Video: 6 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

Man with Acid Reflux Symptoms

Acid reflux is painful. Food and acid splash into the esophagus and cause belching, heartburn and, in some severe cases, chest pains. Some individuals have experienced pain so intense they thought they were having a heart attack. If a person experiences acid reflux on a regular basis, the acids will irritate the esophagus, which may advance to scarring, ulceration, swelling or hemorrhaging. What is the risk of acid reflux? Many experts agree, if acid reflux persists, it may lead to esophageal cancer.

If you suffer from acid reflux, you need to take inventory of your life and determine what’s causing or exacerbating the problem. Start off with a review of dietary habits. Foods that contain living enzymes are crucial in eliminating and preventing acid reflux. There are other measures you can take, here is a video describing six of them.

6 Natural Remedies for Balancing Acid Reflux

1. Balance Your Hydrochloric Acid Levels

Increasing natural production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is the first step to preventing acid reflux symptoms. Replace cheap table salt with high-quality sea salt. I personally use and recommend Himalayan Crystal Salt because it contains chloride and dozens of trace minerals the body needs.

I also recommend taking a plant derived Betaine HCL supplement before meals. This is extremely effective at preventing acid reflux symptoms.

2. Change your diet

Processed foods and sugars are almost a guaranteed way to exacerbate acid reflux and create a bacterial imbalance in the stomach and intestinal tract. To combat this, eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables. An apple a day keeps big pharma away! Check out my brand new body cleansing diet! Taking a probiotic supplement like Latero-Flora™ will also help balance the bowel with good bacteria.

3. Take a Digestive Enzyme Supplement

Enzymes are found in abundance in raw food but the act of cooking food over 116° Fahrenheit destroys the health promoting enzymes. Only living and raw foods are high in nutrient values and the enzyme levels that are crucial to combat acid reflux. There are many good enzyme supplements available, and the best one that I recommend is VeganZyme™.

4. Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

I recommend taking one tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed in about 4 ounces of purified water before each meal. This will help calm the stomach and supports digestion. This remedy also works for acute episodes of acid reflux and is my favorite, fast-acting home remedy for acid reflux.

5. Take Organic Baking soda

Bicarbonate is a wonder product though some doctors recommend it not be used if you have high blood pressure or if you are on a sodium restricted diet. It’s best to get advice first. Mix a spoonful in a glass of water, stir, and drink before it stops fizzing.

6. Take Organic Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera juice is commonly used to calm upset stomach, diarrhea and redness associated with bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis. Aloe vera juice supports digestion and is another great remedy for acid reflux. I recommend drinking 1 ounce of the brand ‘R Pur Aloe’ mixed in 2 ounces of water when acid reflux symptoms begin.

Additional Tips

I also suggest a full body cleanse. Start with a colon cleanse, then perform a liver cleanse, then a harmful organism cleanse, followed by a chemical and toxic metal cleanse.

Eliminating the discomfort from acid reflux can be done without expensive over-the-counter medications. There are many natural remedies readily available. Feel better naturally, your body will thank you!

- Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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  • Kat

    I’ve had this disease ever sice I was 12 (14 now). I think I am a little too young to have this, but ill see what my doctor has to say.

  • Ronna Williams

    Apple Cider Vinegar stopped my reflux in moments! Thank you so much! I have been attacked by this problem on occasion, but stress seems to have brought it to me more regularly recently. I used Bragg Raw ACV….amazingly quick!

  • Intelligent

    I have had major problems with skin for 40 years, no thanks to skin specialists. I went to a chinese herbalist and within days thanks to basic changes in diet (btw I have always been health/diet conscious, and taking EPO (am allergic to fish/fish oil) my skin improved dramatically. I seldom use anything but natural remedies and find them more effective and safe. The idea is for the body to be in homeostasis, which basically means allowing the body to heal itself. The minute you introduce drugs etc the body no longer is required to perform a particular function, so it doesn’t. So please do not knock natural health based on one or two no goes. Because medical errors occur all the time, wrong drugs are constantly prescribed and death by medical misadventure either through wrongful diagnosis, drugs, operations are a daily occurance and more people die through this per year than you would ever hear about or believe.

