Sharp pain in your chest after meals. Trouble catching your breath and daytime headaches. Persistent coughing when you lay down. Uncomfortable burning in your throat when you wake up.
They are all classic signs of heartburn and acid reflux.
Regardless of whether you get occasional heartburn after partying a little too hard or have ongoing symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), the suffering can be unbearable.
To make matters worse, popping antacids or a little purple pill can have serious consequences in the long run.
Despite the burn, reflux can actually be caused by too little stomach acid, so limiting acid production may worsen the problem. Plus, recent studies show that long-term use of acid-reflux medications is linked to dangerous vitamin deficiencies and increased risk of osteoporosis.
Don't worry—there are steps you can take to feel better! Simple shifts in your diet and lifestyle can naturally relieve symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux.
Start by limiting or removing these foods from your diet: