Most people have experienced symptoms of acid indigestion, such as heartburn and acid reflux at some point. A gnawing, burning sensation in the chest and throat that seems relentless and takes away the joy of eating!
It’s really common during pregnancy, during a stressful period and for many people it's common on a daily basis. During the holiday period, or when we overindulge, symptoms can become much worse as naturally we tend to overdo things... 3-course lunches, canapés and fizz...
In this blog post I’ll explain how you can support your digestion, and get to the root cause of acid reflux so you can:
How to stop acid reflux and heartburn
Prevent acid reflux and heartburn for good in two key stages:
What foods cause acid reflux and heartburn?
Avoid the following list of foods as they may irritate an inflamed stomach lining which when healthy would produce its own protective barrier.
What foods are helpful for acid reflux?
The impact of too many anti-acid pills
These are a few reasons why regularly relying on anti-acid tablets (e.g. Rennies, Gaviscon, Omeprazole and Lansoprazole) to manage acid reflux and heartburn symptoms is not ideal, unless essential. They neutralize and block the production of acid - the very substance our body needs to keep bacteria at bay, absorb nutrients and digest protein optimally.
Natural solutions for acid reflux.
In order to return to eating your favourite foods, the lining of the stomach still needs the right nutritional support to heal properly. Get in touch with me here for a more personalised step-by-step plan on how to resolve the root issue - the irritated stomach lining. Without addressing the root cause, symptoms are likely to keep recurring.
As a Registered Nutritional Therapist, I can advise on a suitable supplement programme for you if you are experiencing symptoms of acid reflux, or wish to reduce your reliance on anti-acid medications, (with support from your GP, of course). Let's book a call now and we can discuss your particular circumstances in more detail.
You don’t have to suffer with symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn or acid indigestion. It’s maybe common, but it’s not normal!
Red flags to watch out for.
If you experience repeated acid reflux it is important to see your GP to rule out any underlying triggers such as hiatus hernia, stomach ulcer or H pylori infection.
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