A few months ago I was diagnosed with acid reflux. I was suffering from a burning sensation in my esophagus! Of course I went to my holistic doctor and he told me not to worry and gave me some natural supplements to alleviate the discomfort.
Unfortunately for me, just the natural supplements were not enough to avoid my swallowing problem since I discovered from an endoscopy that in addition to acid reflux which caused a throat ulcer I
also had a narrowing of my esophagus (which turned out that mine was narrowed more than half of what a normal person’s is). After I had the procedure to open my throat a bit more, I still needed to take measures to relieve the acid reflux.
I was surprised to find out that more than 60 million Americans suffer from acid reflux and heartburn! There’s a lot of controversy on what causes acid reflux and heart burn and what can actually heal it. In this article I wanted to show you some natural remedies that I have personally tested that can help the acid reflux.
If you’ve ever experienced acid reflux you would know it can be painful. Acid and foods can splash back up into the esophagus and cause a burning pain, belching and in some more severe cases chest pains. I recently got diagnosed with acid reflux as I was feeling that burning feeling almost every time I ate! As with most people with acid reflux it is to no surprise that what we eat can affect the acidic levels in our body, and we should try to avoid foods like citrus, tomatoes and drinking coffee. It is also suggested to keep a low carbohydrate diet. I wanted to share with you six ways you can alleviate acid reflux naturally.
Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar– Apple cider vinegar helps calm and support your stomach and digestive system. I suggest you mix one tablespoon in five ounces of water and drink it quickly as you may not like the taste! But it is one of my favorite fast acting remedies.
Drink Fresh Pineapple Juice– A cup of fresh pineapple juice can help ease the effects of heartburn and acid reflux because pineapple juice contains an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain can help you digest proteins and can help with that awful burning feeling. A refreshing remedy!
Ginger– Another great at home remedy is freshly ground ginger. Most people use ginger tea as it helps with digestion and soothes the stomach and intestines. Eating ginger on its own has really great healing properties as it contains gingerol, an anti-inflammatory compound that is known to soothe digestion.
Aloe Vera– You’ve heard that when you get a sunburn aloe vera acts as a coolant on the skin. Well it has the same effect for our digestive system. It cools down the stomach and provides relief for heartburn and acid reflux. Although you should know that you should only use aloe vera juice as it is specifically directed by the manufacturer for internal use!