Fast Acid Indigestion Relief

In this article I m going to share with you some of my favorite tips to blast belly fat fast and the extra bonus is I m going to also give you information so you can keep the fat off permanently so it never comes back again. A lot of people unfortunately think that just by taking some crazy weight loss pills or using an infomercial weight loss gadget that it ll help them get in great shape but that can t be further from the truth. In fact, it s going to take some hard work in the form of lifestyle habits. Most people are looking for a quick fix but I m going to show you the right way to blast belly fat fast.

First of all you re going to have to realize that diet is going to make up around 70%-80% of your results when it comes to fat loss. Unfortunately way too many people think that they can just workout really hard and then turn right around and eat whatever they want. The truth is that working out is important but proper nutrition is going to give you the best results possible. With that said an easy way to start losing belly fat is going to be to start eating a protein rich breakfast every morning within thirty minutes of waking up. This will help get your metabolism going so your body can burn fat. I recommend eating 2-3 whole eggs with some spinach and black beans.

Another suggestion I can make to blast belly fat fast is to avoid processed foods and also white carbohydrates. Processed foods are loaded with chemicals, toxins and sodium and all of these will cause you to put on fat and also damage your digestive system. This also goes for the white carbohydrates such as breads and pastas because they ll spike your blood sugar levels and a hormonal reaction will occur which will cause you to put on fat rather than keep it off. Do not drink your calories is also a huge tip to lose belly fat because many smoothies and even diet sodas actually contain a huge amount of artificial sweeteners and other sugars. Stick to cold water and brewed green tea as your only liquids.

When it comes to the actual workout part I would recommend lifting heavy weights with compound exercises so you train your entire body. This would mean you would be doing multi-joint exercises such as push-ups, step-ups, squats, cleans, snatches and deadlifts as your core lifts. Perform these exercises in a high intensity interval training program that would have you alternating between periods of intense work followed by slower periods of less intense work. I hope some of these tips on how to blast belly fast will not only help you lose the fat quickly but also keep it off for good.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to relieve acid indigestion?
    Does anyone know of any natural remedies to relieve acid indigestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy for Acid Reflux :-
      NUX VOMICA 30 and CARBO VEG 30 together half an hour before meals. Fast safe and 100% effective relief.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  2. QUESTION:
    Is Prilosec OTC supposed to get rid of heartburn after the 14 days?
    It says to only take for 14 days, so does it get rid of heartburn/reflux after that? If anyone has any info on this or has taken it, please answer and let me know if it gets rid of the heartburn and acid reflux.

    • ANSWER:
      Prilosec OTC does temporarily suppress the symptoms of heartburn/reflux/indigestion. but it doesn't heal it. It will re-occur
      You must take a prescribed medication like Nexium, Losec, etc.
      If you read the package that Prilosec comes in it will say that it relieves the symptoms not CURES them. The stopping after 14 days is because over the counter drugs are not intended for extended use, but rather quick, fast, relief. That is why we have prescription drugs. Side effects may occur with prolonged use.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to use TUMS as a calcium supplement?
    I'm 16 and had anorexia. Now I'm trying to recover some of my calcium deficiency. Sometimes milk or dairy is not available. I have an antacid (like TUMS) that says on the back chew two caplets daily for calcium supplement. That has 43% of the daily value of calcium. I know it's better to have real dairy to get calcium, but in a pinch is this okay? Even though I do not have an upset stomach, can use it as a calcium supplement?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people routinely use antacids for relief of heartburn or as a calcium aupplement. The truth is that both of these choices are usually nutritionally unsound.

      THE BOTTOM LINE
      Stomach acid is required for good digestion. Poor digestion produces heartburn. People with heart-burn take antacids. Antacids reduce stomach acid. OOPS-more heartburn. Stomach acid is required for good mineral absorption, including calcium & magnesium. Calcium carbonate antacids neutralize the stomach acid needed for their absorption.

      The stomach's job is to produce and hold digestive acid and enzymes. When antacids are used regularly, the stomach senses this and, over time, increases its acid production rate set point. Taking antacids to reduce acid can lead to the production of excessive acid and more discomfort.

      INDIGESTION
      Often, it is a LACK of stomach acid, not an excess that creates symptoms of indigestion. Naturopathic physicians have found that supplementary digestive acid and enzyme supplements can improve digestion and thus eliminate symptoms of indigestion. Lack of stomach acid can also result in food allergies, nausea after taking supplements and rectal itching. It can be indicated by weak fingernails, anemia, chronic parasites, fungal infections, and acne.

