Alkaline Water To Cure Heartburn

Scientists in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology say that using alkaline water with a pH of 8 or higher neutralizes pepsin (a stomach enzyme that causes reflux symptoms.)  Lead author Jamie Koufman, M.D., recommends drinking the water with meals to prevent the onset of heartburn.  If you’re wondering where to find alkaline water, don’t worry because you can easily prepare it at home.  Simply add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 gallon of water and test with pH papers (found at most drug stores for around $4), and add additional baking soda from there to adjust as required.