How to Naturally Treat Acid Reflux

Hey guys, Dr Axe here from Draxe

com, doctor of functional medicine and nutritionist In this video I'm going to talk about how to naturally cure acid reflux and acid reflux or heartburn or indigestion These are issues that millions upon millions of people struggle with on a regular basis In this video I'll go through the exact acid reflux diet, the best supplements for acid reflux along with the lifestyle changes you need to make in order to help overcome acid reflux for good This is something that I've helped thousands of patients overcome in my years of practice

So step number one, let's talk about what causes and triggers acid reflux Typically it's an enzyme deficiency, if you're not getting enough enzymes in your diet, that's a one big issue along with if your stomach if the acid is imbalanced in your stomach

Typically it's caused from low stomach acid, so your stomach is not producing enough acid and not enough enzymes being produced in your body So again, lack of acid, lack of enzymes, that's what's causing your acid reflux So in order to address that, we need to do a few things Number one we got to change your diet and there are a few things that trigger acid reflux Consuming citrus fruits, tomatoes, chocolate and carbonated beverages like soda, those can trigger acid reflux along with consuming too many grain products and hydrogenated oils

Those are the first foods you want to actually remove from your diet Then what you want to do is start replacing those with foods that are high in enzymes and foods that are easy to digest Doing vegetables, doing most forms of fruits, doing organic meats, doing bone broth Consuming foods that are easy to digest, that's where you want to start in terms of diet is getting those into your diet So again, organic meat products, fruits and vegetables are a great place to start when you're replacing those foods in your diet

The next step to overcome acid reflux is you have to start using certain supplements And the best supplements that can help you are taking a digestive enzyme supplement, two caps with meals of digestive enzymes along with taking something called HCL with pepsin That's hydrochloric acid with pepsin and what you'll do with hydrochloric acid is you'll take one capsule and you'll only take this when you consume meat or a form of protein and see if you get a warm feeling in your stomach And then eventually you'll go to two caps into three, but hydrochloric acid is the acid your stomach produces that helps to break down food, so actually getting more of that acid will help you with digestion But really digestive enzymes are the first place to start

If the enzymes help all the way, you don't need to do hydrochloric acid but if that still isn't enough then you can add in those in as well The third step is lifestyle; you really need to eat less at your meals So oftentimes, acid reflux is caused from stuffing yourself, eating too much, eating too fast So eating too much, eating too fast is a major cause of acid reflux And step number four to naturally cure acid reflux, is to start using apple cider vinegar

This is the number one natural cure or home remedy is apple cider vinegar and what you'll do is take one number tablespoon in a small amount of water and drink that before your meal About ten minutes before your meal and apple cider vinegar contains probiotics enzymes and certain acids like acidic acid which actually helps you digest your food So this apple cider vinegar is the number one natural remedy for acid reflux that you'll want to start using And you want to make sure that when you're buying apple cider vinegar that it has some of the cloudiness you can see there on the bottom It's called the mother in it, you can see there it says organic, raw and filtered with the mother

This is what you'll want to start getting and of all the things, this is the most beneficial thing you can do to naturally overcome and heal acid reflux is start doing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before your meals With that and enzymes will make a big difference in turns of natural treatments So remember this if you're looking at overcoming acid reflux Number one, get some of those triggers out like doing too much citrus, tomato sauce, hydrogenated oils, sugar, grain products Get those out and start consuming more fruits, more vegetables and organic meat products

Step number two; hey get some of those good supplements like digestive enzymes as well as hydrochloric acid Step number three, change your lifestyle, don't over eat and eat slowly Try and chew about 20 to 30 times before you swallow and start using apple cider vinegar If you follow those steps, you're going to find yourself well on your way to overcoming acid reflux for good By the way, if you want to see a full guide on how to overcome acid reflux, I have a video on my website, go to draxe

com, that's d-r-a-x-e dot com, just search apple cider vinegar and I actually have two articles One on apple cider vinegar uses and cures and another one on all the medicine studies on apple cider vinegar But the 20 uses of apple cider vinegar, I think you'll like that article there Check it out on Draxecom, hey guys this has been Dr

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