Hey guys, Dr. Axe here from Draxe.com, doctor
of functional medicine and nutritionist. In this video I’m going to talk about how to
naturally cure acid reflux and acid reflux or heartburn or indigestion. These are issues
that millions upon millions of people struggle with on a regular basis. In this video I’ll
go through the exact acid reflux diet, the best supplements for acid reflux along with
the lifestyle changes you need to make in order to help overcome acid reflux for good.
This is something that I’ve helped thousands of patients overcome in my years of practice. So step number one, let’s talk about what
causes and triggers acid reflux. Typically it’s an enzyme deficiency, if you’re not getting
enough enzymes in your diet, that’s a one big issue along with if your stomach… if
the acid is imbalanced in your stomach. Typically it’s caused from low stomach acid, so your
stomach is not producing enough acid and not enough enzymes being produced in your body.
So again, lack of acid, lack of enzymes, that’s what’s causing your acid reflux. So in order
to address that, we need to do a few things. Number one we got to change your diet and
there are a few things that trigger acid reflux. Consuming citrus fruits, tomatoes, chocolate
and carbonated beverages like soda, those can trigger acid reflux along with consuming
too many grain products and hydrogenated oils. Those are the first foods you want to actually
remove from your diet. Then what you want to do is start replacing those with foods
that are high in enzymes and foods that are easy to digest. Doing vegetables, doing most
forms of fruits, doing organic meats, doing bone broth. Consuming foods that are easy
to digest, that’s where you want to start in terms of diet is getting those into your
diet. So again, organic meat products, fruits and vegetables are a great place to start
when you’re replacing those foods in your diet. The next step to overcome acid reflux is you
have to start using certain supplements. And the best supplements that can help you are
taking a digestive enzyme supplement, two caps with meals of digestive enzymes along
with taking something called HCL with pepsin. That’s hydrochloric acid with pepsin and what
you’ll do with hydrochloric acid is you’ll take one capsule and you’ll only take this
when you consume meat or a form of protein and see if you get a warm feeling in your
stomach. And then eventually you’ll go to two caps into three, but hydrochloric acid
is the acid your stomach produces that helps to break down food, so actually getting more
of that acid will help you with digestion. But really digestive enzymes are the first
place to start. If the enzymes help all the way, you don’t
need to do hydrochloric acid but if that still isn’t enough then you can add in those in
as well. The third step is lifestyle; you really need to eat less at your meals. So
oftentimes, acid reflux is caused from stuffing yourself, eating too much, eating too fast.
So eating too much, eating too fast is a major cause of acid reflux. And step number four
to naturally cure acid reflux, is to start using apple cider vinegar. This is the number
one natural cure or home remedy is apple cider vinegar and what you’ll do is take one number
tablespoon in a small amount of water and drink that before your meal. About ten minutes
before your meal and apple cider vinegar contains probiotics enzymes and certain acids like
acidic acid which actually helps you digest your food. So this apple cider vinegar is the number
one natural remedy for acid reflux that you’ll want to start using. And you want to make
sure that when you’re buying apple cider vinegar that it has some of the cloudiness you can
see there on the bottom. It’s called the mother in it, you can see there it says organic,
raw and filtered with the mother. This is what you’ll want to start getting and of all
the things, this is the most beneficial thing you can do to naturally overcome and heal
acid reflux is start doing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before your meals.
With that and enzymes will make a big difference in turns of natural treatments. So remember
this if you’re looking at overcoming acid reflux. Number one, get some of those triggers out
like doing too much citrus, tomato sauce, hydrogenated oils, sugar, grain products.
Get those out and start consuming more fruits, more vegetables and organic meat products.
Step number two; hey get some of those good supplements like digestive enzymes as well
as hydrochloric acid. Step number three, change your lifestyle, don’t over eat and eat slowly.
Try and chew about 20 to 30 times before you swallow and start using apple cider vinegar.
If you follow those steps, you’re going to find yourself well on your way to overcoming
acid reflux for good. By the way, if you want to see a full guide on how to overcome acid
reflux, I have a video on my website, go to draxe.com, that’s d-r-a-x-e dot com, just
search apple cider vinegar and I actually have two articles. One on apple cider vinegar uses and cures
and another one on all the medicine studies on apple cider vinegar. But the 20 uses of
apple cider vinegar, I think you’ll like that article there. Check it out on Draxe.com,
hey guys this has been Dr. Axe with home remedies for acid reflux.