How To Get Rid Of Heartburn The Natural Way

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steamed vegetablePicture it now. You’re having a lovely Sunday night dinner with your family, complete with all the trimmings. Mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed vegetables, and your protein of choice.

Even the pumpkin pie that is unexpectedly served afterward makes your mouth water, even though your stomach can barely hold anymore. It seems like the perfect night with the family. You’re even looking forward to watching a movie with everybody afterward.

There’s conversation to be had, and you can’t wait to catch up with everybody. Then the unthinkable happens. Not even 10 minutes after dinner, your chest begins to hurt. It’s that old and familiar feeling of heartburn, also known as acid reflux. Maybe you’ve had problems with it in the past. Maybe it’s a recent development. Whatever it is, and whatever piece of food managed to make it start up, you know that you are doomed.

If only it was as easy as taking a pill for you. You’ve tried pills before. Or maybe you just don’t like to take pills. Either way, they don’t work or they’re just not for you. What are you going to do? You and many others know that you can’t live your whole life avoiding foods that will give you heartburn. Life’s too short to live that way. Sometimes you just don’t know what foods are going to make it act up. How do you live like that?

pillsFurthermore, how do you live like that when there are no pills on the market that work for you? The good news is that there are many wonderful home remedies to help you get rid of that heartburn the natural way.

Below we take a look at the most popular and proven methods for helping your acid reflux without opening a pill bottle.

Chewing Gum

Almost everybody chews gum at some point in their life. It doesn’t matter if you go through a whole pack a day or just like to chase certain meals with it. From now on, you might want to consider following your every meal with a piece of gum. Sugar-free, of course.

This suggestion comes from the Journal of Dental Research. In it it was discovered that people suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) felt heartburn relief after chewing some gum for 30 minutes. This was because chewing gum makes you produce more saliva, which helps to wash away the acid in your stomach.

Baking Soda

baking sodaYou may have heard your grandmother swear by using baking soda to get rid of your acid reflux. Turns out she was pretty right. Think about it this way. The acids in your stomach are just that: acid. Baking soda is largely a base.

Think back to your chemistry lessons in high school. What do you use to neutralize the acid? A base, of course!If you have bad heartburn once in a while, try mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda with water. Just don’t learn to rely on this, as the high salt content can cause other issues.

Aloe

When we think of aloe, we usually think of it as a remedy for the skin, whether it be burns or other problems. It is now believed that drinking aloe juice can help with heartburn as well. This is because it reduces swelling in the esophagus and the stomach. So while it may not be ideal for getting rid of the acids, it can be helpful in reducing the side effects. This will let you get on with your day.

aloe veraIf you want to go this route, drink half a cup of aloe juice before your meals. However, be warned! Aloe is also a natural laxative. Make sure you find juice that has had the laxative component removed. An example of this would be Aloe Vera Powder.

For some people, heartburn is something they have to learn to live with, while others will find it creeps up when they least expect it. How you go about easing your pains and worries so you can get back to enjoying the food you love is up to you. But we recommend the above three home natural remedies to help you the next time you’re battling acid reflux.

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