I know gastric reflux just like you.
Who doesn’t know it these days?
I have managed to control it using simple, natural remedies.
You can try them too but beforehand, remember to consult your doctor to determine that there is not an underlying condition requiring treatment.
What is gastric reflux?
You usually eat what you want without any worries, but sometimes your stomach just doesn’t like it.
You have heartburn or an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest suddenly.
The acidity from the stomach goes up into the esophagus and the problem sets in over the long term.
We talk to you about anti-acids, we invite you to regularly chew tablets which are supposed to block the acidity of the stomach so that it doesn’t come back up anymore.
At the moment you think they give you relief, but over time the symptoms get worse.
You go back to your doctor to try to resolve the problem and this time he prescribes PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) that he judges even more effective than antacids.
He forgets to tell you that these drugs have side effects such as headaches, diarrhea, constipation, gas, vomiting, stomach aches (!), joint pain, muscle cramps, fatigue…
So why add pain to pain?
Especially since over time, these drugs no longer work either.
You are at the point where you cannot eat anything anymore, everything hurts and you are horrified by these violent acid surges which bring you to the edge of vomiting.
Why do acid buildup treatments not work?
The reason these drugs don’t work is that doctors treat the symptoms, but not the cause.
And this cause is only that your stomach does not contain enough acidity.
And since it is totally out of balance with your diet, you make the problem worse by ingesting antacid products and tablets to reduce heartburn by altering the alkalinity of the stomach.
And the cycle is hell.
Acid reflux, which foods to avoid?
The only way to solve the problem is to increase the gastric acidity of the stomach so that you can digest what you eat normally.
Many foods can help you, others not really.
– We often stress the beneficial role of oranges and lemons in rebalancing the stomach but in fact, these fruits tend to trigger reflux.
In fact, a simple orange juice can cause acid reflux.
You should therefore avoid excessive consumption of these fruits, especially on an empty stomach.
– It is also said that the acidity of cow’s milk can solve this type of problem.
But its high-fat content can make matters even worse due to its difficult digestion.
– Regular excessive consumption of dairy products and citrus fruits can also damage the esophagus.
– Tomatoes tend to trigger acid reflux. Remember to avoid tomato sauce, ketchup, and tomato soup.
– Onions and peppers should also be avoided to protect you from reflux.
– It is also important to avoid anything that triggers gastric reflux like coffee, tea, and anything that has too much caffeine like energy drinks.
Choose decaffeinated until you have resolved your digestive problem.
– Unfortunately, chocolate and pastries should also be banned because they cause bloating and fat, and the sugars they contain unbalance the gut flora.
– Alcohol is very bad for the stomach and directly attacks the esophagus.
Acid reflux home remedies
After this list of foods to avoid, you are probably wondering what you are entitled to in order not to be sick.
Some foods can give you a lot of good.
It is excellent at the start of the day for relieving reflux symptoms.
It contains a lot of protein and valuable nutrients.
If you’ve decided to cut out dairy products, you can still use oat milk.
Rice especially relieves the pain of gastric reflux.
Of course, avoid any frying and if you like it, cook brown rice for its high fiber content.
Melon is effective in relieving stomach pain.
Eat honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe.
Other fruits such as bananas and apples (without the skin) may also help.
Why is stomach acid so important?
When the food arrives in a functional stomach, the acidity it contains allows it to dissolve quickly.
But if that same acidity isn’t enough, whatever you ingest, the food sits deep in the stomach before it is processed.
This dysfunction triggers gastric reflux.
The only solution is therefore to ensure optimal acidity by remembering that you will not achieve it with the alkaline drugs that you are told.
Ginger tea for acid reflux
Home remedies for stomach aches can overcome this acid problem.
The recipe is super simple and you must surely have the ingredients at home.
But a word of warning, if you have a stomach ulcer, do not attempt this solution which may make your condition worse.
Apple cider vinegar for gastroesophageal reflux
The use of vinegar may seem contradictory since I previously told you to avoid acidic fruits, but this is a concentrate.
Choose an organic, unpasteurized vinegar containing the mother like this (#ad).
This is because the latter contains digestive enzymes that will help you deal with stomach imbalance faster.
Start consuming it with a teaspoon per day in a glass of water and then gradually increase it to a tablespoon.
Make sure to swallow it quickly and not to let it diffuse too much in the mouth because its acidity is bad for the teeth.
For some, swallowing a glass of diluted vinegar won’t be a problem.
For others, it will be almost impossible without covering the nose.
There are ways to improve the taste while giving it multiple virtues.
A teaspoonful of Ceylon cinnamon (#ad) will give a slight apple pie taste.
Ginger is excellent for all digestive problems.
Add half a teaspoonful of ginger powder (#ad) to benefit from all its virtues.
There is controversy over mint when it comes to acid reflux.
Still, adding a mint leaf or two to your cocktail will spice up the taste while aiding digestion.
In the end, ginger and mint will help you digest better when apple cider vinegar and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce heartburn and reflux.
A natural antacid
There is a natural product that attempts a more balanced approach to treating gastric reflux.
These are Gaia Herbs tablets.
Their composition is in line with the opinion expressed in this article since they preserve gastric acidity instead of destroying it.
The active ingredients are:
– a synergy of mallow, aloe vera, and marshmallow
– a fraction of chamomile and licorice
Mallow (Malva Sylvestris) is a plant with antacid and anti-inflammatory effects that aid in wound healing and the production of protective mucus in the stomach.
Aloe vera is known for its calming effect on stomach aches due to its multiple virtues provided by more than 150 components, from minerals to trace elements through amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and precious polysaccharides.
Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) with softening properties helps treat inflammation and irritation.
Its compounds also help protect tissue from acidity.
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) directly fights inflammation and thus fights heartburn.
Note that it is also effective for ulcers, bloating, gas, diarrhea…
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) significantly reduces heartburn and stomach cramps.
Note that it also treats duodenal ulcers caused by Helicobacter Pylori as well as gastric ulcers.
The licorice dosage applied in Gaia Herbs formula has no hypertensive effect.
I strongly advise you to try this natural supplement Gaia Herbs (#ad) which, as far as I’m concerned, brought me unprecedented relief.
How to relieve acid reflux naturally?
There are different methods you can try to deal with heartburn, pain, and acid build-up.
I encourage you to try out natural recipes rather than stringing together drug treatments.
Most chemicals destroy stomach acid when it needs to be maintained and optimized to improve digestion.
Stopping production is the starting point for chronic inflammation that nothing can relieve.
Think about it, what if the gastric reflux problem is just the opposite of what you’ve been told so far?
Not too much acidity in the stomach but just not enough acidity ?…
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