Natural remedies for excessive stomach acid?
I had a colonoscopy and EDG today and it turned out fine, except I had too much acid in my stomach which my doctor thinks is causing some digestive problems that I've been having. So I was wondering if there are any natural remedies for this. My doctor told me to take Prilosec, but I'm not really into prescriptions. Please help!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1) Seek a reputable TCM Dr. (acupuncturist) for needles and herbs. Can totally restore your body's natural balance.
2) Natural remedies to buy:
--DGL licorice tablets (don't overdo licorice, Google this product for info) but indispensible to your condition
--Slippery elm root (very soothing, awesome for your condition
--LOTS of Ginger in everything: tea, food, juice, raw, can't over-do the ginger
--Chamomile and it's non-relative "Roman Chamomile" as tea, very good for your stomach
3) Foods to avoid:
Peppers, spicy foods, red meat, mint (depends may be ok for you), try going without wheat it may help you or not, coffee, black tea, onions, (do research for TCM heating foods to avoid)
4)Foods to eat regularly:
-- leak/potato soup
--replace onions with leaks in everything
-- root veggies (carrots, turnips, radish, potato, yam, lotus root...)
--Cucumber is very cooling
--melon, may be too cooling
--RICE should be a staple for you, very good for your belly
--meats: fish, duck, and chicken (a little warming, but better than beef) no red meat.
5) PLEASE DON'T TAKE PRILOSEC:
My bf was on it for years to control his acid reflux. We believe it made him considerably more susceptible to infections and viruses. Ending in a horrid bout of campylobacter bacteria which had him in the hospital for days pucking and s***ing his guts out. So not fun. You don't digest food properly while you are on it, and Dr.'s just give it away. It's disgusting. Totally throws your body off balance. Seek Traditional Chinese Medicine help. He is totally off Prilosec now thanks to regular acupuncture and herbs.Source(s): I know, my BF of 4 yrs went from Prilosec to TCM and everything in between for his acid reflux problems
- 4 years ago
just to reinforce... Ginger is great... Buy a little fresh and grate it into a cup of warm tea. Peppermint is really good. If you have space to grow some peppermint, so you can have your own you could chew the leaves or make tea. (A tiny plany will become a big patch in a few months.) Fenugreek is good to find for more serious stomach issues. Pennyroyal, a type of mint is good as well and will, by the way also be FABULOUS for menstrual cramps !!! (healthfood stores will have this either in tea or capsule form) If you like soup, celery cooked with leaves as well are also a great stomach curative. Hopefully you will have at least one of these in your house now.
- Anonymous5 years ago
You can get rid of acid reflux and heartburn with this natural method http://acidreflux-cure.info
Usually, heartburnThe most common symptom of acid reflux disease (also known as gastroespohageal reflux disease, or GERD). Heartburn feels like a burning pain in the center of the chest. It is caused by acid from the stomach backing up into the esophagus. is a symptom of acid reflux disease (GERD) Also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Describes the condition of backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus which frequently happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes more often than it should and/or at inappropriate times. The symptoms of acid reflux disease typically occur on 2 or more days a week.. And if you suffer from persistent heartburn on two or more days a week—and you’ve treated it and changed your diet—it could be due to acid refluxBackflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Acid reflux frequently happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes more often than it should and/or at inappropriate times. This allows harsh stomach juices to back up into the esophagus. disease. But only your doctor can tell you if these are signs of acid reflux disease.
- 1 decade ago
Obviously do not eat spicy/fatty/fried food, chocolate, soda, caffeinated drinks, or mints. Don't smoke, eat a ton of food/gain weight, or eat then lie down. You could try mastic gum, l-glutamine powder w/meals, or carrot juice.
Get your doctor's approval. I understand that a lot of people for are fearful of prescriptions, but you should also be just as afraid of taking things you find in a "natural remedy" shop also.
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- 1 decade ago
I'm told gaining weight is the easiest way to help the problem, but that has it's own obvious down sides... try cutting out coffee and other really acidic foods, that helped me a lot, and getting lots of calcium (it dosn't all have to come from dairy) makes a big difference too.Source(s): Personal experience
- Ask&Answer2009Lv 61 decade ago
Try more alkaline foods like bananas and potatos. Dont go very long without eating and watch drinking coffee on an empty stomach.
Bananas arent great for gall bladder problems, so go easy on those if you have any
- stop itLv 51 decade ago
look up zypan. i dont know the exact name. but its a natural enzyme that you take with meals. it controls the acid very well. but must be taken with the meal and in the middle of it. ive taken prilosec for years and finally got of it to try this and am verrrrrrrrry happy with it! good luck!!
- 1 decade ago
milk....i get acid reflexis all the time and good ole milk has NEVER let me down!