According to the American College of Gastroenterology, 60 million Americans report having heartburn at least once a month, and some studies report that more than 15 million Americans have symptoms every day.
Along with heartburn comes acid reflux and often times at its worst, an ulcer and potentially, when the domino effect ensues and the root cause is not addressed, throat or stomach cancer.
This is unnecessary.
That’s why today’s blog is intended to give you things you can before, during, and after a meal to avoid heartburn and acid reflux, as well as to drill down to the root cause of why you might be getting this and other symptoms.
The body gives us symptoms as clues that something is out of balance so read on to learn how to give your body the balance it’s craving.
What to do before a meal
Choose one of these options before your meal so heartburn doesn’t arise.
1: Prepare your body with enough stomach acid
Ironically, heartburn and acid reflux are often connected to or caused by low stomach acid.
You can avoid that by taking a good, quality digestive enzyme that contains beteine HCL with pepsin 20 minutes before your meal so your body has what it needs to do its job when the food arrives.
2: Drink your vinegar
Take one teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar in about 4 ounces of water to stimulate hydrochloric acid production while also neutralizing acidic poisons in the system.
3: Pickle your ginger
Make our “Ginger Pickle” recipe to stimulate your body to produce it’s own HCL