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I've been told to take ranitidine by my doctor, but I would prefer not to have to take another drug for the rest of my life. What are some effective natural remedies I could try?
I can honestly tell you that two relatives of mine, both who were diagnosed with GERD, cured their symptoms by simply taking a multi enzymes supplement.
My husband was diagnosed with GERD last Summer-which was so severe, he'd literalyy wake up about every other morning,chokinng and gasping for breath! very scary!
After taking OTC products suggested by the physician(including Prilosec and Zantac) as well as prescription drugs(such as Nexium) without any relief, I did some research and found that Enzymes are great for ANY digestive problem, so I ordered some. a long story short, he hasn't experienced those attacks ever again since taking enzymes!
My mom-in-law also was diagnosed with it so I suggested she try the enzymes, and she no longer experiences acid reflux either!
And enzymes are naturally produced by our bodies anyways, but when we become deficient, problems like acid reflux arise.
That's when a multi enzyme supplement is neccessary.
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If we offered you a miracle remedy that cures and prevents "Gastritis" would you buy it? certainly you would. you won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.
Try the Natural Cures for Gastritis.
Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It is a troublesome condition which may lead to many complications including ulcers if not treated in time. Constipation aggravates the condition more than any other disorder.
The inflammatory lesions may be either acute erosive gastritis or chronic atrophic gastritis. The latter type has been found to be present in half the patients suffering from severe iron deficiency anaemia.
Symptoms: The main symptoms of gastritis are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness. There is also pain and a feeling of discomfort in the region of the stomach. in more chronic cases, there is a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, especially after meals. The patient complains of heartburn. Prolonged illness often results in the loss of weight, anaemia and occassional haemorrhage from the stomach. There may be an outpouring of mucus and a reduction in the secretion of hydrochloric acid during acute attacks and also in most cases of chronic gastritis.
Causes: The most frequent cause of gastritis is a dietetic indiscretion such as habitual overeating, eating of badly combined or improperly cooked foods, excessive intake of strong tea, coffee or alcoholic drinks, habitual use of large quantities of condiments, sauces, etc. It may sometimes follow certain diseases such as measles, diptheria, influenza, virus pneumonia, etc. Most often it also results from worry, anxiety, grief and prolonged tension. use of certain drugs, strong acids, and caustic substances may also give rise to gastritis.
Treatment: The patient should undertake a fast in both acute and chronic cases of gastritis. in acute cases, the patient will usually recover after a short fast of two or three days. in chronic condition, the fast may have to be continued for a longer period of seven days or so. in the alternative, short fasts may be repeated at an interval of one or two months, depending on the progress being made.
The fast may be conducted on fruit juices. by fasting, the intake of irritants is at once effectively stopped, the stomach is rested and the toxic condition, causing the inflammation, is allowed to subside. Elimination is increased by fasting and the excess of toxic matter accumulated in the system is thrown out.
After the acute symptoms subside, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for further three days. Juicy fruits such as apple, pear, grapes, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach and melon may be taken during this period at five-hourly intervals. The patient can thereafter gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely: (i) seeds, nuts and grains, (ii) vegetables, and (iii) fruits on the following lines :
Upon arising: a glass of lukewarm water with freshly squeezed lemon and spoonful of honey.
Breakfast: Fresh fruits, such as apples, orange, banana, grapes, grapefruit or any available berries, a handful of raw nuts and a glass of milk.
Mid-morning snack: one apple, banana, or any other fruit.
Lunch : Steamed vegetables, two or three slices of whole meal bread or whole wheat chappatis, according to the appetite and a glass of butter milk.
Mid-afternoon: a glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice or sugarcane juice.
Dinner: a large bowl of fresh salad of green vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, red beets, cabbage, cucumber with dressing of lemon juice and cold-pressed vegetable oil, all available sprouts such as alfalfa seeds mung beans, fresh butter and fresh home-made cottage cheese.
Bedtime snacks: a glass of fresh milk or one apple.
