GERD Natural Treatment Solutions

GERD refers to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It means some kind of digestive problem experienced by the sufferer. There are various reasons that can cause GERD and if not taken seriously it can even lead to Esophageal Cancer.

The most common symptom of GERD is heart burn. And this usually happens right after you have taken your meals. Besides heart burn the other symptoms of GERD are recurrence of gastric acid or experiencing difficulty while you are swallowing food down your throat or the feeling f having some kind of sour substance in your mouth.

GERD can be treated at home by using natural ingredients. Some of the natural methods of treating GERD are mentioned below.

The best way to beat GERD is by drinking water quite frequently. That is drinking water within a gap of two-three hours. And make sure to not have plain water but have cumin water.

That is nothing but cumin seeds mixed with water. This does not let gas form in your stomach. Also taking the extract of ginger mixed with honey can help immensely in giving you relief from the sensation of heart burn.

Another yummy way of beating your digestion blues is by having vanilla ice-cream after your meal.

The other natural products that are considered extremely potent in treating heart burn are lemon, almonds and cloves. All the tips mentioned above can be easily done at home itself.

Incorporating a very simple and healthy diet like lots of salads and green vegetables is one of the simplest and one of the best ways of avoiding the feeling of heart burn.

It is best to avoid spicy and fried foods as this will heighten your acid reflux problems.

Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol as these are fatal and not at all good for health.

Treatment of Serious Burn Injuries

More than 60% of the 40,000 hospitalizations for serious burn injuries each year now occur at the 125 hospitals with specialized burn centers. This percentage of specialized hospitalizations has increased steadily in the last 30 years as emergency care and transportation has improved.

Until the last decade, the goal in the treatment of severe burns was simply enabling the patient to survive. As the range of therapies has increased, and survival rates have improved, burn specialists have widened their goals. In a recent article, burn specialist Robert L Sheridan, MD, Assistant Chief of Staff, Chief of Burn Surgery, Shriners Burns Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery, in the Division of Trauma and Burns, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School wrote that the goal of burn treatment is to reintegrate the burn patient into the community.

Working towards this goal means that the tasks of the burn care treatment team have broadened well beyond wound closure. This effort involves three broad aspects: rehabilitation, reconstruction, and reintegration. An active focus on long-term rehabilitation goals must be part of the treatment plan from the beginning of acute care.

Stabilizing the patient

The first tasks after a serious burn injury involve stabilizing the patient: providing fluids, usually intravenously, to reduce shock and prevent dangerous drops in blood pressure, and monitoring the patient’s breathing, assisting if necessary. The skin is the body’s principal barrier against infection, and after a serious burn injury, the victim is at significant risk for infection. Immediate treatment aims at preventing infection with IV antibiotics and antibiotics in cream or ointment form applied directly to the burned areas.

Even while a patient is still critically ill and in the ICU, rehabilitation goals are part of the treatment. The aim is to limit loss of range of motion, ROM, to reduce edema, the presence of excess fluid in tissues which contributes to joint stiffening, and to use positioning and splinting to prevent contractures. This process generally involves twice-a-day therapy sessions timed when anesthetics are strongest, so that aggressive joint ROM therapy can occur.

This treatment occurs at a time when the burn patient’s survival may be uncertain. The burn injury survivor will experience anxiety, fear, pain, delirium, sleep deprivation, and confusion, which must be managed by the ICU team and psychiatric consultants.

As the patient stabilizes, the burn treatment team begins a careful assessment of the extent of the burn damage, and plans the course of treatment.

Classifying burns

Burns are classified by the cause and the severity of the burn.

Causes include:

Thermal – including flame, radiation, or excessive heat from fire, steam, and hot liquids and hot objects.
Chemical, including acids, and caustics and other bases.
Electrical, by lightning and electric current.
Light, burns caused by intense light sources or ultraviolet light, including sunlight.
Radiation from nuclear sources or ultraviolet light

Burn care specialists and first responders are trained never to assume the source of a burn. They must ask questions and be sure.

Severity of the burn by degrees

First degree burns, the commonest, and least damaging burns are superficial injuries that involve only the epidermis or outer layer of skin. The skin is reddened and extremely painful. The burn will heal on its own without scarring within two to five days. There may be peeling of the skin and some temporary discoloration.

