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Posted by Su (Nairobi, Kenya) on 10/31/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had serious acid reflux and went the whole whack endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc also had gastrointestinal bleeding. Hpylori was the culprit so I was put on the antibiotic treatment and nexium for a month after wards. I got a little better then lapsed again into same condition. I discovered apple cider vinegar and was pleasantly suprised to see it worked for others for the acid reflux. I also discovered soda water, simple and effective for the reflux as well as green apples, eaten as needed when acid build up began.............use soda water or green apples.

I'm intolerant to berries, any berries fresh and even in jams, chocolate, coffee, tea etc

Now tryin hydrogen peroxide, 20 drops in half a glass of water on an empty stomach in the morning and before I slepp. It seems to work. No acid reflux. Excersise helps alot too. I run and swim. 5 minutes into running and no more acid reflux.

I'm still experimenting. Deep breathing and relaxing also help..........I feel when I am stressed I crunch my torso and disrupt the normal space of my stomach as well as tense my jaw and neck. I;m not fat, slimmish . I used to be on my feet most of the day, my problems started when my job entailed I spent alot of time sitting behind a desk and driving..............I blame the change in posture and pressure on my stomach when sitting alot. I also tend to forget to eat and only notice when the acid builds trying now to listen to my do body more and eat drink and excersise before the acid reflux symptoms.........Sometimes I win and have no problems for days , then I forget and slip back into the vicious cycle again. Anyone know if the hydrogen peoxide is dangerous long term?

Replied by GerdGuy
(Yokohama, Japan)

I noticed that oatmeal is part of your daily meal. I used to eat that also in trying to make a diet to ease my hypertension; and at the same time fighting with gerd. However, I noticed that eating oatmeal makes me feel bloated and full and later on vomit. But when I stop eating oatmeal, that feeling is gone. So I suggest you take off oatmeal from your diet. Hope this helps.

Replied by Lynn G
(Columbia, Maryland, USA)

To JL in Oregon, OH. You said, "i eat oatmeal for am and cereal for lunch then dinner..." You also said you don't eat much.

I am now 62 and had acid reflux (GERD) for a lot longer (my entire adult life) than you've had it. I finally figured out about 20 months ago that I have a gluten sensitivity. I removed all grains (except for occasional servings of organic brown rice) from my diet. Wheat, oatmeal, and barley are the most common sources of gluten in the Standard American Diet (the SAD). I had taken proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs for 8 to 9 years. Before that I took bucket-loads-full of antacids (Tums and the like) for many years. I no longer have any acid reflux problems, and haven't taken any acid-suppressing drugs or remedies for most of the last 20 months. (It took about several weeks on my gluten-free diet for the reflux symptoms to gradually disappear.)

First of all, your high-cereal diet is probably causing you all kinds of problems, not the least of which is lack of adequate macronutrients (proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Second of all, have you considered that you might possibly have a subclinical form of gluten sensitivity? Suppressing your stomach acid in the belief that this will alleviate acid reflux is a dangerous belief, propagated, of course, by mainstream allopathic doctors. And, suppressing stomach acid has dangerous side effects, the most prominent one being the inability to properly digest food and absorb the micronutrients that are so extremely important. In my case (as a post-menopausal female), the PPI drugs caused me to develop some bone loss (osteopenia) due to lack of absorbing enough minerals. A very dangerous side-effect, indeed (also for males).

Given your (apparently) high intake of gluten-containing foods, and the severity of your acid reflux symptoms, my suggestion is to eliminate gluten foods for at least six weeks and find out whether you see significant improvement. At the same time, you should increase animal-based proteins and fats (from organic, pasture-raised animals, if possible), and add digestive enzymes to every meal. (If you don't eat animal-based foods, that is, you eat a "vegetarian diet," then eliminating gluten-containing foods gets a lot more complicated). If you want to contact me for further information about how I cured myself, here is my e-mail address: rightwriter46lggmailcom.

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Posted by Jaci (Fremont, CA) on 01/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Guess what I just learned. Instead of trying to calm the acid in our stomachs, it is timing of production of the acid. By taking a thumbnail amount of ginger (even if you chew and spit it out) before and after your meal, or cayenne pepper, it will release the acid so it can do it's job and get out of the stomach. And for healing the esophagus take 70% slippery elm back powder and licorice powder and mix in water till a consistency of light oatmeal. Take a tablespoon every hour. This heals the esophagus. Good Luck!


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Posted by Sidney (Nola) on 07/25/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Posted by Derrick (Murfreesboro Tn) on 04/21/2014
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I have chronic GERD. I woke up one night with bad acid reflux pain. I tried some plain mustard on a small piece of bread. Then washed it down with water. It fixed it!! I felt a thick mucous in the back or my throat. I think it did something to coat my throat. I slept well that night. I also carry around packets of mustard in case of flair ups. It eat it on more foods now too

Posted by Linda (Texas) on 01/13/2014
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Been suffering with acid reflux for several months. Doc gave me sample bottles of nexium. After reading about side effects and the consequences of it's long term use I researched natural alternatives. I chose to try mustard. Took spoonful before breakfast and symptoms disappeared fast!