      DISEASES RELATED TO LOW STOMACH ACID
      When food, especially protein, is insufficiently digested, the larger, partially digested, molecules can be absorbed by the body. These "foreign invaders" trigger the immune system and produce food allergies. When a person doesn't get full benefit from their foods, even the best diet can be inadequate. You can't assimilate nutrients until they have been adequately broken down by digestion.

      WHAT DO ANTACIDS DO?
      Antacids reduce the acidity of the stomach by chemically absorbing or neutralizing some of the hydrochloric acid. Reducing stomach acid can temporarily relieve irritation of a weakened or exposed stomach lining. It can also reduce the acidity of stomach contents which become refluxed into the esophagus.

      WHAT ABOUT ANTACIDS AS CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS TO AVOID OSTEOPOROSIS?
      Some antacids contain calcium carbonate, a rock, and are advertised as calcium supplements. Calcium carbonate is an insoluble salt that must be ionized by stomach acid before it can be absorbed. About 40 percent of post-menopausal women (who are often concerned about osteoporosis) are severely deficient in stomach acid and can only absorb about 4% of the calcium in this form. Calcium carbonate greatly increases the risk of kidney stones, particularly when milk is also used regularly.

      Although calcium citrate is also an antacid, it is already in a form that the body can use and is absorbed much more effectively.

      COMMON PROBLEMS WITH COMMON ANTACIDS

      CALCIUM CARBONATE AND ACID REBOUND
      Calcium carbonate is especially fast-acting. Within a few hours, however, the body will overcompensate by producing an extra surge of acid.

      PROBLEMS WITH SODIUM BICARBONATE
      When used for long periods of time, sodium bicarbonate can cause increased acidity throughout the body. Highly acidic body chemistries (systemic alkalosis) are involved in health problems such as arthritis, kidney stones, nausea and mental confusion.

      ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE AND BONE LOSS
      Antacids containing aluminum can contribute to phosphate deficiency when used for long periods of time. This is because the phosphate in food reacts with the aluminum in the antacid to form a solid material that is simply passed in the stool. In order to keep enough phosphorus in the blood, the body will take it out of bones. Bone demineralization is especially a problem for the older people who tend to use these products regularly.

      MAGNESIUM IN ANTACIDS
      Magnesium salts such as magnesium-oxide, magnesium-hydroxide and magnesium-carbonate are often used as antacids. Although they are milder, they are also laxative and can cause diarrhea.

      OTHER SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTACIDS
      Use of antacids can cause bowel irregularities including constipation, nausea and diarrhea with occasional vomiting. They can lead to kidney stones, demineralization of bones, bone pain and muscle weakness with cramping. They can be counted on to produce malabsorption of minerals.

      Originally published in the The H. E. L. P., Natural Health Newsletter and edited by Kay Lubecke, B.A., M.S. Certified Herbalist and Nutritional Counselor

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to use TUMS as a calcium supplement?
    I'm fifteen years old and my doctor recommended it because I hardly ever take in dairy products or products containing enough calcium. I also have take Vitamin D3 once a day.

    Also, what benefits does calcium have for your body?

    • ANSWER:
      NO, NO, NO to the TUMS

      Many people routinely use antacids for relief of heartburn or as a calcium supplement. The truth is that both of these choices are usually nutritionally unsound.

      THE BOTTOM LINE

      Stomach acid is required for good digestion. Poor digestion produces heartburn. People with heart-burn take antacids. Antacids reduce stomach acid. OOPS-more heartburn. Stomach acid is required for good mineral absorption, including calcium & magnesium. Calcium carbonate antacids neutralize the stomach acid needed for their absorption.

      The stomach's job is to produce and hold digestive acid and enzymes. When antacids are used regularly, the stomach senses this and, over time, increases its acid production rate set point. Taking antacids to reduce acid can lead to the production of excessive acid and more discomfort.

      INDIGESTION

      Often, it is a LACK of stomach acid, not an excess that creates symptoms of indigestion. Naturopathic physicians have found that supplementary digestive acid and enzyme supplements can improve digestion and thus eliminate symptoms of indigestion. Lack of stomach acid can also result in food allergies, nausea after taking supplements and rectal itching. It can be indicated by weak fingernails, anemia, chronic parasites, fungal infections, and acne.

      WHAT DO ANTACIDS DO?

      Antacids reduce the acidity of the stomach by chemically absorbing or neutralizing some of the hydrochloric acid. Reducing stomach acid can temporarily relieve irritation of a weakened or exposed stomach lining. It can also reduce the acidity of stomach contents which become refluxed into the esophagus.

