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5 Tips for Nighttime Acid Reflux

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Easy and effective ways to calm acid without harmful side effects of modern day medications.
Air Date: 10/9/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Dr T Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is Director of the Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and author of the best-selling book From Fatigued to Fantastic!

He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends.
  • Book Title: From Fatigued to Fantastic!
5 Tips for Nighttime Acid Reflux
Though it's a bad idea to keep your stomach acid "turned off" during the day (you need it to digest food), you don't need stomach acid while sleeping.

But before you reach for the TUMS, listen up. There are safe, natural, easy and effective ways to help soothe the burn as you sleep soundly.

For instance, taking 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in water will help turn off acid reflux. Melatonin settles down acid reflux by keeping your digestive mechanisms in check.

A big one is to avoid eating right before bed. Your food should be well digested before you lay down to sleep.

You can also take a plant-based digestive enzyme before bedtime or with your last meal to help improve the digestive process and therefore ease any remaining acid.

Finally, you can invest in a sleep wedge pillow, which will help your body be in the right position for preventing acid reflux.

Learn more about these important tips with Dr. Holly's special guest, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum.