This condition can be triggered by the consumption of acidic foods as well as obesity, smoking, pregnancy, certain medications and hiatial hernia. Other triggers include coffee, alcohol, chocolate, spicy & fatty foods and carbonated drinks.
Acid suppressants lead to more health issues as stomach acid is necessary for the absorption of nutrients.
Helpful remedies include:
- treat heartburn with dry extracts of dandelion, artichoke leaf, turmeric and rosemary to help with digestion and minimize damage to gastric tissues
- Melatonin may diminish symptoms and prevent gastric ulcers
- try demulcents like licorice, marshmellow and slippery elm to soothe the digestive tract
- consume probiotics contained in yogurt, kefir, tempeh and sauerkraut