadelphia, Pa: "I have tried ACV and HCL for low stomach acid and have had side effects from both. I heard that gelatin can increase stomach acid and was wondering if anyone knew anything about this? I want to try this but I don't know how much. Any suggestions would be appreciated."
[YEA] 07/28/2011: Del from Sunshine Coast, Australia: "Ted's Remedies. Please be very careful if you suffer from acid reflux. I suffered for over ten years and used many remedies including conventional medicine only to find out after a routine stress test that I required a triple bypass. During the stress test the reflux became worse and I was pulled off the treadmill and given oxygen and nitrolingual spray which helped to lessen the burning. I was amazed by this as I had no other symptoms other than a little breathlessness which is also common with reflux. It was explained to me that women often have different symptoms than men and it was actually the reflux that made my cardiologist take notice. Just be aware that reflux can be caused by more than one reason. I do not have reflux now since the surgery."
05/13/2011: Singer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "I'm a singer from Toronto. My reflux problems started in December. Now it's May and I'm still suffering. Nexium didn't help. Neither did dexilant. I've been to an ENT and have been waiting several months to see a GI specialist. I've had several tests. Apparently, hernia has been ruled out. So has an ulcer. The diagnosis after x-rays and an endoscopy was "mild gastritis". I'm a otherwise healthy person who exercises and eats quite healthily and am average weight. This condition has significantly impacted my career and I'm frustrated by the lack of treatment. I'm determined to become an expert about reflux to (a) get my career and health back (b) help others who are frustrated by doctors who don't know and medication that doesn't work.
I'm working on my PhD now and hoping to include this topic in my specialty. I would love to hear from other singers from anywhere. I would also love to hear from singers anywhere from Toronto to Kingston to form a support group of sorts. I'm shocked by how little is known about this. The non-traditional healers seem to have far more knowledge than the allopathic doctors (licensed doctors who prescribed pharmaceuticals). I would love to hear about any doctors you felt were knowledgeable or not helpful and to hear any stories from singers with this condition. This is a life-altering condition about which there should be more knowledge of cures. Please feel free to post, but also email me directly: dearsistermoon(at)gmail.com Thank you. Good luck!"Replies
05/13/2011: Kathie from Houston, United States replies: "I struggled for years with acid reflux... To the point it was diagnosed as precancerous Barracks-esophagus I now juice fresh aloe vera (scrape the inside of the plant out and mix it with some water using a hand blender. I drink this before I go to bed or on an empty stomach. This is very healing to the GI track. Do not juice the outside of the plant, it will give you the runs!
DGL (deglycerized licorice) coats your throat and GI track. Take about half an hour before eating and at bedtime.
Take digestive enzymes. Much of the time, we just need some extra help to digest our food. This also is great for skin issues and general healing.
baking soda (about a teaspoon to a cup of water) will soothe reflux.
_____s vinegar (about a teaspoon in a cup of water) helps with digestion and helps to alkalize your body.
I am also about to add L-Glutamine to my regimen. It is very healing to intestines.
The last time I went in for an endoscopy/biopsy, my Dr. Said everything looked very good and I did not nee to come back for two year (I usually have to come in once a year for this procedure)
Best of health to you
05/08/2011: Pamela. from Sunshine Coast, Australia: "You don't need a disclaimer here. There are NO 'professional medical preventions, diagnoses, or treatments'. It simply doesn't exist. Drs only wait until the esophagus is so badly burned by stomach acid that it turns cancerous, only then will they step in with their chemo and radiation 'therapies'. It's frightening and rather Fransteinian."
04/30/2011: Lili Garib from Calgary, Canada: "I have a very bad acid reflux. Even with two Nexium 40 mg I have a lot of acid. I just found your site and I bought apple cider vinegar. Today for the first time I had it with honey and warm water. My question is should I only mix ACV with honey and water or for my case which is very bad one. I should take ACV with baking soda. And with 2 tbs ACV how much should I add baking soda? Can I continue taking Nexium and the same time taking ACV? Please help me I am really suffering from it. It is killing me."Replies
04/30/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Lili, you are getting acid reflux because you probably have too little acid in your stomach not because you have a lack of it. If you add baking soda to the mix you are again making your stomach acid too alkaline so the problem will only improve temporarily. You also would be wise to have digestive enzymes to help digest your food better.