  • Ritu

    GERD natural remedies can help to
    control the condition by providing relief from the symptoms or by lessening
    their severity. Lifestyle changes can also help to control the condition to a
    large extent. The use of natural treatments in combination with lifestyle
    changes can help greatly however. Some natural remedies such as Alklearant (Chandanadi Tablet) and Alkoolize (Mouktikayuktha
    Kamdudha are effective.

  • Luisa48

    Did you use “raw organic apple cider vinegar”? That makes the difference.

  • Luisa48

    No lemon juice, it can make it worse. You need to do the research.

  • Luisa48

    You said apple cider vinegar. One needs to take “raw organic apple cider vinegar”. That’s what makes the difference.

  • Luisa48

    It is our fault that we have illnesses and diseases because we don’t take care of ourselves and don’t eat right and do what is good for us. We have only ourselves to blame. But yes, I believe in natural remedies. I take natural remedies for my health and medicine but I still don’t do all that I’m supposed to do to get healthy. But taking the vitamins and natural herbs and such does help me. For acid reflux, I am going to get the stuff I need for that problem I started having recently. The probiotics, enzymes and raw organic apple cider vinegar. I’m taking enzymes and probiotics, but I just started taking these that I bought from the general grocery store in my town and they don’t seem to be helping much. But I will get the stuff that Dr. Edward recommends first thing tomorrow.

  • Luisa48

    Believe this or not, but I eat at least 1/4 or 1/8 of an apple every night before I go to sleep and I don’t get acid reflux. Go figure. I read this in an article a few years back and I started doing this and it’s worked for at least 5 years. But recently I started having acid reflux during the day and I have to do something about this. I have an appt to do a colonoscopy on the 22nd of this month. Maybe something is going on in there that is interfering with my digestion. I’m taking probiotics and enzymes but they don’t seem to be helping me during the day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739110450 Sharon Williams

    1-2 tblsp ACV (Braggs) with ONLY 3 drops oregano oil and juice…apple is good. Swig it down 2xs a day. Take dgl tablets until the bottle is gone. Cured my severe acid reflux.

  • manish

    I have same problem like u but what means raw
    ACV please reply me

  • sonia

    my grandson who is only 17 years old and his mother suffer from acid reflux…up all night, vomiting and diarriha…no medical insurance…Any natural remedies for severe acid reflux/heartburn.

  • mduda

    I’m surprised this article did not mention anything about eating too many carbs. While the article mentions a diet change, some fruits may be too acidic and many may quickly process through the stomach and leave a lot of stomach acid with nothing to work on.

    I used to have very bad acid reflux, including bile coming up into my mouth and burning my throat, until I cut out many carbs. After altering my diet, I quit using antacids and no longer suffer the pain. I just make sure to eat more solid proteins and take in something my stomach can work on.

    I bet a lot of people who do have acid reflux probably eat a lot junk food (carbs), breads (more carbs), drink soda (acidic and carbonated) or coffee (acidic). Quiting them won’t produce immediate results, but over a period of few months the results can be remarkable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.r.pomroy Michael Ross Pomroy

    Just managing symptoms is not curing. Do a little research try the Bragg’s Organic apple cider vinegar and get healed.

  • Tony

    I don’t get heartburn, just constant mucus in the back of my throat. I’ve had the condition diagnosed as silent reflux and candida. Whatever it is, it’s driving me crazy.

  • Dianar

    Trading trix are you following the guidelines of the prophet(pbuh)

  • GaryS

    I had acid reflux so bad that it caused me to have vasovagal feinting spells. My blood pressure would plummet and I would fall and bust my head open. Then came the upper GI and the prescriptions. Nothing helped. Even after I quit my stressful job the reflux continued almost nightly. My miracle cure? Activated charcoal. It may not immediately cure an attack in the middle of the night, but a dose can knock my acid reflux out for months, sometimes for 6 months. I no longer suffer from acid reflux. I’m certain it was the elimination of stress and the charcoal. Now a single dose of activated charcoal in the rare times reflux flares up and I’m fine. After the dose I will not have an episode for a very long time. This is a miserable disease. It robbed me of countless hours of sleep for years. Activated charcoal is cheap and used in hospitals for poisons and overdoses. I wish you all peace and relief!

