Acid Reflux Natural Remedies

Are there effective home remedies for GERD acid reflux & LPR?

Effective treatment of acid reflux IS possible, without the use of antacids and Proton Pump Inhibitors! Both GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) & LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) can be treated very effectively with diet, lifestyle and natural treatment. But not ALL acid reflux natural remedies are safe and effective.

acid reflux cure & acid reflux natural remediesCan I guarantee that a natural acid reflux cure will work for everyone? No. But most people have very significant improvements in their digestive function and dramatic reduction or elimination of their symptoms, largely as a result of lifestyle and dietary changes. Additionally, naturopathic medicine offers options for preventing complications of GERD & LPR or progression to esophageal (or laryngeal) cancer.

probiotics & acid reflux natural remediesEffective acid reflux cure treatment will typically additionally employ targeted recommendations of strain specific probiotics, specially formulated multi-nutrient supplements that support normal function and healing of the stomach and esophagus’ lining, support for the nervous system component associated with GERD, and herbs that can effectively manage symptoms while you work towards normalizing function.

Acid Reflux Natural Remedies

As far as an acid reflux cure using home remedies for GERD, or asking what is good for heartburn…
People often ask about things like apple cider vinegar and baking soda as natural cures for acid reflux.

acid reflux cure & acid reflux natural remediesApple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is often suggested as a cure for just about everything.  I don’t recommend it for GERD or LPR sufferers.  Many so-called experts will tell you that GERD acid reflux is caused by low stomach acid. They say that ACV will increase your stomach acid. This is actually FALSE.  In fact, GERD and acid reflux are NOT associated with low stomach acid. (Do you want more details?  In my online program END ACID REFLUX I break down this myth and others in more detail). While ACV may have some health benefits, it is unlikely to be an effective acid reflux cure – and may make LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) worse – so I don’t recommend it.

acid reflux natural remedies & heartburn home remediesBaking Soda

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is alkaline, which means it can neutralize acid. Some people get quick (but temporary) relief from heartburn, by drinking 1/2 tsp of baking soda dissolved in 4-8oz of water. DO drink it slowly to avoid side effects like gas, bloating and diarrhea. I never recommend it’s use in children. Also, you should NOT use baking soda regularly or in multiple doses. Too much baking soda can make your body TOO alkaline.

You may get side effects like: stomach cramps, dehydration, impaired absorption of medications or nutrients and more. Less common, but more serious side effects are possible: blood in urine or stool, muscle spasms, difficulty breathing, seizures, severe headaches, edema (swelling), etc. There are a number of conditions and medications with which baking soda should be avoided. I urge you to avoid its use or check with your MD before considering it.

The bottom line: as baking soda may pose greater health risks, I do NOT support it as a long term solution.

The Good News? I have some amazing Secret Weapons that I use with patients to curb symptoms of heartburn while we work on the healing & repair part. And they are not only effective, but SAFE too. Acid reflux natural remedies DO exist, and can be effective at treating GERD acid reflux & LPR. But safety and effectiveness must always be considered before you try any heartburn home remedies.

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