      COMMON PROBLEMS WITH COMMON ANTACIDS

      CALCIUM CARBONATE AND ACID REBOUND

      Calcium carbonate is especially fast-acting. Within a few hours, however, the body will overcompensate by producing an extra surge of acid.

      PROBLEMS WITH SODIUM BICARBONATE

      When used for long periods of time, sodium bicarbonate can cause increased acidity throughout the body. Highly acidic body chemistries (systemic alkalosis) are involved in health problems such as arthritis, kidney stones, nausea and mental confusion.

      ALUMINUM AND IMPAIRED MENTAL FUNCTION

      Although the FDA and manufacturers say that aluminum in antacids is not absorbed, studies since 1986 have shown that it is, especially in cases of kidney problems and in the presence of acidic foods such as citrus fruits or soda pop. There is increasing evidence that aluminum is involved in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease and some other nervous system problems.

      OTHER SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTACIDS

      Use of antacids can cause bowel irregularities including constipation, nausea and diarrhea with occasional vomiting. They can lead to kidney stones, demineralization of bones, bone pain and muscle weakness with cramping. They can be counted on to produce malabsorption of minerals.

      The list of diseases that have been associated with low gastric acidity include, but are not limited to: Anemia, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, celiac disease, dermatitis, diabetes, eczema, gallbladder problems, hepatitis, lupus, osteoporosis, psoriasis and problems with over- and under-active thyroid glands.

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  5. QUESTION:
    i have thrush but tablets dont work for me?
    and im too scared to put anything up there... weather it be the cream in the tube or those pessarie things.

    i tried taking the oral tablets but it didnt work (my doctor also told me that tablets arent always as effective as the cream)

    how else can i get rid of my thrush?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Monkey

      I will recommend the following and visit on my website for the following products. www.shapetolivelong.net

      Fibre & Herbs

      Fibre is an essential dietary substance. As it may be lacking in many modern diets, a supplemental Fibre tablet has been designed which is presented in combination with various nutritional herbs as a nutritional supplement for both weight control and health enhancement. Combining oat bran and selected herbs, which work together to encourage the efficient elimination of waste products from the food we eat, for a cleaner digestive system. A cleaner digestive system can function more effectively and also helps to ensure better absorption of nutrients from the food we eat.

      F&H balances/stabilises the bodies sugar levels

      Key Benefits:
      Cleanses the villi of the small intestine to allow your body to absorb nutrition.
      Helps to balance and stabilise the body s sugar levels.
      Fast Facts:
      One finds two types of fiber (a) soluble dietary fiber and (b) insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber reduce the calorie content of ingested foods by trapping a certain amount of fat through absorption and preventing its intestinal absorption.
      Sources of dietary fiber in the Herbalife products include corn and oat bran, apple and citrus pectin's, acacia, carrageen and psyllium.

      Recommended Use: Two tablets to be taken three times daily with each meal.

      Product Specifications: 180 tablets, 148 grams

      Nutrition Targets: Acne, Allergies, Asthma, Bad Breath, Bladder Infections, Bloating, Body Odour (excessive), Circulation Problems, Colds & Flu, Constipation, Dark Circles Under Eyes, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dry Skin, Flatulence/Gas, Food Allergies, Food Poisoning, Gout, Grinding Teeth, Gum Boils, Headaches, Heart Burn, Haemorrhoids, Hiatal Hernia, Impotence, Insomnia, Irritable Bowl Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Liver Spots, Menstrual Cramps, Migraine Headaches, Overweight, Prostate (benign enlargement), Psoriasis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Rickets, Rosaceous, Sinus Pain/Pressure, Sinusitis, Smokers (to help immune system), Smoking (to stop), Sore Throat, Sores, Sour Stomach, Spastic Colon, Stretch Marks (avoiding), Stretch Marks (reducing), Ulcers, Urinary Tract Infection, Varicose Veins, Water Retention, Yeast Infections.

      Herbal Aloe Drink (Concentrate)

      Pure, wholesome refreshing beverage that helps soothes the digestive system; Stress, coffee, cigarette smoke and poor eating habits can upset the stomach and impair digestion. Herbal Aloe Drink brings relief. Herbal Aloe Drink combines the goodness of aloe, with a delicious citrus twist for a healthy digestive system. Nature's beverage for intestinal good health. The health enhancing nutrients found in Aloe Vera are captured in Herbalife's Herbal Aloe Drink. This refreshing, pure beverage helps soothe the digestive system and assists the natural self-cleansing action of body.