The patient should avoid the use of alcohol, nicotine, spices, and condiments, flesh foods, chillies, sour things, pickles, strong tea and coffee. he should also avoid sweets, pastries, rich cakes and aerated waters. Curds and cottage cheese should be used freely. Carrot juice in combination with the juice of spinach is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of gastritis. 200 mL of spinach juice should be mixed with 300 ml. of carrot juice in this combination. too many different foods should not be mixed at the same meal. Meals should be taken at least two hours before going to bed at night. 8 to 10 glasses of water should be taken daily, but water should not be taken with meals as it dilutes the digestive juices and delays digestion. And above all, haste should be avoided while eating and meals should be served in a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere.
Coconut water is an excellent food remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach will be greatly helped in returning to its normal condition if nothing except coconut water is given during the first 24 hours. Rice gruel is another effective remedy in acute cases of gastritis. in chronic cases where the flow of gastric juice is meager, such foods as require prolonged vigorous mastication will be beneficial as this induces a greater flow of gastric juices.
From the commencement of the treatment, a warm water enema should be used daily, for about a week, to cleanse the bowels. If constipation is habitual, all steps should be taken for its eradication. The patient should be given daily a dry friction and sponge bath. Application of heat, through hot compressor or hot water bottle twice in the day either on an empty stomach or two hours after meals should also prove beneficial.
The patient should not undertake any hard physical and mental work. he should, however, undertake breathing and other light exercises like walking, swimming, and golf. he should avoid worries and mental tension.
Hope this helps, good Luck.
heartburm is caused by an overproduction of stomach acid, oddly enough, raw, unpastuerized apple cider vinegar, about 1 teaspoon in a glass of water or apple juice will neutralize that..sounds weird, but have tried it, it works..good luck..
you can add a bit of honey too…
Take a look at this website:
Hope this helps…
Baking soda is a neutralizer. How about a small amount in a glass of water.
for heartburn take a teaspoon of vinegar
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar , 1teaspoon honey mix with 8 oz water. drink that for 1 weak. and started to take digestive enzymes.
I DO NOT HAVE HEART BURN ANY MORE.
If you have acid reflux or heartburn, using natural remedies to rebalance your stomach is what nature intended. Listed are four natural remedies that you can use to rebalance the acid in your stomach
Cinnamon has many medicinal uses aside from being great for various pastries. It has an antiseptic effect and has been historically used for colds and flu’s. It has fighting power against Candida albicans and has the ability to settle acidic stomachs.
Here’s how to use cinnamon for an acid stomach or heartburn:
* Toast raisin bread
* Butter the raisin bread
* Sprinkle cinnamon on the bread
* Sprinkle cardamon on the bread
when you eat this toasted bread, chew slowly and completely before swallowing to allow the digestive juices in your mouth to start breaking down this food.
Cardamon, which is found in India, has been used successful in treating Celiac disease, which is an intolerance to gluten found in most breads.
Here is a way to settle your acid reflux stomach with grapefruit. use only organic grapefruit for this remedy. Here’s what to do:
* Grate the entire outer skin of an organic grapefruit
* Spread them out on a flat dish to dry
* allow them to get crinkly dry
* Store them in a glass jar or zip lock bag
Whenever you get an upset stomach, acid reflux or heartburn start chewing and eating these strips of dried grapefruit. these strips will settle out your stomach. Eat only a few of them and test to see how many you need.
Romaine lettuce can be used to eliminate an acid reflux or heartburn condition. This lettuce is high in minerals and is highly alkaline.
Here’s what you need to do:
* buy an organic romaine lettuce head
* Wash in distilled water
* cut up the leaves and place them in a blender
* Add cold distilled water to make a slurry
* Add a slight amount of honey to give it taste
Drink a 4-8 oz to get relief from your acid reflux or acid stomach
Mace, Nutmeg, and Slippery Elm
Here is a natural remedy that uses mace and nutmeg, which has a history of treating indigestion, acid stomach, heartburn, acid reflux, stomach gas, and vomiting.
Here’s how to use it with half and half and slippery elm root herb. Slippery elm herb can be purchase in any herb store in powder.
* 1 teaspoon of slippery elm bark
* a pinch of nutmeg
* a pinch of mace
* add distilled water to make a smooth slurry
* heat a pint of half and half to boil
* pull half and half from stove and add herb slurry
* stir in herb slurry
allow this mixture to cool. Drink up to ½ cup at a time. Store the unused portion in the refrigerator. when drinking the next cup, warm this mixture up.
Acid reflux and heartburn require alkaline nutrients to provide relief. these 4 natural remedies, when prepared properly, will give you the relief you need from these conditions. Try them; you will be surprised on how well they work
try coca tea from Amazon.com
2 bags in one cup after meal and zip a second cup later.
works well and it is natural.
I was told I had this problem to. I stopped caffiene, no mints/peppermints, elevated bed, and no chocolates. The problem went away.
Buy a plant of alovera and mix it with on the blender with a little of water and take a cup of this mix every morning. It's not tasty but is wonderful for your acid reflux.
I have found that drinking a light carbonated drink helps, as well as taking a hot bath with vapors, or eating dry cereal. Lay off coffee and peanut butter for a couple of days and see if that helps.
Check out a product called MISTICA and one called CORE GREENS. They are all natural, easy to take, taste good and actually work. Check out the website, they have lots of information. I had a Gastric Bypass operation in 2003 and since January 2007 I have been taking both. I no longer experience the acid reflux or heartburn and it has helped to soothe my digestion. My husband takes just the MISTICA and he doesn't pop Tums or Rolaids anymore.
I hope this helps you.
Start taking calcium and magnesium together. Tums are nothing more than calcium anyway.
Papaya tablets from your health food store, or health food section of your grocery store.
Try Heartburn Reliever, Acid Free and Constitutional Immuno+ by new Sun. All natural Herbal and Homeopathic, so no side effects, and they are reasonably cheap. More info in link.
Milk and Bread. They both do the trick for me. good Luck
Hi Erin, ranitidine for reducing stomach acid production – good drug, but if you want use effective natural remedies so i recommend – Anise, peppermint, and lavender
Here’s a tea that you can make to help you with acid reflux or heartburn. It will help you reduce the amount of acid you have in your stomach. Mix together equal amounts of aniseed, peppermint and lavender. Make an infusion of this tea:
* boiling 2 1/2 cup distilled water
* pour this water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture
* let this tea sit for 3- 5 minutes
* strain the tea and add a little bit of honey if you like.
* place this tea in a thermos
Drink up to 8 oz in the morning and 8 oz in the evening to get relief of acid reflux.
Bloating is one of the things that can cause fat to build up in the body. Bloating is a sense of your stomach feel like it is full. This can cause nausea, pains, or even diarrhea. Bloating will also cause flatulence, the releasing of gasses from the body.
Bloating is caused as a result of the consuming of certain carbohydrates from things like refined sugars. These can be found in white breads, and other foods that are made from white flour. These types of foods may be desirable but will cause gas buildup in our stomachs, which will cause bloating or flatulence.
Another cause of bloating is dairy products. People who are lactose intolerant cannot properly digest dairy products. These people have no lactase in their intestines, which keeps the body from breaking down these foods. People who are lactose intolerant and become bloated can use medications to remedy this problem. These medicines contain lactase enzymes that help in digesting dairy products.
Some foods have been shown to cause bloating are; beans, beer, bran foods, broccoli, cabbage, soda pops, dairy products, onions, and even cauliflower. Some people who love to eat beans have found that soaking their beans overnight first can help lighten up the gasses formed by the beans. Pouring the water off after soaking and cooking the beans for about an hour, then pour off that water, and add fresh water and cook for about another 10 minutes.
