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
Last Modified on Jul 03, 2014
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11/17/2013: Charlie Trig from Raleigh Nc: "Taking the chlorine out of your diet can have a drastic effect on your GERD, Acid Reflux and LPR. Chlorine gas in tap and bottled water changes the chemistry of your stomach acid, resulting in HCLO instead of HCL.
Find out more at http://www.gerdrefluxcure.com"
[YEA] 04/09/2012: Allnaturale from Austin, Tx, Us: "My boyfriend suffered from acid reflux, and tried so many different prescriptions and otc products to no avail. All of the pills seemed to only mask the pain. We heard using alkaline water may help. We couldn't find a store that sold alkaline water? We did find a machine that turns regular tap water into alkaline rich water... you can buy one online. It worked 100% Now I drink it too, and I feel so much better overall!!! I believe in it! "
12/17/2013: Thehandyman1947 from Poland, Ohio: "Acid reflux disease, I'm sure there a lot of great remedies, the absolute, dumbest thing I've heard is disease, only an allopathic doctor would come up with that. Try alkalizing, everywhere in nature pH is important, for some reason, not in our bodies. Try chewing your food, eating a little less, and eating greens with every meal."
[NAY] 05/05/2009: Jeremy from Bloomington, IL: "Almonds doesn't work for me. It seems to make the acid reflux worse. ACV is the way to go!!"Replies
09/15/2010: Alex from Brooklyn, NY replies: "Try peppermint tea after meals. It does help reduce acid reflux, I tried and it worked."
08/28/2011: Gina from Morgantown, Wv replies: "Alex, peppermint is a trigger for most people suffering from GERD. You must make sure it's not one of your triggers before you try it!!!"
09/06/2011: Amita from New Delhi, India replies: "Peppermint is a trigger but combined with a few drops of honey it works well for acid reflux. Personally for me I swear by apple cider vinegar."
[YEA] 09/12/2007: Karen from Birmingham, Michigan: "ALMONDS: I had been taking aciphex for my acid reflux for over a year. After trying to lose weight with no success, I discovered over the internet that some people have a weight problem with aciphex. I stopped using it and decided to try a natural remedy that I used when I was pregnant and it works! It's real simple: plain almonds. I eat about 5 with breakfast and then eat a few each time I eat and I haven't felt my reflux. This was a remedy that a nurse told me about many years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, 1981. I'm so glad I remembered it. Just to let you know, I am a drinker of chlorinated tap water; (read below) but somehow that remedy makes sense, too. Oh, and by the way, I began to lose weight after stopping the aciphex!"
06/14/2012: Cheryl from Dalton, Ma: "Had reflux bad many years ago then lost 40 pounds and went macro, was gone until starting eating wide and getting wide again. Don't like acid reducers like Prevacid so tried calcium tablets which helped a little. Main thing is no coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, citris and grease. Hard in this culture and I love the first two. So just took the first leaf of aloe and ate the jell like I've seen my puppy do and already feel much better. Got a luncheon I need to go to so will try and find something to eat that won't react but this website and all your comments helped so much. Thanks."Replies
[YEA] 06/21/2012: Sylvia from Alexandria, Va replies: "Generally I have used mangosteen juice in the past to relieve occasional acid reflux. This last time I got a very severe run of acid reflux due to a medicine that I was taking. It seemed logical that if aloe helps heal wounds that it might help heal my esophagus and my reflux. After two weeks on aloe vera juice, I feel much better. I was using the Trader Joe's and took one ounce ( a shot glass ) three or four times a day."
07/16/2012: Peter from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "How many minutes you I should wait after I take Aloe Vera Juice before start eating. Sincerely, Peter"
03/08/2013: Anne from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Does aloe vera affect the thyroid?"
06/28/2011: Kate from Kingston, Ny: "I've found aloe juice to help with digestive issues and read that it works by lowering the acidity of the gastric juices found in the stomach. Aloe vera is also a powerful anti-inflammatory (think sunburns), offering relief for sore throat symptoms as well. Hope it helps!!"Replies
[YEA] 09/18/2011: Henrypotter from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Aloe Vera is also nice, I had had acid reflux for 7 yrs, having been going to hospital taking all antibiotic. It seemed not working. When I saw GNC food supplement in Thailand I went for it. I have been taking aloe vera with fish oil and it seemed working. I suggest people with stomach problem should try this. U can buy this from Top Markets, central and future park at the first floor. If anything I can be of help. God bless ya all."
