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Cure Acid Reflux: Fast Acting Natural Remedies

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[WARNING!]  07/08/2007: Terri from Carmel, Indiana: "I have suffered from Acid Reflux for years and took the "purple pill", which helped my symptoms most of the time. In May, I was rushed to the ER with horrific stomach pains. After a colonoscopy, upper GI, barrage of blood work, it was discovered that I had pancreatitis. Very strange since I don't fit the profile for the disease (don't drink, gallbladder removed, healthy diet). My chiropractor told me to research the purple pill and imagine my shock when the possible side effects of the pill was PANCREATITIS - of which there is no cure!! I immediately went off the pill and found your site while looking for a cure for the acid reflux. I am hoping the ACV works! If anyone is on the purple pill, BEWARE."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  12/10/2009: Sharon from Vineland, Nj replies: "Yes be careful with OTC. I suffer from 2 stomach conditions(one GERD). Purple pill just quit working and within a short time going off I got much much worse. It has turned into severe indigestion, horrible nausea and vomiting off and on. Sometimes it gets so bad I have to dart out of a store because I get so sick to my stomach. Been getting upper stomach pains paid with it sometimes too. Please try natural stuff 1st don't use this garbage. My slippery elm doesn't seem to work anymore so now I am starting apple cider, severe problems start with 2 teasp, or table?"

Palm Oil

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[YEA]  10/13/2012: Phummy from Evanston, Illinois: "In Africa, Palm oil is used to give relief for most abdominal problems. Just take 2-3 tablespoons at onset of the problem."


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[YEA]  02/19/2012: Sara from Knoxville, Tennessee: "i have had acid reflux since I was in grade school trying one perscription then the next all working for a while then not at all. my heartburn comes with headache, nausa, and aching in my arms and legs.

i am 32 now and I was walking through the mall in knoxville, tn and ran across a store called vitamin world. this was my lucky day. the person behind the counter suggested papaya enzyme tablets. they taste good, not chalky like tums

and best of all they really work. I suggest you try these."

02/22/2012: Cindy from St George, Ks replies: "DOES THIS TAKE THE NASTY TASTE OUT OF YOUR MOUTH?"

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  09/30/2008: Rocky Raccoon from Humboldt, AZ: "Comment is regarding acid reflux. I have horrible daily heartburn at least two times per day. It has become progressively worse since 2000. During that year I was consuming almost 10 TUMS per day if not more. An old Civil Engineer (Russell Taylor) told me that TUMS cause Alheimers Disease because it contains Aluminum. So immediately, I decided to try papaya pills that he hightly reccomended. They work but only last a few minutes to a couple of hours. Reading about ACV has inspired me to give ACV a try. Hopefully it will make a difference. I'll keep you informed of my progress."

[YEA]  01/07/2008: John from Slana, Alaska: "I just wanted to share the cure for Acid Reflux with y'all. I suffered with Acid Reflux for years; I couldn't drink a glass of water without an attack, until I tried the following method.

On a daily basis take a couple Papaya Enzyme tablets and a Fenugreek capsule with each meal; and once a day drink a 16oz fruit smoothy w/Aloe Vera juice replacing 2/3s the apple juice used to make the smoothy. Within three days, my reflux was gone. Within two weeks I was eating anything I wanted with no reflux at all. I haven't had Acid Reflux since then (four years.)

P.S. I'm the kind of guy who enjoys a bowl of chili at midnight; this cure works."

[YEA]  04/03/2007: Jorge from New York , US: "There was time when acid reflux took over my life and literally I end up sitting in the back of an ambulance rushed to a nearest hospital for breathing problems due to acid reflux. One time a friend of mine suggested aloe vera and papaya and thanks to that I in a matter of days all my symptoms entirely disappeared. If you are suffering from acid reflux on a very severe case like I did, you might want to consider this other option. So here is the magic recipe:

1 leaf aloe Vera
1 papaya (ripe)
2 cups Orange Juice
and ice.

