Q. Recently I had heartburn that was painful but not devastating. Although there are many natural remedies, as we have mentioned, that can help with heartburn, you might want to see your doctor just to make sure everything is above board. Actually, the best and most permanent resolution for acid reflux of any kind is to eliminate the causes: acidic foods. Animal foods are highly acidic. Most people just use the juice. However, sometimes a person finds relief just consuming the pickle. The pickle will be quite saturated with juice and should work as well as drinking the juice.
The only thing that will stop the burning is pickle vinegar. I have tried everything, but this is the only thing works. I get so bad that I cough non stop and have an asthma attack every time. Most folks who live with acid reflux have some idea of what triggers the pain, such as spicy foods, fatty foods, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, or simply too much food. Here are some acid reflux triggers that you may not know. To help rebuild a happy, healthy microbiome here inside your belly, where much or our digestion is actually done by bacteria (true fact), we can consume foods or supplements that contain healthy bacteria that we need. These healthy bacteria are also known as probiotics, and contribute to good health in many ways. This is not likely to provide fast relief, although personally I do find that drinking kombucha with meals helps settle my stomach, especially when the food is a little questionable.
I stumbled on this remedy just recently and am amazed by the effects of pickle juice. Recently I’ve had an acidic stomach and heartburn due to inactivity. I haven’t been moving as much because of a recent knee surgery. I had been suffering badly. Waking up in the middle of the night with bile in my throat, nausea, etc. Miserable times. As we age, our stomachs produce less acid, and our digestive enzymes become depleted. Many of us have had our helpful bacteria knocked out by antibiotic medication. The stomach tries to physically work harder to break down the food. The sphincter that closes the top of the stomach may also weaken with age or disease, allowing it to open when it shouldn’t.
Acid reflux can affect anyone, from infants to adults. If you experience acid reflux often, more than twice a week, you may have a chronic condition referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and may consider any treatment to help you manage the discomfort. Unfortunately, pickle juice may not be the cure you’re looking for. Consult your doctor to discuss how best to manage your acid reflux. Your doctor may do a number of different tests including a barium swallow, and esophageal manometry, or do pH monitoring to check out how much gastric acid is actually getting into your esophagus. Once the examinations are done, your doctor will be able to make a diagnosis as to what is causing the problem, and recommend a treatment.