Acid reflux is a somewhat complex problem due to in-proper food combinations, eating large meals, delayed stomach emptying or eating a heavy meal and then laying down. It’s commonly found with obesity and pregnancy because of increased pressures within the abdomen, pushing the stomach contents back into the esophagus.
Acid reflux is a condition where stomach acid content travels (gastric juices) backwards into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage. Acid Reflux is not the same as heartburn although you can have heartburn if you have acid reflux.
Most complain of having nausea after eating and have bloating or stomach fullness. Some complain of abdominal discomfort, excessive burping and it can even feel like you are going through the regurgitation process – bringing food back up into the mouth.
Simple tips to help Acid Reflux
- Take Slippery Elm
- Take apple cider vinegar (2-3 tsp.) with meals. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which can add acid to the stomach and aid in digestion.
- Drink Aloe vera juice
- Chew deglycyrrhizinated licorce (DGL)
- Eat plain yogurt
- Take probiotics
- Take digestive enzymes
- Eat more raw vegetables
- Cut down on whole grains
- Avoid alcohol
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