Acid Reflux Test

(Original Entry from HOD-Wordpress - 2006-10-23 12:35:04 am)

Category - Medical

Drugs, drugs, too many drugs today in use. Start mixing them up and no telling what will happen. This post is put forth in the interest of economical (cheap) and all natural solutions.

It has been said that more people have acid reflux disease today than ever before because of all various causes including stress, environment, and other things. Did you know that if the stomach is too alkali, the same nerve receptors are affected?

Here is a test you can try: vinegar.

  1. Eat three or four of those little sour pickles (they must be sour for the acidity level), or take a couple of small to medium swallows of a white wine vinegar or one good one of a balsamic vinegar.
  2. If using straight vinegar, you might want to follow it with two or three swallows of water (you will know whether you need to or not).
  3. Wait for 10-15 minutes.

If there is no more problem, your stomach was too alkali or had too many fats or sugars to break down without the appropriate acidity level.

If there is still an issue, then you do indeed have too much acid and you can neutralize it with the appropriate amount of bicarbinate or baking soda and water.

In the mean time, you might also take a look at the things you are eating. The body can only break down so much animal fats and processed sugars. Consider going light on these to help. That means high fatty meats such as pork and processed foods and granulated sugars.

Processed breads use chemicals to achieve their state of usability, meaning that they were probably put through many chemical processes. These also are broken down straight away into sugars when eaten - once again the sugar level thing. Consider using whole grain breads. A good rule of thumb is: If the ingredients do not start with the word “whole” it is not whole grain with which you are dealing.

Consider also increasing your intake of tomato and citrus products in conjunction with higher vinegar products like worcesterhire sauce and balsamic vinegrette. Salads with balsamic vinegrette and tomatoes are really good especially with carrots and cucumbers. Red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, and rice wine vinegars are all pretty much the same when cooking. They are awesome when you need to spice something up and are cooking with olive oils. Speaking of olive oils, get more of this into your foods. Use it with sea salt as a hand rubbing scrub.

Another excellent use is to combine with a red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar mix along with teriyaki marinades, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and fresh cracked peppercorn pepper as a custom marinade for steaks. The olive oil is a good fat and easier on the stomach, and the vinegar helps tendarize the meat. This style recipe rocks, and is sure to help you get more vinegar into your eating habits.