Acid Reflux affects 20%-30% of adults on a weekly basis. There are conflicting theories on what is actually happening in the digestive system during an episode of acid reflux. While most pharmaceutical companies claim that too much stomach acid is present and a medication is needed to reduce it, research shows that the opposite is actually true. Acid Reflux is due to a deficiency in stomach acid that allows undigested food to sit in the stomach causing pain. Most medications decrease acid pumps in the stomach resulting in the body flooding the stomach with massive amounts of acid to begin the digestive process. While these medications help, they often treat the symptoms but do not correct the underlying cause and are needed forever. The home remedies listed below are ones I have recommended to thousands of Charlotte residents to eliminate acid reflux.
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar during an episode.
- An Alkaline Diet to prevent acid reflux–Salads, broccoli, cabbage, celery, green leafy vegetables.
- Digestive Enzymes
- Don’t lay flat on your back for 60 minutes after a meal.
- Get chiropractic Adjustments! Nerve pressure in your spine often results in acid reflux because these nerves control your stomach and must be free of impingement to effectively coordinate digestion. Chiropractic Adjustments allow the nerves and digestive system to function properly.