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What are the best ways to fight heartburn without taking medication?
Everything gives me heartburn, and sometimes if I drink milk it will go away. Are there any other ways to get rid of heartburn without taking medicine?
Nothing seems to work long term. I have to change it up. I drink carrot juice or aloe vera, 2-3 oz after meals, or take 2 celery seed capsules, a tablespoon or so of Bragg's ACV with the mother, or 9 drops Pulsatilla 200C. Not mixing starch and meat in the same meal helps too. Here's some more tips:
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Make sure that you are drinking enough water daily (64 ounces). Heartburn is a way that the body lets you know that there is not enough water in the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus and stomach).
As you say sometimes milk does work, but at other times it can curdle and make things worse. Sometimes just having something like a light ginger snap biscuit - ginger is good for digestion - is enough to ease heartburn. You could also try some warm water. I use the water - I find warm or cold works for me - it does seem to help digestion and ease the excess acid.
Slippery Elm powder!
It's mucilage coats all the way down. You can drink it as a tea, or just put a pinch in your mouth, swish it around and then swallow. It instantly takes away the heartburn.
To make it as a tea: Use one teaspoon per cup. Add hot water (not too hot) and honey. Drink is slowly. If it gets too thick, add more water.
Slippery Elm helps to keep heartburn away too. It coats the lining of the stomach.
elevate the head of your bed six inches to keep the acid from flowing from stomach to esophagus. don't eat within three hours of bedtime. avoid peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, acidy food, meals high in fat (relaxes the valve between the stomach and esophagus), aspirin, and alcohol. eat multiple small meals. do not bend over right after a meal. don't smoke or chew tobacco.
Magnesium 250mg tablet, chew and swallow, will dilute the acid, and heal the sphincter. Damage to the sphincter is what is causing the problem. The sphincter is the flap that holds the acid and food back. 1 tablespoon of baking soda in warm water, will help. Do not use if you have high blood pressure, due to its high sodium content. Other recommendations by holistic doctors include 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, to dilute the acid. If this antidote is effective, then you are low in hydrycloric acid, which can be taken in supplement form, HCI, to prevent the acid in the first place. Taken with meals. Do not take if a ulcer has been diagnosed. Other recommended products are kelp and acid ease. Both available thru my article http://IBS-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-common-sense-guide-natural-treatment Most over the counter acid indegestion products contain aluminum, which has been linked to Alzhiemers.
Another helpful supplement is calcium/magnesium/and/zinc. Sold in a combination form, fairly inexpensive. the product link for acid ease is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OX626/ref=as_li_tf?tag=
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