I have found cayenne pepper to be effective in treating heartburn.
Absolutely, celery helps everytime I have a heartburn, it's like pouring water over fire as soon as I eat it.
Heartburn: 1 stalk of celery does wonders for me! I can finally sleep when I feel awful before bedtime.
I have had three episodes of very painful heartburn during the past two weeks. It is not something I am used to - as severe as it has been during these episodes.
On the suggestion of this site, for the last attack.... I used celery and munched on one stick and could feel a slight relief within 10 minutes. 15 minutes later I ate another stick and felt great reflief. 30 minutes after that I ate a third stick and the intense burning sensation disappeared.
HOWEVER! Celery is a goitrogenic food and should not be eaten raw by people with wonky thyroids.... which I have! I am now eating celery (cooked) with each meal to see if I can eliminate the problem.
I am also using Pine Nut Oil to see if this will help. AGAIN! Pine nuts are goitrogenic!
Anybody have any thoughts on alternatives please. I am doing the bicarb... And have looked again here. At the moment I am drinking just 1/4 tsp in a little water 4 times a day.
When I do the test first thing in the morning with 1/4 tsp bicarb, I can sometimes create a very soft burp after about 3 minutes. However, if I add a high dose of Betaine with a meal then I get burning again. Can cope with about 1/8th of a tablet.
ACV - not sure about this - if I use anything above a tiny amount sipped in water there is a burning sensation. Am trying with lemon juice instead.
I do a urine test and my pH is 7.5. A saliva test and it is a little lower.
I have a gallstone and am trying to deal with that with umpteen protocols.... Most recently the legume protocol. I was doing this for 4 weeks and then whosh the first really bad attack of heartburn out of the blue. I had been eating well and no negative reactions around the gb area. Legumes tend to be acidic.... and I was wondering if my system could just not cope with the high dose of legumes? Or is this sudden heartburn just another problem associated with gallstones?
I do have Candida - and that is getting better - the spit in a glass test each week shows a great improvement and only one or two strands floating. I have also done a home blood test for H. pylori and that was negative. I am taking TCM - with my TCM herbalist. Stools normal. In between these three attacks - everything is normal. I have stopped the legume protocol.
On Friday I see the gb surgeon again - who will want to perform surgery I know - to see if he can give any guidance as to what else might be happening with the digestive tract.
Any thoughts please?
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really really bad heart burn... I have Barret's Disease, and the only thing i've found was presription. I think I am going to try the celery --- seems much cheaper. I'm talking pain from heartburn that one could confuse as a possible heart attack. the pain goes right through into my back, and in my shoulder. if any one has any other suggestions PLEASE PLEASE post them; as a chronic heartburn sufferer you know what it's like to live with every day.
Sarnia , Ont
I can't believe it! I had the worst heart burn today. Tonight it was making my chest ache and I didn't think it would go away. But then I found this website and ate a stick of celery, which was hard for me to believe, but now my chest is COMPLETELY painless after about 5 min!!! And the burning in my belly has almost completely subsided. I'm so happy, now I can sleep well :]
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!
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
FRESH COCONUT JUICE CURES HEART BURN IMMEDIATELY I USE IT AS SOON AS ACIDITY STARTS.I DONT MISS ONE COCONUT DAILY. I GET GOOD NIGHT SLEEP.
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.
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
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.
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~
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}
I stopped using sugar in January 2009, my heartburn stopped completely - this was a side effect for me. I am 72.