Dear readers, and friends,
How to eliminate acid reflux naturally for good?
Definition of acid reflux:
It is a condition in which acidic gastric fluid is regurgitated into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
Have you experienced the feeling of having a weight on the stomach, followed with burning pain, discomfort and difficulty swallowing? or even worse, constipation, severe bloating?
Don’t let heartburn’s symptom control your life.
Too frequent acid reflux leads to more serious conditions, if not treated.
Keep reading if you like to learn more about the common mistakes you need to avoid.
But, what are the symptoms of acid reflux?
As a matter of fact, acid reflux is often described as a sensation of burning pain or discomfort, that may move from your stomach to your abdomen or your chest, or even up into your throat.
Possibly regurgitation a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or even mouth.
I’m sure you hate having trouble with your health, don’t you?
Here the thing, when you know where the problem comes from, you can fix it, before is too late.
Because all you want are your symptoms solved right?
Let’s figure out what are the main causes of heartburn.
Normally, the diaphragm helps keep acid in your stomach.
Your diaphragm has a small opening ( called hiatus ) through which your food tube (esophagus) passes before connecting to your stomach.
But if you have a hiatal hernia, acid can move up into your esophagus and here you get the symptoms of acid reflux disease!
Some experts say a hiatal hernia can have no symptoms.
In some cases, they may be associated with heartburn and abdominal discomfort.
Obviously, it will be wise for you to consult your doctor for medical advice.
If you are wondering why you are getting heartburn all the time, and you already know it’s not related to having the hiatal hernia.
Therefore, you may have to think about this, perhaps by eating certain foods is often the common cause of heartburn.
It is so true, eating a certain kind of food, can lead to increase stomach acid secretion.
Setting the stage for this burning, and unpleasant sensation.
Furthermore, eating too much food will cause you to have this trouble.
For example, having a huge meal, as you may have had for Thanksgiving, eating all day long!
Thankfully it is just an occasional event!
I understand you want to know if acid reflux is dangerous?
This is why it’s important to learn how to eliminate acid reflux naturally.
Of course, if you experience having acid reflux just once in a while that for sure you don’t need to worry.
But if you have it on a daily routine, here you need to react, this won’t kill you, but if left untreated, then expect to have some chronic issues.
For example, chronic reflux can lead to a serious condition that will increase your risk of developing esophageal cancer.
Scary isn’t it?
For instance, if you are experiencing acid reflux symptoms.
I have to tell you about some common trigger foods.
Here are some examples:
- Eating too much, too often of certain kind of food will trigger heartburn for sure.
- High-Fat foods-Fried and Fatty foods can cause the LES to relax, allowing more stomach acid to back up into the esophagus
- Large meals, big greasy burger, and fries right before bedtime is an excellent way to get heartburn.
- Understand, fatty foods and large portions are the top 3 triggers that will affect you with heartburn.
Better for you to avoid that risk, don’t you think?
Let’s learn a little about the stomach function mechanism.
The more you know, and a better understanding will help you to protect yourself.
Firstly: the main function of the stomach is to break down and digest food in order to extract the necessary nutrients from what you just ate.
Secondly: In order to digest food, it is important that the stomach, the digestive glands, and the intestines must produce various enzymes, including pepsin.
Let’s continue furthermore with the stomach’s function venture
The Structure and Function of the Digestive System.
In fact, your digestive system is uniquely constructed to perform its specialized functions.
- That is of turning food into the energy you need to survive.
- And packaging the residue for waste disposal.
It involves all the following organs and more.
- Small intestine
The interesting Facts about Stomach
Your stomach, which is attached to your mouth by a long tube called the esophagus is the first place your food starts to get broken down
into molecules, your body will use.
it is a process called Digestion.
Typically, your stomach also has an important role in your immune system which helps fight infections.
I am getting to the point to explain about the digestive enzyme in the stomach, pepsin.
Let’s talk about pepsin, what’s that?
Pepsin is the main gastric enzyme, and it is produced by stomach cells called “Chief Cells” in its inactive form pepsinogen which is a zymogen (proenzyme).
Can you follow me or it’s quite boring for you? but so important to know right?
Here the thing, pepsinogen is then activated by the stomach acid its active form, pepsin.
In a simple word, Pepsin protects your stomach.
What’s happen if my stomach doesn’t produce pepsin?
Here’s the trouble you get:
This may result in the deficiency of hydrochloric acid in your stomach.
You have to understand how hydrochloric acid helps your body to break down, digest, and absorb nutrients such as protein.
One of the worse things is to have this deficiency acid.
Consequently, you may experience the symptoms from low stomach acid such as:
- Acid reflux
- Indigested food in stools
Unfortunately, some are dealing with
- Chronic stress
- Vitamin deficiency
- Deficiency of zinc
- or B vitamins
and it may also lead to low stomach acid.
You can see how important it is to take care of your body?
Especially, having too much stress doesn’t help.
As well by inadequate dietary intake, smoking, or too much alcohol consumption.
This could consequently be just the worse things resulting in low acidity in your stomach.
Before going further of providing more information to you on how to improve better digestion naturally.
I would like to tell you a story
About one of my friends who suffered from, what she thought was heartburn.
