Many people in our country suffer from acid reflux or as the medical profession calls it "GERD". It is miserable to live with. I was treated for it many years with prescription drugs, such as Tagamet, Prilosec and others. Prilosec was the only one that worked well for me, but none of them cure the problem. And it caused me to have IBS and I also found out that it causes bone loss. To make things worse, I found out that I had Osteoporosis pretty bad at a fairly young age. This is why we need to find natural home remedies and cures to treat our problems with if at all possible.
The symptoms of GERD are constant heartburn, nausea and regurgitation. Prolonged symptoms without the help of natural home remedies and cures can cause more serious problems. You can get super enzymes at a health food store and try that like I did. It helped me but not good enough. So I started taking Ultimate Digestion Support by Real Advantage Nutrients. That has helped me much better. Take 1 to 3 capsules daily with a meal, depending on what you need. It contains plant-source digestive enzymes, a probiotic blend and a prebiotic blend. Instead of Tums to chew on between meals when your chest starts to bother you, chew on DGL, deglycyrrhizinated licorice root extract. It helps soothe the esophagus.
Another thing I found that helped more than anything else, especially at night, is taking a teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of Bragg apple cider vinegar mixed with a little warm or cold water. It doesn't taste good but it sure does help. It's hard to believe that something so simple and inexpensive can do such wonders. These are 2 wonderful natural home remedies and cures.
Some foods you should avoid are:
*soda pop with caffeine
*chocolate and peppermint
*spicy foods like pizza
*acidic foods like oranges and tomatoes
*fried and fatty foods
Here is a list of other natural home remedies and cures that may help:
*drink a tall glass of water after every meal
*a slice of Red Delicious apple before bed
*Aloe Vera and honey
*20-30 mg. of Silica a day
*MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) to heal scar tissue
*ginger root extract mixed with honey
*suck on a piece of peeled & washed ginger root for 30 minutes
*drink basil tea 30 minutes after a meal
*1000 mg. Orange Peel Extract every other day for a month
*fruits to eat in getting relief from acidity are cucumbers, watermelon, papaya, banana, cold milk, coconut water, almonds or raw garlic
*taking jaggery (gur) on an hourly basis will give relief from acidity
*half a glass of buttermilk with 1 tablespoon of coriander juice is effective in case of stomach burns, indigestion and acidity - this is supposed to be very effective for acidity
I subscribe to HSI, Health Sciences Institute, and they put out a book called "100 Greatest Underground Cures Today's Greatest Alternative Medicines". In the book they say "toss away your Tums and give your Prilosec the slip: introducing a five-herb promise for a heartburn-free life. They created Gasterol which contains: licorice root, L-Glutamine and L-Glycine, slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, papaya, turmeric root and fennel seed. It can be ordered from The Natural Barn at 1-270-339-9593. I want to try these natural remedies next to see if they will cure my GERD.
Hope this is helpful to those looking for relief from GERD with natural home remedies and cures.