IN THIS ARTICLE
- Digestive Health
- Common Digestive Problems
- Bowel Motility and Detoxification
- Natural Remedies for Constipation
- Stress and Digestive Health
- Reflux & Heartburn
- Carbohydrate Cravings and Ghrelin
- GI Irritation, Nausea, and Diarrhea
- Food Intolerance
- Bacteria Balance, Candida, Yeast
- No Appetite/Weak Digestion
Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux and Heartburn
One of the biggest causes of heartburn after meals is poor digestion. Low stomach acid, stress, a back-up of bile, constipation, large meals, and a lack of digestive enzyme power can cause a slowed emptying of the stomach’s contents, thus pushing the content of food upward on the muscle that usually holds the stomach contents down.
Acid reflux occurs partly because motility is not moving at an optimal pace, the contents of the stomach are irritating, and there is a back-up of bile in the stomach. If you overeat, your liver makes extra bile and stuffs cholesterol in it as a last ditch effort to avoid being overwhelmed by too much food. This readily causes bile stagnation in the gallbladder and bile surges into the digestive tract at the wrong times, which moves backwards and cause reflux.
Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can improve the digestion of foods and ease mild heartburn and acid reflux. D-Limonene is a natural oil from orange peel that helps dissolve the sludge buildup in the gallbladder and promote the normal flow of bile through the digestive system.*
Increasing dietary fiber along with a friendly flora probiotic promotes healthy bacteria balance in the digestive tract and supports normal bowel motility. Adding broad-spectrum digestive enzymes helps your body break down the foods you are eating, so they are less likely to be irritating.*
It is also important to not overeat at meals and not snack between meals to give your body a chance to properly digest foods and clear fats.