Natural Treatments and Remedies for Acid Reflux

Ginger

Ginger root powder can be more effective for acid reflux problems than any over-the-counter or prescription medication available. For optimal acid reflux treatment, I suggest using a teaspoon of the freshly grated root each day. (Most supermarket produce sections carry fresh ginger root, so if you don’t see it, be sure to ask.) If that’s not possible or you find it inconvenient, then try taking 1,000 mg of the powder in either capsules or in bulk powder form (approximately ¼ teaspoon).

Reduce Salt Use

Researchers in Norway discovered that individuals who routinely added salt to their meals had almost twice the risk of experiencing acid reflux problems. Reducing your salt intake is a simple solution. If the food seems too bland, then try substituting other herbs, spices, and natural vinegars. I like the all-purpose, all-natural seasoning powder called Spike that is sold in most health food stores.

Chew Gum

When acid starts to reflux, try chewing on some gum. Chewing gum has been shown to increase the volume of saliva by almost 140 percent. Saliva contains a long list of compounds that provide protection for the esophagus. These include proteins, mucin, prostaglandin E2, and epidermal growth factor. These protectants help explain the effectiveness of using chewing gum as an acid reflux treatment.

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