Virtually everyone has experienced the pain of heartburn at least once in his or her life, often as a result of too much or too fast eating. Defined as a burning pain behind the breastbone, heartburn is caused by acid reflux. Back flow of the stomach fluids upwards into the esophagus. causing chest pain that may extend to neck, throat or even face. Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal reflux disease – GERD) is a major cause of discomfort for most Americans these days. Millions of dollars are spent every year on over the counter and prescription drugs to cure Acid Reflux but the relief is usually temporary because its not accompanied by the much needed lifestyle changes. Good news is that for most of us this condition can be cured without drugs by making some lifestyle changes and following these natural remedies to cure acid reflux.
The most-common symptoms of Acid Reflux are:
- Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
Less-common symptoms include:
- Pain with swallowing/sore throat (odynophagia)
- Increased salivation (also known as water brash)
- Chest pain(Source wikipedia.org)
Cause of acid reflux
Acid Reflux is most commonly occurring problem in people who do not take balanced diet. A balanced diet that is rich in nutrients and vitamins from whole foods, grains, and unprocessed dairy products can help avoid acid reflux problems.
Lifetyle changes to cure acid reflux
A diet, that is, low in refined sugars, and carbs can help improve the conditions that trigger acid reflux. Avoid foods that trigger the acid reflux, commonly include acidic fruit or juices, fatty foods, coffee, tea, onions, peppermint, chocolate, especially shortly before bedtime. Consuming caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can also trigger heart burn and acid reflux try to avoid these if you experience Acid reflux.
Natural remedies to cure acid reflux
If you are a frequent sufferer of heartburn, there are a number of natural remedies that you can follow to prevent further occurrences of acid reflux
Add Chamomile and ginger oils to a warm bath, or massage them on your abdomen and lower back (Source: Prescription of Natural Cures by James Balch and Mark S)
Salt n Milk remedy for heartburn
Add 1/2 teaspoon of table salt to a warm cup of milk. This will help cure acid reflux.
Apple Cider Vinegar to cure acid reflux
Add one table spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of cold water and enjoy. Sip it slowly and finish the glass in 5 minutes for maximum benefits. This works like a charm for most acid reflux patients.
Chamomile tea remedy to cure acid reflux
Take two cups of chamomile tea daily to help alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux.
Calcium and magnesium for heartburn
Take liquid calcium 500 mg with 250 mg magnesium to treat heartburn.
Vitamin B12 for acid reflux treatment
Take 100-1,000 mcg of vitamin b12 daily to treat acid reflux
Diet changes to treat acid reflux
Eat basic unrefined foods that have not been stripped of their natural fiber. Whole grains, raw vegetables, raw nuts and seeds are all good choices. The power of cabbage juice to soothe the digestive tract are extraordinary. Drink a glass everyday. Add flaxseeds or flaxseed oil to your meals everyday. Its also very important to reduce the meal size and avoid overeating by planning several light meals throughout the day.
Aloe vera juice to cure acid reflux
Take one table spoon twice a day to cure acid reflux naturally