Acid reflux, or in this case, GERD (really bad acid reflux), can be painful, uncomfortable, irritating and annoying, just as we know, and as the doc on CNN explains on his video. I like his idea of lifting one end of the bed so it’s more difficult for the acid to come up, however eliminating the acid sounds like a better plan to me.
From a natural health perspective you would look at the root issue “acidity”, and begin to resolve that with “alkalinity”, however that does not preclude targeting an issue say for example GERD or acid reflux. Targeting a symptom to resolve it or ease it up, is essential as you begin to get your body back into balance. Getting back into balance is the key, because once in balance symptoms begin to fall away.
Personally, if I had acid reflux I’d opt for the simple remedy of taking a teaspoon of Living Clay in 3-4 oz of water(tasteless essentially) stir until dissolved, and I’d drink it.
Why? Because Calcium bentonite (also known as montmorillonite) clay is a type of volcanic ash that has extraordinary absorption of acids and toxins. It first adsorbs, meaning attracts the acids/toxins, then absorbs, so essentially the clay acts like a sponge, not releasing the acidity but expelling it through normal elimination. Along the way it will do the same to the other toxins throughout the digestive and elimination systems.
Living Clay can be used in countless ways for many reasons. Primarily, and aside from the wonderful minerals, etc., it carries a very high negative charge, while acidity or toxins carry a strong positive charge. Thus, similar to how a magnet works, the two attract one another.
The powder form of this clay can be made into a paste (and it’s also available in paste and liquid form), added to liquids, etc., in fact I wrote a printable document explaining all the ways we use Living Clay, from sprains and strains, to back pain, neck pain, headaches, acne, skin conditions, detoxify baths/soaks, foot baths/soaks, all the way to thickening agent for (made at home) fresh salad dressing and more! PS Incredible facial and back mask!
So why wouldn’t someone try clay? Afterall we are made of the minerals of the earth and the waters of the ocean. Such a simple remedy, yet so effective it’s become an anchor not only as a target remedy for many issues, but truly foundational for pH balance and passive cleansing all year-long.
Lab Tested for purity.