Natural remedies for heartburn

Below is list of natural cure for heartburn which I tried and which you can find useful.

Cottage cheese

This was one of the best heartburn relieving foods for me. Since it is milk based - it is alkaline with lots of calcium and naturally reduces acid in your stomach. And it is not liquid as milk but solid which causes it to absorb acid much better and not allow it to get to your esophagus.

Cottage cheese could be easily found in your local grocery store (pick organic - it usually tastes better). Farmer cheese is not that easy to find - but you can look for it in Russian or Eastern European stores and local farms.

Wedge Pillow

Incliner Sleep Wedge is an innovative sleep solution. It was scientifically designed just to help acid reflux sufferers. It relieves acid reflux by elevating your head, shoulders and upper body as doctors recommend. It helps you to sleep in a natural position for controlling heartburn, respiratory problems and digestion ailments.

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Slippery Elm

Over the course of living with GERD I found only one herbal treatment which is very effective. It is Slippery Elm. I mostly use it in the form of the powder and make a tea out of it. Tea isn't very tasty but it covers stomach and esophagus with gel like liquid which protects them from acid. Usually one cup of tea is good enough to have zero heartburn through the night and in the morning.

Vitamins

Consuming enough vitamins and minerals is a key to your diet. It won't treat heartburn alone but will make sure your body has power to do so. So make sure that you have enough good vitamins in your diet. This will help your body to relieve stress and win over heartburn.

Mineral spring water in Karlovy Vary

Here is a summary of Karlovy Vary history and its mineral water at www.travelershub.com I spent 3 weeks in Karlovy Vary and it was the most relaxing experience I ever had in my life. They offer excellent Spa services and great light diets for your stomach. They will offer a free doctor consultation several times through your trip who will give you advices on how to improve your lifestyle to get your health under control. Also Baden Baden is a place with the same

DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice).

It looks like this remedy is the most popular within all remedies I ever seen on the internet. This fact made me try it multiple times. But all of them were unsuccessfull. Couple first times I had some minor effect, but other than that it didn't make any difference. Since it isn't very expensive remedy you can easily try it - but beware that most probably it won't make such a big difference.

Aloe Vera juice

Well - Aloe is claimed to have superb healing qualities. Though noone has proved it yet. After reading about it on some web site I went to Whole Foods and got a bottle of Aloe Vera Juice and started drinking it by an ounce or two a day. There were no difference at all in my symptoms when I used it. Though lots of people claim that it works for them. So try it...

Aloe Vera gel

Pretty much the same effect as Aloe Very Juice. No effect at all.

Raw potato juice

One of the most disgusting things I tried in my life. Potatoes are very nice when they are in form of the french fries but their raw juice has terrible taste. Also it looks like it has pretty strong action on your stomach. And I cannot say whether it positive or negative but I gave it up after trying it for several days.

Raw cabbage juice

Well this one made it worse... I don't know why - maybe it has some acid in it - but this juice causes more heartburn than treating it.

Digestive Enzymes

There is a huge market for digestive enzymes in US. They claimed to treat every single digestive problem. Well in case of heartburn they don't help much. They help you digestion though - so if you're actually lacking some stomach acid - this may help you.

Swedish Bitters

This one wasn't good for me - since it causes your stomach to start producing more stomach. But if you think that you actually suffer from low acidity try it. I know that this is very popular remedy in Europe.

Honey

It is a very nice food and rememdy which I use all the time when I have cold to strengthen my immune system. But in case of my heartburn it causes acidic reaction and makes it worse.

Chamomile tea

Great relaxing tea (sometimes to relaxing). But it causes valve in esophagus to relax - so whenever I tried it caused heartburn.

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