      Key Benefits:
      Assists with heartburn, ulcers & indigestion.
      Assists the natural self cleansing action of the body.

      Fast Facts:
      The aloe plant is known to contain 75 beneficial substances, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
      Available in 240ml bottle Aloe contains healing properties, and the acclaimed organic nutrients found in Aloe Vera are captured in this stabilized drink.

      Recommended Use: Two to three caps mixed full into a 125ml glass of cold water, drink throughout the day.

      Product Specifica

  6. QUESTION:
    How to control Heartburn ? and what's the natural alternative ?
    I've been facing alot of Heartburn these days , I dunno what to eat anymore because i'm afraid i'll experience another acid reflux , so I want to know what are the Alkaline Foods ? (Some people say Lemon is Alkaline , But it's filled with citric acid ! that's quite contradicting) , What is the natural alternative to this situation rather than taking over the counter Anti-acids because apparently they don't work , and what works for a quick relief of Hyperacidity ?

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      So, what is the first resort in heartburn treatment? Aim to prevent it in the first place, and for that, a change in eating habits is a good place to start. Many foods have a reputation for causing heartburn, including onions, garlic, hot and spicy foods, fatty or greasy foods, fried foods and highly acidic foods, like tomatoes and citrus. Chocolate and coffee are also common culprits. In addition, the way you eat is sometimes just as important as what you eat. People who eat especially quickly, who lay down after a big meal or who simply eat too much, are often more prone to heartburn. When you eat too much too fast, without chewing well, the stomach must produce more acid to break down food, creating problems for you down the line. Therefore, in addition to paying attention to the types of foods you eat, and avoiding those that trigger heartburn, you must also be aware of portion size and how quickly you eat.

      If you do start to feel heartburn coming on, one of the first things you should do is drink water. F. Batmanghelidj in "Water for Health Healing" writes that heartburn really begins as just "thirst pains" -- a signal of a water shortage in the body. Batmanghelidj suggests treating this pain with water rather than medication.

      Finally, it is important to bear in mind that it is not just food choices that can contribute to heartburn. Stress can also be a factor, as well as any prescription or over-the-counter drug you might be taking. This may surprise some people, but the drugs you take can lead to indigestion and heartburn. Aspirin, for example, has been shown to contribute to heartburn when taken in high doses, as has Ibuprofen. Anti-inflammatory drugs often cause heartburn in addition to more serious problems, such as death from sudden gastric hemorrhage. Certain calcium-channel blocking drugs, asthma drugs, beta-blocking drugs used to lower blood pressure and anticholinergics used to treat Parkinson's Disease may also cause heartburn, as can birth control pills, diazepam, nicotine, nitroglycerine, progesterone, provera and theophylline.

      With the number of people eating poor diets and taking multiple prescription drugs in this country, it is no wonder, according to statistics given by Drs. Marc R. and Michael R. Rose in "Save Your Sight," that more than half of all people over 40 experience heartburn once a month., according to Drs. Marc R. and Michael R. Rose in Save Your Sight. If you frequently suffer from heartburn, it may be time to reevaluate what's in your diet or what's in your medicine cabinet. Talk to your doctor about how you can reduce your risk just by changing your lifestyle.

      The experts speak on heartburn

  7. QUESTION:
    Quick fix for acid indigestion?
    I have terrible acid indigestion or reflux right now coupled with nausea that's been going on about 2 hours (I ate a little too much and had soda). I feel bloated and it burns really bad! I've taken 3 tums and the max dose of mylanta but it's still awful! I don't get this regularly so I'm not sure what to do, is there any "quick fix" to get some relief fast?

    • ANSWER:
      A quick easy way to make the pain go away is the best i find and its safe with no side effects. Go out and buy a bottle of Red Cider Vinegar, Fill a glass op with cold water and drop a teaspoon of the Red Cider Vinegar into the water and drink down, Do this while your eating or right after for best result i find this the best way i can go to sleep at night

  8. QUESTION:
    Is my stomach not digesting food?
    It sure doesn't feel like it. I am full all the time. I feel hungry around meal times (or if I fast) but as soon as I start eating I realize that I am really full already. It sucks because I love to eat and I have been skinny my entire life. I am almost 21 and I am the skinniest person I know in terms of bone, fat and muscle. Is something wrong?
    And I wake up early with stomach aches almost every day. Zantac only covers the problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Insufficient stomach acid and lack of digestive enzymes causes these problems. High stomach acid is actually rare but the drug companies promote this for profit...and your condition can never be cured with these drugs however it does give temporary improvement of symptoms with long term health problems.

