Acid Reflux Heartburn Cure
acid Reflux heartburn:::::::::GERD Diet

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Heartburn is a condition that is known to many of us, and
Gerd is the more serious version of heartburn. The
correct name for GERD is
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease. In GERD the stomach acidic levels are very high.
Thus when they reflux into the esophagus this leads to
painful inflammations for the esophagus.

With a simple change in your lifestyle as well as the way
you eat, you have the ability to relieve the worst effects
of GERD. This change is called the
GERD diet, and you’ll
find that the
GERD diet is very easy to follow.

Avoid tomatoes and citrus fruits, and drinking coffee.
Chocolates, onions, peppermints and food with a high fat
level should be avoided also. The high fat content affects
the pressure level within your stomach. You might also
want to limit your usage of non-steroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs.

There are also a few simple
GERD diet tips that you need
to consider following. Try and avoid eating large meals at
bed time. Eat several small meals throughout the day.
Discontinue the use of all tobacco and nicotine products.
Do not wear tight clothes as they press against the
stomach walls forcing the food into the LES. Sleep with
your head elevated higher than your body. Being
overweight can also lead to
GERD, therefore losing
weight can help you on the
GERD diet.

There are also some alternative foods that you can have
while you are on a
GERD diet. Instead of drinking whole
milk you should try fat free milk or 1%-2% milk. Leave acid
causing tomatoes out of your diet. Other vegetables are
considered to be good on the
GERD diet. Everyone loves
fruits, but
GERD diet followers need to avoid grapefruit,
oranges, lemons, limes and pineapples. You can eat
chicken and other meat low in fats. Do stay away from
bacon and processed meats like cold cuts.

Besides these foods, there are also some drinks that you
might have instead. Without drinking coffee try some
decaffeinated coffee instead. Have some herbal teas for
a change, in place of your normal cup of tea. You can
have fruit drinks (stay away from citrus based drinks)
without digging into a carbonated fizzy drink. The other
beverage to avoid is alcohol in all its forms. That means
no wines, beers or even coolers.

While you are following the
GERD diet you should
consider supplementing your nutritional intake with some
calcium, magnesium, and potassium supplements. These
minerals are known to have an alkalizing effect on your
body by binding up the stomach acid.

Herbal medicines like Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Papaya
Leaf help in aiding digestion. Aloe Vera aids in the
healing of the intestinal tract and Chamomile is said to
relieve esophageal irritation.

As you can see the
GERD diet isn’t too hard to follow
whilst still leaving you with a wide variety of ‘tasty’ foods
to eat. Besides which, if you have
GERD, isn’t it better to
not suffer?

James Kesel,MS