Treating Acid Reflux
There are natural ways to treat acid reflux, and they’re different depending on whether it’s night or day. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum talks about natural treatments and why some of those calcium based chewables can be dangerous.
If you’re new to Acid Professor we focus on not just useless advice but actually doing something about it. We look at how to stop heartburn within 48 hours rather than just treating the symptoms constantly.
so somebody that has acid reflux we’ve heard that can be too much acid we’ve also heard it coming down enough stomach acid where we’re in there is the truth or it is a very person to person it’s both it’s for digestion so whatever stomach acids you have is squirting back up now for reflux you want to distinguish between bed time reflux and daytime daytime again gravity keeps acid and everything down on your stomach where it belongs and what we talked about earlier will take care of daytime reflux night time when you’re blind down all some gravity is not working with you and that’s not a gas it can score it right back up and where we talk about you don’t want to turn off stomach acid during the day that worsens digestion at nighttime it’s different so here’s the recipe for nighttime and acid reflux number one make gravity your friend again you can lift the head of the bed up on blocks you can but I’m brick this thick and a little bit of gravity but I find most ladies don’t like how that looks in the rest Hammacher Schlemmer it’s an on site now website Hammacher comm has a pillow wedge asleep wedge pillow sure it’s wonderful and it’s just that you don’t even feel it you just put it on the bed and it will dramatically decrease heartburn in addition melatonin high dose 5 to 6 milligrams of bread time decreases acid reflux and the third very high tech remedy remember we need acid during the day but you don’t need stomach acid at night so what you do is you take half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda the Armand Hammer kind of stuff put it in four ounces of water and drink it before bedtime to neutralize the acid that you no longer need while you’re sleeping so now you don’t have acid to come up we have gravity in your favor and the melatonin seems to help prevent the reflux that’s more complex issue but works really really well and all of that for about three subs you indicated in our correspondent some new research about when it comes to indigestion can you talk about some of that well there’s a lot up two things number one and key is a study that we mentioned showing that acid blockers are right and that even though they feel better in the short term they worsen the in digestion dramatically in the long term in addition those acid blockers are not benign they have been shown to increase the risk of osteoporosis nutritional deficiencies and a host of other problems and then this studies showing that the calcium room and I’m concerned here for the Trouville antacids increased heart attack there’s 31% to put that a perspective statin medications for cholesterol lower heart attack death risk by 1% so you’re saying looking at in people without known heart disease these antacids 30 times increase you know the benefit you know it’s nasty so these are the some of the studies but also the melatonin studies showing that that helps decrease nighttime reflux a lot of good studies coming out unfortunately unless they’re for an expensive medication their physician is likely to hear about them mm hmm it’s funny you say that you talk about those chewable products with calcium that’s how they’re marketed is it’s a great way to get extra calcium oh no I mean that people end up probably consuming more of them then that way absolutely I mean it’s a good way to prevent osteoporosis because you kill the person before they’re old enough to get it yeah but it’s seriously it’s a problem and the immediate heartburn rescue nice simple products in health food stores mouth just came out to address that problem so you can’t have your cake and eat it too yeah but sometimes you know we talk about in the real cause real care book the main causes of death one of the main causes of death over 200,000 people a year would be from prescription medications mm hmm and that scares me and arthritis medicines for example kill over 30,000 people a year and sixteen thousand five hundred of those are from bleeding ulcers which we then blame on in digestion so what do we do we give them acid blockers which does not decrease the risk but will kill them in other ways you..