What is REFLUX?
Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease, (GERD), is a digestive disorder that affects the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the oesophagus and stomach.
Reflux means to flow back or return. Therefore, gastroesophageal reflux is the return of stomach content back up into the oesophagus. In some circumstances, the stomach contents can enter the lungs and cause a person to stop breathing.
At present, doctors will prescribe a pharmaceutical drug for the condition but in almost 100% of reflux cases, a change of diet and lifestyle can affect positive change.
Reflux (GERD) is a symptom, so what is the real cause?
Usually, this occurs when the gut muscles aren’t working properly and cannot break down animal proteins, processed food or sugar, and the stomach literally rejects the food.
Strengthening the gut muscle by introducing enzymes, like papain and/or bromelain from the green papaya and pineapple fruits, will help the ‘breakdown’ process, and release trauma from the digestive tract. To learn more about enzymes CLICK HERE.
But above all, removing foods which your gut is unable to process is the first step; meat, wheat, dairy, white sugar, processed foods are the hardest to digest. Fruit and vegetables – both raw and lightly cooked – are easier to digest and your body will process the breakdown much quicker. Try some simple recipes to get you started.
There’s no need to suffer from Acid Reflux (GERD), Indigestion, Bloating or other painful digestive problems any longer, and with a little bit of practice, some green papayas and pineapples, you may find you can ditch the antacids as well!
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Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Counsellor, Author and Gut Whisperer. He is a former journalist and researcher who self-healed 45yrs of chronic digestive issues.
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