I also read recently that salt "increases" acid in the stomach (of course natural sea salt not processed salt). Another reason to add salt to our diets.
Google dangers of antacids and see the results."
04/28/2011: Larry from Munster, Indiana: "Just a heads up for those of you who have some type of stomach discomfort. About a year ago I had a nagging upset stomach which would go away after using over the counter prilosec. After a month or so the problem would come back. I researched my symptoms on the Earth Clinic and came up with a fairly effective treatment of apple cider vinegar & baking soda, along with mastic gum and a few other stomach healers. I had on and off success but just could'nt get rid of the upset stomach feeling for good. So I contacted a specialist and underwent the 'endoscopy' procedure. (which is a minor invasive look into your stomach). I was suprised at what I didn't have. I had all the symptoms of the H-pylori bacteria, but the results stated I had the beginning of an ulcer, probably due to diet and stress, and eating late at night. (no h-pylori) I have been placed on Nexium which has controlled my discomfort quite well.
My point is make sure you diagnose your malady. Sometimes close, ain't good enough. I still use Earth Clinic as a valuable help aid and most remedies are organic which makes them relatively safe. I did get some relief for my stomach thanks to Earth Clinic however you can't cure it if you don't know what it is..."
01/22/2011: Cynne from Bradenton, Fl, Usa: "I started the Apple Cider Vinegar tx yesterday and am hoping for success. I have been dealing with acid reflux for about 6 months and was about at wits end when I happened upon ted's recipe for tx. I will also follow the suggestion of foods and drinks to avoid and 5 small meals thru the day. Will report back in a week."
12/12/2010: Carolyn from Prescott Valley, Az: "I have been suffering with a nagging cough on & off for years. Occasionally it bothers me during the day and always at night, sometimes to the point of vomiting. My naturopath thinks I might have acid reflux, which has inflamed my esophagus. He wants me to see a G.I. Doc & get scoped. I don't have heartburn so I don't know how I could have acid reflux. I would be SO grateful to know if anyone else has issues with such a horrible, ongoing cough & any suggestions. Thank you SO much."Replies
02/05/2011: B.g. from Dallas, Texas replies: "Sorry to hear of your problem. My aunt also suffers from a continuous cough and throat irritation. She went to a G. I. Doctor and was diagnosed with acid reflux. The doc told her to take a tablespoon of liquid malox twice a day. She says it seemed to help at first but now the cough has returned. I am going to check into getting some of the enzyme tablets at the health food store for her and see it they make a difference. My aunt doesn't experience any other problems except the cough and throat irritation."
08/09/2010: Ted from Pismo Beach , California 93449/ Usa: "All PPI's work fine for me, but they are causing extreme muscle leg pain. When I stop taking Prylosec or prevecid, the pain stops next day, but of course the acid starts up again and I so does the leg pain. Two of my MDs think I'm making this up, they have never heard of this. Have you ever heard of this? I have reflux from everything, even water. When I lay down flat, my reflux stops within minutes. Do you have any ideas?"Replies
03/15/2014: Jcee from Ca replies: "To Ted from Pismo Beach
First of all PPI's cause magnesium deficiency which will cause leg cramps, etc. You need a magnesium supplement and in my opinion, to wean yourself off the ppis.
Here's what worked for me. Went to a health food store and bought a bottle of 'cell salts' a little different than the homeopathic pills. Got the 'nat phos' #10 in the 6X. Took two or three pills after my main two meals each day. Started working amazingly well by the third day. First two days may be iffy but by the third day I got great results. Has worked great for two acquaintances also. The nat phos will balance out your pH.
Once it starts working, wean yourself off those also."