Second degree burns occur when the first layer of skin is burned through and the second layer, the dermal layer, is damaged but the burn does not pass through to underlying tissues. The skin appears moist and there will be deep intense pain, reddening, blisters and a mottled appearance to the skin. Second degree burns are considered minor if they involve less than 15 percent of the body surface in adults and less than 10 percent in children. When treated with reasonable care, second degree burns will heal themselves and produce very little scarring. Healing is usually complete within three weeks.

Third degree burns involve all the layers of the skin. They are referred to as full thickness burns and are the most serious of all burns. These are usually charred black and include areas that are dry and white. While a third-degree burn may be very painful, some patients feel little or no pain because the nerve endings have been destroyed. This type of burn may require skin grafting. As third degree burns heal, dense scars form.

Assessing the severity of burns

The severity of the burn injuries is determined by these factors:

Source of the burn – a minor burn caused by nuclear radiation is more severe than a burn caused by thermal sources. Chemical burns are particularly dangerous because the chemical may still be on the skin, continuing to burn it.
Parts of the body burned – burns to the face are more severe because they can involve the eyes or airway management. Burns to hands and feet are also of special concern because they could damage movement of fingers and toes.
Degree of the burn – the degree of the burn is important because second and third degree burns expose the tissues to infection and allow infectious agents access to the circulatory system.
Extent of burned surface areas – It is important to know the percentage of the skin surface involved. Burn treatment staff calculate the total burned area by the rule of nines: the adult body is divided into regions, each of which represents nine percent of the total body surface. These regions are the head and neck, each upper limb, the chest, the abdomen, the upper back, the lower back and buttocks, the front of each lower limb, and the back of each lower limb. Together these regions comprise 99 percent of the adult body. The remaining one percent is the genital area. Infants or small children have relatively larger heads and trunks, so a slightly different calculation is used.
Age of the patient – This is important because small children and the elderly usually have more severe reactions to burns and their healing processes are somewhat different.
Pre-existing conditions – A person with respiratory illnesses, heart disorders, diabetes or kidney disease are at greater risk than a healthy person.

Serious burns are always complex injuries, and have the potential to involve muscles, bones, nerves, and blood vessels. The respiratory system can be damaged by smoke inhalation, and there are risks of airway obstruction, respiratory failure and respiratory arrest. Burns disrupt the body’s normal fluid/electrolyte balance and its ability to maintain and regulate internal temperature. Joint function, manual dexterity, and physical appearance can also be significantly affected by burns.

First Aid Kit Recommendations For Treating Burns

In my opinion every home should have a first aid kit and that kit should include the necessary items to treat burns. Common causes of burns in the home will usually happen in the kitchen but can occur from spilling hot coffee to touching a hot stove. With the right first aid kit on hand you can treat these injuries effectively and then seek medical care when appropriate.

In the workplace however there can be more causes for such burns and the first aid kit will need to be stocked for the treatment of these burns. For example, it maybe that you are someone who works with caustic chemicals, welding equipment or an open flame of some sort. A first aid burns kit is therefore crucial in such an environment.

It is not enough to simply have first aid supplies for cuts and scrapes, there is a need to have the right equipment and supplies specifically to provide first aid to victims of burning.

A first aid kit for burns should contain sterile gloves, medical tape, scissors, non-stick sterile dressings, gauzes, and possibly cold packs. Recent advances in first aid care means that some off-the-shelf first aid kits now come with water-gel dressings specifically for burns treatment. These also come in various sizes to suit different needs.
Your first aid kit should have an antiseptic hand cleanser for the person that will administer the treatment. To treat potential burns to the eyes – typically occurring from chemical spray, burns kit should contain at least one liter of sterile water for flooding the eye to remove the chemical as much as possible and sterile eye pads.

As with any burns treatment your first act should be to remove the cause of the burn whether it came from electrical, thermal or chemical source. Flush the burn with cool water for about 20 minutes being careful not to numb the area.

If severe burns have been experienced there is always the possibility for the victim to go into a state of shock – this can be life threatening and thus immediate medical attention should be sought. Shock can be assumed if the victim complains of dizziness or feels cold or clammy to touch – as a result of not enough blood flow to the lungs, heart, and brain. The victim should be made to lie down with the feet and legs elevated above the heart. If in any doubt as to whether the victim may be in shock always assume the worst and call for medical help.

