• Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Usually treated with commercial antacids, heartburn can be treated as effectively with several home remedies.


    One of the simplest ways to decrease the risk of heartburn is to adjust the diet. Try eliminating citrus fruits, meat, dairy, fried foods, stimulants (such as coffee, tea and liquor) and processed sweets.


    Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends chewing gum to counter symptoms, noting that is increases saliva production, neutralizing. He added that walking while chewing gum will even clear more acid.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    The active enzymes in 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar, consumed daily in an 8-ounce glass of water, may relieve chronic heartburn. Honey can be added to sweeten its taste.

    Aloe Vera Juice

    One-fourth cup of aloe vera juice, taken before meals, can coat the stomach to prevent heartburn. Be sure the aloe is pure juice; avoid aloes with added gels or thickeners.


    According to Dr. Andrew Weil, elevating the head and shoulders at bedtime may relieve symptoms.


    Dr. Weil's Plan

    More Information:

    Mayo Clinic

  • 3-25-2017 Heartburn is a slang term for a vague discomfort anywhere in the belly. It can be caused by about a dozen organs, and only a doctor can figure out which one. Most people know nothing, so they take an antacid. The one sure thing about heartburn is it's not caused by acid. When acid is neutralized it produces CO2 bubbles and pressure, forcing foaming acid into the esophagus, burning the tissues and increasing the pain. That is not what you want to do. You want to see a doctor, figure out what's wrong, and get it fixed.
  • some attention.
  • Ginger
  • Water will balance your ph levels.
  • The absolute best remedy is prevention. Many people think that heartburn is caused by eating spicy foods - that's not true. The ingredient in food that gives it its spiciness is called "capsaicin". Stomach acid is caused by hydrochloric acid - they're two different animals. The way the stomach controls heartburn (acid reflux, indigestion, etc) is with a proper balance of salt. The pancreas has another function besides producing insulin - it also breaks down salt into sodium and chloride. The sodium is used to produce a mild buffer that protects the stomach from the burning effects of hydrochloric acid. The chloride from the salt is used to produce the hydrochloric acid. To avoid heartburn altogether, simply dissolve a pinch of sea salt (1/8 tsp) on your tongue followed by 16 out of water. Do not sip on the water - it should be completely consumed within 5 minutes. Do this 30 minutes before eating. Then, two hours after eating repeat this to complete the digestion process. If you feel the need to during water within the two-hour window, drink as little as you can get by with. Drinking too much will dilute the digestion process.
  • i find bigger meals cause it ......and now i dont eat after dinner and i seem ok since then... some medications cause dementia if you read side effects ,so yes use home remedies and raise ya bed head up higher ..put some thick foam under the mattress at the head end ..that may mess with the springs in time though...or have many pillows so ya half sitting up ..thats not comfy though so foam under mattress is good:)
  • ps....... acid foods dont help ..... as i said ,smaller meals is the secret and dont eat afer dinner unless ya go to bed real late
  • Have you tried this?
  • Baking soda. Stir a teaspoon into a cup of water and drink it. But if you are experiencing this a lot, it's caused by an acid reflux problem, and you should see a doctor about it. It can have different causes, and treatment can vary.
  • well now i dont have Huge meals and i dont eat after dinner i dont get it.. big meals and spicy food and tomatoes/pineapple etc cause wary of the medications for it ..some cause dementia ........ {{{{{{ crikey, this site needs to warn me when i have already commented here ....before i make another comment lol
  • Ginger ale or a supplement.

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