1) Sleep sitting up, or with the head, neck, and shoulders raised at least above the stomach. This will keep excess stomach acid from traveling upwards into your esophagus.
2) Eat smaller meals more frequently, as larger meals tend to create excess stomach acid, which then leads to heartburn.
3) Although not totally proven, avoiding certain foods like coffee, fruit juice, onions, chocolate, spicy foods, pretzels, tea, fatty foods, etc. can help reduce heartburn.
4. natural Aloe vera juice is another great approach that can help reduce the effects of acid inside the stomach.
5.Teas can be quite effective in assisting with digestive problems.
Wellington, New Zealand
I started with horrible acid reflux right around the holidays, it was so bad that at one point, I thought I was having a heart attack. I have spent months and countless dollars on Nexium, Zegrid, Beano, TUMS, Rolaids, Activated Charcoal ...you name, I've tried it. I changed my diet but this past weekend, I didn't do so good (i.e. Thai food) and wow did I feel like I was dying all over again. I looked up foods that help for acid reflux and GERD. I ate a banana, applesauce, drank ACV diluted in water and had ginger tea. It helped a bit but then I read about mustard. Sure I like mustard, on hot dogs and burgers but the thought of just eating a spoonful by itself made me gag. my reflux was so bad at that point that I was willing to try anything so down the hatch it went and within minutes, NO MORE PAIN!! No more feeling like I had a lump in my throat, I was belching as much. I felt 95% better. I do see my GI next week but I will continue to use mustard in the meantime because it really did work!
I'm on some new medication for chronic, severe migraines and have developed heartburn for the first time in my life. It woke me up this morning at 2:00am in severe pain, and of course I had just run out of ACV!
Yellow mustard to the rescue, within minutes I had relief. A few hours later more heartburn, another TBS of mustard, and relief again. I'm so happy!
Mustard for Heartburn - This works miracles!!! My granny and mother taught me this remedy and it works. I'm pregnant and get heartburn every night or every day to where it is so bad I cannot even sleep. I tried this and it was beyond an success! Them Kentucky women sure know what they be talking about!!!
This mustard remedy saved my life. I'm serious, it sucks after u drink the tablespoon for like 3-5 minutes, u feel like ur pressures up but then magic happens. I sat up, watched a little sports center and in like 10 minutes I was good. Just did it for the first time tonight. I get frequent heartburn and go through pills like candy. I had nothing tonight and the mustard worked. They don't pay me for this but I figure I can put people on to this cuz I fight heartburn everyday it sucks donkey nuts so try ima see if it works daily now til I get medical insurance
All I know is, before I started writing this, I took a spoon full of mustard and now my heartburn is gone.
wow.. I never had heartburn before in my life and I thought I was having a heart attack!! but I went to this sight immediately and seen mustard as a remedy, and thank goodness it worked in a few seconds!!! Thank you
1 TABLESPOON OF MUSTARD CAN CURE HEARTBURN.
Citrus Springs, Fl, United States
OMG I really didn't think this would work! It did. I was afraid at first but anything is better than having heartburn. I just took this natural remedy and I will again.
I suffer from chronic heartburn, I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and I felt like my chest and throat were on fire. I did not have any anti-acids so, I tried yellow mustard, the heartburn got worse for about 5 mins.then it completly went away. I have tried this several times after that and it works great.(My grandmother who is from Kentucky uses this all the time)
Mustard Heartburn Remedy
I am 22 years old, and a while back I was experiencing absolutely horrible heartburn which seemed to come out of no where. I would get heartburn after practically everything I ate (whether acidic or not), which became very frustrating. I would finish an entire bottle of acid reducing pills within a little over a month, which I was sure couldn't be that healthy for my body. I went to this website and read about PLAIN YELLOW MUSTARD as a natural heartburn remedy, and decided to give it a try. Every time I was experiencing heartburn (slightly or severely) I would swallow probably a TABLESPOON worth of yellow mustard. I would feel almost instantaneous relief of the discomfort, and the heartburn would go completely away within probably 10-15 minutes. I kept up with this remedy, and am happy to say that I haven't taken a SINGLE acid reducing pill since!
SOME GOOD TIPS:
1) Try not to drink any liquids soon after you swallow the mustard, or you will just wash it all down. If you don't like the taste of mustard, just swish water in your mouth and spit. It should help reduce the taste.
2) GRAB INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED MUSTARD PACKETS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!! If you are in a restaurant, gas station, grocery store, casino, etc. that has a condiments section somewhere, grab a bunch of mustard packets! You can keep them in a bag in your purse, car, backpack, etc. for when you experience heartburn while on the go! It's self contained, convenient and free! :)
New York, Ny
I tried a remedy for heartburn or gerd that I read on another website. Take 1 tsp. of yellow mustard followed by about a half glass of water and to my surprise.......immediate relief. I,ve been doing this for about 3 days now and I haven't had any heartburn. I really get it bad, too. I've gotten heartburn from a glass of water. I've been taking Prevacid for at least 10 years. I had to stop taking it because it interfered with a more important medication that I take. Doctor gave me Zantac instead. It does nothing so I decided to try mustard.
One Tablespoon Mustard, regular, not hot and not watered down version, just regular english or american mustard, have it before bed and don't drink any water. It'll burn a bit for a few seconds after having it. Have another half amount in the morning and you'll probably be cured for life, it's been 4 years for me and I've never had heartburn again. I got this natural remedy from another poster, thank you and I am spreading the news. It worked like a charm.
I had the MOST horrible heartburn when I woke up this morning, and I had nothing for it. I found this website and the suggestion for mustard and I've got to say, I'm pleasantly surprised. I'd never heard of using mustard before, which is unfortunate as it would have been extrememly helpful during my past two pregnancies! But I used 1/2 tsp as one of the responses suggested and ended up needing to use more about 20 minutes later. So in total used about one and a half teaspoonsful, and at first, going down, it burns like crazy! But it's well worth the extra burn. It works really well at getting rid of heartburn and it's probably the least expensve option you'll find, not to mention if needed in the middle of the night, you don't have to spend 10-20 minutes mixing a concoction of different ingredients. Just a spoonful of mustard does the trick!
Mustard is the best for heartburn. i just had dental surgery and was under alot of medications which i believed were the cause of my heartburn. well i forgot that when i was pregnant it worked, too. just a 1/2 teaspoon always seems to help.