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Heartburn That Won’t Go Away

Heartburn that won’t go away despite medication is a widespread problem. New findings in medicine, suggesting to stop taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s), that are among the best-selling drugs and were used for decades in treating heartburn and reflux disease. They have come under suspicion to promote and even worsen heartburn if use of PPI’s took place over a longer period of time.

New findings suggest to treat acid reflux only by dietary changes. Read further to learn how you can treat heartburn that won’t go away before it escalates to an even worse situation.

Many doctors who do not attempt a comprehensive treatment of heartburn, relying only on medication, will most likely tell you the following things:
“Mild forms of heartburn can usually be treated by dietary changes. However, if the symptoms don’t subside, you should take the usual medication to prevent excess of acidity in the stomach.

If the symptoms persist, mostly proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used. These block the proton pumps in the stomach. As a result, less acid is produced, which is essential in the treatment of acid reflux disease, because the main reason for heartburn that won’t go away and the ensuing acid reflux disease is due to excessive amount of stomach acid”.

Does all this sound familiar to you? If yes, read further, as you will learn that this path leads to a dead end and that the reality is quite the opposite.

In this article, you will discover scientific studies and findings that you may not have heard or read before, suggesting that the main cause for heartburn and acid reflux is not acid abundance, but stomach acid deficiency. Here the PPI’s, which are taken over a long period of time, play a major role.

Taking proton pump inhibitors for long periods of time leads to many different complications due to the resulting lack of stomach acid and the associated side effects.

The main side effect is indigestion, which is the basis for heartburn. If left untreated it can lead to GERD, which is also called acid reflux disease.

But an important note: certain medications for the heart or bones can also trigger symptoms of reflux disease. So PPIs are not always the cause of worse stomach problems. Before we dive into this topic, lets see some other facts.

How Common is Heartburn And How Long Does It Last

According to the American College of Gastroenterology:

“More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and some studies have suggested that more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms each day. Symptoms of heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, are more common among the elderly and pregnant women.” [http://patients.gi.org/topics/acid-reflux/]

Please note the statement “are more common among the elderly”! It is a crucial fact which we will to have consider in order to understand of the topic properly. This is a clear indication of a lack of stomach acid in old age, which is known to cause heartburn. Details will be given later in this article.

A recent study conducted by Serhat Bor,  from the Division of Gastroenterology Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey, and Elif Sarıtaş Yüksel from the Department of Gastroenterology, İzmir Katip Çelebi University School of Medicine, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey revealed that the highest rates of GERD prevalence are in northern countries, led by Norway and the US, followed by Turkey, Egypt, Argentine, Germany and UK.

[source: Turk J Gastroenterol 2017; 28(Suppl 1): S4-S9]

As for the question, how long does heartburn last, we can say that It depends on the severity and how you try to get rid of it. Occasional heartburn may not be managed with prescription or over-the-counter products to reduce stomach acid or to neutralize it.Not at all! This is the main point where the opinion among experts differs. If you read the article in full, you will learn the causes and treatment options for heartburn and you will realize that even academic researchers and physicians recommending the use of H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) admit, that their use can be risky. There is no need to use medications for a simple heartburn.

What To Do If You Have Heartburn That Won’t Go Away & Severe Indigestion?

In order to achieve maximum success, diet and lifestyle should be adapted under the guidance of a nutritionist. Overweight and obese people have a higher risk of acid reflux due to increased abdominal pressure.

Therefore, a normalization of body weight should be sought. Bloating and constipation can also increase pressure.

Suitable foods are those that cause no indigestion. Especially sweet, greasy and spicy foods should be avoided. Eat the last food at least 3 hours before bedtime in the evening. Stimulants such as nicotine and alcohol should be avoided too.

These mentioned things can cause the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus to weaken. It is also advisable to hold the upper body slightly raised in sleep to prevent the back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.

It is better to take 5-6 small meals throughout the day, eat them slowly and chew thoroughly to minimize excessive stomach air. It is advisable not to consume carbonated drinks.

Foods to Avoid With Acid Reflux?

If food is naturally or the meal does not include unnatural ingredients and if you have a healthy digestion, then you don’t have to worry about which foods could cause heartburn. However, you would have to be careful not to take water or drinks immediately after meals.

If you are fast food junkie, you probably only can hope for relief, because then most likely your heartburn and acid reflux won’t go away.

