My Quick tip for the day is a heartburn relief home remedy. Anyone who suffers from Acid Reflux or frequent heartburn knows the desperate need for instant relief. Even when on regular medication and diets attacks do happen. Rather than  reaching for an antacid tablet, which can contain GMO ingredients and can impede the natural digestive processes by cutting the acidity level of the stomach too much, try this simple remedy.

Simply mix 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda in 1/2 cup of water and drink. Nearly instant relief. Voila!

It is recommended that you do not do this 1 hour before eating and wait 1 hour after eating to allow your body a chance to digest.

I have tried many, many remedies, prescribed and homeopathic, in an attempt to alleviate my heartburn attacks. This remedy has been such a blessing for me and I use it regularly for managing attacks and I find it to be much more effective than antacids.

It is a good idea to check with your doctor before attempting any home treatments  Long-term, excessive use of Baking Soda can change the alkalinity of the body. Small amounts are perfectly fine. Frequent and unmanaged heartburn can lead to serious health complications and can be an indicator of more serious issues. Please see a doctor if you suffer from periodic heartburn attacks, more than a couple times a week.

Resources:

This is a great article on the problem with antacids http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/specificdiseasesantacids_problems_associated.htm

 

http://www.life123.com/health/ailments/heartburn/baking-soda-for-heartburn.shtml

http://heartburn.about.com/od/medsotchomeremedies/f/bakingsodaandheartburn.htm

http://www.stronghealthtips.com/heartburn-baking-soda

http://www.healthwatchmd.com/2011/08/is-baking-soda-an-effective-natural-remedy-for-heartburn/