Acid reflux remedy. For most sufferers, it may take the form of a proton pump inhibitor or an antacid tablet.
But you know what, aloe vera gel may be a good alternative remedy against gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux as it is also called.
Aloe vera is an excellent acid neutralizer.
First things first. When you eat your food, your lower esophageal sphincter normally relaxes to allow the food you swallow to slide down to your stomach.
Then it closes.
The problem arises when
this muscle fails to contract after you swallowed your food. Stomach
acids then flow upwards into your esophagus and acid reflux occurs.
This results in a burning sensation in your chest and your throat.
This intense burning pain is called heartburn. It gets worse when you lie down.
And that's when thoughts of pain killers or any form of acid reflux remedy enter your mind.
When you habitually eat large meals, you tend to develop heartburn.
It's because your stomach produces more acid to break down the food you
The large amount of food in your stomach puts undue pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter until acid escapes eventually back up into the esophagus.
One way to prevent acid reflux is
to know what triggers it. And then acknowledge the fact that although
these triggers are very tempting, you have to minimize your intake or
avoid them altogether.
Proton pump inhibitors such as, Omeprazole, Prevalid, etc. are popular prescription drugs for acid reflux.
But, I suppose, you're not here because you want to learn more about them, right?
And besides, studies showed that long-term intake of proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of getting pneumonia.
Naturopathic Specialist, Dr. Nonoy Puaso recommends taking aloe vera gel in combination with the supplements below.
Aloe Vera Gel.......1/2 cup 3x a day (as acid neutralizer)
Fields of Green.....1 tab 3x a day ( high alkalinity)
NatureMin............2 tabs 3x a day (for proper body function)
Arctic Sea............1 cap 3x a day (to improve blood circulation)
Bee Pollen............1 tab 3x a day (multivitamin/multimineral)
It enhances the bio-availability of the nutrients in the supplements mentioned above. In other words, it works in synergy with them.
It contains potassium. Together with calcium and magnesium, these 3 minerals regulate the acid-alkaline balance in your body.
It is a rich source of digestive enzymes. These enzymes help break down fats and sugars in your body.