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How to Beat Heartburn in Three Easy Steps

Hello there!

Welcome to this short article on heartburn and acid reflux.

Let me ask you some questions:

  • Does it feel like your chest and stomach are on fire?
  • Do you struggle to eat your favourite foods for fear of the pain?
  • Have you been diagnosed with “acid reflux” or “GERD”?
  • Are you taking antacid medications on a daily basis?

Over the last seven years “heartburn” is one of the symptoms my clients have complained about the most – if you’re struggling with it, you’re not alone.

Heartburn was one of the primary symptoms I struggled with back in 2004-2007, when I had H. pylori and I didn’t get rid of my symptoms until I rejuvenated by digestive system.

In this short article, I’m going to teach you why heartburn happens so you know exactly how to get rid of it once and for all.

H. pylori is a major heartburn cause, but it’s not the only one.

Before I teach you the three key steps to overcoming heartburn, it’s important to note that heartburn can lead to other problems, so please make sure you act on this information to ensure you avoid some of these complications.

Doctors typically prescribe antacid medications to suppress heartburn symptoms, but rarely teach you about the underlying cause.

Knowing the cause helps you achieve long lasting health without having to take medications each day.

In my experience of working with thousands of clients, I’ve come to understand that these factors cause heartburn:

  1. H. pylori Infection – the bacteria “screw” into your stomach or intestine and create soreness (this is what happened to me when I had H. pylori!)
  2. Food – many common foods can irritate your stomach and cause sensations of heartburn; they include bread, milk and soy (I teach you more about these foods in The H. Pylori Diet).
  3. Alcohol Consumption – alcohol irritates your stomach lining, causing inflammation and heartburn.
  4. Candida Overgrowth and Parasites – H. pylori is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad bugs living in your gut. I’ve interpreted more than 2,000 stool tests and found 40 or more different bad bugs, some of which can cause heartburn.
  5. Hiatal Hernia – this is where a small piece of your stomach squeezes up through your diaphragm. It causes a lot or irritation – an endoscopy is needed for diagnosis.
  6. Low Stomach Acid – you may be surprised when I tell you that many people experiencing heartburn don’t have enough stomach acid. Food sits in the stomach, putrefies and gives off gases that cause heartburn. Increasing stomach acid production.
  7. High Stomach Acid – some people do have a little too much stomach acid, but it’s important to find out why.
  8. Ulcers – we know that 80% stomach ulcers and 95% duodenal ulcers are caused by H. pylori – other causes include alcohol, NSAIDS like aspirin and smoking. An ulcer can cause a lot of stomach discomfort that translates to heartburn-like symptoms.
  9. A Weak Esophageal Sphincter (LES) – the LES is like a “trapdoor” between your esophagus and stomach; if it’s weakened for any reason, a little bit of acid can get into your esophagus and cause burning.

What To Do About Heartburn

If you’re struggling with daily or frequent heartburn, the first thing to note is that you don’t have an antacid deficiency.

Taking antacid medications, whether over the counter or on prescription might help with your symptoms, but it doesn’t address the cause of the problem.

I recommend you try to get off the heartburn medications as soon as you can because they are associated with future problems such as osteoporosis, nutrient deficiency and even heart disease when taken for too long.

Overcoming Heartburn In Three Easy Steps

I recommend a simple, three step process to overcome heartburn.

Step One – Change Your Diet

I continue to be amazed by how many people have heartburn simply because of the food they are eating – changing your diet is such a simple way to beat chronic symptoms.

I recommend you remove the bad foods associated with heartburn such as gluten, cow’s milk, sugar and alcohol.

Tomatoes, onions, chocolate and coffee can also be problematic, as can mint.

If you’d like to know how to do this with minimal fuss and without making your diet boring, a simple plan is laid out for you in my book, The H. Pylori Diet.

Step Two – Deal With “Bad Bugs” like H. pylori

If you know you already have H. pylori, make sure you get it treated properly.

You can use antibiotics from your doctor, but please be aware that the latest data show that treatments are only effective around 70% of the time and they can cause side effects.

