Acid Reflux
Natural Remedies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Pineapple
Posted by Pat (Ca) on 09/02/2017
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Pineapple Juice or Chunks for Acid Reflux

When I know that I may be eating dinner later or having a heavy meal, I drink a 6 oz can of 100% pineapple juice with the meal, or eat a little individual container of pineapple chunks, in juice, right after. I think the Bromelain in pineapple is what stops the Acid Reflux. Works for me!


Acidophilus
Posted by Cecily (Nc) on 08/14/2017

I noticed at 37 years old that if I ate bread products I got tremendous heartburn. It was so bad I had precancerous cells growing in my throat. I went gluten free and in the three years since being GF I have only had two GERD attacks and I believe it was because something I ate was contaminated with gluten. GERD is an inflammatory reaction, something you are eating is having a negative impact on your body and your body is attempting to attack it to reduce its impact on your body. Try eliminating foods in your diet to find what the culprit is. I am keeping activated charcoal on hand for an accidental contamination.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Donquish (Columbia, Tn) on 08/10/2017

I love salt. However I do take 400mg Potassium Citrate twice a day to attenuate the effect of higher sodium intake. I keep packaged and fast food to a minimum. This keeps the BP fluctuations to a minimum for me. Always use Himalayan Pink salt for the spectrum of minor minerals in it.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

Some older people who have high blood pressure can't take salt. I test it alot and if I eat more than 600mg sodium a day my blood pressure sky rockets. The other day it was 121/77 and that nite I ate two bowls of chinese egg drop soup and today it was 153/95. The other days it's in the 120's/80 except when I eat salt the nite before. So be careful with the salt. One hot dog can contain about 500 mg of sodium. I boil them to get the salt out into the water and I boil smoked sausage the same way and I believe that 90 percent of the salt comes out. I do it with ham too. You can tell cuz there will be no taste., but you can sprinkle a TINY amount of Celtic salt to make up for it and yet it will be way less than before.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

I didn't know about the polyps, but now that you mention it I remember reading years ago in the Merc Manual that PPI cause "tumors in the stomach". You just made me remember that. Wow.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

You are so right about the carbs, becuz I remember 12 yrs ago when I went on the Atkins diet for 4 months my heartburn went completly away!! I think I will try the paleo diet.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

Saurkraut from the store is cooked and will not help the stomach. Needs to be raw homemade. Even the frozen saurkraut says it's pasturized.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

You are right too. I think it is the "bromides" in the flour that is upsetting the stomach. They used to use iodine, but not anymore. And the bromide blocks any iodine from getting to the body and the thyroid and therefore more people are getting thyroid nodules and goiter.


Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

OMG. I am so glad you told us this. I need my endolithelium (sp) to be repaired to keep my blood pressure down. A damaged endo....raises the blood pressure. I am taking L Arginine to repair it. Even my holistic (MD) doctor just today sent me a paper saying how bad the PPI 's are and yet said the "benefits outweigh the risks" and said to take them for awhile. I have debated it all day... I took for 2 days. Went to health store and he gave me slippery elm and said it will heal the esophagus. I am trying not to take the PPI. I have a stricture and have to go for a endoscopy soon.


Chew Slowly
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

Yeah me too. I get heartburn so bad that even water gave me heartburn/reflux! And even oatmeal.


Cayenne
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/08/2017

I am so afraid to take cayenne again. I tried it a couple times a few yrs back for heartburn and it raised my blood pressure super high - really high. Maybe it was not the cayenne as at the time I was not taking blood pressure pills. I may give it a try again.


Apples
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017
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I guess everyone is different. I have bad heartburn and tried the apples a few times, but it didn't help at all. I am on second day of PPI and am going to stop now. I will try the aloe vera and if that does not work I will try the Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda.


Antibiotics
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

Yes it is true that Bismuth will kill the h pylori bacteria. I have read about it. It works.


Apples
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

Ya know what gives me heartburn more than anything else? Sugar and carb food even a banana, cookie, and even oatmeal. Fried foods and grease don't give me heartburn.


Banana
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

When I got the prescription today for the PPI, the paper I got said one of the side effects of the drug is Lupus!


Blood Type Diet
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

And if you have type O blood then you have TOO much acid as O people have too much and are more prone to getting ulcers. Good book Eat Right For Your Blood Type. I think that is the correct title. Great book.