09/18/2013: Kris from California replies: "I'm starting to have symptoms. Can you tell me the name and where I might be able to find this juice. Thanks."
[YEA] 01/09/2011: Kayla from Highland, Ny: "My daughter Natalie suffered from reflux from day one. She was born slightly premature, and was in the NICU for breathing difficulties, where she was given antibiotics. Along with helping what the doctor thought could be a slight infection, the antibiotics wiped out the good digestive enzymes we need to absorb the nutrition from food. After many nights of screaming and hearing her pained gasps, and refusing to put her on prescription drugs with varying side affects, we were recommended to an aloe juice product. Not only does Natalie love it, but here we are almost 4 months later and all signs of her reflux are gone.
Also, aloe juice helps to strengthen the immune system. She's had 1 cold, pretty remarkable. (She has 3 young, very curious cousins! ) If you'd like more information on the aloe juice, feel free to get a hold of me. Beware of aloe juices that contain things called "aloins, " as they are not safe for infants. I'd love to tell you more, because I know what a heartbreak reflux can create for a mother. Good Luck -Kayla
04/11/2011: Tyree from Dallas, Tx replies: "i'd like to know what kind of aloe vera it is and if you know any natural way to cure strictures which is the scar tissue that builds from reflux appreciate it"
07/19/2011: April from Houston, Tx replies: "thanks for the information where can I find this juice?"
07/19/2011: Deborah from New Orleans, La. replies: "You can find the Aloe Vera Juice at Walmart, Walgreens, or CVS. I was looking at it yesterday when I was trying to find the cold pressed Castor oil!"
[YEA] 07/27/2011: April from Houston, Tx replies: "I found it and this has been excellent for me. Thanks so much for this information! I havent shown any symptoms and I drink it in the morning before breakfast. I mix it with apple juice and it taste great. Do you know of any other easy products for acid reflux?... And what is that oil good for? Im very curious! Thanks alot!"
09/22/2011: Cureious from Tyler, Tx replies: "George's Aloe vera Juice is the best and does not cause diarrhea like some of the others. It is available at most health food stores."
01/01/2012: Cynthia from Flint, Tx replies: "How many ounces of the aloe Vera juice should I give my preemie boy? Also, can I put it in his bottle or should I put it in a dropper and give it to him as is? Finally, which brand name works best that has no "aloins?""
08/30/2012: Jenni from Atlanta, Georgia replies: "Hi, I am also interested in finding out how much to give it to 10 months old baby. My daughter is suffering from acid reflux and the prescribed medicine has helped her but not a lot. She is still spitting up after having milk or solid food. Please let me know what brand is safe for 10 months old and how much to give and how many times a day.Thank you very much."
[YEA] 05/08/2009: Grant from Texas City, Texas: "Was just reading Ted from Bangkok, Thailand post 12/04/2006 on acid reflux and wanted to pass my findings along. Back in the early 70's I had acid so bad that I would swallow antacids whole, by the handfulls. While shopping the, (then, very new concept in my area), herb store, I found aloe vera "gel" which used Irish moss as the gelling agent and ascorbic acid as the preservative, it cured my "AR" with the first swallow! Later I determined it was actually the Irish moss that stopped my acid! However, I can't find the combination anywhere any more."Replies
[YEA] 06/10/2010: Fran from Dallas, Tx replies: "I would recommend to anyone that has acid reflux to use aloe vera. There are differents forms to take. My daughter takes the gel capsules because she doesnt like the taste. And alot of it has to do with stress. So depending on your life style you need to make a change in your life. I have learned that I can not control eveything, so I have learned to control myself and not let the actions of others affect me. Its the best way to deal with things."
