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Doctors and pharmaceutical companies know that their medications and antacids do not heal heartburn or acid reflux. They have long known that their drugs suppress the condition and continue the cycle of heartburn, acid reflux, and drugs. If you have fallen prey to this medical cycle, you are heading toward severe malnutrition. The inability to feed your body the nutrients it needs will result in the diseases you now see in most older adults.

Because your mouth and stomach are the first steps in getting nutrients into your body, you want to get this step right. If you are taking Prevacid, Prilosec, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium, or even antacids, it’s time to re-evaluate the use of these drugs.

Fact1: Your stomach’s primary function is to have a pH of 3.0 or less, a more acidic

Fact 2: When your stomach pH is consistently higher than 3.0, more alkaline, you create disease

Fact 3:  Taking heartburn or reflux drugs or antacids raises and keeps your stomach pH above 3.0 and higher.

When your stomach has the proper pH, it digests your food so that,

the meat you eat breaks down into amino acids that you absorb later.

Vitamins come from the food you eat.

You can separate vitamins from the food you eat.

We are maintaining minerals in the solution for uptake at a later time.

Stomach-digested food moves into the duodenum at the proper pH level and triggers digestive juices from the pancreas and gallbladder.

Bacteria overgrowth is prevented and eliminates their interference with the absorption of vitamin B-12

When your stomach’s pH exceeds 3.0, it secretes more acid to keep it below 3.0. When heartburn or acid reflux medication interferes with stomach acid by raising its pH above 3.0, the stomach no longer functions like a stomach. It is now creating chemical combinations that are not usable by your body. What it now produces is affecting the function of subsequent processes in the duodenum and colon. It causes these body organs to malfunction, and they fail to digest and absorb the nutrients from the food you eat.

Long-term exposure to a high stomach pH has an increasing impact that causes a wide range of health problems, making it difficult to link to stomach inefficiency. 

So it’s your job to keep your stomach’s pH at the proper level and look to solve your heartburn and acid reflux issues using natural remedies. If your condition has evolved into GERD, you may have to consult a doctor or an alternative practitioner to recover from this disease.

If you have acid reflux or indigestion often, try one of these treatments that contain natural ingredients. There is no need to use antacids, which have unwanted side effects and contain aluminum, which some believe has some association with senility and Alzheimer’s disease.

Anise, peppermint, and lavender

You can make tea to help with acid reflux or heartburn. It will help you reduce the amount of acid in your stomach. Mix equal amounts of anise, peppermint, and lavender. Make an infusion of this tea:

* boiling 2 ½ cup distilled water

* pour this water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture

* let this tea sit for 3- 5 minutes

* Strain the tea and add some honey if you like.

* place this tea in a thermos

Drink 8 ounces in the morning and 8 ounces in the evening to relieve acid reflux.

Aniseed, or anise, is a powerful herb that helps in digestive conditions and has many other benefits for your body. Use only the ash-colored anise called green, European, or sweet anise. There are two different types of anise: star anise and caraway, which we don’t recommend employing here.

Peppermint is another powerful herb for stomach conditions or heartburn. It helps digestion, stomach distension, cramps, ulcers, and gas.

Lavender is known for its smell, but it also has a lot of healing properties for your body, like helping your stomach. It helps reduce acid in the stomach.

Betain, Pepsin, and Papaya digestive enzymes

As you get older, your stomach’s ability to make hydrochloric acid to break down protein gets worse. It is an undigested protein that leads to acid reflux or heartburn. Use betaine, pepsin, or HCl-based digestive enzymes with each meal to make sure you break down all of your protein.

Papaya digestive enzymes containing papain are also excellent for protein digestion, and you can use them with each meal. Use 500 mg or more of papaya enzymes per meal.


Pineapples are a storehouse of enzymes and contain bromelain, an enzyme that reduces protein. Pineapples support digestion, reduce inflammation, and support wound healing. Fresh juice has many enzymes that will help you stop your acid reflux.

You can also buy bromelain as a tablet and take 200–500 mg per meal.

Chicory Root

Chicory comes from a family of bitter herbs that contains endive and escarole. Boil 1 ½ cups of chicory root for 5–10 minutes. After it cools to room temperature, drink this tea to correct acid reflux or heartburn.

Adding these herbs to your salad will also prevent acid reflux. Eating alkaline foods is the best way to avoid acid reflux and heartburn.

Using the remedies listed here will give you relief from your acid reflux. But more importantly, add a salad to your diet daily, and you will have less acid reflux.