How to Reduce Stomach Acid – Instant Results

ways to reduce stomach acid

The stomach acid is considered evil by a western medical approach – but we need stomach acid to digest food – it is only when it get’s out of control, due to weak sphincter muscles and/or other reasons, we get problems.

There are medicines that pharmaceutical companies have made to reduce stomach acid – but this does not always solve the problem – you have to keep taking it!

If you came onto this article by looking for a cure for acid reflux, or heartburn, then you have come to the right place – but you have to understand, that acid reflux occurs when the Esophagus (in the picture above) is too loose, or when the stomach itself tightens up due to stress (you don’t always notice the tightness) – sometimes chest pains in the middle of the stomach also occur and this is also the diaphragm tightening up and causing acid reflux and all kinds of problems (sometimes even breathing problems).

If you are looking for ways to naturally reduce stomach acid, then the best way is to use foods to reduce the stomach acid, rather than using pills that may harm you.

The best foods to reduce stomach acid, and rebuild any damaged areas in the stomach lining (which could be worsening the pain), you must consume a lean red meat diet without any carbohydrates, sugar or fat – this means have a big juicy steak (with fat mostly cut out) and wait – you will see the pain will instantly disappear as you start eating.

To accompany your red meat diet, you should have leafy greens like spinach with it – ideally it should be steamed, to make it easier to digest.

What the red meat does (better than white meat in this case) is that it absorbs the stomach acid, and also allows the stomach some time to renew itself (regenerate the damaged areas that are hurting you, including the Esophagus).

How long should you be on this diet?

As long as it takes to heal the pains that you are going through.

What foods to avoid when suffering from high stomach acid problems: 

Don’t eat sugars and carbs – they will only aggravate the problem and make it worse.

On a side note, if you have chest pains with this problem, your diaphragm is being tightened due to your stress – and you should do exercises that help this region, from stomach exercises, as well as running, jogging and skipping. This should be done everyday for at least 3 weeks.

Inflammation: Root of the Aging Process

 

Inflammation has been known for a long time, but still many people do not understand it – so let us first explain what on earth is inflammation, and what does it do to the human body?

Inflammation as commonly understood as “reddening” of the skin surface – but this is not entirely accurate, as inflammation can still be present even if there is no reddening, often called cold inflammation, which cannot be seen or felt (usually inside the body rather than on the surface of the skin).

Inflammation is already understood to be the root cause of most diseases, let alone the fact that it is what takes a large percentage of control in the aging process and how we age – if you can control inflammation, or reduce greatly, you control your aging process and how you look and feel when you are much older, including how thick your hair grows, as our older article talks about – the picture below shows an example of inflammation for heart disease.

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So how do you control or stop inflammation naturally?

Inflammation feeds off from sugar – sugar being defined as natural sugar (fruits), processed sugar (the one you use for your coffee and tea), fats (animals and non-animal fats) and carbohydrates (pasta, rice, bread etc) – so for inflammation to even occur, it needs food from the above sources to even start to a large extent.

A diet control in this can definitely help as we talked about in the protein diet article and how it can renew your body and hormones.

The other important factor to take into consideration is – exercise. Only recently inflammation and exercise have a link – if you exercise, then inflammation is reduced – but you didn’t need a study to prove that – it’s common sense – if you move, there is less fats and sugar in the body wondering around on what to do, they just get used up with the movement, and also increased blood circulation which gets rids of the toxins that cause inflammation (sugar becomes toxins when it is at an unhealthy high level). The article here explains how exercise and inflammation are linked and what studies have been done.

Does this mean you have to stay on the protein diet forever?

Not really – the problem only is that you have been in the sugar diet for so long, that you have to do the opposite for some time (from 3 months to 2 years) to correct that imbalance and allow the body time and nutrients to repair itself – if you are a vegetarian, and have inflammation problems, you should consider going on a meat based protein diet until you are better – for the purpose of medicine and healing, it is okay to do this if you have tried and nothing else is working.

What other things can one do to stop inflammation?

The other things you can do to help stop and reduce inflammation are things like massage (which helps improve circulation) – exercise (As already mentioned), epsom salt baths once a month or if foot baths then daily.

