My Favorite Natural Heartburn Remedies

Every time I come back to Africa, I’m reminded just how natural the health care is here. I recently watched one local herbalist cure a patient of chronic heartburn with a tea made from a popular root (more about that soon). Heartburn is a common disorder of the stomach caused by the overproduction of stomach acid. In America, mainstream medicine is likely throwing Big Pharma’s “treatments” at you — like proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of stomach acid. You might know these better as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. But these PPIs have some pretty BIG downsides you’re unlikely to hear about from your doctor. Studies show that they can: Cause diarrhea and pneumonia; Trigger vitamin B and calcium deficiencies;i Interfere with anti-clotting medication; Increase the risk of hip fractures;ii Increase your risk of heart attack!iii And while PPIs may help relieve your heartburn in the short-term — they won’t solve the problem. In a minute, I’m going to tell you about some great natural remedies for heartburn that are well-known here in Africa — and to patients who come to my clinic. But first, let’s look at why mainstream medicine’s PPI “remedies” are not the answer to your heartburn. The core problem with them is they’re focused on your stomach acid as the cause of heartburn. But the latest scientific research doesn’t support this at all. You see, as we get older...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Natural Cures heartburn Remedies stomach acid Source Type: news

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