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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Alkaline Acid Diet  

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Posted by Cynthia (Bergen County, New Jersey) on 11/23/2007
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All these remedies do not address what people are putting initially in their bodies! Everyone is consuming acid causing foods. The basic theory is that acidic foods (ex. orange) cause an alkaline tummy. Alkaline foods cause an acid stomache. If you eat a lot of bread, rice, grains, etc. you will have reflux or an acid stomache. If you balance your diet with fruits and vegetables you will greatly reduce your chance of an acidic stomache. Find an acid alkaline food chart on google. There are quite a few. This explains why some people found relief from apples. It is an alkalizing fruit! So are beets, broccoli, carrots, etc. But be careful! Some fruits and vegees are acidifying like corn, lentils, blueberries, cranberries, canned fruits, plums, prunes, etc. That is why the chart is so important. I was a candidate for nexium and anti-acid pills. However, I changed my life by maintaining the acid alkaline diet. Please consider this. I've changed a lot of people's lives by sharing this information. However, a couple of my friends and family who have NOT taken this advice are now on anti-acid pills. Oh, by the way, fennel seed tea is a miracle worker for after dinner tummy calming. It helps to maintain an alkaline tummy. I need 2 cups to be helpful (I'm 144 lbs). Find the right dose for you. Best of luck!! Here's to your health!

Replied by Vanya
Frankfort, Indiana
11/08/2008
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I have had Acid Reflux for 6 and 1/2 years. Tried every prescription and non prescription medicine on the market, they all stopped working after while. I am ACID FREE since September 22-08(for good) I stopped my Protonix (despite my doctor opinion)

I read about the alkalizing diet and started on it right away. I start my day with 2oz of Aloe Vera Gel, then I take enzyme pill and eat breakfast. I am taking enzymes right before every meal. Then I drink a cup of chamomile tea with honey or molasses instead of sugar. I eat an apple around 10 am. Sometimes a pear. After lunch I take B complex vitamin, don't forget the enzyme pill too (it helps to digest the food better) Sometimes I feel a little bit discomfort in my stomach and I become afraid of getting the acid back, at those moments I chew raw almonds ( I always have some in my purse) and I feel fine! And , at last but most important I take PROBIOTICS, 5 or 6 per day, just anytime during the day. The more cultures they contain the better you feel, because we all need to replenish the good bacteria in our intestines (we live in a very stressful and poisoned environment)

Thank you all for the valuable information on this website! God Bless You all...

Replied by Charlotte
Clacton
06/19/2014

Hi there, found this really interesting had ulcers and now problems with stomach and acid reflux and would appreciate it if you or anyone who is going through a similar thing and having to change their diet would please write to me. My email address is rychhmo (at)aol(dot) com

Replied by Jill
New York
12/24/2014

I too have stomach problems and reflux. I was just diagnosed with the stomach erosion. Reflux did not get better after 8 months even though I was on H2blockers. So depressed and disappointed. I stayed away from all the trigger foods and it still didn't get better. Now I'm also on a PPI.


Alkaline Water  

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Posted by Charlie Trig (Raleigh Nc) on 11/17/2013

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

Replied by Suntosh
India
10/30/2014

What is the name of alkaline water machine that turns regular tap water into alkaline rich water and I can buy in India?

Replied by Baldev
Maharashtra, India
10/30/2014
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Hi Suntosh,

Respecting the policy of this site I can not write about any company. So, if you like kindly write to me on baldev53 at y a h o o dot c o m.I am using a product and I am happy with that.Good Luck

Baldev


Posted by Allnaturale (Austin, Tx, Us) on 04/09/2012
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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!


Alkalizing  

Posted by Thehandyman1947 (Poland, Ohio) on 12/17/2013

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.


Almonds  

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Posted by Tariq (Abu Dhabi, Uae) on 08/14/2011
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Try 4 to 5 Almonds. It is a very good tested treatment for ACID REFLUX.


Posted by Jeremy (Bloomington, IL) on 05/05/2009
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Almonds doesn't work for me. It seems to make the acid reflux worse. ACV is the way to go!!

Replied by Alex
Brooklyn, NY
09/15/2010

Try peppermint tea after meals. It does help reduce acid reflux, I tried and it worked.

Replied by Gina
Morgantown, Wv
08/28/2011

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!!!

Replied by Amita
New Delhi, India
09/06/2011

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.


Posted by Karen (Birmingham, Michigan) on 09/12/2007
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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!


