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Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux Disease

Aug 18, 2007
Just as there are many medical and pharmaceutical remedies for acid reflux or GERD, there are just as many natural remedies for acid reflux disease as well. Folk remedies have been around for a very, very long time. It is important to notice that while natural remedies are great for some people, they are not for others. As we always say on these types of subjects, "Seek out and do what is best for you, whatever it is."

If you prefer pharmaceutical means of relief, then by all means, go for it. However there are many protagonists of the natural health community that claim to have the answers. This article is about those natural remedies. I suggest you try them for yourself and see if they work for you. Trial and error is the best thing you can try.

Naturalists say that following a detoxification diet, drinking 1 gallon of filtered water daily and taking high doses of probiotics (good bacteria) can counteract acid reflux. A rule of thumb is that you should drink enough water daily to keep your urine a light yellow color. It is noted that the sufferer of acid reflux may need to drink more than that to lower the Ph levels in the stomach.

On probiotics, apparently there should be an 85% existence of probiotics in the digestive or intestinal system. Probiotics counter out the effects of the bad bacteria, which are present in everybody.

Still others list one of their favorite natural remedies for acid reflux disease as a herb called Artemisia Asiatica. Others swear by the use of fresh garlic as a preventive measure to GERD symptoms. The garlic should be smashed with a spoon before it is ingested to maximize the effect desired. Garlic is known to kill an organism called Helicobacter Pylori, or H. Pylori, in the intestinal tract. This is the only material in the stomach that cannot be neutralized by hydrochloric acid (HCL).

On the less technical side, there are simple every day natural remedies, too. The simple use of cinnamon on toasted raisin bread is popular. Cinnamon has an antiseptic property and is able to settle stomach acidity issues.

Chewing dried grapefruit skins is shown to help sufferers of GERD symptoms. Just dry them out on a plate and when you feel symptoms coming on, eat a few of these skins. How many you will need to ingest is dependent on your condition.

The minerals present in romaine lettuce are known to settle upset stomachs and lower acidity levels in the stomach.

A mixture of mace, nutmeg and slippery elm is very effective in relief of GERD symptoms. It is simply prepared by mixing these elements with distilled water and adding them to a pint of hot half and half. Drink this like tea when symptoms arise. You can keep some of this made ahead of time in the refrigerator. Just heat some up when you need it.

I always tell my readers to consult a physician before trying natural remedies for acid reflux disease. So please talk to your doctor on these items to ensure there is no negative interaction with any drugs you may take regularly now.
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