Acid Reflux Natural Remedies

Many of us deal with acid reflux or Gerd.

Acid reflux happens with the lower esophageal sphincter let the acid travel back up the esophagus or throat. This can cause a burning sensation. 

Traditional remedies are antacids, H2 receptors, and proton pump inhibitors.

  • H-2-receptor blockers. H-2-receptor blockers such as Pepcid AC and Zantac can cause cancer.

  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Proton pump inhibitors and H-2 receptor blockers aren’t recommended for extended use. These medications, which include Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium aren’t recommended for extended use. They can even cause a risk of stomach and esophageal cancer.

  • Anti-acid I avoid medication and I found that regular anti-acids such as  Tums, Alkalizer Gold, Pepcid AC are full of additives and colorants and added flavors often with lemon or mint, two great acid-forming. 

 

What really did help me?

I have found supplements and lifestyles that helped me to improve without the use of medication or intervents.

Talk with your doctor to see if these tips can help you!

Besides the change of diet by following dr. Aviv's book recommendations you will see below, it is also standing up!

Yes, sitting especially after eating will create pressure on the stomach making release the acid-up.

So stand up, buy a stand-up workstation. You will see the difference immediately. 

First of all, we need to eliminate the major acid food that causes acid inside our body and add more alkaline food and drinks. This is a natural healing process and it can take time. 

Follow it until you feel better. 1 or 2 months.

  • Acid Food: Remove vinegar, lemon, oranges, coffee, chocolate, mint, alcohol, spicy red chili peppers, black pepper, tomatoes, garlic, and onion. If that is not enough, remove also gluten, dairy, corn, and eggs.

  • Chocolate: Choose Alkaline Chocolate alternative: carob. 

  • Citric acid: Avoid food containing citric acid, once derived by citric fruit now a cheap a mold derived made in a laboratory. 

  • Irritants: Avoid ashwagandha, and turmeric supplements especially the ones containing added pepper for absorption. I found them to be very irritant for the stomach.

  • Baby Carrots: Avoid baby carrots since they are treated with chlorine even the organic ones, since they are cut, baby carrots are washed in a chlorine-water solution, choose the full-size USDA Certified Organic untreated carrots.

  • Choose alkaline water such as Mountain Valley Water 

  • Supplements: DGL, calcium carbonate, aloe, slippery elm, marshmallow root.

  • Don't smoke.

  • Sit straight to avoid pushing on your stomach. To help your posture use this device. 

  • Wait 3 hours before sleep after dinner. Don't fast for more than 3 hours during the daytime.

  • Sleep with a wedge pillow, to avoid the acid to raise during the night

  • Take supplements and especially multivitamins with minerals, since anti-acid products can reduce minerals 

  • Teas: organic licorice tea, organic throat coat tea for throat ulcers caused by acid reflux 

  • Avoid Advil, Ibuprofen, and Tylenol, or other anti-inflammatory drugs. For menstrual cramps try these instead. 

  • Avoid Magnesium Citrate made with citric acid. Choose Magnesium Glycinate

  • Avoid the traditional and cheap Vitamin C made with ascorbic acid. Choose this Vitamin C

  • Reduce stress

  • Read The Acid Watcher Diet book and The Cookbook by Jonathan Avid MD 

  • Use Celtic Salt since it is not processed, alkaline salt

  • Avoid minty or acid toothpaste. Check my favorite toothpaste here 

  • Stand up more: stand-up workstation

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Forces Of Nature Organic Heartburn & Acid Indigestion Relief 

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🍃This organic heartburn remedy 

  • Neutralize acid indigestion

  • Ease upset stomach and heartburn

  • Soothing peppermint flavor

  • Homeopathic, sublingual therapy

  • All natural, safe & effective, vegan friendly

INGREDIENTS: Allium Sativum 89C (common name: Garlic), Berberis vulgaris 6X (common name: Barberry), Calendula offcinalis 6X (common name: Marigold), Iris versicolor 12C (common name: Northern blue flag), Zingiber officinale 89C (common name: Ginger), Valeriana officinalis 12C (common name: Valerian)

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Designs for Health Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Chewables - DGL

🌷This product has been recommended by my LA naturopath. this is currently my favorite product. It does not irritate my stomach.

  • SUPPORTS GASTRIC MUCOSA - DGL (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract is well-recognized for its healing effects on the gastric mucosa. Licorice is a mucilaginous herb that coats and soothes inflamed gastric and intestinal tissue. With its very low glycyrrhizin content, DGL works efficaciously without some of the potential side effects of prolonged high-dose full-spectrum licorice, including hypertension, hypokalemia (low blood potassium levels), and fluid retention. *

  • INGREDIENTS: Calcium, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, Glycine.

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Acid Reflux Pure Encapsulations DGL Plus  

🌷DGL is deglycyrrhizinated licorice, proved to be safer also with high blood pressure people.

🌷DGL may increase mucus production. It protects the stomach and esophagus from acid.​ It can help to treat ulcers.

  • Herbal blend provides support for gastrointestinal tract health‡

  • Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients

🌷DGL Plus is herbal support for the gastrointestinal tract. DGL Plus helps support the body's natural defense mechanisms by stimulating mucus in the stomach's protective lining.

If your acid target is your thought, open the capsule, empty the content in a half glass of water and make daily gargling, after a meal.

If it targets your stomach have it before a meal.

This supplement has also aloe vera since there isn't aole vera on the market without citric acid or lemon juice, both acids, this is a better option.