Acidophilus
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

Just be careful with licorice as it can raise the blood pressure for sure. If you take it every day it can do that. Keep taking the pressure with a home machine then.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

The problem with the acid blockers is that they shut down the acid producing pump in the stomach and when you suddenly stop taking these drugs the stomach pump tries to make up for the blockage and produces more acid so it's hard to get off these drugs., but not impossible. It would appear that reducing gradually would be better.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Marie (Ny) on 08/07/2017

Yes, but I have read that first you put the Apple Cider Vinegar in the glass, then add the baking soda, let it foam up and when it's done foaming THEN add the water and drink. I add a little bit of stevia too to sweeten it. I had forgotten all about this remedy and now I have a stricture in my esophagus and I need it to be stretched. I am on second day of the PPI, but am going to quit and take the aloe vera as the drug can cause seizures, harm the kidneys, pnuemonia, fractures, oh and even Lupis!


Baking Soda in Orange Juice
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 06/28/2017

I watch a lot of informational videos . If I am remembering correct, Eric Berg was teaching on how stress produces cortisol and cortisol alkalized the body and when the body is alkaline the flap at the top of the gut, the esophagus I presume does not close and stomach acid comes up into the throat, like heartburn.

Dhea helps with cortisol balancing, depending on your age, b vitamins in nutritional yeast, minerals in balance and hydration with water, extra magnesium for stress or epson salt baths, walks, fresh air and loving self talk.


Baking Soda in Orange Juice
Posted by Amy (Kelso, Washington) on 06/27/2017

I add 1/2t of baking soda to my spaghetti sauce to neautilize it. Works great. Hate the taste of it so ill have to try in orange juice. Thanks for the suggestion. Ive been on 40mg protonix for about 25 years. I want to get off my RX!


Acidophilus
Posted by Herb (Bc Canada) on 05/30/2017

Hi Pam5083 and thanks for this. we might be twins separated at birth ...same genetics as me. I will try your ideas ... I'm not much of a drinker, but I do love the occasional whiskey in the evenings ... hope I don't need to give that up.

Cheers, Herb


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Nikkig (Adelaide) on 05/11/2017

When did you take the ACV, BS & Honey, was it once a day, before or after meals or did you take it only when you felt the reflux.


Sea Salt
Posted by Patricia (South East) on 05/11/2017

KennyWally,

Could you elaborate on the Sea Salt? How do you use it, and in what quantities? Thanks for sharing.


Acidophilus
Posted by Idow (Jupiter, Fl) on 04/15/2017

Hema, thank you so much for posting about fennel and raisin tea. It helped! Have you been able to cure your acid reflux? And if so, what other natural remedies have you used? I can't seem to tolerate any type of processed food, especially breads and cereals with additives. Thank you so much for your help!


Melatonin
Posted by Mary Alice (Oregon) on 04/01/2017

Will try this along with D-limonene. Thanks for posting.


Acidophilus
Posted by Anthony (Sf Ca.) on 02/24/2017

PPI long term has been shown to cause Kidney disease. A long term study completed at the VA has shown. (nexium, prevacid, etc...) CBS news had a story on it and now the law firms are running commercials looking for vics.

IMO, I try to control GERD without the PPI's.


Acidophilus
Posted by Anthony (Sf Ca.) on 02/24/2017

PPI long term has been shown to cause Kidney disease. A long term study completed at the VA has shown. (nexium, prevacid, etc...) CBS news had a story on it and now the law firms are running commercials looking for vics.

IMO, I try to control GERD Without the PPI's.


Spring Water
Posted by Baby Girl's Mom (Seoul, South Korea) on 02/19/2017
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Actually, I was looking for a natural cure for acid reflux that also happened to address issues with women's infections. I had suspected that chlorine in drinking water was the culprit and went online to find information to support my theory. It seemed I hit the jackpot when I found an article written by Robert Reiling, who's knowledge of chemistry and experience working in the water treatment industry led him to conclude that because it is difficult to extract gaseous chlorine (used in water treatment facilities), even filtered or purified water consumed over long periods can lead to certain health problems. Heeding his advice of drinking only SPRING water (not bottled drinking water or "purified" water) my problem with acid reflux seemed to vanish after just one month. Fast forward a year and I have a new health issue with infection. I tried many of the suggestions here but wanted to tackle the root problem. I realized that while traveling I was drinking filtered water and my troubles started about the same time. So I went back to bottled SPRING water and after about 2 weeks I am happy to report the infection is gone. Sadly I don't live near a spring and I don't feel good about buying plastic bottles, so I make sure to recycle the bottles religiously. I am thrilled that I have found a cure dealing with the root problem and the cost is extremely low compared to the alternatives. One has nothing to lose by trying out bottled SPRING water for a good few months to see how many ailments can miraculously vanish :)


Aloe Vera
Posted by Helenation (Florida) on 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.


