It’s easy to think that heartburn and indigestion are the same, but they are not. Indigestion is caused by discomfort and/or burning in the abdominal area after eating. It’s main cause is unhealthy lifestyle and/or eating habits. Indigestion can lead to heartburn, so it’s easy to get the two mixed up.
Heartburn is caused by an excess of stomach acids. The acid is a warm burning sensation that can climb from the stomach all the way up to the throat.
Heartburn symptoms can include:
*Pain in chest after bending over
*Pain after eating
*Pain when lying down
*Burning chest or throat
*Sour taste in your mouth
*Chest pains with a chronic cough
What can cause heartburn?
*Pregnancy (the baby puts pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES))
*Too much food in the stomach
*Eating a poor diet of too many spicy or fatty foods
Here are some remedies for heartburn that you can try (I recommend using them 3 times a day)~
*1 tsp. of baking soda in a glass of water. Squeeze juice of one lemon in it and drink. Drink as soon as possible while still fizzy.
*Chamomile Tea. Steep 2 tsp. in a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Click here to buy chamomile. Click here to read more on making tea from loose herbs.
*Take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and immediately wash down with a glass of water. The vinegar may burn, but washing it down with water makes it better. It’s important to buy a raw apple cider vinegar for this that contains living enzymes. My favorite is Bragg’s, but you can use any raw apple cider vinegar.
*Take 3 Tbsp. of raw honey a day, making sure one of the tablespoons is taken right before bed. It’s important that it’s raw honey because honey that has been heated doesn’t contain the same healing properties as the raw.
Why does honey work? Honey has been shown to fight bacteria, block infection, combat inflammation, reduce pain, and improve circulation. It also stimulates the regrowth of tissue which will heal the esophagus and sphincter.
Heartburn is a miserable thing to deal with! I’d love to hear how these remedies help you!
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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