You can also take a pain-killer like aspirin once a day to help this – I know it is strange that we recommend a pharmaceutical capsule in a natural healing blog, but this capsule’s ingredients were discovered through a plant – and in this time and age, this will help inflammation – so don’t try to ride out the pain when you are in pain, or know that you have inflammation (most likely you do if you don’t exercise and eat clean diet as well as detox regularly).

Acid Reflux Causes and Natural Cure (Powerful)

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Acid reflux is more of a modern man’s problem – as you cannot really get it, if you aren’t stressed enough; for a long enough term. It starts with the diaphragm tightening up, sometimes chest tightness, and occasional acid reflux, and then increased acid reflux.

Although we don’t recommend self diagnosis on the internet – so if you stumbled on this article for the sake of self diagnosis, please don’t – always rely on a professional eastern medical doctor or a western medical doctor – as they have studied this fully – that said, if you know you suffer from acid reflux, and want a natural solution – there actually is one, and one that works from the first day!

Causes of acid reflux are not over-production of acid, as many seem to think – it is the acid leaking up to the esophagus, which then hurts it and burns. Sometimes this can be worsened if your diaphragm is tight (and shallow breathing), as well as constipation or gassy stomach (bloating) – which pushes the stomach upwards, and may squeeze acid upwards.

What is the best way to stop acid reflux you say?

Acid production is an important part of your health – so taking prescription pills to stop acid production is the worst thing you can do – the most natural way to help this condition is eating more meat – and avoiding all and every carb and fat for a few days totally – you will see, not only will your ulcer disappear and heal, but your acid reflux will also go.

Do not mix carbs and meat together either – this will make it worse (improve stomach health with bone soup article)- so go out and do  BBQ with lean meats, like beef steaks or chicken or whatever – but avoid fatty parts of meat as they do not help – you also have to avoid all sugars, natural or otherwise, for a small amount of time (1 to 3 months at least).

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Why does meat cure acid reflux? What does it do?

Meat is the one ingredient or food, that requires acidity in the stomach to be high, for it to digest – but not only that – if consuming meat for a period of time, it also allows repair of the intestinal wall, and esophagus itself (as it gets a break from being constantly hit by acid) – it is similar to how fasting works, but you are providing proteins whilst reducing acidity naturally and only temporarily, to directly heal the stomach.

UPDATE (November 2015): If you have been suffering from acid reflux, you are more prone to hair thinning problems – please read this article to help you work on this aspect as well.

Eastern (Holistic) Medicine vs Western Medicine

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There is a war going on between western and eastern medicine – but there shouldn’t be – let’s go through it step by step.

Western approach to medicine is often looking at an object and cutting it up, and seeing whats inside to see what it does – and to understand it that way – to some extent, we understand things this way, and it helps (for some things) – but if you are trying to understand your friend’s problem, would you cut him up to see what’s inside? or talk to him and find out what he?she has to say?

Sometimes some thing make sense at first glance – but to understand things, it is important to take it to an extreme to really understand what is going on.

For example – conventional science is based on results and “proof” – and without this, there is nothing credible. This entirely limits a person’s view on life and how it works, IF this is adopted as the only approach – instead, it should be part of an approach, not the only approach.

Example below of scientific approach being flawed:

Fish in tank water – scientist wants to know if fish can survive without water if water is slowly taken out over long period of time; they slowly take 1 teaspoon of water out every week or so – and when the water is barely left, conclude that the fish has learnt to survive with less water, and looks like it will eventually learn to survive without water.

We all know what happens when you take away the last few amounts of water remaining in the tank – but according to science, it will be concluded that fish can eventually survive without a fish tank if water is taken out slowly.

This does not mean science is wrong – it means we must understand it’s limitations and be conscious of other possibilities and ways of calculations, including holistic approaches that are out there – even holistic approaches have limitations, each their own – for example, acupuncture is a type of holistic approach, but its limitation depends greatly on the practitioner and their knowledge.

The topic of acupuncture is so wide, and with so many approaches, one practitioner can be 100% different from another – hence it is difficult to regulate, although steps are being made to regulate such a system, it is very difficult to do so, as there are many ways to the top of the mountain; just like that, there are many ways to cure a human being from their misalignment, each way has its limitations or expenses or time frames – this should be consciously understood.

Please share this post if you find it helpful – it is intended to create awareness of all respectable medical systems, and all have their positions in society (western and eastern), and both will play a major part in evolving our individual health as well as global health.

 

“medicine is taking away suffering” – Unknown