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The Real Causes of Acid Indigestion

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Learn some simple tips for alleviating acid reflux, without turning to harmful medications.
Air Date: 4/6/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Carolyn Harrington, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Carolyn-HarringtonCarolyn Harrington is the founder of Maty's Healthy Products, a manufacturer of all natural health products. She is also a Medical Intuitive, Energy Healer and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

Her life took a dramatic turn when her daughter, Maty, was born with severe heart defects, no spleen, and a compromised immune system. She supported her daughter through three heart surgeries (two of them open heart) before the age of five.

Her journey started when she began researching natural ways to help her daughter while at the same time, healing herself from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her research led to developing a line of all natural products and founding Maty's Healthy Products.

Carolyn is now on a mission to empower others by sharing her knowledge. She began writing her blog, CarolynHarrington.com: The Art of Healing, to help others tap into their innate healing abilities.
The Real Causes of Acid Indigestion
If you're suffering from acid indigestion, heartburn, or acid reflux, you may have turned to OTC or prescription medicines to help ease the burning pain.

These medications work to lower the amount of acid in your stomach.

The problem is, you need acid in your stomach. Acid plays a crucial role in killing off pathogens and bad bugs. Not having enough could lead to issues like bone fractures, pneumonia, and kidney disease.

According to Carolyn Harrington, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, there are better ways to reduce heartburn symptoms.

One tip is to stop eating aggravating foods. While foods like tomato sauce and citrus fruits are often blamed, wheat, gluten and dairy can actually be the most problematic. Avoiding foods that give your gut grief may be enough to allow digestion to get back on track. 

It's also important to keep your gut flora healthy by eating fermented foods, taking probiotic, and staying away from sugar, which angers the bad bacteria.

Carolyn advises eating smaller meals, drinking a lot of water, and incorporating aloe vera juice into your daily regimen.

Listen in as Carolyn joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share more simple tips for alleviating acid reflux, without turning to harmful medications. 
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