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Heartburn Solutions from 3 Home Remedies

Jun 14, 2008
Can home remedies allow you to get rid of heartburn? Tens of millions of victims worldwide would love to know after have been disappointed by so-called solutions from classical medicine. These conventional solutions only give short-term results at the price of a multiple side effects and really only fuel the demand for more effective and safer options to truly bring long-term relief. Luckily, home remedies exist to give immediate relief for the majority of heartburn sufferers when selected and applied correctly.

Heartburn is the manifestation of a feeling of burning pain in the chest or the throat. It often happens while eating or shortly afterwards. When this occurs more than twice a week, it may well be an indication of GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). Another name for this is acid reflux.

Gastric acids that attack the epithelial cells of the esophageal lining are the cause of the suffering known as heartburn. GERD is the pronounced result of the muscle (the lower esophageal sphincter) between the opening between the esophagus and the stomach, relaxing at the wrong time and allowing gastric acid to "reflux" or flow backwards from the stomach into the esophagus.

As time passes, recurrent acid reflux can do enough severe damage to the lower esophagus for it to pass into a condition called Barrett's esophagus and even cancer. This explains why a speedy solution to stop GERD is required. Other than heartburn, acid reflux can also be recognized by a salty mouth taste, sensations of nausea, chronic hoarse voice, asthma as a nocturnal phenomenon and dry coughing.

Elements contributing to GERD can include:

1. Wrong diet plans and intake of big meals that block digestion and help the build-up of toxins and stomach acids. This in turn disables the immune system and slows the digestion, opening the door for Candida overgrowth which makes for additional aggravation of your existing acid reflux condition).

2. For people who have an excess weight problem, this pressures the abdominal region and therefore the stomach juices that leak back in an even bigger quantity into the esophagus. The immune system is negatively impacted, digestion becomes sluggish, and the route is open for Candida to overgrow and worsen yet further your current acid reflux problem).

3. Bad sleep hygiene also depresses your immune system.

However, simple and easy to obtain home remedies exist to remove symptoms of GERD, even if they do not go as far as to eradicate fundamental causes:

1. Natural honey (pure, unprocessed and unheated in 2 teaspoons,) ingested after a meal will lessen esophageal inflammation because of its well-known features of being antioxidant and antibiotic. It is also antibacterial and antiviral.

2. This will also assist in getting back the right acid alkaline balance in the intestines (acid reflux is often more pronounced when there is excess acidity in the intestines and the blood). On similar principles, organic apple cider vinegar (taken in a quantity of a tablespoon on an empty stomach taken once a day) will work with the intestines to get rid of toxins and impurities, thanks to its antiseptic and antibiotic nature.

3. Lowering the foot of your bed by six to eight inches will help to keep gastric juices out of your esophagus. You need to make sure that the entire surface of your bed is on a slight incline, either by replacing the legs at the far end with shorter ones, or by raising the head of the bed with wooden blocks, for example.

These methods are certainly candidates for immediate and safe relief, but they are still short-term measures. The only long-term solution is a full, holistic, all-natural treatment, to permanently eradicate your acid reflux problem by addressing the hidden, root causes of GERD.
About the Author
Jeff Martin is a certified nutritionist and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, Heartburn No More . To Learn More About GERD Healthy Approach Visit: GERD Healthy Approach
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