By Richard Mutingwende
The use of noninvasive methods is one of the six basic principles in the natural medicine profession. Natural remedies have minimum to zero side effects compared to synthetic chemical drugs. Most of these natural remedies contain dozens and sometimes hundreds of healing compounds. It’s always better to use natural medicine that uses the whole medicinal parts of the plant rather than a single compound isolated in a laboratory.
Acid reflux is when stomach acid gets pushed up into the food pipe (oesophagus) that carries food and drink from the mouth to the stomach. This condition is the most common ailment affecting all ages and heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux. If left untreated acid reflux can cause tooth erosion or can lead to cancer. There are so many natural ways of dealing with acid reflux.
Lemon is acidic in nature but surprisingly it alkalize your body when consumed. Lemon juice is an excellent remedy when it comes to digestion. A tablespoon of lemon juice added in half a cup of water relieves acid reflux symptoms.
Bananas contain more potassium compared to other fruits. Potassium in bananas balances your stomach PH level. Eating a banana will relieve you from acid reflux. However, those with rubber latex allergies might also be allergic to bananas as the two come from a common tree sharing the same protein.
Fennel seeds are very helpful for stomach problems like stomach pain, constipation and heartburn. Chewing fennel seeds or consuming water boiled with fennel seeds may relieve acid reflux.
The way you sleep is connected to how your body eliminates waste and pain. Your sleep position affects everything from the brain to the digestive system. If you experience acid reflux only at night, avoid sleeping on the right side of your body. When you lay on your right side, stomach acid covers the lower oesophagal sphincter. This increases the risk of acid leaking through it and causing acid reflux. Always sleep on your left side to avoid digestive problems, acid reflux and sleep apnea. Eating close to bedtime may worsen acid reflux symptoms. Avoid eating within 3 hours of going to bed.
About the Author
Richard Mutingwende is a Registered Practitioner in Natural Medicine. He graduated in Homeopathy, Natural Medicine, Pharmacy and Psychology. Phone numbers
+263772119912 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally published in the 116th Issue of Ndeipi Magazine