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Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Last Modified on Mar 17, 2016


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Posted by Jennifer (Jacksonville, FL) on 11/08/2007
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I had been suffering with severe heartburn for hours and after eating a few bites of celery, per a suggestion on your site, it went away, immediately! This post was super helpful as I find raw celery to be repulsive and never would have known it worked for heartburn. I had probably eaten at least 6 antacid tablets to no avail. Thanks for the wonderful information!

Posted by Donya (Fairbanks, Alaska) on 04/08/2007
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I love this website! I was looking for a remedy for a sore throat, and found your page. I wanted to let you know of a cure for heartburn that works every time! It's faster and much better for you than the medications you can buy. Celery. I didn't believe it would work until I tried it myself, and now everytime I get heartburn, that's how I cure it. It only takes a little bit, usually half a stalk. If it comes back, I eat more. If it's really bad, I'll eat a whole stalk. Great cure and I wanted to share it with your readers. Thanks for a terrific website

Replied by Chad
Rochester, NY
I had celery a few minutes ago and it still hasn't kicked in, should I have more, or should I try a different remedy... Please help, I am suffering from CHRONIC heartburn, and it hurt really bad, plus I have had it for almost 2 hours now, I have tried PeptoBismol, Water, the inside of bread, celery, milk, and they all seemed not to work. I really don't want to have to down Vinegar, because of obvious reasons. My heartburn gets worse by the minute, because when I burp, it hurts more and more... Please help me with any remedy that you think a TEENAGER could have...

EC: A few minutes isn't enough time to tell if a remedy is working or not!

Coconut Juice  

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Posted by Akarim (Mombasa, Kenya) on 04/21/2010
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Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Cheryl (San Juan, Trinidad) on 01/18/2008
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I started using Coconut oil about three days ago for my heartburn.I did my own test by specifically eating the foods that causes me heartburn and to my amazement I can honestly say it really works!Next I am going to try it for weight loss and see how that works out.

Coral Calcium  

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Posted by Eva (Kitchener, Canada) on 03/19/2009
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I have this question. Coral calcium works like a magic to relieve my heartburn. Sometimes I have to take quater of teaspoon diluted with some water 3 - 4x daily. Is this O.K.? Thank you very much, Eva

Replied by Ted Donate

Bangkok, Thailand

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Some people have intolerance of calcium by just 1/4 of a teaspoon one single dose. Some people who take even a small amounts coral calcium it made their conditions worse, although initially it did give them relief.

Apparently too much calcium causes some clumping of blood cells as calcium is one of the minerals, in excess helps the blood clots that may lead to some circulation problems of the heart, especially if the person has weakness. Most heartburn remedies I used tend to avoid this such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate, in 1/2 glass (if a person can't drink too much water) to 1 glass of water. That's taken twice a day. Sometimes a sharp pain can be possible whenever a blood clots and caused heart problems from consuming coral calcium, as in a sharp pains to the left upper arm, which is one sign of heart attack or possibility of a circulatory problems.

A magnesium on occasion also helps. In general, calcium alkalizes the blood, but it's often too slow for many people as calcium carbonate are converted to calcium bicarbonate, too slow and has poor bioavailability. Minerals if that's to be desired in a coral calcium, I believe I can get better minerals source from a dead sea salt, or and sea salt that's unprocessed. A deep sea salt, which has a better mineral comes from sea salt told to fish aquarium are also better as they have clearly labeled minerals in back of their packages. It takes about a week to get the heartburn to be reduced significantly, but I believe it's a fungal like organism and tends to worsen with more calcium. It's possible to actually extract most of the salt from a sea salt by adding some sodium carbonate to the sea salt solution of 20% by adding 1 tablespoon per 500 cc of 20% sea salt solution and precipitates the minerals to the bottom, for example, by waiting for a couple of hours, then decant the liquids, and wash this by not removing the precipitate about 4 times, and then take them directly. A simpler way is one cup of sea salt and added 4 cups of water, then add sodium carbonate until the pH becomes 9 or 10, or until no more additional precipitate forms. What you have here is calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, plus a minerals in the precipitate. If a carbonated water or soda water is added after the resultant precipitate that's wash, what you get is calcium bicarbonate and magnesium bicarbonate, plus many minerals also. This is an alternative form of coral calcium without too much calcium as sea salt have a tendency to have more magnesium than a coral calcium. In any event, a magensium chloride or magnesium citrate might be more convenient of sea salt method of extraction is inconvenient. Or I can prepare a water with added sodium thiosulfate to dechlorinate the water, and then add a small pinch of fulvic acid, or in a one liter of water (dechlorinate) i might add 1/8 teaspoon of fulvic acid and then may consume 1/4 or 1/2 glass, one dose to get some minerals also. Certain minerals, as in chromium, vanadium, molybdenum for example is helpful in reducing the blood sugar and generally starve the fungal like organisms that causes heartburn as they are generally resistant to acid, and hence a mineral from sea salt or just sea salt plus some baking soda and potassium and some magnesium is a preferred method of ridding of heartburn. I don't get heartburn since I am practically been alkalizing all my life, most from baking soda, but I have modified the alkalizing remedies of the years.

