What is Heartburn?
Heartburn is very common. In fact, it may be the most common digestive disorder
in the United States.
Heartburn is a form of indigestion caused by acid regurgitation
into the esophagus. Many people have symptoms heartburn, also
known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux,
15 million have heartburn daily
60 million have heartburn once a month
What Causes Heartburn?
The typical cause of heartburn is either a poor diet or too much food in the stomach (overeating). FOOD: Many common (favorite) foods cause heartburn: Tomatoes, citrus, garlic, onions, chocolate,
coffee, alcohol and caffeinated products.
STRESS: Stress and lack of sleep can increase acid production
and can cause heartburn. SMOKING: Smoking can also be a major contributor.
What are heartburn symptoms?
Heartburn creates a burning feeling just under the sternum. Many people believe
that the cause of heartburn is too much stomach acid. Drugs that neutralize acid or limit
stomach acid production are some of the most popular drugs on the market, both over the
counter and through a pharmacist. Some of these pharmaceutical preparations are called
proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs lower stomach acid by interfering with secretion.
5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn
Eat an alkaline diet.
Reduce your carbohydrate and sugar intake.
Increase gut motility.
Increase friendly bacteria in your gut.
Add fermented veggies or a fermented beverage to your meals.
Make sure that you have enough stomach acid for digestion to fight pathogenic bacteria.
Lifestyle Adjustments to Prevent Heartburn:
"Preventive Maintenance" is always the best option for recurring heartburn.
The best way to prevent heartburn from occurring is to eat less acidic foods.
Foods with high acidity include: tomato dishes: italian sauce, pizza, greasy foods: hamburgers, french fries, fried chicken,
beef, nachos - also most dairy: milk and ice cream.
OK - so what can I Eat?
Fresh organic fruit and vegetables are the best choices.
In addition to eating these foods - supplements can be helpful:
Digestive enzymes, chamomile, multi-vitamins and omega-3 fish oil.
Including these foods and dietary supplements into their daily routines
are sure to enhance your health and reduce the occurrence of heartburn.
What are my "Personal Favorites" to eliminate heartburn? AlkaLime
AlkaLime is an alkalinity powder (similar to alka selzer)with calcium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate
and essential oils to establish body alkalinity by neutralizing acid in the digestive system,
blood and the body. Use as a natural remedy for acid indigestion, acid reflux and acidosis.
Fast relief: Peppermint Oil
I simply put a drop on my palm, lick it, rub my hands together, take a couple big whiffs.
Then drink a big glass of water. This usually brings relief in moments. Read more: Peppermint Oil
DiGize Oil blend:
I drop 2-3 drops in my mouth, follow with a couple gulps of water.
DiGize Essential Oil should be included in your home remedies for heartburn and just about any
digestive issue. It is an incredible blend of eight different essential oils that takes on
heartburn, virus, cramps, indigestion and more! Read more:DiGize Oil Blend