Remember, the purpose of a first aid kit is to allow you to administer first aid to your patient until the proper medical help arrives or until you get the patient to the emergency room. Your first aid kit will allow you to reduce the amount of damage to the victim during this period and it is thus important to ensure it contains the right supplies for treating burns as well as the usual cuts and scratches which are probably more common but maybe not so severe.

A good first aid course is always recommended for anyone who may need to administer first aid in their employment area.

Heart Burn and Celiac Disease, Not Any More

Imagine finishing a delicious meal and sitting down to watch your favorite movie at home when the pain strikes. Heart burn makes you pause the movie to go find the antacid tablets. They taste really gross but you take ’em anyway. The movie’s almost done but your heart burn is still there.

This was reality for me for many years. Fortunately, I discovered what was causing the indigestion and how to fix it. My suffering from heart burn was severe enough that I went to see a specialist to find out what the heck was wrong with me. Of course, the specialist recommended I have an endoscopy performed. That’s when they stick a camera down your throat. I figured it couldn’t hurt, pun intended, so I decided to go through with it. Not only did it hurt after they were done, but the doctor told me the results were negative. Negative!! What do you mean! Some help the doctor was. He couldn’t even give me a decent recommendation on how to make my situation better other than take some prescription drug. I’m not in to taking drugs so back home I went to suffer some more.

Not until years later did I discover that my indigestion was caused by my Celiac Disease. Weird, huh! When I stopped eating wheat, my heart burn got better, and almost completely. A few more years went by and I was able to learn that there were other foods my immune system went crazy with that still caused heart burn for me. When I eliminated those foods from my diet I became heart burn free. Wow! Going from chronic severe heart burn where the doctor told me I had some dumb thing called Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GIRD), to having no pain at all is really amazing! Sometimes doctors don’t have the answers.

An amazing fact is that doTERRA essential oils also take care of things like indigestion in ways you can’t believe. Here’s how it works. By swallowing doTERRA DigestZen oil in a capsule either before, during, or after eating you can enjoy those other problem foods and not have indigestion pain. Sign me up, right! Well, I’m living proof that you can eat those things you like, even with Celiac Disease, and not have to suffer from heart burn.

Is It Heart Burn, Or Acid Reflux?

How do you know if you have acid reflux, or just a simple case of heart burn? The best way to really find out may actually be to visit your doctor, and if you find than you don’t have acid reflux take it from me you are fortunate. However having normal heart burn, and taking anti acids all the time is not good either, but when you have acid reflux your in a completely different ball park.

Now in my particular situation I do have acid reflux, and if I could only turn back the clock I may just change things a bit. First I believe their may have been some circumstances that contributed to the cause of my acid reflux.

Let me explain. Several years ago my job required for me to work the afternoon evening hours, and after work I would arrive at home about 9pm ready to eat. Well guess what I did? Of course I ate, and not long after eating at that time of the night I was ready to lay down for the night, while not realizing how bad it was for me to do that… I did. I believe this was the beginning of all my troubles. By continuing to follow the same routine of eating, and laying down after eating each night for several years I believe it developed into problems for my stomach.

Many people eat, and lay down afterwards day after day, and I guess they believe nothing will happen to them. Perhaps in my situation at the time I felt the same. However I do know in my case going to sleep immediately after eating for all those years on a continuous basis was not good. I probably began to develop acid reflux sometime during those years.

What is usually typical when eating the wrong foods, or drinking the wrong drinks when you actually have acid reflux is that your stomach will become very upset. A few foods to stay away from, and are common not eat for people who have acid reflux are Chocolate, Tomatoes, Ketchup, and Citrus Fruits. But it’s important to remember not everyone is the same, so some foods and drinks can differ from person to person, and there can be many more foods, and drinks as well as some alcohol that you may need to avoid in order to not have the very uncomfortable stomach symptoms from the reflux.

So once you have the reflux you must control it. Not only by what you eat and drink, but in other ways as well. For example, when you lay down even several hours after you eat you may still experience that discomfort in your stomach, so when you do lay down you may have to elevate your head, and your upper body much higher than the rest of your body in order to sleep comfortably at night without any stomach discomfort.

