Heartburn and acid reflux can be extremely uncomfortable causing pressure and pain in the chest, ribs, and irritating the esophagus! Unfortunately the people suffering from these conditions has increased dramatically over the last decade but what is even more alarming is the number of people on acid suppressing drugs and oftentimes with no understanding of their harmful side effects and unknowing that they can actually resolve the chronic condition.
In this video Ali and Becki talk about the reasons heartburn and reflux occur, why prescriptions and OTCs do more harm than good, and how to resolve reflux and heartburn with targeted nutrients and food-as-medicine solutions. Learn clinical pearls on the use of digestive enzymes, l-glutamine, mucilagenous compounds and how to get off your prescription for good!
Quick tips for preventing Acid Reflux
Reduce Fight or Flight Dining! Ensure proper digestion by eating meals in a relaxed, calm, and mind-full dining environment.
Avoid the usage of Antacid Suppressing Drugs! Antacids (Tums, Pepto-Bismol) and Proton Pump Inhibitors PPIs (Nexium, Prevacid) will actually increase symptoms by decreasing digestive function.
Save the water for between meals! Drinking water during eating might “water down” stomach acid, reducing necessary HCl and enzymes.
Probiotics to help secure proper digestion and immune function.
Limit foods that feed yeast such as processed sugars and “whole grains” or products made with refined flours often marketed as “whole grain”.
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About us: Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE and Becki Yoo, MS, RD, LD are registered dietitians using functional approaches to health with a strong belief in food-as-medicine. Ali started her functional medicine clinic, Naturally Nourished in 2011 with the approach that everything you put in your body sends a signal leading to optimal health function or dysfunction and disease.
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