Acidophilus
Posted by Prosperous1 (Va) on 01/30/2017

Apple Cider Vinegar is good for acid reflux also, get the one with the 'mother' in it.


Sea Salt
Posted by Ken (Midwest) on 01/29/2017 48 posts
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FWIW, sea salt, any kind will also give instant relief to acid reflux. I stumbled into a few years ago, and brought a small container to a weekend seminar in Albuquerque in 2012, and folks seen me using it and they wanted to try it too, lol, but it was good for all interested. I carried it in a small 15-ml nalgene bottle on the ready at a moments notice. I no longer need it, cuz I got a hold of some of my dietary issues. Anyways, others had relux and needed the salt and so were grateful, and I was glad to share.


Sea Salt
Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 01/29/2017 48 posts
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I just wrote about my experience with reflux and sea salt, any type, I love himalayan pink. I used to carry around a small 15-ml container so it was ready as I needed it, it worked instantly! I used it for a few years til I just no longer needed it!

Acidophilus
Posted by Travelwedge (New York) on 01/06/2017

Hi Rachel

Acidophilus alone will not cure acid reflux. First it will help your stomach have a better healthy balance but for most people its not a cure by itself. Second standard yogurt only has a small amount of acidophilus and only 2 or 3 kinds. To make a difference you want a capsule with 15 billion or more from as many different strains.

For many people its not just about the acid in their stomach but also about the lower esophageal sphincter. This is what keeps the acid in your stomach. If that is not working correctly you will never solve your problem completely.

Have you tried sleeping with your head raised?


Acidophilus
Posted by Hema (Florida) on 12/24/2016

Hi Rachel,

This is what I am doing for my acid reflux. I am drinking fennel seed water and black raisin three times a day. I boil fenned seed powder or seed and black raisin at night for 15min and drinking that jucie in the empty stomach. Make again after one hour of lunch and before bed time. It really works for acidity. If you don't like raisin, you can make only fennel seed water and take with honey. It really works. Hopefully it works for you and everyone who is looking for natural way to reduce or cure acid reflux


Acidophilus
Posted by Rachael (Chicago, Il) on 12/23/2016
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I tried an acidophilus supplement for the first time in my life, trying to get rid of really bad acid reflux. I am a supplement freak -- but I didn't want to spend lots of money on good bacteria for my insides, when I could just eat yogurt. I fully expected, based on these reviews and my internet searching, that acidophilus would heal the acid reflux. Here I am a month later, still looking for a cure, because the acidophilus did absolutely nothing for me.

Sugar Tea
Posted by Vickie (Nc) on 10/31/2016
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I was having a bad heartburn, I have tried everything, I came across this post and tried it. Now I have no pain. Thanks!


Acidophilus
Posted by Lg (Va) on 10/14/2016

All those prescriptions that most (not all) Dr's LOVE to give like nexium and prilosec are linked to kidney damage. Highly recommend you find a natural alternative asap. google it and you'll see lawsuits pending.


Mustard
Posted by Sidney (Nola) on 07/25/2016
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Acidic problems are rare for me; however, I did experience reflux after eating a fatty meal. I read these comments and tried teaspoon of mustard, worked like a charm!


Sprouted Moong Lentils
Posted by Angela (Closeter) on 07/22/2016

Did you use red lentils? Or other


Whiskey
Posted by Judy (Riverside, California) on 07/20/2016
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Whiskey cured my husband's acid reflux!

For 2 months now my husband age 71 was suffering from severe Acid re-flux. His condition was so bad that the Acid Re-flux was going up his throat and causing sore throat and even his ears to burn. And eventually was causing severe asthma attacks! This had gotten so bad that he would go into coughing spells and 2 times we had to take him to the ER as he was having trouble breathing!One time his asthma became so bad we had to call 911 on him and an ambulance took him to the ER! He was given an Inhaler to stop the asthma attacks! One doctor told him he would have to learn to live with his asthma.

One day my husband had to go to the store and bought a small bottle of mild and inexpensive whiskey. He doesn't normally drink but thought since Whiskey was once considered "medicinal" he would try it as he was desperate!

He poured himself 2 shots of whiskey in water and drank it down and he said his stomach churned and this stopped his acid re-flux! So far it stopped his asthma from becoming really bad. He has had a couple coughing spells and has used the inhaler about 2 times but he has improved greatly!

This Whiskey treatment also brought out that my husband had a "silent strep throat" he didn't know he had? And he is treating his strep throat with organic vinegar/salt/and water gargle! Another improvement!

