As long as there have been illnesses there have been “natural remedies” reported to cure them. This is also the case with Acid Reflux or GERD . There are several items that have been touted as the next remedy for GERD. A few of the most popular include; apple cider vinegar, peppermint tea, papaya enzymes, slippery elm bark and probiotics.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular “natural remedies” for GERD. It proponents claim that it will neutralize stomach acid when taken internally. Unfortunately there is no scientific research to back up this claim. In fact, the science would tend to indicate that, at best, it may produce a “placebo effect”. At worst apple cider vinegar could increase the problem because it is highly acidic. The main ingredient in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which has the potential to damage tooth enamel and burn the esophagus.
So you're working on changing your diet and losing weight to improve your acid reflux symptoms but are looking for more natural ways to sooth your gut. There are a lot of tips and tricks online but some are not safe to try and may even make acid reflux worse as we talked about in a previous post Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux & GERD . Many studies have come out since my first post seven years ago and natural remedies are gaining ground in treating acid reflux. Here are a few natural remedies that we currently use at our house to banish the burn. Probiotics Saccharomyces boulardii and biffidus strains of probiotic seem to have shown the most promising results in stomach pain, discomfort and acid reflux. Both can be found in supplement form but biffidus is also readily available in Activia yogurts. If you do choose the supplement it is always best to take it with a natural source -- like yogurt -- to increase absorption. Slippery Elm Slipper Elm bar...
Acid reflux can be a very painful and awkward thing for any person to deal with and aside from the medicated remedies that you can get, natural remedies for acid reflux could be the area to look at to ensure that you have a pain free and easy life.
Although the medicated remedies are proven to deal with this condition, these cannot always be used alongside other forms of medication that you may be taking. You may also find that these will bring along with them some adverse side effects and therefore taking natural remedies for acid reflux can help to resolve this issue.
Some of the main natural cures that you could look at are:
1. Ginger . This has been proven to help those that are suffering from acid reflux to be able to relieve the symptoms. Anti-inflammatory and anti-nauseas properties are combined with the ability that the food product has to speed up the digestion process and also adding another layer of mucous to the stomach to prevent the acid moving to the...
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