There are many acid reflux home remedies but not all of them work for everyone.
With a little experimentation, you can fid the ones that work for you and the good part is that you may avoid taking any prescription medications for acid reflux. in the future.
In some cases, people who have taken medications for acid reflux for years have completely eliminated the medications after trying an acid reflux natural treatment regime.
Acid reflux, also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is one of the most common digestive complaints and a very common reason for doctor visits.
Let's start with the two most common acid reflux home remedies .
They do not work for everyone but they do help most people.
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Liquid Honey - try to get the unpasteurized version since heat during pasteurization neutralizes a lot of the good ingredients. However, the pasteurized version may work for you too, if you can't find unpasteurized honey in your area.
Apple Cider Vinegar - try a teaspoon in a couple ounces of water and if it works - good for you.
However, you may need a little more and because it's natural, a little more isn't a problem. Take a tablespoon or even two, diluted in a couple ounces of water.
Some people take Apple Cider Vinegar straight but that's not a good idea because it's very acidic and can stain and eat away tooth enamel after extended, undiluted use.
Mixing the vinegar together with a spoonful of honey in warm water might work well for you, if either one of the remedies alone don't work well for you.
Also. try to get an organic, unpasteurized version of ACV. If you can't, use the supermarket version. It's better than nothing and may still work well for you.
The problem with the supermarket version is that it's pasteurized, which neutralizes many good nutrients and it is also usually filtered. Natural ACV has some sediment in the bottom, which is called the "mother" part.
This part makes the ACV more effective and you should always shake the bottle before using ACV to mix this "mother" in with well with the rest of the ACV.
Another one of the best acid reflux home remedies is apples.
Some say a certain kind of apple works the best but try some and see what works for you. Some people use only a slice to calm their digestive system down and other use the whole apple.
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I have also seen a recommendation to drink a glass of water after every meal but I don't agree with this because it dilutes the acid you need to digest food.
If you are producing too much acid, it may help, but most people with symptoms of acid reflux, are actually not producing enough acid to properly digest their food. This is a common misconception about acid reflux (GERD).
People think the acidic taste of the acid reflux means they have too much acid. It is actually your body trying to get rid of something that doesn't agree with it and of course the partially digested food has an acidic taste because your body needs acid for digestion and cannot digest food without acid.
Avoid spicy and highly acidic foods/drinks for a couple days to give your upper digestive system time to begin healing. Coffee, soda pop, alcohol are very acidic.
Sleep with your upper half elevated to keep your stomach below the level of you esophagus. This helps to reduce backup.
Due to the position of your stomach, lying on your left side may also help.
Once you find methods that work for your acid reflux, you can re-intoduce these types of foods slowly into your diet, although eating healthier and avoiding theses foods might be better to insure the symptoms don't returns you get older.
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