So remembering what you must not eat or drink will make a difference in how you will feel, and to not lay down immediately after eating are both very important. Again if you have stomach symptoms that persist, or if you just believe you may actually have acid reflux I suggest you go to a doctor for a check up. Than to determine what treatment you may need if any, and of course to confirm that you actually have acid reflux (and not just normal heart burn). Your doctor will discuss more about the conditions, the foods, and drinks you must avoid, as well as any medications you may need to take, plus possible exams, or even tests that you may need to have.

Remember you don’t want to allow yourself to develop acid reflux! You don’t want to let any problems to persist, and get worst without any treatment. Also be certain to check the ingredients on packages before you purchase them, so by knowing just what to look for, and preventing any problems in advance will help you significantly. Additionally be certain to always avoid these foods, and drinks at all costs. And finally to aways remember not to lay down after eating which may still be as important as ever for you to feel better each day!

So if you remember to follow these simple steps each and every day like I do you too may continue to feel free of stomach discomfort each, and every day. By controlling your acid reflux for life you will feel much better, and life will be much easier for you to cope with each and every passing day!

You may be able to control Acid Reflux by watching what you eat and drink! Having Acid Reflux can become very serious of a problem if not controlled. So be sure that you get checked by your doctor for the first signs of any problems that may lead to Acid Reflux, and you can live a life in comfort and not in discomfort!

Inflammation – How to Naturally Improve Acid Reflux, Heart Burn and Inflammation Associated With It

What Is Acid Reflux?

The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects our mouth to our stomach. This circular muscle contracts to bring foods and liquids to the stomach. In the stomach is where acid develops. Our stomach acids do not normally reflux (go up into) our lower esophagus because of esophageal pressure that keeps the acid down in the stomach. Now, if that pressure does decrease for some reason, acid from the stomach can flow backwards into the lower esophagus. Unlike the stomach which has a protective barrier from acid, the lower esophagus is actually burned when it is exposed to stomach acid.

Now any of you who have read my other articles will probably know what I am going to say next. What happens to the esophagus when it is repeatedly exposed to stomach acid? (Riigghhtt). The acid causes loads of free radicals to release, which leads to oxidative stress, which leads to inflammation and damage to the esophagus.

The symptoms people get from reflux are mostly chest pressure, heart burn or chocking. The longer the symptoms occur the more likely you are to develop “reflux esophagitis” and “Barrett’s esophagus” – a pre-cancerous condition.

What Causes Reflux?

1. Certain foods – It would help you to eliminate greasy or spicy foods, caffeine, aspirin, chocolate, tomatoes, acidic foods such as lemons, oranges, grapefruits and vinegar, carbonation, alcohol, coffee and high glycemic carbohydrates.

2. Increased abdominal pressure – This is mostly due to weight gain around your middle. That pressure can force acid out of the stomach into the esophagus.

3. Eat small meals – Eat small meals throughout the day instead of one large one.

4. Sit up after a meal – People can have reflux symptoms by lying down after eating.

5. Have your Dr. check for infection – Another cause of reflux is “H.Pylori”. Once this is treated the symptoms should subside permanently.

Treating Acid Reflux.

Physicians usually prescribe a drug to decrease the production of stomach acid. That would be (1) H2 blockers like Tagamet, Pepcid, or Zantac or (2) Nexium, Prilosec, Aciphex, etc. which are proton pump inhibitors. The pump inhibitors are much stronger than the H2 blockers. They will improve the reflux symptoms and decrease stomach acid quickly. They are also difficult to quit if you use them for awhile. What happens is your stomach actually begins to make more stomach acid than it ever has before – its called the “rebound phenomenon”. At that point the reflux symptoms usually return much stronger making Drs. conclude you have chronic reflux and will need to stay on the medication forever. (Thank-you pharmaceutical companies for not making this fact known).

A Nutritional Medicine Approach To Treating Acid Reflux.

Dr. Ray Strand, a well known nutritional medicine practitioner recommends discontinuing the proton pump inhibitor ONCE THE ESOPHAGUS HAS HEALED. Then take an H2 blocker (Pepcid, etc) twice a day since they do not create the “rebound phenomenon”. Since the acid causes the cycle of free radical damage, oxidative stress and inflammation, the damaged area is low in antioxidants and their supporting nutrients. So IN ALL PHASES of medical treatment it is important to build up the nutrients to optimal levels with an abundance of antioxidants through an aggressive pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplement.