[YEA] 07/30/2008: John from Dallas, Texas: "Aloe Vera: Get some aloe vera peel the skin off of it and you add water to the goo and throw it in the blender you will feel more energized and it will help reduce acid reflux."Replies
[YEA] 01/14/2009: Siouxellen from Grand Rapids, MI replies: "I have found that Aloe Vera is the most helpful. Didn't have much relief, if any, with ACV. Also, one needs to alter one's diet -- take out coffee (decaf is just as bad), teas, milk, chocolate, and especially alcohol. No food after 7 p.m. I think, however, I am unusual from most in the fact that when I lie down, the problem lessens. I don't have problems with sleeping, and if I am having a bad attack, I try to lie down somewhere until it passes. Of course when I arise, there is quite a bit of belching, from all that gas sitting in there all night, but usually I don't have heartburn. Just a lot of gas and belching and swallowing problems.
I have had the added displeasure of a Zenker's Diverticulum in my throat, and when food gets stuck in there, the acid reflux goes into overdrive trying to dislodge the food.
Between Prevacid, daily aloe vera doses, diet alteration, and getting a fair amount of exercise (relieves stress), I am slowly getting a handle on it all. Stressing out about the reflux doesn't help matters.
As for the Aloe Vera, I use both George's - which has no flavor, and the Stomach Formula, which is gaggy but helpful. I also have a Hiatal Hernia. My doc has said that if things worsen, there is a surgical procedure that he can do that involves inserting botox in the lower sphincter to narrow it. I would be interested to find out if anyone else has had this procedure done."
09/23/2009: Janise from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Some comments on Aloe Vera. As the first poster suggested using the fresh aloe leaf is best. Most all bottled aloe vera juices use Citric Acid to preserve it. This is acidic and could be counter productive to the aloe juice. To get away from this use fresh aloe leaf blended with water. I tried the bottled aloe for my stomach Gerd and reflux and it upset my stomach but the fresh aloe did not.
For women using aloe vera juice, I was told by Dr. Deepak Chopra in a consultation to not drink aloe during a women's menses or period. It can stop your cycle.
Aloe is best drunk after meals or on an empty stomach between meals or a quarter cup before bed."
12/21/2012: Pauline from Harare, Zimbabwe replies: "In my country most of the aloe Vera juice is not available. There is aloe Vera berry juice does anyone know if this will help a Gerd sufferer?"
02/11/2013: Sylvanna from Sydney, Australia replies: "Hi just been reading your blogs and have the same symptoms - barretts, lupus etc etc..... What about aloe vera capsules??? they would be pure?"
[YEA] 06/18/2008: Harley from South Windsor, Connecticut: "A week after a flu shot, I developed a virus, including a fever of 100 degrees(F) and extreme fatigue. Then, I started to experience a funny feeling in my chest when swallowing. This developed into intense pain to the point that I could only get down room temperature water.
Went to a walk-in clinic on the weekend (own MD not available) and told to take Prilosec OTC. Didn't do any good. Saw my MD who put me on Prevacid and sent me for a Barium swallow test and, later, an upper endoscopy. Acid Reflux was the diagnosis....first time ever. Two months of Prevacid (which did work but was costing $156/month) and my esophogus healed. I tried to wean myself off but started feeling the familiar pain so I kept on the Prevacid.
While researching natural cures I came across this web site and decided to try Aloe Vera Juice. The local Vitamin Shoppe carries several brands. I tried ____ brand of its digestive formula of Aloe Vera (bunch of other herbs etc). It's been two months and I have been pain free although I have to watch what and when I eat as well as chew my food completely instead of swallowing in a hurry..I eat way too fast. A quart of the Aloe Vera juice lasts one week and costs $10.95. I also tried the apple cider vinegar but it did not work for me.
[YEA] 08/19/2008: Harley from South Windsor, Connecticut replies: "Well, another two months have passed and I continue to improve. I now take the aloe vera on rare occasions...maybe once every two weeks. Considering I had to take the Prevacid and, later, Prilosec every day, the aloe vera juice has really turned things around for me."
12/07/2009: Steve from South Windsor, Ct replies: "Harley:
I just saw your posting on Aloe Vera juice and gerd. Are you still doing well with the Aloe Vera? Is there a special brand that you bought that works best? I'm from South Windsor also (Old Farm Road), and I can go to the same store.
thanks very much,
12/10/2009: Holly from Tallahassee, Florida replies: "I'm replying to Steve (12/7/09) on aloe vera juice. I have been using ___ brand. It seems to help. I forget to take it regularly but when I do I believe it helps. I have found that diet helps a lot (reduce caffeine, fats, spicy foods). My relux is better for a while then bad for a while. My stressing over it probably makes it worse. I'm trying to use my aloe more and not to be anxious over it. I'm going to order some more ____. You take about 1/3 c twice a day. It does have citric acid in it but I don't believe that hinders it's effectiveness, it is still thick and it is also flavored, you can get grape and another flavor. I like the grape. I can't imagine using raw (your own) aloe. It stinks when yu cut a piece for a burn, I would imagine that it would taste terrible.
