In order to find good heartburn cures you need to understand what causes heartburn.
Without this basic understanding you will likely make the mistake of taking the wrong type of product and potentially make your situation worse.
Heartburn, also referred to as acid indigestion, makes its presence known as a burning sensation in your chest often radiating up into your neck area.
It is usually caused by gastric acid regurgitated by your body, a condition known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD in which acid reflux has led to an inflammation of your esophagus.
Caution: Heartburn may also be a symptom of ischemic heart disease.
Symptoms of heartburn can include:
Although these symptoms are caused when gastric acid has traveled to a location in your body where it normally should not be, the root cause usually isn't TOO MUCH acid but NOT ENOUGH acid.
Let me say that again, "The root cause usually isn't TOO MUCH acid but NOT ENOUGH acid."
Let me explain ...
Raw foods contain natural enzymes which help convert your food into a format which is recognized and absorbed by your body. Unfortunately cooking and processing kills most of these helpful "food enzymes".
As a result your body must use its own limited supply of "digestive enzymes" to break down and absorb the nutrients. This places a drain on your body’s reserves; reserves which could be used to protect your system from outside attack.
When your body is unable to produce sufficient enzymes the food is often only partially digested leaving lots of protein undigested. Your body "senses" this and does not want to allow the stomach to move these "toxins" along to your intestines. Often it's solution to this problem is to try sending it back.
Do you see where I am going here?
Gastric acid mixed in with your food is now forced back up the digestive tract to create the issue we are discussing on this page. If heartburn cures are to be effective they need to address the problem not the symptom.
In our present day and age of instant gratification and quick remedies we have become a target for companies to sell all kinds of get well quick over the counter remedies most of which are designed to attack our symptoms while ignoring the root cause of our distress.
Since excess acid appears to be the culprit we are bombarded with all kinds of antacid heartburn cures, which appear to work but leave the real issue unresolved.
As the real problem is too little acid what do you think the long term effect of repeatedly taking antacid will be on your system? - Not good? Do you think?
But you now know that too little gastric acid is the problem, not too much. So if traditional heartburn cures don't do it for you, what will?
The funny (ironic) thing about this is that in order to obtain quick relief we turn to antacid when a much cheaper and readily available treatment, vinegar, works much faster to relieve your symptoms while at the same time attacking the real cause of your discomfort.
Here is my recommendation. It is a recommendation that I have found provides almost instant results.
Simply drink a teaspoon of regular white vinegar.
No need to wash it down with anything. The taste disappears almost as quickly as the heartburn. :-D
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