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Holistic Treatment for Acid Reflux

Posted Mar 24 2010 7:04pm

My search for a holistic treatment for heartburn started when the doctor diagnosed me with acid reflux last year. Heartburn or acid reflux is an irritating and uncomfortable feeling that makes one feel sick. It isn’t nausea but you feel like there’s a warm upsurge of wind in your windpipe. I detest that feeling.

Sometimes the burning sensation at the back of your throat or down by the breat bone can be quite painful. My doctor told me that I needed to go on medications on a long term basis and that led to search for other alternative therapies. After my research I found out that a lifstyle change is necessary to deal with acid reflux.

Soft drinks that contain caffeine can worsen acid reflux. Other foods to avoid are chocolate, peppermint, spicy foods, acidic foods like oranges, canned tomatoes, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Personally I have consumed some of these foods and they did not worsen my acid reflux but you should avoid them when you are experiencing heartburn.

The holistic treatment of using manuka honey has worked very well for me. Take a teaspoon 30 minutes before meal and let it dissolve slowly in your mouth. Do this on a regular basis and you will soon find that it is an effective remedy. It works for me and since then, I don’t need to depend on medications. Some people have success in using manuka honey for alternative treatment for severe acne . When buying manuka honey , choose the good quality and active ones. Avoid milk and milk-based products contain calcium and fat, so should be avoided before bedtime. Some also suggest that it’s good to avoid food for 2 hours before bedtime and not lying down after a meal.

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