Acid reflux, also known as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition in which the acid within the stomach escapes up the esophagus. It is a corrosive problem that, if left untreated, is capable of some serious permanent damage. 

Chest pain, the discomfort becomes worse when you lay down, and a bad taste in your mouth are all symptoms of indigestion. Paying close attention to the symptoms and taking note of what foods upset your stomach are important measures for preventing acid reflux, one of the best ways to treat acid reflux/heartburn.

A major cause is the food and beverages that are going into your body. Certain foods or beverages can be more problematic than others. The big ones are sodas, fried foods, chocolate, and alcohol.

Learning the natural remedies for acid reflux will equip you with the tools to ward off the painful suffering and avoid health problems down the road.

8. Calcium

An effective antacid, a lot of the over-the-counter acid reflux treatment products are calcium carbonate. Taking one after a particularly irritating meal will neutralize stomach acid and significantly cut down the discomfort.

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Saliva is alkalizing and chewing gum causes more of it to be produced and sent down to an irritated stomach. Neutralizing the acid therefore stabilizing the situation. One of the side effects of chewing gum is that the mouth naturally increases saliva production. Next time you begin to experience heartburn, reaching for a piece of gum may be all the help you need.

6. Aloe vera

The "plant of immortality" is what the ancient Egyptians used in reference to aloe vera. Its association with health and healing continue to this day. Aloe vera juice reduces the intensity and occurrence of acid reflux. Its cooling, soothing properties settle an upset stomach that feels as thought it was on fire.

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Have you ever wondered why restaurants have peppermints when you leave? It's because peppermint helps the body digest. After a meal, peppermint helps the body process the food into your system, making it a great natural remedy for heartburn.

4. Ginger

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory and natural remedy for a long list of stomach problems, including heartburn. Great as a tea, ginger calms and aids the stomach in doing its job. 

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Similar to ginger in its treating multiple digestive problems, eating fennel is a great remedy acid reflux. Stomach acid problems begin with complex and irritating foods that pose as a large work load for the stomach. Fennel is simple, making it easy for the stomach to break down. It's also an alkalizing food.

2. Baking soda

For a natural heartburn relief elixir, dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water and drink. Baking soda, being a base, immediately neutralize the problem, providing instant relief. As an antacid, it treats the other negative symptoms of indigestion as well. 

1. Apple cider vinegar

Drinking a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water after a meal helps supplement your stomach acid to breakdown the food you just ate. Apple cider vinegar contains compounds that uniquely targets and digests certain fatty chain acids.