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.
(Tennessee, Usa) on 09/29/2015
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.
I had heartburn before and it was like 6 times a day when it was most serious. I tried ACV and honey and the heartburn became once in a few days gradually, about after two months. But it didn't go away. I learned a separation of beverages and food method. My heartburn was gone since the first day I started. It also cured my stomachache and irregular period problem. The method is no drinking two hours before any meal and during the meal and two hours after the meal. So, it's like no drink four and a half hour. Two hours after meal, I can drink as much as I want. But I don't drink too much.
I am using the more serious method that no drink in the morning until two hours after dinner. I am taking alternate lunch for first two months, then every three months. So, have no lunch one month and have lunch in the next month. Then have no lunch for three months and have lunch for the next three months. Now it is my fourth month since I started. My stomach problem never appear again and I lost ten pounds. I can eat whatever I want now. I don't know how long will I last this method but separation drink and food will stay with me for long term.
This method suggests not taking any honey, sugar, and no soup, no pork, no cold drinks or cold food, and no water melon. Once a while, I also violated the rules like eating snack, drink little water, etc. It depends on you how serious you want to take. The method also suggests cancer patients to take two meals a day. So I thought it must be worked for me because I don't have cancer.
It's principle is that the body has its strength to cure any disease as long as it has the heated chi. Digestion required a lot of energy. So the chi was used most of the time for digestion and can't go to cure other organs or any other part of the body. So, the key is separation of food and drink, and don't overeat.
I thought I was experiencing severe heartburn at 5am in the morning. It was unbearable and I could not sit, lie or stand still. The only thing that helped was to walk around outside, but that only lasted for a few moments. I decided to drive to the hospital ER with my wife. Once inside the ER admitting area, they asked me to sign a few forms, but before I could, I told the admissions person I was feeling lightheaded, and at that point passed out. I woke up in the ER room with several people attending me. It turns out that my heartburn was the prelude to a massive heart attack, where I had to be revived with CPR and the shock pads. They said I had left them for a few moments. Thank God I decided to go to the ER, something I was very reluctant to do. But now I know, that at the slightest signs of a heartburn, or any thing related to the heart, to call 911 immediately. I hope this helps many people who think they are experiencing what they feel is severe heartburn. Hopefully in everyone elses case it is only heartburn, and not the onset of a heart attack. I feel very blessed to be alive to be able to relay this message. Eat Healthy. Live Healthy. Stay Healthy.
I have recently been diagnosed with acid indigestion and am waiting for an endoscopy end of week. In the meantime, I'm on an OTC heartburn med and antacids. Until it kicked in a couple of days ago, I felt nausea, upset stomach and fullness after every meal. If I didn't eat, I felt OK. Then spent 2 days eating nothing but rice, rice toast, rice cereal, rice milk and poached chicken. That's about all my stomach could handle. Since the meds, I've been able to eat more good foods but I don't want to stay on the meds after reading all of the negative side effects. Am interested in ACV and aloe vera gell. There are many varying amounts suggested to use of both items but I haven't noticed a suggested timeline as to when to take these things. I'm determined not to have to take drugs for this problem. Thanks.