Children – not babies – (normally) never have stomach pain or heartburn. This is proof enough that we are created with all necessary things we need to stay in a healthy condition. There is nothing indicating that excessive stomach acid is harmful or even existing. Because a healthy body produces as much stomach acid as it needs.

If you have any pain anywhere in the body, whether in internal or external organs, you do not say that you need to remove any elements from these organs!

But when it comes to the stomach, the guilty one is almost always identified: the stomach acid! And according to the current treating methods it needs to be eliminated.

Does it not seem odd to you? This is really very strange.

You never ever need to ask yourself how to cure heartburn or what to eat to ease the pain you are feeling in your chest or throat.

The main question that must come into mind is “Why (usually) people that don’t eat fast food and drink alcohol, almost never get heartburn?” That’s the right question. 

Another important question is: “Why is heartburn so widespread in countries with western eating habits”.

Statistics clearly show, that most parts of the african and asian people are almost free of GERD, the severe form of heartburn.

That someone is feeling heartburn after a meal or any food, is a sign that he has a defect in his digestive tract.

Of course there are some exceptional cases, such as eating until your stomach bursts!

The right approach is to accept that there are eating habits that cause illnesses in the long term.

For instance fast food may not harm if you eat it once a month or maybe twice or even not if it’s taken once a week, however, eating it every day can not only cause heartburn, but also many other diseases.

If we keep in mind how much fast food is consumed, we can guess why heartburn is also very common.

As the saying goes: “You are what you eat!”, you can’t expect to maintain your health and wellness, if you are a “fast food junkie”.

Once you get permanent heartburn, you have to be careful.

Only then we can talk about food that should be avoided

Because natural food and normal eating habits almost never cause heartburn.

There are some foods that are known to have boosting effects on the immune system, such as cordyceps sinensis mushroom.

It has a regulatory effect. In my article about natural  treatment methods for erectile dysfunction, I have provided detailed information about this fungus.

The best way to get rid of heartburn is increasing your stomach acid. Thus, you have to take supplements, but more important is, you have to make a dietary change.

If you are already suffering from frequent heartburn, you must observe which foods will improve or worsen your condition.

But, it is not true that everyone who suffers from heartburn should avoid or take the same foods.

Such misleading information can probably be found a thousand times on the Internet.

You should make a list, where you put all the food you eat into three groups.

  • The first group, foods that worsen your condition.
  • The second group, foods that ease your heartburn.
  • The third group, foods that neither help nor harm, i.e. the condition remains the same, or you could not see any clear changes.

Now lets dive into the main part of that topic.

The Most Common Triggers Of Heartburn

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright who is medical director at Tahoma Clinic, Renton, Washington, states in an article,

“Since 1976, I’ve checked literally thousands of individuals complaining of “heartburn” and indigestion for stomach acid production using a commercially available, extremely precise, research-verified procedure.

Overacidity is almost never found, especially in those over age 35.

The usual findings are underacidity (from “just a little under” to no acid at all) or normal acidity, in which case the indigestion symptoms are caused by something else.

The majority have underacidity (as might be expected in a no-longer-young stomach) and I advise them to take capsules containing hydrochloric acid and pepsin with each meal.

The supplemental hydrochloric acid and pepsin not only relieve the symptoms but actually improve digestion.”

He further states:

“I can say that in 24 years of nutritionally oriented practice, I’ve worked with thousands of individuals who’ve found the cause of their “heartburn” and indigestion to be low stomach acidity.

In nearly all of these folks, symptoms have been relieved and digestion improved when they’ve taken supplemental hydrochloric acid and pepsin capsules, available in every natural food store.”

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright – The Digestive Theory Of Aging Part 2

Now, the legitimate question arises, why should patients suffering from heartburn or GERD use gastric acid reducing medication such as proton pump inhibitors & Co, if it’s true that low gastric acid is causing indigestion, and later on acid reflux or even heartburn that won’t go away, which probably is an indication that you have GERD.

John Clarke, a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore says:

“Stomach acid helps digest food and also has a “barrier function against different pathogens which are ingested.

So when there’s less stomach acid, it leaves people vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies and infections, including food poisoning like salmonella, a serious, sometimes life-threatening digestive system infection called Clostridium difficile, and perhaps pneumonia.

