Acid Reflux Diet & Remedies

Acid reflux diets, when done well, will result in the complete elimination of acid reflux and GERD (or heartburn) symptoms.You may already know what foods cause acid reflux for you, or maybe it occurs no matter what you eat.If this is your experience, consider FOOD COMBINING PRINCIPLES.Aside from structural causes (a hiatal hernia or valve problems, etc.), let's look at diet. Remember that diet isn't just food consumed; it's everything consumed,including liquids.


The Biggest Acid Reflux And Gerd Diet Mistakes Are...

The lack of FRESH salad and/or vegetables with meals and avoiding certain foods!Many people I talk to claim that adjustments to their diet are not successfully producing an acid reflux or heartburn cure. The biggest mistakesomeonecan do with acid reflux diets is avoiding certain foods and doing nothing else. This limits your food choices and many times is not an effective way to prevent reflux. Try this: Next time you have pasta, add a salad to the meal. For most people, this is enough to stop the reflux before it starts.What's More Important Than Avoiding Certain Foods?When and how you eat them, this makes all the difference in the world! Imagine that tomato paste causes your reflux to inflame, but then you add one thing to that same meal and magically the reflux never appears. Sounds simple, right?

IT IS SIMPLE!Learn about FOOD COMBINING PRINCIPLES for the acid reflux diet and why it is important!

The Typical Acid Reflux, GERD and Heartburn Food Triggers Are:

Keep in mind that this is a general list of items that can act as triggers for acid reflux. Many times what triggers reflux in one person may not trigger it in another.  Again, you may find that the ideas on my food combining page make the following triggers irrelevant.
  • Not drinking enough waterthroughoutthe day - and NO, coffee and energy drinks don't count! Read more about the effects of dehydration here and the importance of water in preventing symptoms.
  • Eating late in the day or early evening, 7- 8 pm and later
  • Onions
  • Peppermint
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine— included inbeverages such as coffee and some teas.
  • Citrus fruits or juices
  • Tomatoes, tomato pastes and juices
  • High-fat foods
  • Mixing of food combinations that are difficult to digest (i.e. concentrated starches and proteins together without and vegetables or high water content foods to help pass them through the stomach)

The RIGHT Digestive Enzyme Supplement is the KING of Indigestion, Bloating and Acid Reflux Remedies!

One of the best acid reflux remedies are digestive enzyme supplements. Digestive enzymes help break your food down so that the stomach doesn't get overburdened. This increases the likelihood that reflux and indigestion symptoms will not manifest. This is more prevention than taking something to calm symptoms, which is always preferred. So, even if you have a very sensitive stomach, your acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn or bloating are reduced to nothing, because you are removing the cause - undigested or difficult to break down foods. Acid reflux remedies likeDigestEasy Enzymes, when combined with a practical acid reflux diet, prove to be, essentially a heartburn cure!  DigestEasy Enzymes work with your digestive system to HELP break food down as opposed to reflux drugs which suppress stomach acid and normal digestive functions. In addition to this, one study conducted by the National Enzyme Company shows 72% more absorption of food consumed with enzymes than without enzyme supplementation. Now that's a powerful digestion!  So, if most of your meals are cooked and you are having digestive problems, it would be beneficial to take digestive enzymes. No other indigestion pills come close to the PREVENTION POWER of digestive enzymes!

A quality Digestive Enzyme supplement can prevent or minimize problems like...

  • Stomach bloating and gas
  • Acid reflux, (acid indigestion)
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
When people are consuming large amounts of food products that have been highly processed, the digestive enzymes in that food have been destroyed by heat (anything cooked over 118 degrees F.). The body normally uses the enzymes in the food you eat to help break it (the food you consume) down. So, without those enzymes normally present in your food, the burden falls entirely on the body to make sure it produces enough to meet the needs of your digestive system. 

This can and many times does result in indigestion, reflux, heartburn, constipation and bloating. Because of this, it makes sense to use enzymes as an acid reflux remedy.