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Thank you for stopping by and checking out our site. I can assure you that if you are looking for an easy answer to stopping your heartburn or acid reflux, then you have come to the right place. I have suffered from acid reflux now for at least 10 years. I have tried almost everything to stop this… from Tums to Zantac to to other medications that are over the counter as well as some prescription drugs as well. It always comes back to severe burning and pain in my throat and stomach. I have posted several articles on some of the cause and some of the natural cures for this. from Apple Cider vinegar to eating better to the foods that actually can cause acid reflux pain or heartburn pain. Please check them out if they look like they might help you.
I have recently discovered a new, more healthy approach to curing acid reflux. And that is eating better. Removing the major culprits that are actually causing my pain. The worst of these culprits is bread, crackers, cookies, cakes, … ANYTHING that has wheat and gluten in it. And that is a real bummer because I am a cookie monster. I have been known to eat an entire bag of Oreo’s in one sitting. However, there are new options that have really helped me with my breads addiction. The first thing I have changed is I now eat Udi’s Gluten Free Breads… my personal favorite is the Millet bread with Chia seeds. Personally I love it. They have other breads as well that you can try. You will see that these are amazing alternatives to real breads that are sold in stores.
Also, I have now discovered a meal delivery company called Purple Carrot. It is a strictly vegan food preparation company. But man-oh-man… this place is the bomb. ALL of my acid reflux symptoms have completely disappeared. And I am actually learning how to cook vegan foods… because they send you the meals and the recipes on how to cook the food. And it is so delicious that I have fallen in love with this place. I get 3 meals per week. each meal serves two people…me and my wife. So we are eating healthier and experiencing much less heartburn pain. You need to definitely try them out.
I will be posting the recipes that I have personally tried to great success. They are all gluten free, which in my case is the biggest offender of my acid reflux. Glutens!!! I will show you the ingredients as well as the recipes on how to cook each meal. There will some pictures for you to enjoy as well. I am also including a link to Purple Carrot so that you can go and try them out. At least you should look at their site and see if they will work for you. When you break down the actual costs with what you are receiving, it comes down to about $11.50 per person per meal. And that is pretty good and affordable…for my anyways. As I love to go out and eat at restaurants. And I don’t know of many places that I can get a GREAT Vegan meal for under $25 for the two of us.
Anyways, this is a brief, but hearty welcome. Please look around for what you may need. I sincerely hope that you will find what you need in order to stop your acid reflux / heartburn agony. If you can then that is great. Please drop me a line letting me know of any suggestions or success stories. I wish you all the best in your journey to be pain free. Life is so much better with being able to eat freely and to your hearts content.
When you get that burning sensation in your esophagus, do you know what is causing it? You need to know exactly what your condition is before you can treat it, but acid reflux and heartburn have many of the same symptoms. The important differences lie in how often the discomfort occurs.
The technical cause for heartburn is when stomach acid migrates up from the stomach, and the most common reasons that people experience it include eating too much, tight clothing and advancing pregnancy.
All of these circumstances constrict the stomach, resulting in some stomach acid rising into the esophagus and the uncomfortable, burning sensation that follows.
The normal function of the esophagus is to carry food that has been chewed and swallowed to the stomach. Food enters the stomach by passing through an esophageal sphincter muscle at the lower end of the esophagus, and the muscle should then close so the food stays in the stomach.
If this lower esophageal sphincter muscle does not function properly, too much pressure on the stomach can force acid back through the valve. This defective valve is why some people experience heartburn more more frequently than others. Certain studies found a connection between stress and heartburn or acid reflux.
The technical term for acid reflux is gastrointestinal reflux disease, and is more commonly referred to as GERD. This condition is more serious than the occasional heartburn some people have since it occurs on a more regular basis, and at least once or twice in a week. Also, over-the-counter medication such as antacids are not effective in relieving the discomfort.
Frequent bouts of GERD can damage the esophageal lining if the condition is not treated, and this can lead to ulcers, bleeding, scar tissue and even esophageal cancer. The most obvious difference between heartburn and GERD is how often the burning sensation occurs.
If someone is suffering from GERD, it is essential that they begin proper treatment promptly. A healthcare provider should be consulted if heartburn is a problem more than two times a week on average.
Proper treatment of GERD includes prescription medications and lifestyle modifications. Substantial weight loss which can be accomplished through diet changes to include foods that are less rich and lower in fat.
Smokers should also quit smoking, and if GERD continues to be a problem, surgery is sometimes necessary to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter muscle.