  • roleft

    Miraculously, I have found that simply eating a wedge of an apple at bedtime COMPLETELY eliminates *any* and *all* heartburn/acid reflux! Better than ANYTHING else I’ve tried. Eating low carb also eliminates it, but when I’ve strayed into high carbs over a weekend or something, a piece of apple saves the day (night).

  • Filmaker

    Can anyone give insight on the aloe Vera juice from article above? It says to take 1 oz with water. So that bottle would last for only 16 servings? The suggested servings with the concentrated bottled is different than article. I am miserable and need relieve but I don’t have a lot of money. I am concerned this will break the bank for me.

  • aia

    yes… That is no difference with antivirus company who also made viruses so their antivirus product will be sold..

  • Ashliey

    I agree with you 10000000001%….

    Step 1 by eliminating sugar loaded food, refined sugar, processed food, gluten, white flour, caffeine…some how reduced my head ache by 90%, acid reflux by 99%, asthma by 80% and now slow and steady weight loss… detox of colon, liver, gallstones makes 100% sense –

    8 years ago I did colon detox by brand M-L—a ( result – loss 12kg). what i did not know (no internet excess back then) was the product contained all the fruits and vege which helped in colon and liver detox mentioned by Doctor Edward Group. Surprisingly i maintained the weight loss for 2 years and was in good health.

    (21 – 26 May 2013) Last week i did gallstone detox (natural therapy using apple juice, epsom salt , lemon and olive oil – excreted 1 inch x 4 stone so far. My stomach bloating seems reduced.

    So for my second round of liver detox i am going to use GHC Livatrex set together with the natural ingredients i mentioned above. Read on Livatrex (Instruction column, the natural ingredient and how to use is well explained there) will keep you guys posted on my progress

    just imagine not servicing your car for 35 years

    Best regards

    Ashliey @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Age 35

  • John

    I would love to try the recommended cleansing treatments, but averaging around $100 a treatment is waaaaay out of my budget. But I guess that’s just part of being poor, screwed by the big pharmas and by the organics. I guess I’ll continue eating cheap food(all I can afford) and die an early painful death because I was unluckily born into the lower class and can’t seem to find a way out. May those of you who can afford this stuff live a long and prosperous life.

  • RUKIDDING

    One home remedy I learned from a German nurse is to slowly chew a piece of raw potato, about the size of a large french-fry. It helps my husband with his nighttime acid reflux attacks.

  • Basilio

    Apple Cider Vinegar is Alkaline, not acid as most believe. And instead of blaming on it, check the food intake, and the liquids you drink. Thanks.

  • Marlene

    Sleep on your LEFT SIDE NOT YOUR RIGHT SIDE.

  • philip

    I suffer badly from acid reflux when sleeping. I now eat a large apple before going to bed and it helps greatly. Seems counter-intuitive as apples are actually acidic, but try it…you’ll be surprised at just how effective it it.

  • ghc_health

    Thanks for the tip! Has anyone else tried this or had success with other methods?

  • lamentor79

    Simply pass gas instead. It’s not always better to burp it and taste it rather than fart it and waste it. And always remember that it’s better to bear the shame than it is to bear the pain. Or, simply jeer at one of the people to either side of you, insinuating that they were the culprit.

  • Pharmaster

    Hey MORON.. Its NEVER a good idea to use Baking Soda because it raises the pH too quickly and causes REBOUND acid secretion.. look it up!

  • Trevor

    where did u hear this? i looked and couldn’t find anything

  • sam

    Baking soda? After or before meal how many tyms a day how long

  • sam

    Everyday? How many tyms?

  • Becky Lee

    Sounds like you have a gluten issues Vickie, look into a gluten free diet its what my sons trying right now. lay on your side and maybe a slice of cheese if you can stomach it. I cant drink milk but I can eat cheese, yeah i dont know either

  • saraj

    Healed???? Please, might have felt better but did not heal that fast…..

  • doll

    Are you saying that when you do the baking soda idea that you through it up to help out or does it just calm it down?

