Acid reflux occurs when food and acid travel in the wrong direction. What happens is that they move out of your stomach and up into your throat, instead of going down your throat and into your stomach. This typically occurs for a number of reasons that have to do with the foods that you eat, your eating habits and a weakness in the valve that keeps the food and acid in your stomach. In this article, I am going to give you tips on how to heal acid reflux, so that you can hopefully live a healthier life.
The very first thing that you should do is: stop eating foods that cause acid reflux. Spicy and fatty foods should be avoided. Drinks containing caffeine and alcohol should also be avoided. Watch out for tomatoes, peppers, garlic and citrus fruits. Also, watch out for chocolate. If you are like me, this may well be the hardest food to avoid.
The force of gravity can help you or hurt you when it comes to this condition. Obviously, the worse possible position would be to stand on your head after a meal, this would allow gravity to pull food and acid out of your stomach and into your throat. Few of us stand on our heads after meals, but lying down can be just as bad. The very best position for you after a meal is the standing position. Ideally, you can go for a gentle walk after your meal to allow gravity to work with you rather than against you.
If you are a smoker, make a concerted effort to quit smoking. Nicotine is a huge factor in triggering reflux. Not only will quitting help to heal your reflux, but also it is about the best thing that you can do for your health.
In conclusion, follow these simple tips and you should be well on your way to treating and even healing your acid reflux. If you need even more tips on alleviating acid reflux take a look at Heartburn No More, it might be able to help. Please read my Heartburn No More Review if you want more information on this program.