Are heartburn medications really safe?  Wouldn’t natural remedies for heartburn be better?

Over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications might just cause more problems for your health over the long run.

Great health – including great digestive health – begins with cultivating beneficial flora (good bacteria) in the gut.

The digestive system (stomach and gut) has been promoted as the second brain. There are billions of neuro receptors (nerve endings) in the gut, which help to regulate immune function, hormones and inflammatory response, as well as nutrient absorption. This is a massive neuro-network within your digestive system, making your gut health of primary importance for natural well-being – and balanced state of mind.

But, when your stomach gets out of balance, the upset nerves can result in negative symptoms:

  • Heartburn
  • Digestive distress
  • Energy depletion

So, to treat the symptoms you turn to downing antacids, which only blocks you stomach from producing acid temporarily – so you think. The real truth about OTC antacids is that their toxic ingredients damage the nerve endings in your stomach lining. By destroying the neural tissues with OTC antacids, you get common side-effects such as:

  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

Not only that, but antacids can also:

  • Trigger calcium deficiency
  • Impede protein absorption (needed for muscle function)

Rather than forcing your body to react to the toxins in antacids, your body will naturally respond to minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium and restore the proper pH levels you body needs for digestive balance.

Natural Remedies for Heartburn – All found at home!

The easy and natural way to cure heartburn includes supplementing with:

You can also build beneficial micro-organism in your gut by juicing brightly colored vegetables like:

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • And even grains like barley

Mother Nature herself offers you home heartburn remedies so vital minerals and essential elements can flourish in your body and balance proper pH.

Unfortunately, rather than listen to Mother Nature, people take matters into their own hands and cut out sodium from their diet.

While it is beneficial to reduce “chemical sodium” found in table salt from your diet, your body cannot live without the natural sodium element. Sodium helps regulate internal energy transfer between cells, making the your brain, and heart and lung muscles function!  Look for and try unrefined sea salt as a natural source of sodium to increase your energy cell’s vitality. Don’t worry, natural sea salt doesn’t promote high blood pressure or water retention.  In fact, without natural sodium your own stomach acid (HCL) would digest the lining of your stomach.

There may be more to colorful food than meets the eye

Your body depends on essential enzymes.  The best natural form of essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes comes from raw vegetables and fruits. One of the tried and tried natural remedies for heartburn is an apple.  Eat an apple when you have heartburn and be sure to include the peel, which is wear most of the enzymes are located.

In fact, we are discovering – with the help of science – that the skins and peels of many brightly colored fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals, This amazing substance can help acid reflux, digestive imbalances and heartburn.

The threat of OTC heartburn medication and antacids don’t need to ruin your health. Enjoying food, especially bright colored fruits and vegetables, is one benefit of being healthy. For natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes – and now phytochemicals like antioxidants and flavonoids – can be picked up at your grocer’s fresh produce aisle or local farmer’s market, not over the counter!

Add color to your diet and cut back on fried and processed foods to enjoy what Mother nature has already prepared – and naturally designed – for you. Healing can be the spice of life.

Chances are if you’re suffering from acid reflux, you’re not partaking from nature’s palette of colorful fruits and vegetables enough.

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