When taking Apple Cider Vinegar make sure that it is Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. I buy the Bragg brand it is the best one available. I had real bad heartburn & took a tsp in 4 ozs of water & it seemed to make it worse. So I called the company that makes it to ask for any suggestions on taking it they told me to take a 1/2 to 1 tsp with 8 to 10 ozs of water 15 minutes before my meals & 15 minutes after my meals. He said that I did not have it diluted enough & that was what was causing the burn. I also made the water warm when I took it. I did rinse my mouth out after taking it so as not to cause any problems with my teeth. I took Betaine HCL Pepsin with my meals. Then 1/2 hour after each meal I also take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 8 ozs of water. I had amazing results in only 1 day I had complete relief. There is a test to see if one has enough acid or not enough acid in there stomach. Here is a link to the web site to do a at home test, it is the 3rd one on the list. www.scdlifestyle.com/2012/03/3-tests-for-low-stomach-acid. Hope this post gives some relief for heartburn suffers.
What works best for my heartburn is a fresh apple. I usally keep red delicious on hand. Works every time!
After reading your site and seeing all the feedback about apples helping with heartburn, I decided to take the test. I abruptly quit my OTC heartburn medicine, which I had been taking for many years. I started eating an apple when I felt heartburn coming on or before bedtime. Almost a week later I am happy to say I am heartburn free! I've struggled with both heartburn and acid reflux for many years and this is the best I have felt in some time! Thank you for your site and to the many readers who had given their feedback! I am going to tell everyone about this miracle for me!
A very good remedy for constipation and heartburn is: peel and core apples (sweet or sour) put them in a freezer ziploc bag (add 1 tablespoon of bottled lemon juice 2 tablespoons of water/gal. bag) and freeze. They come out like really good applesauce and are well worth the time spent. Here in Ohio when winter rolls around the apples are 3x the price and have no flavor. If you suffer from chronic constipation and heartburn they will especially help if you eat before bedtime. Hope this helps someone. God Bless.
I suffer from all kinds of gastro ailments. One night i couldn't sleep with the heartburn. The prevacid wasn't helping at that point and i felt very bad. I remembered I had read about apples for heartburn, and I thought, "what is there to lose." right after eating the apple I fell sound asleep! Thought someone might find this of interest.
Huber Heights , Ohio
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I like to say that my Dr woods Grimm said I have Gerd and that I neee to take Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day and that I don,t like having side affect and so I have been looking into try cure what have and I am 53 year old and from Phoenix,Arizona and I did try the ACV 2 tabele spoon in 1-16 oz of water on with no food and I end up get Nause to my tumb so I went back to just eat a half a red apple and that seem to help more then just the ACV did and that I have been suffer from GERD for 2 years now and cut down on my eat and just learn how to eat right to.I can say that this website is wonderful and that I read 100 comments to and that I don,t like take drugs all do is cause more problems and that I don,t need and I am looking for better ways to keep my self health and drug companys all they want do is sale you drugs that make more sick and cost you $10,000 dollars in 1 year and you are not better but worse and that God made are body out dust of earth so good food will heal are body.So people I need your feed back so that I can know if I should cut down on water of using ACV or try just eat apple everyday to.and what else helps heartburn beside apples to? looking for forward of hear from you people. Josh Page USA
Montague, Pei Canada
I had my first episode of heartburn and chest pain about 5 days ago. My stomach has not been the same. I feel bloated immediately after I eat and the last two days I have had some dyrhea. Eating apples and taking two teaspoons of acv stopped my heart burn and chest pain but why do I still feel bloated after I eat and why is my urine very yellow?
New York, NY
Columbia, Maryland, USA
I have dealt with heart burn all my life and have tried many things including acv. Baking soda is by far the best. It is the world champ, make no mistake. It beats all else! It Also instantly fights Colds and the Flu.
Yesterday at the park my friend's daughter was uncomfortable with heartburn. I said I had some baking soda if she wanted to try it. (I try to keep a small container of baking soda in my purse at all times.) We put about ¼ teaspoon in about 4 ounces of water and she drank it down and it took care of her heartburn!
Next time you are at the store, pick up a box of baking soda and leave it in your car for emergencies. Not just heartburn - insect bites, bee stings, etc.
Hi, I used a lesser amount of Baking Soda for several months because I had very acute pain from heart burn (the heartburn had been ongoing for years.. I got the idea for Baking Soda one night when I thought I was dying).. I would take 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon in 8 ounce glass of water whenever I had symptoms, usually only 2 or 3 times daily. The heartburn went away right away but I would have mild reaccurance and therefore I would take another glass of water with the Baking Soda. Eventually, I almost never get heartburn. I found that certain foods would be a catalyst to heartburn (or if my digestion was slow).. For me most ice cream, cake, and pie were triggers. Heavy meat (anything that is hard to digest). I eat more carefully.... less processed or fast food... more salads... One symptom with the baking soda was that if I took it too frequent I would get minor diarrhea but it would come on fast and made it so I could hardly ever go out.. I figured it out and cut back on the use of the Baking Soda... Turns out I was taking it too often and really didn't need it anymore... That is what I believe...
Hi All-Decided to take baking soda to treat a bad bout of heartburn. Thought to take about 1/3 teaspoon morning and evening. Didn't think it would have any effect on a very large semi-external hemorroid which felt like a small pink finger (yikes! ) and was quite surprised when that darn thing vanished almost overnight! So then thought there must be a connection between the two; heartburn & hemmoroids. Anyway, continued the treatment maybe about a week and that was that pretty much it! Had to share! Hope it can help others! In good health, Martha
The baking soda and water works. My chest was burning and I couldn't sleep, so I mixed a lil bit of baking soda in a cup of water and it instanly made me feel better. My chest actually felt cool afterwards. This works great.
Every time I get heartburn I always put a teaspoon of baking soda in about 3 ounces of warm water and chug it down. Gets rid of it every time. My grandmother taught me this.
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Cabbage juice or sauerkraut (cabagge water and sea salt) works great for heartburn!!!
I had heartburn once and treated it quickly with ginger ale. It only took less than half a mouthful and worked as soon as I swallowed it. I believe the carbonation was the reason it worked and not the ginger. If this is so then other carbonated beverages like cola and carbonated water should also work. I would be interested if someone could try these out and get back to me. Thanks and hope this works.
Ten Mile, Tn.