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Fast Acting Natural Acid Reflux Relief

Updated on March 13, 2013

Acid reflux is a condition in which gastric acid is regurgitated. What this means is, your stomach acid shoot up through the esophagus. This is often confused with heart burn, but heart burn is just a sensation of burning, not actual acid by passing the esophagus.

Someone experiences acid reflux will often experience dry mouth, sour stomach, slight stomach pain, burning throat, sour taste in mouth, bad breath, a breathless feeling, chest tightness, bloating, nausea and even vomiting.

High levels of acid can lead to more problems in the future, so it is best to get in under control soon rather then later.

Common Causes of Acid Reflux

  • Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Stress
  • Pulled Abdominal Muscles
  • Poor Diet (Too much meat, starch, sugars)
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Excess Alcohol Drinking
  • Excess Cigar/Cigarette Smoking
  • Over Exertion (Too Much Exercise)
  • Inactivity (Too Little Exercise)
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Constipation
  • IBS
  • Back Injuries

Relief!

Raw (unpasteurized) Honey


Raw honey has natural enzymes which aid the digestive system. Raw honey has been used for centuries for food poisoning, stomach flues, common flues/colds, and so much more! Take one tea spoon fool and let it melt in your mouth. Don't drink anything for 20 minutes. You should feel relief in 20 to 40 minutes.

Lemon Juice (Fresh squeezed)


Many people think lemon will make their acid reflux worse because it contains citric acid. However, lemons have alkalizing acid in them. This will reduce the acid in your stomach and bring it back to normal levels. Squeeze half a lemon in one cup of water and drink it. This can be done before meals, before bed and first thing in the morning. Skip the coffee and for for a natural energy boost! You should feel relief in about an hour.

Apple Cider Vinegar


This works similar to raw honey, in that it alkalizes your stomach. The taste is not good... It smells and tastes very strong! If you can shoot it back, take about 3 table spoons before meals. If you can't handle that, sip some diluted in water. It will also help your teeth and gums! Taking it straight, expect some relief in 10 minutes, diluted, in about 30 minutes.

Yellow Mustard


Most people wouldn't think to grab this when they have an acid attack but it works! The vinegar in it, much like the apple cider vinegar, will calm your stomach. Eat one table spoon of it, don't drink anything for 20 minutes! Not even water! You should feel relief in 10 to 30 minutes.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Olive oil is the best oil known to man, why? Because of its outragiously long list of uses both medical and as a house hold item! Olive oil increases bile secretion and acts as a laxative, this will lower the acid levels in the stomach as well as ease any blockage in the colon. Instead of butter, soy oils, and other vegetable oils, switch to extra virgin olive oil. Don't be shocked if you lose some weight! Make sure it is a certified brand. For quick relief, take one to two teaspoons undiluted by drink or food. Wait 20 minutes before eating or drinking. Don't over do it, it can cause diarrhea! Use it straight once every 4 to 6 hours, but no longer then 2 days. You should feel relief in 10 to 20 minutes.

Virgin Coconut Oil


This is the same as the virgin olive oil, however, coconut has natural fungicide nutrients in it. Use with caution! Using to much at once, without food can cause cramping, bloating and diarrhea! Start slow, eat one teaspoon and see how your feel in 2 hours. You should feel relief in 10 to 20 minutes. If you don't, after you wait 2 hours, take another table spoon. Make sure you use only organic virgin coconut oil! Non-organic can have pesticides which may make your acid reflux worse!

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    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR

      ii3rittles 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment ChitrangadaSharan! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Such a useful hub---and you have suggested some wonderful home remedies to deal with acidity.

      Thanks for sharing this useful and informative hub!

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