Some foods that will cause slight bloating are apples, apricots, bananas, wheat breads, carrots, celery, citrus fruits, coffee, cucumbers, eggplants, potatoes, lettuce, pretzels, soybeans and even raisins. People who are extra sensitive to these food can experience bloating, but not in everyone.
It has also been shown that stress can cause bloating also. the stomach is affected by stress, anger, and anxiety. It has nerves that send and receive signals from the brain, which can trigger tightening and cramps in the stomach.
Something that can be done to help reduce the effects of bloating is exercise. This will help your body regulate movement of the intestines, which will make you use the bathroom regularly. Exercising will also help aid your body in speeding up its metabolism, as well as helping it digest certain foods better to use them as energy for our bodies. Abdominal exercises are effective in reducing bloating.
Another way to keep bloating to a minimum is to avoid flatulence, which is caused by belching. there are many things that can cause belching. Excessive smoking, gasses being swallowed while eating, eating fast, anxiety, postnasal drips, common colds, and even drinking soda pops or any drink that is carbonated can cause belching.
It has been shown by studies that bloating is a direct result of the chemicals and preserves from processed foods. Hypersensitivity reaction to food causes bloating. in order to stop the development of bloating in the stomach, refrain from eating processed foods; instead eat foods that are considered to be healthy. Fruits as well as vegetables are good examples of these types of foods.
If you have refrained from eating these types of foods and bloating is still a factor, it may be needed to visit your doctor for advice. other problems could be occurring such as obstruction of the intestines, as well as other intestinal problems.
The term stomach pain refers to pain in any area between chest and the groin. the area above pelvic bone and under rib cage is commonly known as stomach. Pain can arise anywhere in this area when there is some problem with the natural function of internal organs. Stomach ache is mild in most of cases but it could be chronic and severe in many cases. both men and women have to suffer from stomach ache every now and then. When pain is frequent and acute, it might be due to some serious medical condition.
There are some common disorders that can cause stomach pain. Constipation and indigestion are most common disorders that can awaken stomach ache. Stomach digests the food with the help of certain acids and enzymes. A damaged stomach lining will cause pain while dealing with stomach acids. Formation of excessive gas may dilate the liver or the internal lining of stomach. this dilation is unnatural and it can cause pain in the stomach. however, there are some more serious problems for rising stomach ache. Ulcer, appendicitis, kidney stones, hernia and infection in urinary tract can lead to stomach pain. In such conditions, when pain is chronic and acute, consultation of physician is recommended for proper diagnosis of any serious problem. There are some stomach pain remedies mentioned below to treat the problem effectively.
1. To ease stomach cramps, mix fennel with peppermint tea and drink it.
2. take some basil leaves with 3 tablespoon of curd and mix them thoroughly. Pinch a little black pepper and add salt to taste. have this mixture when stomach pain disturbs your routine.
3. Grind ginger to a paste, with the help of grinding stone. Apply this paste on belly and massage with firm pressure to work out its juice. this massage is very effective, especially in the case of children.
4. When pain occurs due to heavy meals, use this remedy for quick relief. Prepare a mixture by adding juice of one lemon with juice of one whole radish and drink it. it will stimulate the digestion and it will prevent from stomach aches caused by indigestion.
5. Prepare a mixture with two teaspoons of juice of lemon mixed with one teaspoon of juice of ginger. Add some sugar to taste. Drink this mixture for relief from almost any kind of stomach ache.
6. Prepare a paste by crushing three grams of tender tamarind leaves. Add one gram of rock salt; it will partially turn the paste into liquid. have it for a quick relief from pain.
There are some precautions for preventing stomach aches. Drink at least 10 glasses of water in the duration of 24 hours. Water smoothes the bowel movements and it will prevent from constipation. Include green vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet. Develop habit of taking small walks after dinner. Avoid going to bed right after having meals. In order to keep digestive system healthy, light exercises and regular morning walks are important. Quit smoking and prefer not to drink alcoholic beverages. These precautions are not only helpful in preventing stomach pain, but also for healthy life.
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