In addition to this, implementing a life-long health program which will permanently keep the belly fat off and thus reduce the central weight which then reduces abdominal pressure. This gives you the opportunity for relief with all the additional health benefits for life.

Sue Ferenc has counseled numerous individuals to have the proper nutritional balance in their body to gain improvement in their health and reduce the risk of disease. To get her exclusive report on naturally reducing the effects of inflammation go to http://www.MyNaturalEnergySecrets.com right now to claim your free report.

Butter Is for Bread – Not Burns!

First – How Bad Is Your Burn?

Any time you are burned, your first aid priority is to run it under cold water. This lowers the temperature of the burned tissue and reduces, as much as possible, the intensity of the burn. Water also may remove infectious contaminants. After running the burn under water for a minimum of 5 minutes, you can take a look.

A simple description of the degree of burn is as follows:

Red – First Degree – usually considered a minor burn
Blisters or Bubbles – Second Degree – not a minor burn – keep dry and clean – don’t pop your blisters.
Wound or Hole – Third Degree – Serious – get emergency medical treatment right away!

Regardless of the degree of burn, one should never apply household kitchen ingredients, most popularly, BUTTER. It is also important not to put ointment or ice on a burn. Just use water.

Why Not Put Butter On Your Burn?

It may cause infection – the butter may contain infection, or prevent contaminated substances from being washed off. Remember, running water not only cools the burn, it rinses contaminants from the area.
Butter may prevent the burn from cooling as fast. If the burn is covered with butter, water can’t reach the tissue to remove the heat. Cold running water is the fastest method of removing heat from a burn.
Butter will need to be removed from the burn if a physician needs to treat it. One can only imagine the pain caused from the removal of butter stuck to an already painful burn.
Butter, which is fat based, may weaken the skin, which is fat based and now injured. There is no reason to weaken already injured tissue.

Other Ineffective Folk Remedies For Burns

There are many folk remedies for burns that have been passed on through generations. These include baking powder, pickle juice, toothpaste, sliced raw tomato, vinegar. As a CPR/AED/First Aid instructor, the author hears different folk remedies for burns with every class taught. While the list of ineffective burn treatments can never be complete, The American Heart Association instructs to use only running water. Never use ointment or any kitchen or household substances.

Maybe?

It is possible that Aloe Vera juice can help minor burns. There have been a studies looking at Aloe Vera’s potential role in treating burns. The evidence isn’t conclusive.

Heartburn – Its Symptoms and Treatments

Heartburn is a common feeling of warmth or burning in the chest. This disease is not related with heart. The condition of heartburn arises when acid starts returning towards the alimentary canal, and here acid produces burn. After taking food this acid enters the stomach through alimentary canal. Experts suggest that those who suffer from heart burn for 2-3 times or greater in a week, may also suffer from acid reflux disease. This problem first starts from the upper-side of the stomach, and moves towards the chest.

Stomach acid is so strong it helps in digesting the food. For protecting the stomach it is covered with mucous layer. The chest pain may result in acid reflux, this may further result in heart diseases.

In other words this disease is also called indigestion. When someone suffers from heart burn along with chest-pain, it causes heart related diseases. The burn reddens the affected area which troubles the patient.

What causes Heartburn?:

Heartburn is caused by a weak digestive system. Heartburn makes swallowing difficult and the swelling in the throat creates burping. This type of pain obliterates by itself within 3-4 hours or more. Dyspepsia is a medical term, which informs about the burn in stomach and chest. This mainly causes after taking food.

Some other reasons of heart burn:

– overweight people get pressure on their stomach which causes this disease,

– wearing tight fitting clothes,

– smoking,

– some other medicines,

– Usage of onion, garlic, and much spice in food,

– stress.

The people who suffer from heartburn everyday are prone to get diseases like acid reflux. The basic problem caused by heart burn is pain in stomach while taking food. The patient may also feel the teeth problems, and also feel sometime that something is there in throat. If the pain starts in breastbone, this produces heart related problems, swelling in stomach and ulcer. If the blood is found in vomit, this means there is bleeding taking place in small intestine or alimentary canal. Neglecting this may cause many problems.

Heartburn mainly affect youth more than children. The pregnant ladies also get affected by this disease, it is caused from the pressure applied by baby from inside. Spicy food also produce this type of problems.