Stomach acid also helps digest food. So if you don’t have any of that acid, it can make it hard to get the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need from your food — including nutrients that keep bones strong and prevent fractures.”

[source: www.npr.org]

Over time acid reflux can cause GERD. This is the abbreviation for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

If you are suffering from GERD than you probably will struggle to find any relevant solution for.

Once GERD has occurred, people suffering from most likely try lots of different methods and drugs in order to get rid of the pain and discomfort they are feeling.

Sometimes it can be very hard as it was the case with me.

Such conditions need quick results but if you avoid to utilize the experiences and proven methods that come from people like you, i.e. people that also were GERD patients for many years, then you will probably have to endure this condition for a lifetime.

Therefore, try out the methods I mentioned at the beginning of this article.

You have nothing to lose. Quite the opposite, you will probably feel relief within a few days by using thyme juice alone.

And if you add the other two methods I revealed, you have all you need to get rid of you condition.

In the section HOW TO CURE HEARTBURN FAST, you’ll find a little bit more detail.

These three remedies you can use right today. They cost almost nothing. Just keep reading!

Occasional heartburn is a common phenomenon in Western countries. Mostly, the person has exaggerated while eating or drinking.

Eating until your stomach bursts causes the stomach entrance to open and acid or food components to rise up into the esophagus.

This is physiological under these conditions. The pressure in the stomach is too large, so that the locking mechanism can not withstand.

But the esophagus is sensitive. It does not tolerate acidity, it burns and hurts.

If the discomfort occurs in such frequency that the well-being is significantly impaired, or an organ complication occurs, it is called a reflux disease.

In reflux disease, the barrier function at the transition between the esophagus and stomach is disturbed.

The locking mechanism is complex and only works in conjunction with the diaphragm, lower oesophageal sphincter and entry into the stomach.

In the event of a malfunction with incompetent occlusion, the pressure difference between the thorax and the abdomen alone causes an excessive acid load on the esophagus even without the stomach being overfilled.

The reflux disease can cause many symptoms.

In addition to classic heartburn with burning chest pain behind the sternum, reflux can also trigger chronic hoarseness, laryngitis, frequent cough, erosions on the enamel and even a type of bronchial asthma.

In the advanced stage, the esophagus develops an endoscopically visible, clinically painful inflammation due to the action of acid.

Over a period of years, esophageal cancer can develop in very unfavorable cases.

The causes of heartburn can be different. In general, however, it can be said that with heartburn, the regulation of gastric acid production is not in balance.

In most cases, suffering people have also indigestion. Usually, body cleanse also is a useful method to improve the general health condition. If done properly and regularly, it can increase stomach acid.

Today, after tons of studies, it is well known that most cases are caused by low stomach acid which requires a totally different treatment approach.

I recommend the book “Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD” by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright who is a pioneer in natural treatment and an expert in the use of bioidentical hormone replacement for men and women.

He is a fore-runner in research of natural therapy.

Since 1983, Drs. Wright has regularly taught seminars about natural treatment methods to a large number of physicians in the United States.

This book is definitely a “must-read” for anyone suffering from heartburn that won’t go away or even acid reflux disease.

Read further to see scientific proof that is clearly indicating the real cause of heartburn.

Academic Researchers And Media Contradicting Their Own Statements On How To Cure Heartburn

It’s well known that GERD (acid reflux disease) patients, and as mentioned before, even people with simplest heartburn complaints are recommended to use gastric acid inhibiting (PPI) or reducing medications.

The main types are called H2 blockers and PPI’s. Below I will discuss in detail what a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is and how it works.

Here is a short information about H2 Blockers: H2 Blockers are drugs that reduce the amount of gastric acid produced by the stomach.

They are also called “histamine H2 receptor antagonists”. This type includes cimetidine, famotidine, nizatidine and ranitidine, and have various brand names.

According to Wikipedia: The H2 Blockers have been surpassed by proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); the PPI omeprazole was found to be more effective at both healing and alleviating symptoms of ulcers and reflux oesophagitis than the H2 blockers ranitidine and cimetidine.

In recent years, many studies have been conducted on the use of PPI’s. Most of them have clearly revealed that the usage of PPI’s is associated with unexpected risks and dangers.

It is well documented that their long-term use causes various diseases.

