Last Modified on Feb 10, 2015
GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is an increasingly common digestive disorder that can result in extreme pain and damage to one's overall health. Usually, this condition is the result of some weakness or problem in the lower esophageal sphincter at the base of the esophagus, above the stomach. This valve should prevent the stomach's contents from returning up toward the mouth, but weakness or damage can make this seal faulty.
Acids escaping from the stomach can then burn the esophagus and throat, causing the common symptom of heartburn while often further worsening the leaky valve that initially caused the health issue. Sleep is often interrupted by the pain of the condition, and because lying down can exacerbate the upwards flow of stomach acids; and over the long-term GERD can result in a number of additional conditions, including a restriction of the throat from inflammation and even certain cancers. Natural remedies for GERD include changes in diet, especially acid/alkaline pH adaptations, and changes in physical posture, especially at night.
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[YEA] I have been trying different things for acid reflux. Raw almonds worked better than anything else. I didn't even eat very many. I ate about a tablespoon of slivered almonds. Fantastic results! I will be buying more almonds tomorrow! Thank you.