Can you believe this?
She was dealing with indigestion for so many years?
Today, she is 60 years, just retired after 25 years in a stressful job, which she did by driving at least 2000 miles a week.
8 years ago she started having this indigestion issue and decided to go to the doctor. The physician did an endoscopy to see if she had an ulcer.
The doctor suggested that it was a hiatal hernia, and advise her to lose weight around her waist.
However, she tried anti-acids as a short-term fix which helped her immediately. And she then started changing her diet habits. Today my friend is better, not completely cured, because, she had waited too long to get professional advice.
Here another story.
It’s about another friend who started experiencing symptoms many years ago.
She had constant heartburn, burning stomach, aches, burning mouth;
She was constantly chewing on anti-acids, which did not help her at all.
Her doctor refused to listen to her and told her that she was too young to have intestinal disorders, and thought she had an eating disorder.
In the meantime, she was losing weight, about 20lbs. However, the symptoms continued to influence her life.
Feeling so miserable with all these symptoms, she didn’t have a clue how to control this situation.
But one day she finally decided to consult another doctor. The physician prescribed her an upper GI test and found out that she had GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), among other gastrointestinal disorders.
The good news for her is that she has a new specialist who actually listens to her, and helping her to find treatments that will work with her lifestyle.
Listen to your body.
The most important lesson is to listen to your body and have a voice with your doctor because no one knows your body better than you.
Some recent studies.
As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows.
A newly published study says invasive procedures to treat those few who don’t respond to medication should be done.
The paper was published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Currently, about 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ). Most are treated with drugs like Nexium know as proton pump inhibitors.
Yet for 10-40 percent of patients medication doesn’t eliminate symptoms.
And for some, a hypersensitivity to symptoms may lead to believe their acid reflux is worse than it is.
Behavioral modification and relaxation therapy are also potentially effective.
In a Study of nine patients with functional heartburn, esophageal-directed. The use of Hypnotherapy was associated with significant improvements in symptoms visceral anxiety and quality of life.
Ultimately, Doctor Yadlapati (McGaw Medical Center) said, treatment options should be personalized for each patient.
Surgery may be called for in some cases, but it’s not the preferred option.
Let’s take a look at ways you can improve to reach better digestion.
Here are 3 simple ways to boots stomach acid naturally
- Add freshly, squeeze lemon juice, (preferably organic) to the water. Drink it between your meals
- Drink 1-2 teaspoons of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water before each meal. I suggest you take it thirty minutes before eating, this is what I do every day.
- Of course, chew your food, take time to eat each bite.
Do you know how much acid your stomach needs?
Well, the normal volume of the stomach fluid is 20 to 100ml and the pH is acidic ( 1,5 to 3,5 )
What happens if my body is too acidic?
In that case, Lactic acidosis occurs because there’s too much Lactic acid in your body.
Typically, the causes can include:
- Chronic alcohol use
- Heart failure
- Liver failure
- Prolonged lack of oxygen
- Low blood sugar
Believe it or not, even prolonged exercise can lead to Lactic acid buildup.
Some recommendations to follow.
Everything in moderation right?
Would you like to help your body? GO ALKALINE.
Go ALKALINE! 30 days only!
If you go ALKALINE you will tremendously help your body to refresh and recharge for the year ahead.
This is more than a just a diet, the ALKALINE diet is a truly good way to go.
And easy to follow, try these:
1- Eat green
2- Reduce acidity foods
3- Limit alcohol consumption
4- Choose natural energy-boots drinks
5- Break a sweat
6- Seek balance
Alkalizing food is neutral food and drinks you can incorporate into your diet.
1- Miso, soybeans, tofu, and tempeh (deep-frying fermented soybeans.)
2- Unsweetened yogurt and milk.
3- Most fresh vegetable, including potatoes.
4- Most fruits.
5- Herbs and spices, excluding salt, mustard, and nutmeg
6- Lentil and beans.
To help you with acid reflux to go away.
I suggest these 5 foods that will be beneficial to reduce and possibly eliminate acid reflux symptoms.
1- Bananas, this low-acid fruit will help with acid-reflux by coating an irritated esophageal lining and thereby helping to combat discomfort.
2- Melons, like bananas, are also a highly alkaline fruit
5- Green vegetables
Try to avoid pickles, spicy chutneys, and vinegar for a certain period.
Another effective home remedy you should try:
Boil some fresh mint in water and have a glass of this after meals, easy, simple!!
You can stop, having reflux at night, how?
1- Stop eating and drinking three hours before bed.
2- Make your lunch your biggest meal of the day
3- Avoid trigger foods and drinks
4- Wear loose pajamas
5- Elevate your head in bed
6- Sleep on your left side
7- Don’t forget to visit your doctor for a checkup.
Stomach acid plays an essential role in the immune system by killing harmful bacteria and parasites that are ingested by food
Stomach acid activated the enzyme pepsin needed for protein digestion.
I am sure you can control your acid reflux symptoms if you follow the simple tips I wrote above, be kind to your body, it will thank you, and you will be happy.
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This information I provided to you is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition.
If you have any health problems or are taking any medication, you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to any change in your diet.