I therefore have reservations of coral calcium, especially for certain people with other conditions such as lupus, allergy, morgellon's often make the conditions worse with the coral calcium. A sea salt such as 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in one liter of drinking water plus baking soda and potassium mentioned, twice a day is a preferred method and it helps to take some magnesium supplements as in 500 mg a day. If weakness is indicated from a heartburn, then a B complex if often taken to restore that. On the otherhand if a sharp pain from the condition then I might take baking soda with aspirin, where baking soda I have added is used to buffer the acidity of the aspirin to prevent blood clotting, but that's only if I have a sharp pain.

Therefore, the use of coral calcium is an individual decision and I can't say what is best but this is simply my experience from their use. I am sure everyone has different experience.


Digestive Enzymes and Sauerkraut  

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Posted by Marlene (Bc, Canada) on 09/12/2014
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My husband and I take Digestive Enzymes as they help replenish our depleting stomach enzymes. Taken before or with meals 2/3 capsules. Enzymes break down food in the stomach and eliminates digestive issues and pass waste more easily and quickly. You can get plant based enzymes and enzymes for meat eaters. This makes all the difference in the world. My husband had heartburn for many many years...Now a thing of the past.

Also eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut is hugely beneficial.

Replied by Lauren
Queens, US
Hi Marlene....can you give me the name of the enzymes you use? I am almost sure I have digestive issues...I am hypothyroid and have been contemplating using for a while....when I saw your post, I figured why not...thank you.....

Eat Slowly  

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Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee, Usa) on 09/29/2015

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One of my teenage sons had heartburn last night and had had it since after lunch. He very rarely has heartburn. He has made the connection that he gets heartburn if he eats fast. (Which he rarely does, but apparently he at lunch fast yesterday.)

This does make sense. Chewing food adequately gets the digestion process started off right. Saliva helps with breaking down of the food.

Eating fast will also make you more likely to eat more that your need, which also contributes to heartburn.

I find that if I am stressed or in a hurry, my food does not sit well with me. I am better off waiting until I can eat slowly and enjoy my food.

~Mama to Many~

Eliminate Coffee  

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Posted by Sam (Somewhere, California) on 06/24/2012
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My hubby was having issues with heartburn and acid reflux, he thought he was having a heart attack at one point. He went to a doc in Canada and after she checked him over she asked if he drank a lot of coffee and he said yes. She told him to try not drinking coffee for a week and if that didn't help come back and see her. Well, as it turns out it did help. Kick the coffee and see how you feel in a week ;o}

Eliminate Sugar  

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Posted by William (Arizona, USA) on 08/03/2010
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I stopped using sugar in January 2009, my heartburn stopped completely - this was a side effect for me. I am 72.

Food and Beverage Separation Method  

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Posted by Mel (Los Angeles, Ca) on 09/26/2013
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I had heartburn before and it was like 6 times a day when it was most serious. I tried ACV and honey and the heartburn became once in a few days gradually, about after two months. But it didn't go away. I learned a separation of beverages and food method. My heartburn was gone since the first day I started. It also cured my stomachache and irregular period problem. The method is no drinking two hours before any meal and during the meal and two hours after the meal. So, it's like no drink four and a half hour. Two hours after meal, I can drink as much as I want. But I don't drink too much.

