January 24, 2011

Home Remedy Acid Indigestion

Are you looking for a home remedy for acid indigestion? If you?re sick of popping pills for your heartburn, you?re not alone. Over the counter heartburn medication is only meant to be taken over the course of two weeks, and not necessarily on a permanent basis, did you know that? Anyway, who wants to be dependent on pills for the rest of their lives?

There are a number of home remedies you can try to relieve your heartburn. Most are fairly simplistic and don?t even require a trip to the drug store.

Relief

If you already have heartburn, here are a few things you can try to get rid of it:

  • Try drinking a full glass of water. Although this might seem way to easy to be effective, it does work for some people. It helps to flush out the stomach and dilute acids that might be causing pain.
  • Along those same lines, try adding a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to your water. That will help neutralize acids and bring you pain relief quickly.
  • Ginger is also known to help with heartburn, among other stomach ailments. You can take it in tea or candied form and find the same relief for your acid indigestion.
  • Papaya is shown to have a digestive enzyme that helps your body break down food, and can reduce acid indigestion significantly. The tablets are small and can be chewed before or after meals to help with heartburn.

Prevention

If you suffer from frequent acid indigestion, you may be hoping for a more long term solution than just drinking an extra glass of water once heartburn sets in. To help prevent future outbreaks of acid indigestion, try a few of these techniques:

  • Stay away from certain foods. Many people react poorly to certain types of food with regard to acid indigestion. Things like caffeine, alcohol, onions, garlic and citrus are all common food triggers for heartburn. You may have your own triggers, which is why it?s important to track what you eat and when, so that you can understand what upsets your stomach the most and try to moderate your consumption of that item.
  • You can also scale back the amount of food you eat in each sitting. That way you help your body to digest foods more easily, as opposed to consuming a huge amount of food and then dealing with the overproduction of stomach acid (and the subsequent heartburn) as your body attempts to break all that food down.
  • Don?t eat right before you lie down. It may be a routine of yours to take a nap right after dinner, or have a midnight snack, but if you suffer from frequent heartburn you may want to break these habits. See, while you?re up and about, gravity helps keep food and stomach acids down where they belong. But, if you eat right before you lie down, those acids are allowed to creep up into your esophagus and can cause pain and damage. Avoid this by eating at least two hours before you lay down. If circumstances don?t make that possible, prop an extra pillow under your head to keep your esophagus aligned above your stomach.

There are a countless number of ways to approach home remedy for acid indigestion. For more holistic ways to relieve heartburn, check out The Reflux Remedy Report. It focuses on natural ways to neutralize acid and relieve your indigestion pain. Visit www.refluxremedy.com today to see how easily you can be heartburn free!

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