You can save a lot of time, money and energy by determining whether you have an antibiotic-resistant H. pylori strain. Simply run a very special, cutting-edge home-based stool test.

If you don’t know whether or not you have H. pylori, if your doctor refuses to help you run a test, or if you have other ongoing and mysterious symptoms, please consider running a comprehensive home stool test so we can help you uncover the reasons you’re not feeling well.

Your heartburn could be due to other bad bugs, or imbalances in your stomach acid levels – it’s important to know what they are.

Once we know what’s causing your heartburn, we can guide you through a step-by-step process that rejuvenates your digestive health once and for all.

Step Three – Heal Your Stomach Lining

Once you have removed the offending foods and/or bad bugs, you can accelerate the healing of your stomach and intestine by using nutrients and herbs such as:

  • Glutamine
  • Marshmallow
  • Aloe vera
  • Licorice
  • Slippery elm
  • Ginger
  • Zinc carnosine

Medical Issues

It is important for you to be properly checked out by a physician to ensure you do not have an underlying medical condition.

Ulcers

If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer, you may need to take antacids until your stomach/intestinal lining has healed.

Otherwise, healing an ulcer can be as simple as following the same three steps as listed above for heartburn.

If you have a lot of nausea and vomiting, this needs to be checked out by a doctor, especially if the vomit contains coffee grain-like bits or blood.

Likewise, if you have dark or dark and tarry stools, see a doctor as this indicates digestive bleeding.

I’ve consulted several individuals who were in these situations and I had to get them to see a doctor as soon as possible to ensure nothing nasty happened to them.

Hiatal Hernia

A doctor can diagnose a hernia through endoscopy, where a tiny camera on the end of a tube is placed in your mouth and passed into your stomach.

In many cases, a skilled manual therapist can adjust the alignment of your diaphragm and stomach to resolve hernias.

Do not let your doctor tell you a hernia cannot be treated – in special cases, an operation may be needed, but a skilled therapist can successfully resolve the issue for you.

Please contact us if you would like help with this.

Get Help Today

I know how it feels to experience a reduced quality of life due to heartburn – I struggled for four years, largely because I didn’t know what to do.

Ultimately it was a comprehensive stool test that helped me find H. pylori and parasites. Once I had found and cleared them, my heartburn disappeared.

You can shortcut your own path to digestive health rejuvenation by using a range of tools that I’ve created especially for you:

The H. Pylori Diet (more than 15,000 copies sold in all formats)

This 250-page book outlines:

  • The problems associated with H. pylori
  • Why doctors don’t understand H. pylori in enough depth
  • How H. pylori is transmitted
  • How to test for H. pylori at home
  • Foods to avoid when you have H. pylori
  • Foods to eat when you have H. pylori
  • How to tell whether you have an antibiotic-resistant strain
  • How to get rid of H. pylori using a proven natural protocol
  • How to heal your stomach
  • How to prevent reinfection

Get your copy here

A Home Stool Test

Doing a home stool test changed my life – I’m not sure whether I would have found out why I felt unwell had I not done one.

Our H. pylori home stool test tells you whether you have H. pylori, which strain you have, and whether you have an antibiotic strain.

It is a completely unique test and has extremely limited availability. Click here for details.

If you would like to check for parasites, Candida overgrowth, whether you are digesting your food and whether you have a damaged immune system, you can also do this from your own home.

Click here for details.

Book A Consultation

There is no faster way to rejuvenate your health than to work with an expert who can help you negotiate the minefield of confusing information on TV, in the magazines and on the Internet.

Why not book an appointment to see me, Dave Hompes, at my London Clinic?

Click here to book a clinic appointment.

Or, if you live overseas and can’t make it to London, why not schedule a consultation via phone or Skype?

Click here to schedule a phone or Skype appointment.

It is my deepest hope that we can serve you, and help you rejuvenate your health in all seven areas:

  • Digestion
  • Reproduction and sex
  • Energy
  • Aches and pains
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Skin

Best,

Dave Hompes.