01/24/2010: Andrew from Burnsville, Minnesota, United States: "Hi, i am 17 years old. ive had acid reflux for a couple or few years now. i started smoking cigs just about over a yearbefor this all happened. my acid reflux gradually increased in presence, amount, and pain over a few short months. so i talked to my doc and they just suggested or prescribed prylosect for about 2 months. and named off only a couple things that cause it and prevent it. i was told to get between 40 and 80, im not too sure sure, mg but the product for those conditions was like 200 bucks. so i just got 2 boxes both 15, or 20 mg's per box, maybe even 30, which together the boxes equaled my proposed dosage for about 40 bucks. so i got what i was supposed to just under half the price and in 2 packages. i took it, morning and befor bed and it worked, it all slowly but quickly disappeared. after the about 2 months on them i thought i felt it was better and i was just about out of the meds so i decided to go off feeling pretty confident, and to save the remainder of the pills for future use. i didnt ask anyone if i should or not though. its been 2 or 3 years since ive taken any and it gradualy has worsened like when it first showed up except quite slower sorta. thats about the only thing ive tried or heard of trying for a cure, besides like milk and pickle juice. keeping in mind that i am kinda realy poor. can anyone tell me what i could buy for present symptoms, and to remove this curse for good? and what kinds of food concoctions, or food groups, or food all on its own could be taken for both presently occurring and future preventing symptoms? THANKS ALOT for the help, or for trying to help!"Replies
01/03/2013: Marlene from St Johns, Antigua replies: "you should avoid fry food alchol.. Tomatoes citrus.. Eat small amont of food. when u get the money do a barium meal test you could be developing a hiatus hernia."
01/10/2009: Lesha from Lakeland, FL: "spitting& mucus problems due to acid reflux:
My problems started when I got pregant. My daughter is now 2 years old. I'm suffering from acid reflux. I'm spitting excessivly with a lot of mucus. I spit every 10 seconds of the day, even at night through the night. I cant sleep cause i have to spit. I need some help. Is there anyone else going through the spiiting like me. please help, please. It's destroying my life. I used previcid, zantact, regland, pepcid."
[NAY] 01/08/2008: Sandy from San Mateo, CA: "I had the operation and later I found out that it could have been avoided if I had been given antibiotics during the bad cramps .. I am 10 months after the surgery and still having pain ... I am a vegi full time now but it still isn't working .. some veggies can kill me .. literally ... I went to a hospital starting with the letter K with a stomach ache and was told to stay on a liquid diet and was sent home .. 6 days after that my colon burst .. be careful people if it hurts go in .. I was in the hospital for almost a month and am still not right ... thanks for listening .. sc"
[YEA] 11/06/2011: Erin from Cary, Nc: "Once I stopped using tums for acid reflux, I was using apples, which work well. But, I don't always have them on hand especially away from home. So I tried crystallized ginger (ginger soaked in sugar), and it works great. Anytime symptoms come on, I eat several pieces. If the symptoms don't go away immediately, I eat a few more pieces. Works every time. I keep a few pieces in my purse and a jar at home. You can buy these in any health food store."Replies
[YEA] 01/13/2012: Lisa from Barto, Pa, Us replies: "I do agree with the Ginger Candy. It is very good and I also eat it after my meal. I try to suck on it and it can turn into a very small piece of ginger root and I chew on it for about a half hour or so. If I cant get a piece sucked down I also chew gum for about an hour helps alot. I use now ginger gum from Sea Band."
[YEA] 09/23/2009: Darijan from Zagreb, Hr, Croatia: "I would like to add Yes for GINGER.
I suffered from Acid reflux for nine months, tried almost everything, was on NEXIUM too, I did not have chest pain but throat pain, and ginger tea was the most spectacular discovery! Now I drink several glasses of ginger tea daily and the pain is now much much weaker. Nothing I tried before ever made so much difference.
Therefore, strongly recommend ginger.
I buy a fresh one, peel it off, cut it in small pieces and just spill hot water over it, just like I would do with any other tea.
Anyway, that worked out for me. Pain is not completely gone yet (I drink it for three days only) but life became much more bearable since I started.
Good luck to all of you!"
[YEA] 04/05/2009: Roy from Brampton Ontario, Canada: "I simply would like to mention ginger tea made from raw shaved ginger root boiled in two cups of water then strained and perhaps with a little honey to enhance the flavor, to be drank as a wonderful cure for acid reflux."