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Eating to Prevent Heartburn during Pregnancy

June 3rd, 2011 3 comments

 

Heartburn and PregnancyHeartburn does not just affect those who are high stressed or love their spicy foods.  Pregnant women suffer from heartburn too.  You will find as your pregnancy progresses that antacids tend to become your best friend.   Heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. It is when the acid from your stomach leaks up into the esophagus.

 

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Heartburn is very common during pregnancy.  In fact one in four women experience heartburn during their pregnancy usually during the third trimester A number of factors are to blame for heartburn during pregnancy. The changes in hormone levels, new sensitivities to food, and the pressure being put on the stomach by the growing baby can all contribute to heartburn. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of getting heartburn, and to treat it when it does occur. There is an old wives tale that if you have bad heartburn, your baby will have a lot of hair.   Of course there is no proof in this but it is a fun thing to believe in.

 

Ways you can help prevent heartburn during pregnancy:


  • Start by taking your time while you eat.  Not only will you enjoy your food better but your stomach will not have to work as hard to digest your food.
  • Try eating early and eat at least two hours before you go to bed that night so your body has plenty of time to digest your food.
  • Keep your meals small. Stick with eating six small meals throughout the day. Large meals tend to stuff up your stomach which is already extra squashed thanks to your uterus.  A stuffed stomach makes it that more likely that some of the food along with stomach acid will make its way back up the esophagus.
  • Keep your fluids and solids separate.  Too much fluid mixed with too much food can distend the stomach which can aggravate heartburn.
  • Eat sitting up. Don’t eat while lying down, and if you are having a bed time snack make sure you are propped up by pillows.

Your weight plays a part in how much heartburn you may experience.  The heavier you are, the more pressure you are placing on your esophageal sphincter.  This is another reason why you should not gain to much more than the recommended amount.

 

What Foods can cause heartburn?

Some foods you might want to stay away from are highly seasoned spicy foods, soda, tomatoes sauce, chocolate, and some citrus.  Greasy foods are also a big contributor to heartburn.   Cutting out greasy, fried food is going to help with your heartburn prevention.  Once you figure out what foods cause heartburn, you can cut them out of your diet.

 

Heartburn Treatment Options

When all else fails, take something for your heartburn.  Tums and Rolaids are perfectly safe to take during pregnancy.  If you are not comfortable taking any over the counter medicines try some natural ways such as eating a handful of almonds.  Almonds are a stomach settler and might help with your heartburn.  Another natural remedy is a tablespoon of honey mixed with milk is a favorite for preventing heartburn.

Like with some pregnancy discomforts, heartburn is one that can be avoided as long as you take the steps and eat properly.  Even without suffering from a lot of heartburn, your baby still could be born with a full head of hair.

By changing your diet and eating habits and using a few simple preventative methods, you might be lucky enough to avoid most bouts with heartburn. If not, there are treatment options that are safe and effective. Don’t suffer with bad heartburn needlessly – take action today!

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Reasons for Heartburn

June 1st, 2011 2 comments

Heartburn typically occurs after eating a large meal or drinking a lot of alcohol. Some people get heartburn when they bend over or lie down.

The frequency of stomach acid reflux varies from one person to another. For most people, it happens very rarely. But weekly or daily incidents of heartburn or acid regurgitation may occur.

 

What can I do to help myself?

  • Try to lose a little weight by eating healthy. Extra weight around the midsection, especially, can press against the stomach and increase the pressure going up toward the LES (lower esophageal sphincter)
  • Avoid large fatty or spicy meals. Eat more frequently. the more volume in the stomach, the more likely the stomach contents will splash toward the LES. Try eating four to five small meals instead of two or three large ones.
  • Try not to eat just before bedtime.
  • Try to cut down on coffee. Coffee, caffeinated tea and cola can increase the acid content in the stomach as well as relax the LES.
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol.
  • Quit smoking or reduce your smoking habits
  • If suffering from nightly symptoms, try using an extra pillow or putting a couple of books under the legs at the head of the bed.
  • Drink a small glass of water at the end of meals to help dilute and wash down any stomach acid that might be splashing up into the esophagus
  • Drink heartburn-friendly beverages like water, mineral water, decaffeinated tea, noncitrus juices, or nonfat or low-fat milk
  • Avoid Beverages like Sodas and certain Juices. Sodas can bloat the abdomen and encourage stomach acid to splash up into the esophagus, while Tomato and citrus juices can irritate a damaged esophagus
  • Eat a high fiber diet – A recent study found that people who followed a high-fiber meal plan were 20% less likely to have heartburn symptoms, regardless of their body weight. You’ll find fiber in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds (basically unprocessed plant foods).
  • If heartburn or acid regurgitations are rare (less than five times a month) medicines bought from a chemist such as antacids can be used.

