Many people suffer from acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
In fact, it affects up to 28 percent of Americans. And it costs our healthcare system billions of dollars every year.
But just because it’s so common… doesn’t mean you should shrug it off.
Ignoring the problem could be LETHAL, as it increases your risk of esophageal cancer, one of the deadliest cancers we have.
So, how can you address it? Well, many turn to the “little purple pill”—proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). But this is just as dangerous (as I’ll explain in a moment).
Instead, a new study highlights a lifestyle approach that can safely and effectively combat the ruthless symptoms of GERD.
An acid-busting eating plan
First, it’s important to keep in mind that PPIs were never designed for long-term use. Yet, Americans pop them like candy with the thought that they eat whatever they want.
But these little pills have a BIG secret…
They have been associated with cognitive decline, chronic kidney disease, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and more.
That’s why I always recommend natural therapies instead.
And now, new research is giving me something else to recommend for GERD: intermittent fasting (IF).
In a new study, 25 participants with GERD underwent pH monitoring for 96 hours. They were instructed to follow their normal diet for the first 48 hours. Then, they followed a 16-hour fast before entering an eight-hour eating window.
It turns out, subjects experienced less acid exposure (3.5 percent compared to 4.3 percent) on fasting days. They also reported a reduction in total GERD-related symptoms.
Not to mention, those with the highest levels of acid at baseline experienced the most improvement in acid exposure and symptoms from IF.
An all-natural approach to relief
As a reader of mine, you already know how much I approve of IF. (I follow it myself!)
And the findings make sense…
After all, reducing inflammation, cutting back on meals, and going to bed with an empty stomach—three things that naturally happen when following IF—will help keep GERD at bay.
But the most important message is this…
There are many all-natural interventions to try before even thinking about resorting to that little purple pill.
In addition to dietary changes, I often recommend taking the following supplements 30 minutes before each meal:
- Ohhira’s probiotics—one capsule
- Aloe vera leaf extract—250 mg
- Marshmallow root—500 mg
For additional supplement recommendations, and how to BEAT acid reflux for good, without falling prey to Big Pharma—check out the May 2020 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“WARNING: Heartburn drugs come with more risks than benefits”).
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Until next time,
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“Could Intermittent Fasting Improve GERD Symptoms?” Medscape, 11/21/2022. (medscape.com/viewarticle/984377)