Aloe Vera  

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Posted by Beth (Nj) on 06/24/2016
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I sang in church for many years. Slowly began to loose my range and general vocal ability. Also began to have acid reflux. Now after 15 years of issues, I am singing again and also sleeping at night without the reflux. The only thing I am doing is drinking about one-half cup of pure aloe Vera juice before bed and repeat in morning. I can even eat again during the evening hours - even close to bedtime. Several others in our family recommended this to me. They had been cured of reflux and were so excited. This is a godsend.


Posted by Cheryl (Dalton, Ma) on 06/14/2012

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.

Replied by Sylvia
Alexandria, Va
06/21/2012
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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.

Replied by Peter
Las Vegas, Nv
07/16/2012

How many minutes you I should wait after I take Aloe Vera Juice before start eating. Sincerely, Peter

Replied by Anne
Toronto, Ontario
03/08/2013

Does aloe vera affect the thyroid?

Replied by Helenation
Florida
02/18/2017
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Shouldn't. I'm hypothyroid and the aloe juice (inner leaf) has worked wonders for my GERD. Btwy, my doc also has me supplementing my natural desiccated thyroid meds with a bit of iodine (mixed in water) each day. I've been drinking the juice for a month now and have noticed no impact on my thyroid condition.


Posted by Kate (Kingston, Ny) on 06/28/2011

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!!

Replied by Henrypotter
Bangkok, Thailand
09/18/2011
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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.

Replied by Kris
California
09/18/2013

I'm starting to have symptoms. Can you tell me the name and where I might be able to find this juice. Thanks.


Posted by Kayla (Highland, Ny) on 01/09/2011
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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

Replied by Tyree
Dallas, Tx
04/11/2011

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

Replied by April
Houston, Tx
07/19/2011

thanks for the information where can I find this juice?

Replied by Deborah
New Orleans, La.
07/19/2011

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!

Replied by April
Houston, Tx
07/27/2011
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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!

Replied by Cureious
Tyler, Tx
09/22/2011

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.

Replied by Cynthia
Flint, Tx
01/01/2012

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?"

Replied by Jenni
Atlanta, Georgia
08/30/2012

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.

Replied by Lisa
Illinois, US
01/17/2015

I have acid reflux and I choke in my sleep and I woke up feeling like I was drowning before with a burning feeling in my throat. How often do you have to take these remedies?

Replied by Irina
Md
05/16/2015

I coured my acid reflux with aloe vera many years ago. I have a premature baby that suffers of reflux. We've given her prevacid becuause that's what she got at the NICU. Now, I want to switch but I don't know what brand and amount are safe for her. She is 13 lbs 10 oz. She is almost 6 months old. Thank you!!!

Replied by Irina
Md
05/17/2015

I cured my acid reflux with aloe vera many years ago. I have a premature baby that suffers of reflux. We've given her prevacid becuause that's what she got at the NICU. Now, I want to switch but I don't know what brand and amount are safe for her. She is 13 lbs 10 oz. She is almost 6 months old. Thank you!!!

Replied by Karen
U.S.A.
01/27/2016

Lay on your left side and try and put as many pillows as are comfortable under your head. Laying on the left side for some reason causes the stomach contents not to spill back up through the esophagus. And take aloe juice, aloe capsules, any way you can get it.


Posted by Grant (Texas City, Texas) on 05/08/2009
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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.

Replied by Fran
Dallas, Tx
06/10/2010
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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.

Replied by Katwoman
Bat Area
01/23/2016

Try Aloe vera liquid. So purified it taste like drinking water, does not have to be refrigerated. I even put it in my cats water and it's amazing what it does for their elimination as well. It makes your body more alkaline, help your skin and hair- about 2 ounces at least once a day for an adult.


Posted by John (Dallas, Texas) on 07/30/2008
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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.

Replied by Siouxellen
Grand Rapids, MI
01/14/2009
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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.

Replied by Janise
Los Angeles, Ca
09/23/2009

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.

Replied by Pauline
Harare, Zimbabwe
12/21/2012

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?

Replied by Sylvanna
Sydney, Australia
02/11/2013

Hi just been reading your blogs and have the same symptoms - barretts, lupus etc etc..... What about aloe vera capsules??? they would be pure?


Posted by Harley (South Windsor, Connecticut) on 06/18/2008
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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.

Replied by Harley
South Windsor, Connecticut
08/19/2008
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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.

Replied by Steve
South Windsor, Ct
12/07/2009

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,

Steve

Replied by Holly
Tallahassee, Florida
12/10/2009

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.

Holly


Posted by Laurie (Springfield, Va) on 05/14/2008
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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.

Replied by Doug
Irving, Texas
01/07/2011

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.

Replied by Sekar
India
12/18/2015

Take plain aloe vera, that will help you.



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