Acid Reflux
Natural Remedies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Posted by Gokhals (Ca, Usa) on 08/14/2015 36 posts

A dear friend of mine was on Prilosec for 30 years. She got a massive heart attack, nearly died, is on 13 medicines per day, barely alive, and its not clear if she will survive. I read Dr. John Cooke's research about the suppression of 50% of endothelial NO (nitric acid) in your blood vessels that is likely to cause massive adverse coronary events (MACE) aka heart attacks. My friend was a classic case of this. Had she known about and eaten apple cider vinegar 30 years ago, or tried other natural cures, she would be a healthy elder today.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Maria (Kent, Wa) on 08/13/2015

I just had my Endoscopy & Colonoscopy 2 days ago because of my Acid Reflux, I'd been throwing up. Sometimes I'm afraid to eat food anymore because I don't know what should I eat anymore. The result of the test said all normal but the Dr took biopsy suspected functional dyspepsia and didnt have the result yet..Dr prescribed meds for nausea or throwing up and for acid seems like it's not working. I'd been up all night can't sleep .. So I can't go to work. Terrible feeling & frustrated.. dont know what to do anymore... Can you please help me..

Olive Oil
Posted by Episolve Gi (California, Usa) on 05/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Olive oil definitely works!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Irina ( Md) on 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!!!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Irina ( Md) on 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!!!

Mastic Gum
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, Ca) on 05/15/2015 50 posts
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I started to take Mastic Gum after having an episode of vomiting for 3 days straight couldn't even keep down water. After it stopped I developed very bad Panic Attacks. I went to see my natural doctor and she said, "we better give you something to help heal your stomach issues first" I was told to take Mastic Gum.

It affected me badly by raising my blood pressure to 188/113. It wasn't great before that but never that high. I started to take Oregano oil lets see what happens to me next. I will keep you posted thank you. Mary

Posted by Javina (London) on 05/14/2015
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I use a couple of sticks of raw celery for indigestion. I find it far more effective than commercial antacids. Sodium Bicarbonate works well too.

Posted by Lady Constance (Beaver Falls) on 04/27/2015
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Also, re: Ginger, I use pickled ginger like they have at sushi restaurants. Works in seconds on the acid! And yummy too. Also candied ginger is yummy and works well. I always have baking soda in the house, 1 tsp to a cup or less of water, bobs your uncle, pain gone! God bless you.

Ginger, Loquat Leaf, ACV Drink
Posted by Deng (Santa Clara) on 04/26/2015
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For acid reflux, try boiling 1 ginger and 4 dry loquat leaves, pour in a cup and add 1 tsp of organic raw apple cider vinegar. You can add honey into it for taste. Drink before and after every meal and surely this will balance the acid...

Posted by Tom Wall (Maplewood, Mn) on 03/19/2015

everyone knows lemon is bad for gerd

Baby Food
Posted by Lilly (Florida) on 02/15/2015

Hi, can you tell me more about your uncles cancer treatment or procedure that he did?

Posted by Virginia (New Jersey, US) on 02/04/2015

I found that taking a few calcium tablets helps immediately with severe reflux, and I take acidophilus complex, and aloe vera to maintain overall digestive balance

Aloe Vera
Posted by Lisa (Illinois, US) on 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?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Aleksandar (Serbia) on 01/10/2015

To be honest, I don't think that the loose LES is your problem. By the sound of it, I think it's too low acidity of gastric juices. I think that when your gut flora is OK, you won't be having problems with digestion.

Artichoke Extract, Aloe Vera
Posted by Sara (United States) on 12/31/2014

Most of the time when people don't answer a reply is because they actually did not get better after a while. I did the aloe vera juice and it helps you to feel better, but it does not cure the acid reflux, ulcers, or GERD.

Don't Eat Before Bed
Posted by Jill (Chicago, IL) on 12/29/2014
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I almost always have a lump in my throat from acid reflux. I even bought special wedge pillows but I couldn't get used to them, they were so uncomfortable. All that really helps is eating three hours before bed and not laying down until the three hours are up.

Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics
Posted by Ruel (Quezon City, Philippines ) on 12/25/2014

Hi Bill. You mentioned taking magnesium chloride and sea salt to replenish Chloride stores and allow the body to produce adequate levels of HCl for digestion. How much Magnesium Cl and sea salt is needed daily?

Another question: is alkalizing with any of Ted's formulas needed when one is already taking betaine HCl supplements for laryngopharyngeal reflux? Lack of acid is condsidered to be the underlying cause after the Betaine HCl and high protein meal test was negative (no abdominal discomfort). I would prefer the Heidelberg test but its not available in the Philippines.

Alkaline Acid Diet
Posted by Jill (New York) on 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.

Posted by Jill (New York) on 12/22/2014

I too hardly ever feel the pain associated with acid reflux and was very very upset to learn I had this condition along with scaring of my stomach. Where do you buy aloe vera? I'm willing to try anything. I've been taking Pepcid but it didn't help and now I'm also on Nexium for the stomach issues. Very upsetting when all I have as a symptom is some hoarseness a few days a week.

EC: Hi Jill, check Amazon for reviews on various aloe vera products.

Slippery Elm
Posted by Gena (Westport, Ct) on 12/09/2014
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I have acid reflux and find that taking 4 capsules of slippery elm settles my stomach and makes the acid reflux disappear. I highly recommend it for anyone who suffers from it!

