If you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux symptoms, do you know that there are many natural remedies for heartburn and acid reflux which you can try to help eliminate and prevent symptoms?
Natural remedies can be an excellent alternative or compliment to medications. What’s more they can often be worked into your diet.
Fresh Pineapple – Do you know that pineapple can help to improve your digestion system?
Fresh pineapple fruit is rich in enzymes, particularly in the enzyme Bromelian. The enzymes within pineapple can help to improve digestion, to alleviate inflammation, and even can speed up the process of healing.
Please note that only fresh pineapple fruit provides this benefit. Bottled pineapple fruit or pineapple fruit juice may make your acid reflux condition worse.
To achieve the benefits of pineapple, eat a few pieces of the fresh fruit with your meal, after your meal, or when acid reflux symptoms first appear.
Generally, pineapples are considered a safe fruit to eat, but there are certain side effects to be aware of including skin rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, menorrhagia (excessive bleeding during menstruation), dermal sensitization and uterine contractions.
Pineapple should be eaten with caution if you take medications that thin the blood such as anticoagulants or aspirin, or other herbal supplements with the same blood thinning effects as bromelian such as garlic, ginkgo, or saw palmetto.
Keep in mind that acid reflux is an individual condition that has many causes and can take many different forms. While one remedy may work for one person, it may do nothing for another, or make their condition worse. Therefore, not all acid reflux sufferers will find relief with natural remedies.
That said, you might therefore need to experiment with different natural remedies for acid reflux that are safe for you based on your overall health, and determine if the effects are beneficial. If you discover that the remedies do not work, or if symptoms persist or worsen, stop taking them and see your doctor to discuss other treatment options.