Instead of doing research, doctors define the newly occurred conditions as independent illnesses, so they just prescribe other medications to their patients.

They don’t even guess that these newly emerged diseases could have something to do with their treatment approach. It ends in a vicious circle.

Apart from many wasted years, many patients are likely to become so badly ill that they don’t know what to do anymore.

The belief of the necessity of PPI’s is widespread among medical circles and in civil society, and is strongly supported by the majority of media companies.

What is a PPI (Proton-Pump Inhibitor)?

Without knowing what PPIs are, you can’t learn how to cure heartburn permanently and without any side effects.

If you search in the internet for “best over the counter medication for acid reflux” or any other term that is used to define heartburn, you most likely will get to see results showing medication that reduces stomach acid.

They consider PPI’s as the best relief for acid reflux.

Maybe most people have no idea what PPIs are.

A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is a drug which blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid.

Using it for a few weeks may not harm, but, as reported earlier in this article,  long-term use of PPI’s can lead to various diseases.

PPI’s are only useful in treating stomach ulcers as there is the need of drying out the stomach. It’s obvious that gastric acid can damage wounds in the stomach even more.

But, when it comes to treatment approaches, natural or not, on how to cure heartburn which is even of the slightest kind, it’s worth mentioning and interesting to see that even those media and academic circles admitting the new insights regarding the long-term use of PPI’s, are still insisting on disproved methods.

The objection may arise that these drugs are used for a short time and that they have been used successfully for decades in the treatment of GERD.

However, studies and findings in pharmaceutical research tell us something different.

For instance, University Health News (UHN), which relies on sources such as some of America’s most respected medical schools, hospitals, and health centers reports:

The fact is that what causes heartburn and other signs of poor digestion may be the common age-related problem of low stomach acid. Another research study published in 2012 concluded there was a direct association between indigestion symptoms and low stomach acid, especially in the female patients who participated in the study.“

UHN further states: „Despite the common belief that most people have too much stomach acid, the truth is that most don’t have enough.

It is estimated that between 23 and 35% percent of those over 65 have symptoms of low stomach acid as a result of just getting older, while others have it as a result of taking drugs designed to reduce stomach acid production or infections with H. Pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers.“ [6]

In another article they report: „Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) May Cause Ischemic Strokes and Other Serious Conditions.

They’re among the most commonly prescribed drugs for heartburn, but proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been linked to ischemic stroke and other risks“ and „Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prescribed to some 15 million Americans to reduce stomach acid and ease heartburn.

Millions more use over-the-counter PPIs.  New research, however, is showing a link between long-term, high-dosage PPI use and ischemic stroke.“ [7]

Medications On The Rise – Necessity or Business?

Besides the above mentioned facts, we’d like to draw your attention to following questions:

  1. What is the sales rank of acid reflux medications worldwide?
  2. How many people suffer from heartburn or acid reflux in western countries?
  3. What is the cure rate for acid reflux patients over the past decades in developed countries?

Here are the answers: On the 1st of December 2017,www.kiplinger.com has published an article about „The 15 All-Time Best-Selling Prescription Drugs“. There is stated that „Nexium“, a drug for acid reflux ranked 10th.

Below is the related part:

Company: AstraZeneca Treats: Gastroesophageal reflux disease Lifetime sales: $61.8 billion Patent protection? No If the name rings a bell, there’s a reason.

Nexium is a popular treatment for gastroesophageal problems like acid reflux and even some ulcers. Considering how common such problems are thanks to modern-day stress levels and relatively poor diets, it’s not surprising to learn AstraZeneca has done well with it since Nexium’s 2001 debut.

What’s amazing is how the “Purple Pill” has generated nearly $62 billion in revenue, with a decent-sized chunk of that tally coming from over-the-counter sales; Pfizer helped push the total a little higher when it launched a licensed over-the-counter version back in 2012.

Generic alternatives are available now, which has slowed the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment’s sales down by quite a bit. However, this is a case where the drug already was readily available without a subscription, and therefore wasn’t producing a ton of revenue to lose to rivals.

In fact, Nexium is a name many consumers recognize and equate with quality, and are willing to purchase “the original” over other OTC rivals for just a slightly higher premium.

Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).

Nexium may also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).“ [8]

Since there are various drugs for acid reflux and heartburn, we have to put all drugs of that kind together, which then indicates undoubtedly that these are among the most sold medications, if not THE most sold ones.