Don't Eat Before Bed
Posted by Lily (Nashville, TN) on 11/09/2014
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Yes when I had reflux due to lack of acid Apple Cider Vinegar helped but so does changing the diet to more clean foods and not eating close to when you will sleep (elevate your head if you need to).

Alkaline Water
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Alkaline Water
Posted by Suntosh (India) on 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?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Orange Peel, Aloe
Posted by Joe (Toronto, CA) on 09/04/2014

What is orange peel extract?

Broccoli Sprouts
Posted by Cfb (North America) on 09/02/2014

I was researching Acid Reflux and discovered much concerning H-Plyori. The most effective way to eliminate the cause of the weak spot, which is H-Plyori bacteria, is the nutrient from Brocolli Sprouts commonly called Sulphoraphannne. Look of John Hopkins and search the research of Paul Talalay. He tried to patent brocolli sprouts and make a profit on every one sold in the U.S.A. What a moral creep. But he does good research.

Alkaline Acid Diet
Posted by Charlotte (Clacton) on 06/19/2014

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Posted by Michael (Alton, Il) on 05/27/2014
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After suffering 2 years with acid reflux I was cured in 3 days drinking water.

1) upon waking, drink 44oz glass of water.
2) Required... drink (Only) water with meal.
3) Drink large glass of water before bed.

Posted by Nathan (Vietnam) on 05/23/2014

I concur that both kefir and yogurt can cure acid reflux over time. You just take one with each meal. Whenever I go to the doctor and they give me pharmaceutical medications, such as painkillers like paracematol, or antibiotics, as long as you take kefir with the mix at the meal, you can prevent acid reflux. If you do get it (whether or not you are taking it) it will cure it in time.

Also one teaspoon - one tablespoon of ACV and enough sodium bicarbonate it to neutralize it (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon typically) is very good for dealing with that too.

Posted by Pam5083 (Buchanan, Va) on 05/16/2014
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I've been suffering with GERD since my gallbladder surgery. It has been pretty painful at times. I was never able to take the meds for it (too many side affects). The Apple cider vinegar tore my stomach up. My routine is papaya enzyme after each meal and acidophilus at bedtime with chamomile tea. You have to make lifestyle changes too. No caffeine, smoking. I eat to live not live to eat. My meals are simple grilled meats and lots of fruits and vegetables. Processed bread seemed to make it worse so I went to gluten free. I've given up all spices and seasonings and no longer miss them. Switched from whole milk to coconut milk. Exercise is just 30 minutes of walking. Losing weight will help.

Posted by Evelyn (Thousand Oaks, Ca) on 05/13/2014
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I've been suffering with acid reflux for a long time. I finally realized from research that a zinc deficiency can cause this, so I tried supplementing with zinc and it has helped tremendously even though I still have to be careful with the types of food I eat and not eating before bed time, etc.

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 Omadath (Trinidad) on 04/14/2014

Baking soda and water, really worked.Just dilute about a tea spoon of baking soda, into a glass of water, and the result is magic.

Posted by Zark (Emerald City, The Land Of Oz) on 03/18/2014
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Yes, I was using Licorice tea and drinking it with my meals. It did help (Rutin was better though).

General Feedback
Posted by Jcee (Ca) on 03/15/2014

To Ted from Pismo Beach

First of all PPI's cause magnesium deficiency which will cause leg cramps, etc. You need a magnesium supplement and in my opinion, to wean yourself off the ppis.

Here's what worked for me. Went to a health food store and bought a bottle of 'cell salts' a little different than the homeopathic pills. Got the 'nat phos' #10 in the 6X. Took two or three pills after my main two meals each day. Started working amazingly well by the third day. First two days may be iffy but by the third day I got great results. Has worked great for two acquaintances also. The nat phos will balance out your pH.

Once it starts working, wean yourself off those also.

Posted by Jenny (Houston, Texas) on 03/07/2014

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!

General Feedback
Posted by Gabi2121 (Toronta, Ca) on 02/01/2014

Hello Folks... Just finished reading about side effect of using AVC and acid reflux. All of you who complain about acid reflux: always eat at the table, do not go to lay down after meal. More likely acid reflux is caused by wrong position at the meal and after. Food is just pushing up. Eat less and be active after meal. The same applies to the children and infants. What do we do? We feed them before bed time so they will sleep better. Do not do it because it is the beginning of suffering from acid reflux in the near future. Acid reflux is an acquired ailment so do not do things leading to it: bad position at the meal, overeating, taking nap after and eating too much acid forming foods, coffee, alcohol, tobacco. Greetings

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!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Samarra (Pacific Nw, Washington) on 01/07/2014
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Regarding reflux. My hubby had pains once that we thought might be a heart attack so we went to our local doctor. She asked if he drank a lot of coffee, he said he did (at that time). The doc told him to stop drinking coffee and come back in a week if the pains persisted. They didn't. He hasn't drank coffee since. If you are a coffee drinker try getting off of it and see what happens. Well wishes for you ;o}

Posted by Cynthia (Memphis, Tennessee) on 12/30/2013
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Yes; I really agree because I drink water with pure lemon juice inside and also I have acid refluxs (yuk). Lemon is a great med;-)

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.

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