Best Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Find out how to treat acid reflux naturally.
Air Date: 10/6/17
Duration: 26:29
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Jason Piken, CNS, DC
Dr. Jason PikenDr. Jason Piken is a Certified Nutritional Specialist specializing in the health of the whole person.

His expertise is finding the correct blend of foods, lifestyle changes and nutritional support needed to help his patients to achieve their health goals. Dr. Piken has seen thousands of patients with digestive issues, chronic pain, anxiety, sugar metabolism and autoimmune conditions.

His approach is to address the habits that will get you healthy! Dr. Piken is also a Chiropractor and a Practitioner of Applied Kinesiology. He has been in practice since 1996. He is an active member of the New York Chiropractic Council and the American College of Nutrition.

In Dr. Piken’s new book Better, 11 Simple Habits to Improve Your Life, he outlines his approach to healthcare and The Report Card Method he uses to get you better.

Best Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux
Acid reflux feels like a burping, belching, or burning in your throat. It occurs when some of your food starts to come back up into your esophagus or stomach acids escape your stomach and reflux back into your throat.

Either you’re producing too little stomach acid to break down what you eat or there’s a mechanical problem with the valve in your esophagus.

Ideally, you could address your acid reflux naturally.

The 4 Rs Protocol

  1. Remove anything in your gut that isn’t helping. You may have yeast, bacterial, viruses or fungi that activate the acid reflux. Anti-microbial supplements may help.
  2. Restore digestive enzymes. You may not be producing the right enzymes to break down the food you eat.
  3. Reinoculate the body with probiotics. Healthy bacteria will aid digestion.
  4. Repair with amino acids and herbs that soothe and heal the gut. Aloe and licorice are some useful tools for the gut.
How Stress Affects the Gut

Your nervous system has two halves: sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic component kicks you into gear. It is engaged any time you are active. The parasympathetic component works when you are at rest. Its functions include healing, digestion, sleeping and immune system functions. These two halves don’t work together.

You have to give yourself time to digest. Let your body rest between activity to avoid symptoms like acid reflux.

Listen as Dr. Jason Piken joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how to treat acid reflux naturally.