In our last newsletter, we discussed heartburn and its harmful effect on the body. Armed with that knowledge, we can now put into practice 10 tips for heartburn relief!
My husband has terrible heartburn. In fact, he’s the one who pops antacids like they’re candy. Over the past couple of weeks I have encouraged him to try these tips…and you know what? They’ve worked! I hope these tips help you or someone you love find heartburn relief and kick this health problem we call heartburn.
- Simple Techniques:
Heartburn can cause major problems if not treated. People with heartburn have a 43% higher risk of developing esophageal cancer, compared to those who do not have heartburn or indigestion.
For heartburn relief, let’s start with a few simple techniques. Cut your food into smaller pieces, chew your food longer, stop smoking, don’t drink a lot with your meal, lose a few pounds, loosen your belt a couple of notches and raise your head a few more inches when you sleep.
- Get your digestive system back on track:
It’s a good idea to take digestive plant enzymes with every meal. This will help gas and bloating, as well as to help bowel movements become more frequent.
Another technique is to take hydrochloric acid supplements with meals. These will help to alleviate digestive problems. And again, don’t dilute your stomach acid or enzymes by drinking liquids during your meal!
- Enhance your immunity:
Colostrum, mistake mushroom and sterols are effective at enhancing under active immune function. You can take one alone or in a combination for heartburn relief.
- You have to reduce your stress:
The connection between stresses, the immune system and inflammation are perfectly clear. Intestinal flare-ups, colitis, Crohn’s disease and excess acid production are often associated with increased stress. If you can, eliminate stressful factors within your life. Try exercising, reading, breathing exercises, hiking, sports, meditation, or anything else that can helps to naturally relax you. This will do wonders to help you experience heartburn relief! One of the best ways of doing so, is by joining Eagle Ridge Fitness Personal Training program.
- Stop using non-sterol anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS):
When seeking heartburn relief, most of us run for these! These drugs only increase your risk of upper gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding and digestive difficulties. Willow bark, boswellia, turmeric, pycnogenol and other natural products are safe alternatives to NSAIDS.
- Your diet is extremely important:
Eat 7-10 half-cup servings of organic fruits and vegetable daily. Steam your vegetables or eat them raw. Raw vegetables are much healthier for you, but some of us just don’t like raw veggies. Steaming will at least keep the majority of the nutrients in place.
It’s wise to eat a cup of acidophilus rich yogurt every day unless you are lactose intolerant. If you suffer from lactose intolerance, you are at greater risk for stomach problems. If this is you, try cutting out all dairy products from your diet for 6 weeks and see how your stomach feels. You should experience some heartburn relief.