For getting unaffected by heartburn:

– take food less than hunger,

– do not take rest within 2-3 hours after taking food,

– after dinner do not take sleep immediately,

– do not wear tight fitting clothes,

– take less food and do not eat fast,

– take a proper way for controlling weight,

– do not smoke or take alcohol,

– take aloe era juice before taking food,

– chew clove after taking food,

– chew leaf of basil,

– use ginger in food,

– take anise after taking food.

Acid Reflux Natural Treatment Review

In today’s world it can be a daunting task sorting through the countless options for treating any type of medical condition. One such condition that generates many different products is acid reflux, indigestion, heart burn, and the like. One of the products for treating acid reflux is Refluxamine. This product makes many claims which if proven to be true would rise it above it’s competition on multiple points.

Many treatments are composed of harmful chemicals that can sometimes do more harm than good. While they may treat a symptom, many do absolutely nothing for treating the actual condition. Refluxamine claims to be “all natural“. Rather than introducing drugs to suppress a symptom, it works naturally with the human body to support the natural healing process that in fact works on the core condition.

Another point to touch on is that the manufacturers say that Refluxamine™ is not a drug.

It is a “natural acid relief formula”. Blended at the molecular level it attempts to provide the absolute highest level of effectiveness of any nutraceutical. The formula is designed to work on the root cause by providing the right micronutrients in the right amounts. This is an important point to note, as many treatments are only designed to treat symptoms rather than the actual condition.

Refluxamine also claims to begin working immediately to soothe the discomfort caused by acid reflux. The formula is made with Calcium carbonate which in fact helps to very quickly neutralize the stomach acid in the body. This stomach acid is what causes the pain in the esophagus or throat. An important point to make is that while immediately neutralizing the stomach acid, this Calcium carbonate also assists in alkalizing the body and bringing it back into a balanced chemistry.

Perhaps the most important claim coming from the makers of Refluxamine [http://www.refluxaminereview.com] is that while it not only treats the immediate symptoms of acid reflux and heart burn, it also actually helps your body heal itself naturally and become chemically balanced. This is very important because many other “formulas” and drugs will simply follow the path of traditional western medicines and simply treat a symptom. Such is not the case with Refluxamine. This formula treats the source of the problem while assisting your body in the natural healing process.

While many over the counter and prescription medications may temporarily get rid of the symptoms of heart burn, acid reflux and indigestion, few claim to treat the underlying cause of the condition. One such product that does claim to treat to root of the condition is Refluxamine. While the scientific explanations behind the products effectiveness may require a very basic level of chemical knowledge in order to understand, reviews and customer reports do appear to validate the large claims made by the products manufacturers.

Natural Treatment For Heartburn – Why it is Better the OTC Medications

Is heartburn your cause of frustration? Have you been looking for effective treatment for this problem? This article might help you find a way to get rid of it. Heart burn is a fiery sensation that goes from the stomach to the throat and it happens when stomach acid goes up to the esophagus. You can either use OTC treatment to stop current attack or use a natural treatment for heartburn and get rid of it permanently.

Antacids and other medicines provide quick but temporary relief for this health problem. They go directly to the stomach and decrease the acid that is causing damage to the esophagus and neutralizes the region. Some medications also contain a foaming agent which generates a foam blockade to prevent the stomach acid from making its way up to the esophagus.

So once again these kinds of medications do not heal this problem but only stop acid from entering the esophagus. In addition some of these drugs, if used continuously, can even worsen the trouble and cause side effects like side effects like kidney stones, constipation and diarrhea. So always consult with your doctor before taking these kinds of medications. This is one of the reasons why using alternative or natural treatment for heartburn is a better option.

Yoga and exercises are great ways to reduce the chances of getting an acid reflux. These activities provide numerous benefits from easing the stress to boosting metabolism. Also improving your diet and avoiding foods that are proven to cause heartburn is probably the best way to control and with time eliminate this problem. To avoid acid reflux do not go to sleep for at least three hours after a meal, and if you still get acid reflux attack use a wedge pillow.

Milk is a natural acid neutralizer and should be included as part of everyday diet and ice cream is surprisingly effective acid neutralizer as well. Eating Ginger, Rhubarb, Papaya and yoghurt can also successfully prevent this problem.