The well known magazine „Nature“ published an article about the newest research results on September 20th, 2017.

The conclusion from this article is that the conventional treatment approach to heartburn and acid reflux has definitely to be revised:

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used for gastric acid suppression in a number of gastric-acid-related diseases, including GERD. 

However, in recent years, increasing evidence of adverse events has been reported, raising concerns with clinicians and patients. 

This Review provides an update on the complications and risks of PPI use.“ [9]

When all cells are continuously supplied with nutrients and energy on a high level, it’s expected they will live longer.

This is only possible if the functionality of the body is intact.

Besides the destructive effects of stomach acid if entering the esophagus, over time, acid reflux leads to the inability of the body to absorb essential nutrients.

It comes to putrefaction in the stomach, which feeds the milieu for H. Pylori

Side Effects Of Proton Pump Inhibitors

If PPI’s are used for heartburn (and probably long-term), the following side effects must be expect:

  • Paradoxically, gastrointestinal complaints are among the most common side effects of PPIs.
  • Also, headaches, sleep disturbances, tiredness and dizziness may be among the side effects of PPI.
  • The liver often does not react well to PPI, which can be seen in the blood analysis in poor liver values.
  • PPIs can promote the development of food allergies. If too little gastric acid is produced, then the food is also less intensively minced.

This in turn increases the risk that undigested protein particles (which may act like allergens) enter the bloodstream through the intestinal mucosa.

  • But since they do not belong there, the organism produces antibodies against them.
  • When the allergens arrive again, ie.. when such undigested particles enter the blood again, the allergic reaction occurs.
  • PPIs inhibit the absorption of iron, magnesium and calcium, lthat leads to anemia or decreasing bone density and therefore to osteoporosis.
  • If the acid production of the stomach is reduced by medication, then this leads to a deficient immune situation in the stomach.
  • As a result, no one should be surprised that people taking PPIs are much more susceptible to bacterial intestinal infections (eg, Salmonella infections) than people who are not taking PPIs and have a healthy gastric acidity level.
  • Since the parietal cells also produce the intrinsic factor for the absorption of vitamin B12, it is obvious that the suppression of parietal cells by PPI may also lead to an intrinsic factor deficiency and subsequently to a deficient vitamin B12 absorption.
  • Studies from 2009 found that when PPIs are given to healthy people, they can actually lead to the symptoms they were originally meant for.
  • More concretely, of 120 healthy persons who never suffered from eructations, heartburn or stomach depressions and now received PPIs for eight weeks, 44% subsequently complained of eructations, heartburn or stomach depressions, whereas in the placebo group this was rarely the case.

Low Stomach Acid Causes Following Conditions:

  • Acid rеflux Indigestion
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fееlіng оf fullness in the stomach
  • Extrеmе gаѕ аftеr mеаlѕ Cоnѕtіраtіоn
  • Dіаrrhеа
  • Chrоnіс іntеѕtіnаl іnfесtіоn
  • Food allergies аnd іntоlеrаnсеѕ
  • Acne
  • Chronic fаtіguе
  • Dryness оf ѕkіn and hаіr
  • Asthma Dерrеѕѕіоn Oѕtеороrоѕіѕ
  • Autoimmune diseases

We are led to believe that an excess of stomach acid is also responsible for other digestive problems, such as bloating and belching – even if these complaints are accompanied only to a small extent by heartburn.

How is it possible that gastric acid excess is causing stomach contents to rise up into the esophagus so efficiently, but is inefficient when it comes to digestion?

Right here, I want to draw your attention again to the fact that over time, not only the number of acid reflux occurrence increased steadily, but also the sales number of proton pump inhibitors.

ACID REFLUX DURING PREGNANCY

During pregnancy, the hormone progesterone is produced. It serves to relax the uterine muscles.

It also relaxes the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus. As a result, gastric acid enters the tube and triggers the unpleasant feeling of heartburn.

Progesterone also slows down the wave-like contractions of the stomach, which slows down digestion.

Until birth, a woman’s uterus can grow to the size of a watermelon.

Towards the end of pregnancy, the growing fetus in the abdominal cavity needs so much space that it slows down the excretion and pushes up the stomach acid. This also causes heartburn.

Pregnant women and also other people suffering from acid reflux at night should sleep on a so called “acid reflux pillow“.

