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How to Relieve Acid Reflux

Updated on May 5, 2011


Acid reflux is no fun! I should know. Having GERD and IBS, acid reflux is pretty common for me on most days. Being pregnant has only added to that, and sometimes it seems like the reflux could eat through lead with minimal problems.

So being that I know a little something about acid reflux, I would like to share with you some natural home methods for quick relief. From there it's a matter of avoiding the reflux triggers in the first place.


Milk is a wonderful reflux combatant. It's thick, acid neutral and can does that throat fire pretty quickly. The best way to use it, is before you have reflux. Though you'll find that if you drink a few glasses of ice cold milk, you can find some quick relief. The only catch, is that if you're heart burn is bad enough, it can cause the milk to only be a temporary solution. This isn't so bad if you can tolerate drinking milk for a few hours while your reflux subsides. Though if you're lactose intolerant, you'll want to use milk in combination with another reflux reliever.


Cannabis is one of the best relievers of acid reflux. Multiple cannabinoid compounds in cannabis, hold huge amounts of relief for those who are suffering from acid reflux.

The catch is that you cannot smoke it while you are having a heart burn attack. This is for two reasons, #1 smoking cannabis is the most wasteful way to utilize it's health giving properties and #2 smoke of any kind is an irritant and is going to inflame your throat and reflux even further. Even vaporizing could make things worse since the height of your pain is probably in your throat or just below there.

So you're best mode of intact is going to come from cannabis edibles. Simply sugar cookies or peanut butter cookies are preferred, as they won't add anything to your diet that should inflame your reflux further. On top of that, sugar cookies and peanut butter cookies will break down easier in your already upset tummy and get relief to you much sooner.

It will take between 30 minutes and an hour for full relief, so you'll find this a good one to combine with milk. You can soften the cookies in your milk and then drink milk until you notice your reflux has subsided.

Baking Soda

Baking soda has been used as a neutralizer for many things throughout human history, and one of those things is relieving heart burn.

You can take a teaspoon of baking soda and add it to a glass of water. Mix it in thoroughly and then drink it down. Soon you will find yourself with a case of the burps, then the relief should find it's way to you.

Using this method is especially great if you just a have a small case of heart burn attack going on, though it would be best in combination with another reliever, if you find your reflux to be particularly potent.


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  • BizGenGirl profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Lake Stevens

    Glad I could help out ;)

  • nuffsaidstan profile image


    6 years ago

    I suffer from this all the time, i love Milk, love cannabis and cookies so this hub should be a big help, thank you.

  • sangre profile image

    Sp Greaney 

    8 years ago from Ireland

    Knew about drink milk to help acid reflux but not about the other two.


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