Acid reflux can hurt a lot. The food that you eat splashes acid on your esophagus. This causes you to have heartburn and to belch. For many people, it leads to very serious chest pain. If a person has acid reflux frequently, it will eventually damage their esophagus. This can lead to swelling of the esophagus, scarring of the esophagus, hemorrhaging, and even ulceration. It is commonly thought that acid reflux, when left untreated, is a major precursor to esophageal cancer.
If you are currently battling with acid reflux, you may need to take a look at certain things in your life to determine what is causing the problem or what is making the problem worse. The best place to start is by looking at the food you eat on a daily basis. Foods that are full of living enzymes are an important way to get rid of acid reflux. There are a few other measures that a person can take to get rid of acid reflux.
One reason why you might have acid reflux is that your body is not producing a sufficient amount of hydrochloric acid. For a lot of people, the first step in curing acid reflux is to encourage their stomach to produce more of this acid. A good way to do this is to swap out inexpensive table salt with a higher-quality sea salt. Many people use Himalayan crystal salt because it has a number of minerals that the body needs to function well. There are plant supplements that you can take that can help with the production of hydrochloric acid and minimize your pain from acid reflux.
The next step for many people is simply changing their diet. Foods that are processed and foods that are high in sugar create an imbalance in your stomach that creates the perfect conditions for acid reflux. If you want to counteract this, start including more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Acid reflux is definitely one of those situations where an apple a day will keep the doctor away.
Many people have seen the benefit of including a little bit of raw apple cider vinegar with water before they eat each meal. This helps the stomach to stay calm and support digestion.
Organic baking soda mixed with water is another great option. It’s best to drink the baking soda while the water is still fizzing. Drinking a lot of organic baking soda may have an effect on your sodium levels, so if you are on a sodium-restricted diet, it’s best that you discuss this treatment with our team before trying it.