GERD

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for GERD:

  • Bladderwrack
  • Bromelain
  • Chamomile
  • Corydalis
  • Curcumin and Turmeric Root
  • Fennel Seed
  • Licorice Root
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Meadowsweet
  • Peppermint Leaf
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Turmeric Root

Natural Cures and Remedies for GERD

No, you’re not having a heart attack. No, it’s not the lemon juice that’s making you feel acidic. No, it’s not too much food either. If you experience any or all of these symptoms, it could mean that you have acid reflux or even gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Nevertheless, fats are not created equal; there are good ones and bad ones. Trans fats or a diet that is very high in fat can worsen acid reflux that may even lead to GERD – since it requires a lot of acids to digest. The longer the food stays in the stomach undigested, the chances of developing acid reflux increase.

Bladderwrack, Bromelain, Chamomile, Corydalis, Curcumin and Turmeric Root, Fennel Seed, Licorice Root, Marshmallow Root, Meadowsweet, Peppermint Leaf, Slippery Elm Bark, Turmeric Root

Okay, so you’re suffering from acid reflux or even GERD. So what? The truth is there’s no need to panic as there are plenty of treatment options you can choose from that help reduce, prevent, or eliminate issues with the gut. These can be classified into two broad fields: conventional and holistic.

On the other hand, acid reflux as such is not really GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). When acid reflux has been allowed to flourish or worsen however – and the sufferer experiences heartburn more and more often (imagine heartburns at least three times a day) – then the condition has already progressed to GERD.

The biggest thing that you can do to prevent, get rid of, or reduce acid reflux – and even other gastrointestinal disorders – is to change your diet. As you go along, you will understand how our present manner of eating and the choices we make only worsen acid reflux and GERD. But let me say this right now: changing your diet makes perfect sense. After all, food is a very essential component in digestion! And we all know that acid reflux is a digestive issue.

There are two general kinds of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates tend to have more sugar than the latter; that’s why health experts suggest choosing complex carbs such as whole wheat grains or cereals. Nevertheless, because of the strong link of sugar and GERD (more about this later), those who have acid reflux need to drastically reduce their intake of carbohydrates. This is especially true when they’re already under antacid medications. A lot of these drugs merely reduce the amount of acid in the stomach, which causes malabsorption of carbohydrates—they are not digested properly. This then often leads to a ‘bloated” feeling.