15 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR TREATING ACID REFLUX AND ULCERS

Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from acid reflux? If so, are you aware that there are natural remedies that are very effective without destroying your gut lining and microbiome? There are and that is why I wanted to share this article with you today .

If you are suffering from acid reflux disease or any number of other digestive disorders (think indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, belching, bloating, gas, etc.) or if you suffer from any type of autoimmune or inflammatory disease, and you want to get the latest information on treating and healing your body, then I highly recommend the recent Digestion Sessions from one of my most trusted affiliate partners, Sean Croxton.

The Digestion Sessions features a hand-picked team of functional medicine doctors, naturopaths, bestselling authors, and real food chefs reveal how you can eliminate your digestive problems by finding the root cause, treating undiagnosed infections, identifying the best diet for you, and healing your gut, naturally.

Acid reflux is an extremely common health problem, affecting as many as 50 percent of Americans. Other terms used for this condition are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcer disease.

The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up your throat. In some cases, this pain can be severe enough to be mistaken for a heart attack.

Conventionally, acid reflux is thought to be caused by excessive amounts of acid in your stomach, which is why acid-blocking drugs are typically prescribed or recommended.

This is a serious medical misconception that adversely affects hundreds of millions of people, as the problem usually results from having too little acid in your stomach.

WHAT CAUSES HEARTBURN?

After food passes through your esophagus into your stomach, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) closes, preventing food or acid to move back up.

Acid reflux occurs when the LES relaxes inappropriately, allowing acid from your stomach to flow (reflux) backward into your esophagus. But it’s important to understand that acid reflux is not a disease caused by excessive acid production in your stomach; rather it’s a symptom more commonly related to:

  • Hiatal hernia
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection (H. pylori bacteria is thought to affect more than half of the world’s population, and has been identified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization)

While these two conditions are unrelated, many who have a hiatal hernia also have H. pylori, which cause a chronic low-level inflammation of your stomach lining that can result in an ulcer and associated symptoms. If you have a hiatal hernia, physical therapy on the area may work and many chiropractors are skilled in this adjustment.

The hypothesis that H. pylori infection is responsible, or at least a major factor, for producing the symptoms of acid reflux stems from the work done by Dr. Barry Marshall, an Australian physician, during the early 1980s.

Next Page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *