Natural Treatment For GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is sometimes called acid reflux or even heartburn or indigestion. It is a very common disease and effects many people. Here are a few of the most effective natural treatment for GERD.
Why do you get acid reflux?
The most common causes are related to overeating, eating foods that are acid-forming, and eating foods that have high levels of unhealthy fats, spices and commercially processed foods.
Diet is the main key for a natural treatment for GERD
You may have allergies to certain foods that are causing your symptoms. You can have a test that will show which, if any foods you are sensitive to.
Any acid reflux sufferer should stop eating all commercially processed foods as they contain unhealthy trans fats and refined sugar. Avoid coffee tea, alcohol, chocolate, soda pop, tomatoes and tomato products, orange and grapefruit juice. Also known to cause these symptoms are spearmint, peppermint, and all dairy products.
Focus on foods that are alkalizing such as green vegetables and their juice. Switch to organic fruits and vegetables and free-range eggs poultry and wild caught fish rather than farmed as they spend their lives feeding on a diet of pellets made from chicken feces, are administered high amounts of antibiotics and swim in small crowded spaces which limits their moment therefor causing more diseases.
Is it worth the cost?
Organic foods are more pricey than non-organic. Think of the extra money spent on medication and drugs for the treatment of these symptoms which are only temporarily taken care of, and think of how a healthier diet modification could actually cure your GERD symptoms forever.
If heartburn is your issue, avoid coffee, black tea and booze. To instantly fix heartburn symptoms drink fresh squeezed cucumber juice.
Eat smaller and more frequent meals. Smoking and getting second hand smoke also aggravates GERD.
The probiotic bacteria known as acidophilus and Bifidobacteria can also be helpful. As well as prebiotics found in food or supplements which enable all beneficial bacteria including Bifidobacteria to thrive in the large intestine, where they protect against the harmful bacteria.