Absorbtion Of Vitamins and minerals

The stomach acid plays the biggest role in splitting our food and providing nutrients for absorption in the small intestine.

If this is not possible due to stomach acid deficiency, the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals is also inhibited.

The most important nutrients that are then poorly absorbed include:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Chromium
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B12.
  • Gastric acid also helps to sterilize food as it passes through the stomach, which reduces the likelihood of intestinal infections.

How to Cure heartburn Fast?

There are lots of alternative ways to do this. I mentioned 11 methods at the beginning of this article. Here I want to explain in detail how to implement all these methods. I will try to make it very clear why these methods are completely sufficient.

First, I want to tell you my own story. I was suffering for more than a year from severe heartburn. In my case, the pain was not just in my chest or in my throat.

It radiated into my entire back, and from there to my forearms. I think that was because I probably had an ulcer. Although I mentioned that you need to take PPI’s when you have stomach ulcers, nevertheless, I didn’t use them.

I discovered for myself a very special remedy that not only helped me to get rid of my condition quickly, but also helped other people in my environment. This led me to share this information with as many people as possible.

However, although I used it for a few days, I added two other remedies to my plan in order to achieve maximum results in short time. In sum, I used three different remedies to cure my condition:

1- Thyme juice which is almost unknown. I said “almost” because it is reported in ancient medical books, and it’s well known as a home remedy for colds, not in treating heartburn.

When I heard it at first, I didn’t believe it so much. Then I made some research in ancient books to see if there was mentioned anything in this direction. After a while of searching, I found it in the book of Avicenna, cristal clear.

After taking it for three or four days, I observed a significant improve in my general health condition.

The pains I mentioned above disappeared completely and I also felt the heartburn was weak, not as strong as I felt it previously.

It was an indescribable feeling of relief for me after over a year of severe pain and inability of eating of many foods.

2- Lemon water for GERD:

After I started with thymye juice for a few days, I began to take lemon juice as well as I read that it is one of the best digestive means.

If you read the beginning of this article, you should know that strong digestion is the key in treating heartburn.

I took it right before eating. Lemon water, or lemon juice has  lots of benefits. Most people probably think that lemon water would increase stomach acid and worsen the condition.

Quite the opposite. It’s one of the best methods to reduce over-acidity of the body and increase the ability to digest food.

3- Brreathing exercises for GERD by the famous Japanese Dr. Shioya. In Japan, Dr. Nobuo Shioya a real celebrity. The exercises are to make at least 30 minutes after the meal.

He has a very interesting life story. He was born 1902 and died in March 2008.

Dr. Shioya tells us how he has overcome not only his Alzheimer’s disease without medication and surgery, but also tuberculosis, cataracts and prostate problems in his book “The fountain of youth of dr. Shioya”.

But this book is not available in english. I will present his story and his method in short in my next article.

People who used his method defeated hepatitis C and extreme hay fever as well as heart disease or osteoporosis.

Below I will describe a little bit more with detail how I utilized the three remedies I told you above.

My treatment plan looked like this:

with every meal I took a whole lemon and pressed its juice into a glass which I took right before starting to eat.

Then I took before I got full 3 – 4 slightly larger tablespoons of thyme juice diluted with water. But be careful!

There are different types of thyme juice that contain different amounts of thyme oil which is very strong.

That one I used contained 0.5% thyme oil, the rest was pure thyme juice. Because thyme oil is very strong you should never take it in pure form.

But that doesn’t mean that it is something you should avoid as it is dangerous. Of course it’s dangerous if you take it in pure form, but diluted with water it has lots of benefits.

Then after 30 minutes had passed after the meal I took again 3 – 4 tablespoons of thyme juice diluted with water.

The second important point is, I was told not to take thyme juice more than three weeks. After three weeks you have to take a break of at least two weeks.

But I think you will get rid of the symptoms after a maximum of two weeks anyway. No matter how severe the complaints are.

One of the reasons why your heartburn won’t go away is relying on the same medications (i.e. antacids or PPI’s) again and again. Consider to test alternative ways.

As I mentioned above, betaine HCI capsules are also very effective in increasing stomach acid.

Betaine HCl is an acidic form of betaine, which usually is derived from beets.