Posted by Herminy (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/14/2013
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I read everyone's posts and thought mustard was crazy for acid reflux. I was prescribed Pepcid but after reading the side effects I thought there has to be better alternative. That's when I came across this site and alternative. I just had 1.5 teaspoons of mustard 6 min ago and I must say it worked immediately. Mustard is not tasty but it sure has helped relieve the burning sensation in my stomach.

Posted by Connie (Linden, Al) on 05/23/2012
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Thanks for the information about the mustard. I've been struggling with heartburn just about everyday. But today, I had tried drinkng water after water but it didn't help. So I read about the mustard and decided to try it and instantly the heartburn was gone. Thanks again. This site is a lifesaver.

Replied by Tony
(Hawhtorne, Ca)

When you said mustard is it the one in a bottle or mustard powder or some kind of grain?

Replied by Kamran
(New York, Newyork)

I can attest to this. This worked for me. I started making tomato tea (TT) for the colds and I started taking TT last year 2011. I usually take 1-2 tablespoons daily during late fall and early spring as well as when I sense that the weather is abruptly going up and down in the winter and my body is sending early warning signals that I am getting "sniffles" that a cold is coming. The only problem I have with taking TT is that I get very bad heartburns... It feels like I am getting heart attack / pains... At that point, I immediately swallowed small mustard packets every 10 minutes or so (they are free along with ketchup, mayo, salt, pepper, etc. ) that one gets in the fast food restaurants or sandwich shops. The packets are small, do not break and easy to carry). Yesterday I took TT in the morning and late afternoon in anticipation of an oncoming cold (which did not happen). In the early evening I swallowed three packets, 15-30 minutes apart and within or less than taking the first packet my pains went down by 50%. Within 30 minutes, my heart pains totally went away... Can't live one without the other.. This worked for me..

Replied by Jenny
(Houston, Texas)

After alot of different "tricks" for my dog's discomfort, I finally got her to take a dose of mustard, and she is almost smiling! Finally wagging her tail again. Thank you so much!

Posted by Staci (Cleveland, Georgia) on 06/05/2009
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I can not believe this!!! It is 6 in the morning and I have been up and down all night with acid issues. I did the right things. No eating after 7...waited 3 hours before going to bed...propped up...ate non-acid foods...but still all night. 5:30 I finally gave up popping the Tums and drinking the milk(my son tells me Milk is an acid so it does not work. Drink Tea!!! he says). I decide to check out the internet...why not? Up anyways. This website is a life saver. Mustard. Who knew? Vinegar? Made no sense to me, but I figued why not? I ate my spoon full of Mustard...and can tell the difference. It is still hovering around, but now I know I have won the fight tonight. Mustard. I am a believer!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Replied by Alice
(West Mifflin, Pa)

Mustard contains vinegar and turmeric, both help with digestion.

Posted by Beanie (Burlington, NJ) on 12/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

i cant believe that it actually works!!! but it freakin did 1 tablespoon, and its gone -- i cant believe it works.

Posted by Anonymous (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 06/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Yellow mustard cures acid reflux. measurements: 2 teaspoons and lady gave me this remedy 2 ago for acid reflux, i tried it and it works, besides it does contains vinegar as a ingredients so give a try.

Posted by Mary (Altadena, California) on 04/04/2008
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for acid reflux and heartburn, try eating a teaspoonful of plain yellow mustard by its self.

Replied by The Doll
(Lake Charles, La)

Okay, I thought WTH? I been suffering for days and can't get to the store to buy anything. I have tried Milk of Mag, and Tums. Although a couple of months ago I was taking Prevacid every day for about 30 days and had not problems for about a month after I stopped taking it. I decided to give vinegar a try because I had it on hand and it made it worse for me. I just tried the mustard about a minute before I started typing this email, and I pray it is not just my mind playing tricks on me, but I feel the difference... As of now, I would say IT WORKS!

Replied by Carla
(Bellingham, Wa)
5 out of 5 stars

I just tried it this morning, 2 teaspoons mustard after many days of heart burn, nausea, etc. It has been about 15 minutes and I'm feeling relief already, I hope it will last!

Posted by V. Gillespie (Saint Louis, USA) on 09/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Mustard, regular prepared mustard that goes on a hotdog or sandwich quickly and completely cured intolerable acid reflux and heartburn. My husband told me to try it, so I swallowed a good tablespoon each time the reflux and heartburn came for a few days. It has been well over 6 years since and I have never had acid reflux or hearburn again. Mustard works amazingly.

Posted by Ruth (Arlington, Texas) on 11/18/2005
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Teaspoon of mustard. Hold your breath and gulp it down. Works in minutes!

