Organic Treatments

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    Oct 14, 2007 4:36 PM GMT
    I have just started with a personal trainer at a Gold's Gym. He is into all natural, organic eating and treatments. One of his goals is to get me off of all medications.

    Ok, I am fine with that.

    I have been taking acid reflux medication, like Nextium, for years. He says stop that.

    To take care of heartburn, he says, drink what would be like a few gulps out of a small glass of "Bragg Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar" That's right...VINEGAR ... icon_eek.gif

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    Well, I tried it for the first time last night. It worked just fine. No acid reflux all night or today. And...it took care of a slight sore throat I had, too.

    Yes, it tasted sour like vinegar, but only for a moment as I swigged it all back and got it over with.

    I am new to this organic stuff, but this is great. ... icon_biggrin.gif

    Their Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ
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    Oct 15, 2007 5:33 AM GMT
    Good stuff, I'll try it when I need to. post more of his remadies when you get them. I'm always looking for alternatives to conventional medications!
  • qalbi30

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    Oct 15, 2007 5:42 AM GMT
    Caslon I wish you success with your new trainer and hope that you are well on the way to complete recovery.

    May I mention two books that you may have read ,but if not may be of interest.

    "Diet Does It" by Gaylord Hauser and "The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise ".

    Was reared on the Hauser as mother was a great fan of all his books.
    Pritikin I found in the '80's and it was a great help.

    Good luck,R.
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    Oct 15, 2007 7:06 AM GMT
    Acid reflux is usually caused by too little stomach acid... not too much, as the drug companies would have us believe. Glad this worked for you, Caslon.icon_biggrin.gif

    May I suggest a remedy? For a general upset stomach, mixing an ounce or two of food-grade aloe vera juice (I use Watkins) into a glass of juice (any kind... I usually use orange or apple) will help settle the stomach rather quickly. It also has other digestive benefits.

    I get the aloe vera juice here... (go to Home Remedies tab, then Supplements)

    http://www.watkinsonline.com/tcranford

    And here is a FAQ, in PDF format...

    http://www.watkinsonline.com/pdf/products/AloeVeraJuice.pdf


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    Oct 15, 2007 12:22 PM GMT
    While I am all for natural organic remedies and diet, and I am glad things worked out for you; be sure to check with your doctor before discontinuing any prescription medication.

    GERD for example is commonly due to transient or permanent changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. This can be due to incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), transient LES relaxation, impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus, or a hiatal hernia.

    As with any physical complaint, check with your doctor.

    I am constantly amazed at the number of people who will take the advice of 'a friend' over the expert advice of their physician.

  • Warren

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    Oct 15, 2007 3:13 PM GMT
    ITJockAs with any physical complaint, check with your doctor.

    I am constantly amazed at the number of people who will take the advice of 'a friend' over the expert advice of their physician


    While I completely agree with you on checking with your doctor before discontinuing any prescription medications (some meds, if you stop cold turkey, will cause damage to your body, sometimes severe), I also understand the desire to not be on prescription medications.

    The only thing I can say is to ask your doctor before you start a prescription if there is any alternatives to the drugs, such as diet or lifestyle changes. If you make your doctor aware of your desire to work with homeopathic or organic treatments, he or she should work with you, and leave prescription medications as a last resort.

    Once on a medication, please don't stop it or add another regimen without consulting your physician, as even homeopahtic medications can interfere with prescription meds. This can lead to inactivating the medication or even making it more potent and thus causing adverse effects like liver damage or kidney damage.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 15, 2007 11:47 PM GMT
    Caslon,

    I have also read many health benefits of cider vinegar. My ex father in law drank a glass a day since he was a boy. He said it cleans his blood?? Well he's 82 and going strong.

    DGL Licorice will also work on acid reflux, but you have to like the taste of licorice. They come in chewable wafers.
    try em.


    mike3