How To Reduce Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is really just a new term for heartburn. The health industry has turned this into a disease called gastroesophageal disease, or GERD. Whenever there is a new disease discovered, we know that this is yet another benefit for the pharmaceutical drug industry, giving them more drugs to sell as treatment.
There are many medications such as antacids commonly prescribed by western doctors, and while these provide temporary relief they can cause some serious problems after prolonged use.
Even though these drugs are made to neutralize the acidity levels, when over used they can actually cause an environment that is too acidic which helps create a natural breeding ground for bad bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
Causes of acid reflux
The most common causes for getting acid reflux are overeating and especially eating too many acid-forming foods, especially those abundant in unhealthy fats and commercially processed foods.
Being overweight, smoking, and drinking a lot of alcohol, and stress are also very common causes for acid reflux.
How to reduce acid reflux
The best place to start is diet, but other obvious lifestyle choices can help, such as losing some weight, especially around the mid-section, smoking and drinking.
For instant relief try raw apple cider vinegar diluted with a little water. Baking soda with water works as well. Cucumber and it’s juice can help reduce acid too. Other acid reducing foods are walnuts, brown rice, and apples.
For long-term help to reduce acid reflux and even curing it a dietary change is necessary. Eliminate as much commercially processed foods as possible. These include virtually all canned and bottled foods and beverages and everything made with white flour and cooked in trans fats.
Remember, virtually all packaged processed foods have unhealthy fats, sodium, and sugar. Start eliminating these and adding real food to your diet. Real foods are fresh fruits and vegetables and grains that are unprocessed and unrefined. Instead of white flour eat foods that have been made with whole grain four, brown rice instead of white rice etc.
Processed foods will cause dangerous nutrient deficiencies such as digestive enzymes and dietary fibers, all of which can cause acid reflux symptoms. Processed foods lack many of these necessary nutrients which can be gotten from real foods and quality prebiotic supplements.
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