So the whole thing is basically prepared as a really healthy smoothie. cut two inches of the aloe vera lea and scoop the gel from inside into the blender (DO NOT USE THE GREEN LEAF ONLY THE GEL) Then cut a slide or two of the beautiful ripe papaya into the blender add orange juice and enough ice so the whole mixture will take the smoothie consistency. Drink two or three times a week and the results can be seen almost immediately. If aloe Vera cures severe second degree burns imagine how great will do inside your stomach. I was reading about the properties of these two amazing "titana" yes that's how I call aloe Vera and Papaya. Papaya has a an enzyme that also helps digestion but combined with aloe vera is like having Superman and Batman at your call. Good luck"

[YEA]  01/17/2007: Ted from Los Angeles, CA: "I achieved instant relief from acid reflux and all indigestion in the Philippines. The small papayas, even a small slice, would do it. Some of the small Papayas from Hawaii are good but the Mexican variety we get in L. A. will not work."


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[YEA]  05/14/2008: Brenda from Columbus, Indiana: "Acid Reflux Remedies: Eating pears have helped my ulcer pain. also using fiber supplements before eating a meal has helped alot."

[YEA]  09/02/2006: Joanne from Littleton, MA: "One night after being awaken by a throat full of "acid", I decided to try eating a pear to cool down my burning throat and discovered that eating just a few bits, I know longer felt any burning or pain."


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[WARNING!]  03/01/2010: Priya from Perth, Wa: "Hi, Just want to let you know that peppermint does give temporary relief BUT is a DEFINITE NO NO in the long run for all people who have will surely make things worse after few months. It over-relaxes ur muscles and gives a temp. relief...but make things much worse. So do not consume on regular basis."

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  11/30/2008: Gregory from Royal Oak, MI: "Peppermint! I have had Acid Reflux now for 6 years and tried medicine, which doesnt work, apple cider vinegar, which made me vomit, and all sorts of remedies. I tried a lifesaver peppermint and it temporarilly helps me stomach settle! Not a cure, and not sure if it will help you, but why not give it a try?

Directions: Simply eat one or two peppermints

Peppermint cured my burning throat pain for the night, however it doesn't end acid reflux either. I carry a bag of peppermints in my room when I get attacks."

[WARNING!]  03/01/2010: Priya from Perth, Wa replies: "Hi, Just want to let you know that peppermint does give temporary relief BUT is a DEFINITE NO NO in the long run for all people who have will surely make things worse after few months. It over-relaxes ur muscles and gives a temp. relief...but make things much worse. So do not consume on regular basis..."

Petai (Stink Bean)

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[YEA]  02/18/2009: Siong from Singapore: "For some acid reflux could be cured by chewing and eating raw "Petai" a foul smellingseed - see Net search. I chewed and eat petai for one month as advised. Now my stomach could take alcohol and hot peppers without giving me burns."

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Pickle Juice

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Pickle Juice for Acid Reflux

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Pickle Juice (straight from the jar!)
  • A glass

Stop a bad attack of acid reflux by drinking up to half a cup of pickle juice.

[YEA]  01/25/2014: Angi from Peoria Il: "OMG I'VE BEEN UP FOR HOURS CRYING OVER THIS BURNING PAIN IN MY BACK CHEST AND THROAT!!! Nothing was working.... Until I looked up natural remedies! It just so happened my son ate the last pickle today :, ( HOWEVER, my boyfriend likes to eat weird things like honey on grilled cheese and drinks the pickle juice once the pickles are gone! Usually I get mad because he ALWAYS leaves a empty jar of pickle juice in the fridge..... Which I would normally toss out! NOT THIS TIME AND I AM SO THANKFUL for my boyfriend and his weird pickle juice cravings!!!! IT REALLY WORKED AND IN MINUTES!!! I can FINALLY fall asleep now!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AHHHHHHH"

