• Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Usually treated with commercial antacids, heartburn can be treated as effectively with several home remedies.


    One of the simplest ways to decrease the risk of heartburn is to adjust the diet. Try eliminating citrus fruits, meat, dairy, fried foods, stimulants (such as coffee, tea and liquor) and processed sweets.


    Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends chewing gum to counter symptoms, noting that is increases saliva production, neutralizing. He added that walking while chewing gum will even clear more acid.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    The active enzymes in 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar, consumed daily in an 8-ounce glass of water, may relieve chronic heartburn. Honey can be added to sweeten its taste.

    Aloe Vera Juice

    One-fourth cup of aloe vera juice, taken before meals, can coat the stomach to prevent heartburn. Be sure the aloe is pure juice; avoid aloes with added gels or thickeners.


    According to Dr. Andrew Weil, elevating the head and shoulders at bedtime may relieve symptoms.


    Dr. Weil's Plan

    More Information:

    Mayo Clinic

  • 3-25-2017 Heartburn is a slang term for a vague discomfort anywhere in the belly. It can be caused by about a dozen organs, and only a doctor can figure out which one. Most people know nothing, so they take an antacid. The one sure thing about heartburn is it's not caused by acid. When acid is neutralized it produces CO2 bubbles and pressure, forcing foaming acid into the esophagus, burning the tissues and increasing the pain. That is not what you want to do. You want to see a doctor, figure out what's wrong, and get it fixed.
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