New treatments For GERD 2022 – New Acid Reflux Surgery

Antасіdѕ, antibiotics, аntіhіѕtаmіnеѕ, histamine blосkеrѕ, anti-spasm drugѕ, раіn kіllеrѕ, PPI’ѕ (Prоtоn Pumр Inhіbіtоrѕ) etc., dереndіng оn thе раtіеnt’ѕ соmрlаіntѕ, are bеіng рrеѕсrіbеd for реорlе with mild hеаrtburn, acid rеflux, аnd any оthеr gastric соmрlаіnts the patient mау hаvе.

All оf these drugѕ thаt аrе ѕuрроѕеd to “cure” thе соndіtіоn, аrе only ѕuссеѕѕful іn mаkіng it wоrѕе.

Thеу wеrе оrіgіnаllу оnlу mеаnt tо bе used аѕ a tеmроrаrу ѕуmрtоm blосkеr, nоt a сurе, and not for lоng-tеrm uѕе. Hоwеvеr, thаt is not how thеу аrе being used.

GERD surgery for a dаmаgеd еѕорhаguѕ, dаmаgеd ѕtоmасh lining, a relaxed оr dаmаgеd LES, or possibly a hiatal hеrnіа are results of PPI abuse.

Thе wоrѕе-саѕе scenario іѕ саnсеr.

Approximately 7500 monthly searches are done on Google with different keyword variatons in order to find information about GERD (acid reflux) surgery.

A report regarding the GERD surgery success rates reveals however, that nearly 18% of patients who undergo primary laparoscopic antireflux surgery, experience recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) requiring long-term medication or a secondary surgery.

Among all logical and effective ways on how to cure heartburn, surgery only should be considered when everything else has failed. Even then you should consider TIF, the new GERD surgery method.

TIF is useful in cases of severe GERD with the inability of applying any other treatment method due to any reason.

The U.S. National Library Of Medicine has published more than 60 studies about heartburn and GERD symptoms in adults. Some of the studies there are quite interesting.

TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication), The New And Most Safe GERD Surgery

Besides the ineffectiveness of PPI’s, some studies also reveal successful cases of the TIF Procedure. For example in one study the participants were divided in two groups.

One group was treated with TIF, a new kind of surgery method. TIF is the acronym for “transoral incisionless fundoplication”.

This is a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is performed in the outpatient setting.

The TIF procedure is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions.

The other group had to take PPI’s (with maximum dose) for 8 weeks and they all were tracked for six months.

The study revealed that the TIF therapy was more effective than the PPI’S. The study concludes:

All patients underwent endoscopic evaluation at 6-month follow-up. 

Complete healing or reduction in reflux esophagitis at 6 months was achieved in 90% (18/20) of patients in the TIF group (off PPIs) compared with 38% (5/13) in PPI group.

90% (28/31) of patients in the TIF group (off PPIs) reported elimination of daily troublesome heartburn versus 13% (2/16) of patients in the PPI group (maximum daily dose).

However, there are two main points to consider:

1) The TIF method is associated with side effects and risks such as nasuea, vomiting etc. 

There is also a video describing the whiole procedure in detail.

2) The study shows the results for a six month period. 

It does not mean that the patients will not experience recurrent GERD.

I think they will most likely experience recurrent GERD, because of the fact that GERD is the consequence of low stomach acid. At least some of them if not all. 

Therefore, one should use alternative treatment methods to get rid of heartburn and GERD, even if it is severe.

Because it is well known that some natural supplements, if used properly, definitely lead to relief and complete healing.

Of course, no one can predict when healing will occur.

Maybe a few days, weeks or maybe two or three months. But it is well known that alternative methods usually can lead to complete healing.

Only if there is an obstacle in using any kind of natural supplement, such as an allergic reactions etc., you should think about the TIF method.

And, consider that according to the study mentioned above, nearly 10% of the TIF group did not get healed.

In addition, you should also consider that according to research nearly 18% of people got GERD surgery, have to undergo a second surgery or long-term treatment with PPI’s (according to prevailing opinion).

And last but not least the side effects and risks of a surgery are clear. If you watch the video at the URL given above you will see what kind of risks the TIF method includes.

If you are suffering from severe GERD or permanent acid reflux, you should consider using special pillows until you get rid of GERD.

At least, the pillow prevents the acid from reaching the throat and mouth during sleep.

This also reduces the damage that the acid could otherwise cause.

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