The real cause of GERD, heartburn, acid reflux is dehydration, psychical discomfort (tight clothes), over-eating, sphincters malfunctioning, stress, H-Pylori, food allergies, PH imbalance, celiac disease, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, enzyme deficiency and low stomach acids imbalance.
Suppressing acid is only suppressing the symptoms that perpetuate the problem.
Danger is advised when taking acid blocking drugs, firstly do not take for over 6 weeks consecutively. Secondly, these pills function by blocking acid, which could lead to imbalances like bacterial, fungal growth, digestion of proteins, inactivation of enzymes in the small intestine and mal-absorption of nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and b-12.
There are things you can do at home to treat yourself, and in this case “an apple keeps the acid reflux away”!
AVOID Things Like:
- Spicy Food
- Processed Foods
DO Follow These Health Guidelines:
Eat less, walk at night before bed, chew your food, and treat the bugs.
You should also eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day, and stop eating 4 hours prior to sleep.
Follow a diet high in high in enzymes including foods like:
- Bone broth
SUPPLEMENT: digestive enzyme HCL-pepsin for breaking down food, apple cider vinegar 10 min before meal, apples, hydrate, probiotics, zinc carnosine, glutamine, DGL licorice, and magnesium.