I am using the more serious method that no drink in the morning until two hours after dinner. I am taking alternate lunch for first two months, then every three months. So, have no lunch one month and have lunch in the next month. Then have no lunch for three months and have lunch for the next three months. Now it is my fourth month since I started. My stomach problem never appear again and I lost ten pounds. I can eat whatever I want now. I don't know how long will I last this method but separation drink and food will stay with me for long term.

This method suggests not taking any honey, sugar, and no soup, no pork, no cold drinks or cold food, and no water melon. Once a while, I also violated the rules like eating snack, drink little water, etc. It depends on you how serious you want to take. The method also suggests cancer patients to take two meals a day. So I thought it must be worked for me because I don't have cancer.

It's principle is that the body has its strength to cure any disease as long as it has the heated chi. Digestion required a lot of energy. So the chi was used most of the time for digestion and can't go to cure other organs or any other part of the body. So, the key is separation of food and drink, and don't overeat.

General Feedback  

Posted by Mikeyb33 (Concord, Ca) on 11/27/2010

I thought I was experiencing severe heartburn at 5am in the morning. It was unbearable and I could not sit, lie or stand still. The only thing that helped was to walk around outside, but that only lasted for a few moments. I decided to drive to the hospital ER with my wife. Once inside the ER admitting area, they asked me to sign a few forms, but before I could, I told the admissions person I was feeling lightheaded, and at that point passed out. I woke up in the ER room with several people attending me. It turns out that my heartburn was the prelude to a massive heart attack, where I had to be revived with CPR and the shock pads. They said I had left them for a few moments. Thank God I decided to go to the ER, something I was very reluctant to do. But now I know, that at the slightest signs of a heartburn, or any thing related to the heart, to call 911 immediately. I hope this helps many people who think they are experiencing what they feel is severe heartburn. Hopefully in everyone elses case it is only heartburn, and not the onset of a heart attack. I feel very blessed to be alive to be able to relay this message. Eat Healthy. Live Healthy. Stay Healthy.

Posted by Fran (Philadelphia, PA) on 07/21/2009

I have recently been diagnosed with acid indigestion and am waiting for an endoscopy end of week. In the meantime, I'm on an OTC heartburn med and antacids. Until it kicked in a couple of days ago, I felt nausea, upset stomach and fullness after every meal. If I didn't eat, I felt OK. Then spent 2 days eating nothing but rice, rice toast, rice cereal, rice milk and poached chicken. That's about all my stomach could handle. Since the meds, I've been able to eat more good foods but I don't want to stay on the meds after reading all of the negative side effects. Am interested in ACV and aloe vera gell. There are many varying amounts suggested to use of both items but I haven't noticed a suggested timeline as to when to take these things. I'm determined not to have to take drugs for this problem. Thanks.

Ginger Ale  

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Posted by Donald (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 07/08/2012
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HEARTBURN RELIEF - Easy, Fast and Cheap! Had heartburn and tried ginger ale. Worked as soon as I swallowed it.

It may work because of the carbonation and not the ginger. If that is so then any carbonated beverage ( ie root beer, cola, etc. ) would work. Please try these alternatives and let me know. Thanks.

Replied by Chelle
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Ginger Ale worked for me. I sip and the burn was gone.

Ginger, Honey, Aloe Vera or Baking Soda  

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Posted by Dante (Manila, Philippines) on 12/11/2008
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Ginger and honey is good to me but apple cider vinegar is not good to me it will make my stomach more upset and more heavy... by reading some of the post remedy of GERD, heartburn cases have different causes some are hernia problem and apple cider vinegar is good for them but for gastritis, ulcer etch.. caused of heartburn is not good for us... i feel better in baking soda, aloe vera, ginger, honey.

Replied by Dinesh
London, UK
Hi Dante, Thanks for the advise. I am going to buy ACV tomorrow as i suffer from hernia. I tried to use ACV but didn't help me. I shall try.

L- Glutamine  

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Posted by Marianne (Tacoma, Wa) on 11/23/2010
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I use Glutamine also sold as L Glutamine (an amino acid) for heartburn. It does not taste great but works right away. About a teaspoon in a small glass of water does it.