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Posted by Robert (Orlando, FL) on 01/13/2007
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The intestinal problems I'm referring to are caused by too much acid reaching the intestines. I've found that some packaged juices such as grape juice, tomato juice and apple juice, contain a lot of acid and can eventually cause intestinal pain when overdone. I attribute that to the acid eating away at the lining of the GI tract and causing irritation and ulcers. The obvious thing that's called for in those cases is to cut out these beverages. However, even though I used to suffer from such GI tract irritation to where I had to cut out my favorite beverages, I found a way to get around that problem and drink all the fruit juices I wanted without any problems at all and have been doing so for many years now. What I found is that if non-alcoholic "beer" or brew (I prefer Miller or Coors) is drunk at the same time as these juices (I mix them together for a good fizzy drink) I can, and do, drink as much juice as I want without any of the normal problems I used to get. Plus I find it to be a healthy and tasty alternative to soda drinks. I don't know what it is about beer that neutralizes the effects of acid in the GI tract, but it works every time.

Replied by healthy80
(Central Point, Oregon)

Unless my health care has strictly forbidden oatmeal, or any other food substance, I do not give it up if it satisfies my need for food at the time. But Please do not follow my lead unless you are prepared to be moderate in all dietary matters from this day forward. I carefully watch my carb, protein and fat balance and accompany or follow my meals with digestive enzymes. I give credit to the digestive enzymes for the disappearance of many of the syptoms I suffered from when I was a youngster in my 70's. The diabetes 2 was a tough nut to crack, after 10 years I discovered thaat a diuretic i was taking was apparently the culprit for bone loss and high blood sugar. I don't have a blood sugar problem at this time. I have found that each time I was able to find a pertinent homeopathic or nutritional remedy for what ails me, I have been able to give up the prescription remedy for that or another ailment. I am a rebel, of course, having grown up with nothing but organic foods and raw milknand cod liver oil.

In those days that was the only kind of food available. I still consider my body to be my Ferrari and I will not try to run it on "kerosene." I get moderate exercise and make sure that I get plenty of O2. I also had/have COPD from Sarcoidosis and refused any medication for that. It was discovered 10 years ago that i had pulmonary fibrosis, 30% of my lungs. my remedy was singing lessons. I sound terrible but it is a good way to learn true deep breathing.

I am relentless in pursuit of remedies that do not involve prescription drugs.They allhave side effects and I am victim to most of them.So I avoid them and feel better that most my age. m Are ther many or any octegenarians among you? For a while it seemed that people my age were dropping like flies. That made me more determined than ever to investigate any and all medications I might be influenced to ingest and more determined to research every ailment that was trhying to catch me. You all seem to be cmputer savvy. Do the same for yourselves.We are not meant to be sick and hurting in our old age. We are meant to enjoy these years. So let's give it a go. Be determined to be well and do not give up the quest to STAY WELL. It is much easier than to try to get well, but i feel sure that we can do that too in most instances. Namaste

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Posted by Bigpete2 (Eugene Oregon) on 12/05/2013

Hello: acid reflux or GERD is caused by the bacteria 'heliobacter pylorii"

This is the exact cause of stomach ulcers also. The symptoms of gerd are worsened by eating rich foods, and especially late at night.some thgeories blame the condition on a weak pyloric sphincter valve at the base of the esophagus but the condition is always food intake related.. ie no food eaten no symptoms noted. Taking drugs such as prevacid which reduce syomach acid production are counterproductive in the long haul as they can cause constipation and reduced energy due to lessened base sugar intake into the digestive system ie glucose the primary energy causing sugar.thus the type and time of ingestion of most foods is of great importance. Don't eat late at night!! And only eat unprocessed foods. but why worry about what you eat or when you eat it, when there is a BASIC CURE fore the condition. If you consulted a physician to have a stomache acid culture performed y the results nearly always would point to HELIOBACTER PYLORII as a bacteria that is present in the stomache walls. curing this conditionis VERY EASILY!

The condition can be CURED for literally months by ingesting the following "Food"!! Olive leaf powder (capsules) the prefered method of treatment is to open the capsules into the mouth and swirling them around until they dissolve! Then the user is to SWALLOW tyhe mixture of the olive leaf powder and saliva. the taste is clerly awful but lo and behold the GERD will quickly disappear and not return for weeks or perhaps months! With no side effects. the capsules MUST contain at least

16 % euloropein acid!! And the user should also try to avoid a product that contains fillers such as clover etc as the addons basically waste your $$$ olive leaf powder also treats ALL CLASSES of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungis, and even prions. unfor tunately it does not seem to be a systemic "food" and thus has little use unless it cah physically contact the offending organism . it is also effective against

Gum disease and any other symptom where itr can physiaclly contact the microorganism good luck bigpete2

Replied by G

no it's not. GERD doesn't normally have anything to do with bacterial infection.