🌷 This brand is one of my favorites since has no additives, it is gluten-free and vegan 

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Pure Encapsulations Megnesium Glycinate 

🌷For acid reflux or GERD, this is a Better alternative to Magnesium Citrate since it does contain citric acid. 

🌷 I have been using this brand for a long time and I can say that I approved of it! It is the cleanest and the Glycicnate form is the most effective around.  It is a brand recommended by Naturopath doctors.

🌷Highly bioavailable magnesium chelate for sensitive individuals. Magnesium (glycinate) is a highly bioavailable magnesium chelate, which supports the metabolism and utilization of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats for energy. Magnesium (glycinate) helps activate enzymes for physiological functions including cardiac health. Magnesium activates the enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions, including neuromuscular contractions, cardiac function, and the regulation of the acid-alkaline balance in the body.

🌷In a 15-year study involving almost 5,000 young adults, higher intakes of magnesium were associated with healthy cardiovascular function and glucose utilization. Another large cross-sectional study found that magnesium intake was positively associated with bone mineral density in certain subgroups. This vital mineral also helps utilize some vitamins, including vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Magnesium (glycinate) is less likely to cause loose stools than other forms of magnesium.

No fillers and unnecessary additives. Take a look. 

I take it every night before sleep.  

🌷 Great for period issues and cramps and for workouts.🌷

Pure Encapsulations Melatonin  
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🌷 This is the only thing that really calms down my stomach acid burns after I had something spicey or acid. It really works.

Studies prove that Melatonin can help the stomach naturally to heal the lining caused by acid reflux.

🌷Taking one dose daily of melatonin over a period of 1-2 months has been shown to increase this LES pressure. Making the LES closing more tightly and keeping the acid in the stomach.

• Melatonin by Pure Encapsulations: 3 mg 1 hour before bed. Try for 30 days.

🌷It also helps Sleep Cycle: Melatonin helps facilitate the natural functioning of the pineal gland to support the body's sleep and wake cycle. Great for travel and  Jet Lag.

🌷Restful Sleep Support: Promotes relaxation in the body for restful sleep.

Pineal Gland Support: Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, the organ which regulates the body’s sleep/wake cycle, and is secreted in a circadian rhythm by enzymes that are activated by darkness and depressed by light.

Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients

🌷Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which regulates the body's sleep/wake cycle. Melatonin’s primary role is the regulation of the body's circadian rhythm, endocrine secretions, and sleep patterns. Studies indicate that it facilitates the onset of sleep, as well as sleep efficiency.

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Vitamin C by Pure Encapsulatin

🌸 Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that supports the immune system and the reaction to Histamine as well as healthy cell function.

Antioxidant Support: Includes bioflavonoids, quercetin, and rutin, which are free radical scavengers that complement the role of vitamin C

This Vitamin C provides highly absorbable vitamin C better forms since it is a non-acid version, great if you have Hives and histamine intolerance 

🌸This is Gluten-free, Vegan without added fillers. Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients

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Pure Encapsulations Heartburn Essentials

🌸 It helps with acid reflux, GERD​

Heartburn Essentials is designed to maintain healthy gastric secretion under occasionally stressful conditions. Heartburn Essentials supports digestion and soothes the digestive tract, offering potential relief for occasional heartburn and indigestion.

Made with gamma oryzanol that helps with healthy gastric secretion, and DGL, marshmallow, and slippery elm all collaborate to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and improve mucosal lining, Artichoke also helps the process

🌸 This is Gluten-free, Vegan without added fillers. Made with hypoallergenic

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Acid Soothe Enzymedica 

🌷 This is recommended if your acid reflux is localized in your stomach. Avoid taking this and other enzymes if you have ulcers in your throat caused by acid reflux.

Take 1 capsule after meals.

  • 🌷FAST HEARTBURN RELIEF: A specialized blend of enzymes, papaya leaf, and other botanicals formulated to ease symptoms associated with occasional heartburn and gastrointestinal distress

  • 🌷GUT SUPPORT: Acid Soothe also includes zinc carnosine to help strengthen the mucosal lining of the stomach, acting as a buffer to gastric acid and promoting recovery

  • 🌷NATURAL ENZYME SUPPORT: Formulated with multiple fast-acting Thera-blend enzymes to maintain potency through your digestive system

  • 🌷It helps. For proper healing remember to avoid trigger foods such as vinegar, lemon, oranges, coffee, chocolate, mint, alcohol, spicy red chili peppers, black pepper, tomatoes, garlic, and onion.

Brentwood HomeWedge Pillow 
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If you are looking for an affordable but luxurious bed wadge here it is.

Made with organic latex, no toxic memory foam, and organic cotton cover. Just perfect!  Great for acid-reflux, GERD.

Sleeping with a Wedge pillow should reduce the stomach acid reach to raise into your troat during the night.

Made in the USA

Certifications: CertiPUR-US Certified Foams

Cover: Organic cotton 4-way stretch knit

Comfort Layer: 1-inch all-natural latex, 4LB Density.

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Organic Bed Wedge Pillow 8" 

If you are looking for a luxurious all organic bed wadge here it is.

This is the best organic wedge pillow I found on the market. 

The natural wedge is the most durable wedge on the market, no synthetic polyurethane foams used.

This wedge retains its support, comfort, and shape for the life of 10 years with no change unlike inexpensive polyurethane wedges. Angle your upper body to help reduce acid reflux & GURD.

This wedge can also be used in other numerous positions while watching TV, reading, leg elevation (for swelling) etc...