[YEA]  07/01/2013: Anon from Scotland, Uk: "I think I've inherited Acid Reflux as both my parents took a certain milky-liquid non-prescription treatment for heartburn. I have just recently started getting acid reflux/heartburn on odd occasions when I've eaten late. The last time I had it my first thoughts were to stock up on those fizzy tablets made of citric acid/bicarbonate soda or something similar (don't like the idea of that milky liquid stuff). I looked in my kitchen cupboard and had Apple Cider Vinegar which I took diluted in water (a couple of teaspoons in less than half a glass. It didn't help much so I rooted around some more and found a jar of pickle juice, My mum had sent me a jar of pickled peppers; I'd finished the peppers but the pickle juice was still there. I took a couple of swigs of the juice just by instinct and the sour-fermented taste was an immense relief, not to mention quite tasty!

I came here to look for a less weird remedy but it seems I've already got the top two remedies after all!"


[NAY]  08/08/2011: Shiran from London, England replies: "I read all the positive comments here and went straight out to get some pickles. Unfortunately, soon after eating a pickle with a few spoons of juice my symptoms got quickly and markedly worse. So I'm really glad some of you guys have had such great results from something so simple, but I guess I may have a different problem. Are there some people who actually DO have too much acid that is causing these problems? I've started on plant enzymes and priobiotics."
[YEA]  05/25/2012: Cassandra from Utopia, Canada, Ontario replies: "This really worked for me as well. Usually, I wake up with acid reflux and it continues through my day to the point that I get sick 2-3 times before I sleep. I drink Gavisgon and I chew the tums smoothies and they dont work for me. Eating plain foods like boiled broccolli and chicken breasts help the feeling of my acid reflux and sometimes it helps prevent the pain as well. This morning I woke up with really bad acid pains to the point where eating my food was making me nauseaus. I ate a pickle and drank a couple mouothfuls of pickle juice and it totally took my pain away! I definatly recommend everyone try this, because I suffer from really bad Acid Reflux pains, and this worked like a miracle! Don't spend your money on temporary relief stuff, this works way better!"
05/28/2012: Mama T from Sparks, Nv replies: "Pickle juice is an acid. Years ago I was having severe acid reflux and would not try over the counter stuff. I went to our local health store and I learned a wonderful lesson that BIG PHARMICA doesn't want you to know. When you have acid reflux it is caused because you don't have enough acid! They want to sell you the band aids, the prescriptions. The clerk told me that as we age or if we have poor diets (not enough fermented foods) our stomach does not have enough acid when we eat. So the food goes in and the body reacts by producing acid to digest the food, after the food is in the belly, so the acid goes on top of the food, causing a reflux of too much acid, too late. What he told me I needed was to increase my acid before I eat so that the acid is there under the food in the belly. This information was contrary to what we learn on TV or magazines. He was so certain, he opened a bottle and gave me a handful of HCL hydrocloric acid capsules for free to try this out. There was enough for about 8 days. He said if it works, which he assured me it would, I could come back and buy the bottle. He said take one or two before each meal. I did, and I did come back and buy the bottle because it worked! I asked him how I know when it is enough. He said you can tell when you have balanced your acid when it starts to burn after the meal. You'll know. After a couple weeks I stopped taking them for a time until I need to do it again, which was quite a while. So, you see, eating a pickle before is increasing the acid in your belly. I also drink the apple cider vinegar daily when I get up in the morning. I have done this for years. It helps with your overall ph balance.

This year I got acid reflux even though I drink the vinegar. When I took the HCL it didn't work. I was burning up! I realized I had become too acidic! I quit taking the apple cider vinegar for a while, drank some club soda. I had to bear thru this for a couple weeks to balance out. I do have the saliva test strips for testing my spit first thing in the morning. I just thought that the vinegar was good. I guess it can become too much of a good thing. Now I don't drink the vinegar as often. I hope this helps turn your acid reflux upside down!"



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