Top 10 Natural Home Remedies for Indigestion and Heartburn

May 28th, 2011 3 comments

 

Try these remedies for Indigestion before you go to the drugstore

Indigestion and heartburn are separate conditions, but they often have similar symptoms and related causes. Indigestion reveals itself through a sensation of fullness or bloating after eating. This results in a burning or pain in the stomach. Heartburn stems from excess acid buildup in the stomach that rises up into the esophagus and leads to burning sensations in the upper chest and throat. Both conditions find relief through antacids or acid-blocking medication, but knowing the causes may prevent the symptoms.

Indigestion is very common and most people have it from time to time. Recent studies have shown that about 70 million people are affected by the condition within the United States of America alone. Studies have also shown that about half the of world population are likely to experience at least one bout of acute heartburn every month. Indigestion may be psychological in basis and connected with stress. Indigestion may be a symptom of such situations as ulcers and gall bladder inflammation.

 

Indigestion Symptoms

Symptoms may include pain and distress in the upper abdomen belching and loud intestinal sounds (borborygmi), nausea, constipation, poor appetite, diarrhea, flatulence. Symptoms include nausea, heartburn, abdominal ache, gas suffering, and a feeling of abdominal distention.

 

Here is a list of top 10 Natural Home Remedies for Indigestion:

  1. Orange is an effective Home Remedy for Indigestion. Consume an orange if you are suffering from indigestion. Orange gives rest to digestive organs and provides nutrition.
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  3. Ginger, lemon and honey: Combine two tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon each of lemon juice and ginger juice to a glass of lukewarm water. Stir them well and drink it to solve indigestion problem. This is another effective natural cure for indigestion.
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  5. Ground cardamom seed mixed with ginger, cloves and coriander is an effective Home Remedy for Indigestion.
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  7. A teaspoon of seeds of Ajwain with a little rock salt is a good remedy for indigestion.
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  9. One good Home Remedy for Indigestion is to put some lemon juice or cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it before the meal.
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  11. Pineapple: Drink half a glass of pineapple juice after meals. This is the most beneficial remedy for treating indigestion.
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  13. Mint: An ancient medicinal herb, mint is a cooling diaphoretic that relieves indigestion, gas or colic, and heartburn. It can also calm nausea and vomiting. The menthol in mint appears to soothe the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract. Some studies show peppermint may also help to prevent stomach ulcers and stimulate bile secretions.
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  15. Grapes: Consume grapes or grape juice. This is also a good indigestion remedy.
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  17. To alleviate immediate symptoms of indigestion take a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon each of baking soda and oregano seeds with a dash of salt, chased with a glass of lukewarm water.
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  19. Drink one cup ginger tea after every meal to aid in proper digestion. Ginger tea is also useful in curing heartburn and nausea.

Important Note – Prevention is better than Cure (MUST READ)

I’m sure you have heard this: Prevention is better than cure… Although the above home remedies for indigestion will serve you well, it is always better to get to the root of the issue and cure it permanently. I tried these home remedies for indigestion and heartburn for several years before realizing that I needed to find a cure – a permanent cure, without using prescription medication for the rest of my life.

I knew I needed to find a system to cure my indigestion (Acid Reflux and Heartburn) Permanently, Holistically, Without Drugs, Antacids or Typical Acid Reflux & Heartburn Treatments, with a Safe, Effective and Clear Plan, which was Proven and backed by solid medical research. This was not an easy research… it took me many weeks of trying various products available on the internet… until I found the system that worked for me and helped me cure my indigestion for good. I will be writing more about my story on how this system helped me turn my life around and cured my digestion naturally and permanently.

Stay tuned!