[YEA] 05/14/2008: Laurie from Springfield, Va: "Just a note about Aloe juice. The best brand, in my experience, is George's as it has no taste. The only warning I would have about aloe for acid reflux, is that it can, as it did in my case, act as a pretty potent laxative so just be aware of that if you are planning to try it. Thanks for all the helpful ideas."Replies
01/07/2011: Doug from Irving, Texas replies: "I have tried many types of aloe vera juice and never liked the taste of any until I tried GNC's Wild Berry Flavored Aloe Vera Juice. It tastes great chilled and feels as good as it tastes."
[YEA] 01/25/2008: Peggy : "I've read many of your questions on Acid Reflux. I was diagnosed with Bleeding Stomach ulcers, and was on many Antibiotics and Prevacid, acidix,to my surprise helped towards my osterprosis. I was on this for several years. There is really something that works better then anything I have read. It is 99.9% Aloe Juice. Take a little before each meal and it helps the stomach and digestive tract. After using it for several weeks then u only need it for morning and evening. I just read all the things like mentioned in your blogs here,but thought I should pass along about Aloe Juice. Thank you Peggy"
[YEA] 01/10/2008: Ellen from Scott City, Kansas: "Take Aloe vera for acid reflux treatment"Replies
07/08/2012: Mostrefulxcannotbecured from Houston, Texas replies: "My reflux cannot be cured and most cannot be cured because most reflux is from hiatal hernias. Mine is a sliding hernia which causes acid to come up my esophagus, so how can that be cured? The acid can be nuetralized so it does not come up but not cured!!"
[YEA] 07/20/2012: E.s. from Gulf Shores, Al replies: "I was recently diagnosed with Diverticulitis, Barrett's Esophagus and a Hiatal Hernia. I am a Disabled American Veteran and one of my problems has been GERD, which I have suffered with for many years. Some nights it got so bad I would wake up and jump out of bed, choking for air. I have been on a regime of Omniprozole for many years as well, but have recently starting takin Aloe Vera Gel, ACV, Slippery Elm, Papaya Enzyme and a Probiotic and can say I've had the most restful sleep I've had in a long time. Plus the bloated, hard and puffed out stomach is no longer there. I am not sure if one thing is doing it or a combination of all of them, but for now I am going to stick with it."
09/03/2012: Taco13 from Millard, Ne replies: "To: E. S. From Gulf Shores, AL; Just curious, did your symptoms start shortly after any military service or vacinations? An earlier post said his started right after a flu shot. The first time I remember having any reflux was during the gulf war right after we received all of our vacinations. I also experinced food getting lodged in my throat and having to vomit so I could breathe during this same time. Wondering if there is a connection."
[YEA] 01/10/2008: Ellen D : "I got acid reflux after having taken aspirin daily for about two weeks (for chronic headache). That was many years ago but my stomach is still sensitive to spicy foods, too much grease, etc. I have found that if I cut a leaf off my Aloe vera plant, peel off the leathery skin and eat the slimy jelly-like inner part of the leaf, it soothes my throat and settles my stomach. (This remedy was told to me by a Japanese friend, who said that's what people do in Japan.)"Replies
[YEA] 11/16/2010: Teresa from Rockford, Iowa replies: "Just read your thread and had to reply. Have been taking the ACV for months and it's great and my husband is also a big fan but recently my acid reflux has returned with a vengence. I snipped a leaf off my aloe plant out of desparation and chewed it. Lo and behold, I am writing this to say that immediatley my ar is gone and I am going to need to find another plant as mine is a bit small and may not survive me!! LOL"
03/04/2011: Diane from Scottsdale, Az replies: "Try the aloe vera capsules - available on line or at your health food store - work well and cheaper too."
09/25/2011: Linda from Gilbert, Az replies: "Diane, Is there a particular brand of the capsules that work well for you? Are you taking any other medication along with the aloe vera?"