Acid Indigestion Relief
Acid Indigestion Relief - How to Cope
Acid reflux is not just a symptom that needs a band aid medication or supplement. It can be viewed as a signal from the body that something you are doing is not agreeing with the way your body likes to function. People are so in a hurry to get acid indigestion relief and move on with their lives; rightfully so. It's uncomfortable, it's annoying, it interrupts sleep patterns and we have other things to tend to don't we?
I invite you to take a deeper look in spite of all the ads and TV brainwashing that offers you another drug for your problem. Although alternative remedies seem like the key is to approach it one step at a time so you can feel your way.
"But I'm Eating Well Aren't I?"
When I ask people what their diet is like,the nutrition response I often hear is "I am eating well" I eat fruits , veggies etc. etc." What does that exactly mean if your'e body does not respond by feeling well. You are not what you eat you are what you absorb and digest!
Very simple food combining can be a real contribution to acid reflux as well as the amount of acidic foods you are eating. For example, in America fruit is served after dinner and other meals as well. According to experts in food combining, fruit should be eaten alone and first thing in the morning. This is because it requires strong digestion.
So upon waking is best to eat a piece of fruit. Try papaya or mango after drinking a glass or two of water with lemon soaked in from the night before. This starts the digestive tract with an alkaline environment. Ayurvedic medicine, science of health from India does not recommend eating fruit with grains. This is only a popular combo here in the western diet.
This sugar environment in the gut becomes a perfect place for tumors and cancer to grow. Cancer feeds off sugar. We all have yeast, but certain food combinations create more.
Understanding Which Foods Are Alkaline
An understanding of which foods are acidic and which are alkaline is crucial. A simple diet that includes millet, quinoa, dark green leafy veggies, basmati rice, ghee,sea vegetables like kelp and nori,split mung beans for protein along with a few others you can find in a food combining book. This is great to give your body a new start and a rest from rich proteins which are mostly eaten at night in the American diet.
Eating light after 6pm like a veggie soup with lentils is key for digestion. In this way people won't feel like they need to cleanse all the time. The body will be doing this naturally because it won't be overburdened with rich food combinations.
Another problem people often have with digestion is starchy foods with protein foods. A pasta dinner should be eaten alone with veggies and some organic chicken. However, the meat and potatoes combo which is very popular like burger and fries wreak havoc on digestion over time. Keep your protein with veggies or salad.
In this way you will not only feel better and reduce acid but this can reduce inflammation and joint problems. These are all results of undigested food and on top of that you will keep your weight down. It's really simple. If you shop the farm markets and enjoy simple organic food, local and seasonal you are on you are way to better health and vitality.
Your Body is a Temple
Treat yourself like a temple and holy place. Because you are. Everyone is a part of the great universal consciousness that exists. We each can do our parts and align ourselves with our highest purpose. We can also leave out indulgence and overconsumption both internally and externally we are contributing to a better world.
Having good thoughts and surrounding ourselves with family and friends is another great pillar of health. Look at the whole picture not just the symptom. Be honest with ourselves. Slow down enough so we can pay attention for which pain is a signal.
Realize we can make simple changes and choices daily that will affect our health over time. In the same way you would not expect to run a marathon first time out running, taking baby steps each day in your food choices, thoughts, relationships and all this can significantly affect the way you feel.
In the meantime as you are making these changes and also incorporating some fermented foods in your diet like Kefir, raw sauerkraut, you can shop Peach Vitamins in Atlanta, Georgia for the following:
The Body Ecology Book
Aloe Vera Juice- drink an ounce several times a day for indigestion
Triphala- Ayurvedic herb in capsules or tea for balancing- perfect for long term colon cleansing
A good digestive enzyme which includes bromelain and papaya for digestion or serrapeptase when you are eating heavy proteins.
A good probiotic with multiple strains
Ginger capsules - not the raw but powdered ginger is not heating
Peppermint oil one drop in water or in capsules.
- 3 raw potatoes
- 3 carrots
- 1 apple
- 1 stalk celery
For best results prepare about half- liter juice in the morning.
Gedaliah Genin/Naturopath/ Energy Medicine- Ayurvedic Marma Therapy