We wonder if the mucus from his strep throat was going down his stomach causing all the trouble?

Just letting others know what has worked for him.


Yogurt, Apples
Posted by Lisa (Australia ) on 07/04/2016

hi I have bad acid reflux, sitting up straight helps, also every morning I drink a alkilizer, going to try turmeric, also had to cut my alcohol down to 2 drinks a week which helped a lot


White Vinegar
Posted by Rd (Nebraska) on 06/27/2016
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I had acid reflux most of my adult life. One day after hearing about what I could do from an elder, I tried it and to this day I no longer suffer from it. It was an old family cure that worked for me and others I passed it on too. Well here it is.

Take 2 tablespoons of pure white Vinegar, heat it up and shoot it down.

Within 3 days the acid reflux was gone forever. All I can say is try it. And by the way don't swallow any water for a few hours. But you can rinse out your mouth.


Aloe Vera
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.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 06/07/2016 48 posts

Re: Becca, Colorado.....I used to carry a small container of himalayan pink salt, to instantly knock out acid reflux. I was at a transformational workshop and folks seen me taking a pinch and wondered what I was doing, so I shared that with them, of course it worked great. I rarely get the reflux, but am not sure why, I'm just glad it worked, and fast too!


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Becca (Colorado) on 06/06/2016
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Blackstrap Molasses works immediately for acid reflux. Now let's see how long it lasts...

Vitamin C
Posted by Louisa (Texas.) on 03/08/2016

I had acid reflux and came across an article that said taking vitamin C in large amounts up to 10,000 mg a day . I took large amounts up to 5,000 mg a day, (chewable) and that helped a lot. It also help with saliva production if you have dry mouth. Good luck.


Activated Charcoal
Posted by A (Virginia) on 03/04/2016
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This will work but if you take this for a long period of time it will deplete or prevent other vitamins from absorbing into your system. I was on this for several months and had really low iron because of it.


B12
Posted by Racquel (Florida) on 01/28/2016
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I am vegetarian so I take high doses of B12 but I find that I still be get heartburn or reflux after using this. I am going to try again and see what happens. I know that baking soda works wonders in soothing the stomach and preventing acid reflux.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Karen (U.S.A.) on 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.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Katwoman (Bat Area) on 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.


Raw Potato
Posted by Winnie (New Jersey) on 01/20/2016
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Eating raw potato, peeling and all, will cure acid reflux. You can just eat it or put potato in blender and drink it. Works for me everytime.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Sekar (India) on 12/18/2015

Take plain aloe vera, that will help you.


Apples
Posted by Lucillefanniel (Arizona ) on 11/17/2015

Thank you for the Apple advice. I am going through a rough spell with acid reflux my doctor placed me om omeprazole last year and now I am fighting this stuff the best I can fighting it with apples, coconut water and a healthy green diet. I pray I get through this, so much pain.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Debra Evans (Idaho) on 11/01/2015

Hello, would like to respond to the woman, Charlie's mom, who has written about giving aloe vera to her west highland terrier (westie). It's been several years since you posted about his/her condition. How is your dog doing now?


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Frederick (Tulip, Ar) on 10/18/2015

Can I take probiotics, aloe cure & ACV all in the same day course? Thank you kindly for your valued time; Frederick


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/17/2015

Oh Deirdre, thank you so much for reminding me of this!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta) on 10/17/2015

Hi Frederick,

According to Earth Clinic's contributor Ted, whom I just visited in Bangkok a few weeks ago and the one who has written extensively on apple cider vinegar and baking soda on this site, a remedy should work within 3 days. If it doesn't, he said it's time to try something else. That is Ted's golden rule. He kept telling me this when I visited him.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Frederick (Tulip, Ar) on 10/14/2015

I have severe acid reflux. How long can I take apple cider vinegar/ baking soda, been taking 2Tb=vinegar with 1Tsp (3 times a day) 5 days on 2 days off now on my second wk.. How long does it take for results? Thank u kindly.

Banana
Posted by Norma (Tennessee) on 10/06/2015

I just wanted to say that blackstrap molasses helps with acid reflux, about 2 tablespoons and take that either before or after eating, works either way. I think it has to do with potassium that helps with the acid reflux the same as with the banana I believe that's why it works....


Apples
Posted by David (Boston) on 09/29/2015

Yes apples can help with acid reflux. But acid reflux can cause irritation to the esophagus and lead to Barrett syndrome and precancerous situitions so get a doctor to check you med situation. Just don't rely on home med alone.



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