  • doll

    I get real bad chest pains where I cant breath, I ran out of medicine for my GERD at least I think that is what I was told I had. But last night it hurt so bad I cried for nearly 45 min. to an hour everything I did to me didnt seam to help. I took the liquid Tums (took more than it said to take because I was so bad) took regular tums and did know it or not drank some chocolate milk because I dont like the taste of regular milk. One time it happened and it hurt so bad I couldnt breath and had to go to the ER they gave me a GI cocktail and it helped that is when I heard I had Gerd or acid reflex cant remember. But If anyone can tell me a good home remedy that i can keep on hand I would rather do that then take alot of OTC drugs. Thanks!

  • Gale O’Neal

    A year to the day of yours Tim, I woke up choking on acid back wash! Nothing like this ever happened before! We had gone to dinner and our appetizer was a blooming onion. Can we say I will NOT be having that greasy thing again. I “enjoyed” my last one. Tonight as soon as I stopped choking on the acid and stood up – the burning in my throat was phenomenal! I drank water from the sink, but to no avail! Between burning gulps I went down stairs and got my lactose free milk and drank from the carton, then as soon as I was able, I took two or three teaspoons of honey. Another teacup of milk, that I drank more slowly, and now, as I type this here, I feel the burning go away and my stomach relaxing. Ok body, I got the message! I will change ALL OF MY EATING AND DRINKING HABITS. Thank you for this frightening kick in the pants!

  • GirlPhil

    Bragg apple cider vinegar is the one really work, 2 tablespoon in one cup of water with 1 spoon of honey, drink it after eat 1 apple do this 3 times a day empty stomach is much better you can tell the difference,do it atleast 10 days be patience,drugs will make it worse it will just cover the pain. change your diet too, eat organic veggies and fruits, drink organic barley grass to alkaline your body.

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  • Holly

    I can tell you the organic aloe vera gel I take has dramatically improved and healed my acid reflux symptoms, so much so I rarely need to take my prescription any more.

  • Topaz Skylark

    If I wake up in the middle of the night with a bad attack I can get relief by eating a peeled apple. I peel it then cut it into slices. By the time I’m approaching the last few slices the attack is subsiding. The effects usually last the rest of the night.

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    dr.alabokun that he have cure to any disease and virus but when I saw it
    i have it in mind that he can’t cure HIV I just decided to give a try I
    contact him that night lucky to me he said yes but I don’t believe him I
    think it was a scam or some thing like that but I still hold on to see
    the work of dr.alabokun if he is saying the true he ask for different
    things and some question about me I give him all the detail he needed
    and I wait to see his reply to my problem all the things is done he ask
    me to go for check up I went for hiv test I cant believe I was negative
    the medical doctor was surprise and doctor even ask for dr alabokun
    email which i give to him, he he is help people that contact him also he
    can still help you on your cure thanks Dr.alabokun for helping me for
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    HIV positive over since 1year plus before I come across a comment
    dr.alabokun that he have cure to any disease and virus but when I saw it
    i have it in mind that he can’t cure HIV I just decided to give a try I
    contact him that night lucky to me he said yes but I don’t believe him I
    think it was a scam or some thing like that but I still hold on to see
    the work of dr.alabokun if he is saying the true he ask for different
    things and some question about me I give him all the detail he needed
    and I wait to see his reply to my problem all the things is done he ask
    me to go for check up I went for hiv test I cant believe I was negative
    the medical doctor was surprise and doctor even ask for dr alabokun
    email which i give to him, he he is help people that contact him also he
    can still help you on your cure thanks Dr.alabokun for helping me for
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  • Lisa Wirhanowicz

    people with severe acid reflux really need to see a doctor,there could me more behind it,like a hiatal hernia,making a hole in your food pipe where the acid comes directly up and into your throat.I had 2 surgeries done,invasivly months ago,lately ive been having episodes of heartburn,which I didn’t have after surgery.Today it was so bad,i was crying,the burning and acid from my stomach to throat,my heart felt crushed and im stuck on a farm with no car,called doc to see what household object I could try,i did try tums,and the imaprozole,then a piece of bread,and now peeled sliced apple,it seems to be helping im no longer crying but I can feel the burn all the way down from my neck to my stomach,like a trail of gasoline..My doc is in surgery so I cant reach him,im looking for anything in a common household that will help.I do have a history of angina and usually the reflux triggers the heart pain,,,this all sucks

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