      Reasons for insufficient acid/enzymes include: age, medical conditions (such as hypothyroidism, pernicious anaemia, asthma, diabetes), the h pylori bacteria - thrives in low stomach acid, overeating, eating junk food or other food that is hard to digest, eating when stressed, living under stress, poor chewing, vitamin and mineral deficiencies (vitamin B1, B6, zinc and magnesium are needed to create hydrochloric acid) ...

      Low Acid Symptoms

      Bacterial/fungal overgrowth
      Bad breath
      Belching
      Bloating
      Diarrhea and constipation
      Distension
      Fatigue
      Food sensitivities
      A feeling of fullness
      Gas
      Headaches
      Heartburn
      Increased incidence of parasitic infections
      Indigestion
      Malabsorption problems
      Nausea
      Nutritional deficiency
      Rectal itching
      Stomach pain and distress
      Unexplained hunger
      Vomiting
      Weakened hair, nails, and skin
      yeast infections, and a host of other ailments.

      Treatment: digestive enzyme supplements for better digestion and betaine hydrochloride supplements to increase stomach acid. Apple cider vinegar is an old remedy to improve stomach acid. Peppermint oil can also help with an aching stomach. This oil helps as it aids in digestion.

      http://www.gallbladderattack.com/hcl.shtml
      http://www.puristat.com/coloncleansing/lowstomachacid.aspx
      http://www.gillianmckeith.info/yourbody/health/digestivedisorders/gillianmckeithdigestiveenzymes.php
      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Which five Indian spices have high curative properties? What kind of curative properties do they possess?

    • ANSWER:
      If you ve ever shied away from cooking Indian food because of mile-long ingredient lists, I can relate. I ve made countless curries, and have whittled that list to just five key spices cumin seeds, coriander seeds, ground turmeric, mustard seeds, and ground red chili.
      Each of these essential spices has its own personality:

      Cumin brings a toasty-warm flavor and is believed to aid digestion
      Coriander is citrusy and adds texture to sauces
      Turmeric has a slight bitterness and characteristic yellow color
      Mustard seeds add a pungent flavor and a crunch to match
      Red chili provides heat

      Together, these spices create the flavor harmony and texture contrast that define traditional Indian curries. Best of all, some of them have been linked to health benefits.

      Researchers have suggested that turmeric could play a role in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer s disease, while cumin has been praised not only as an iron source, but also for its potential, like mustard seeds, to prevent cancer and aid in digestion. Coriander has been used in India for its anti-inflammatory properties and studied in the United States for its possible connection to cholesterol reduction; the spice already is considered a good source of dietary fiber, iron, and magnesium. And chili has been associated with everything from pain relief, reduced congestion, and stomach ulcer prevention to weight loss and increased cardiovascular health.

      Here s a crash course in using the basic spices to add flavor, texture, heat, and color to dishes, plus a 10-minute recipe that will make you a curry pro in no time. Other than the ground red chili, these ingredients shouldn t be used raw; dry-roast them first in a hot pan or sizzle in oil. The cooking process helps release their aromas and essential oils. Once you master the basics, you can get more adventurous, and try your hand at tikkas and Samosas.

      Curry in a hurry
      To make our recipe even faster, you can skip the spices and go straight to Maya Kaimal s fresh vegetarian simmer sauces. (We especially like the Vindaloo and the Tikka Masala.) Just throw diced vegetables and/or chicken in a pan with the sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes, serve over brown rice, and get ready for lots of compliments. .99 for 15 ounces at grocery stores nationwide or at Maya Kaimal.

      Turmeric has healing properties. So whenever anyone gets a cut from a sharp knife while cooking/cutting, we can immediately put a pinch of turmeric and press over the cut. The blood will stop oozing!

      Cayenne pepper is claimed to work better if one got a cut.

      Tumeric is a natural anti-staph agent. Those who consume it on a daily basis will never have an MRSA infection, plus it does not get resistant.

      Turmeric is a great anti staph spice. Those who consume it daily will never have an outbreak.

      Without understanding the right amounts in which the spices and chili can be safely consumed it can lead to some rather unfortunate/opposite consequences. Chillies and spices should be used in moderation. Especially, excessive chili consumption has been known to increase acid secretion, cause irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and even diarrhea.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is alkaline water, or Kangen water, worth using-- is it safe?
    My mother was telling me about her friend using Kangen water to wash her face and drink, and said how healthy she looked. I did some brief research on the internet, but some concern came over me. There seems to be some restrictions with drinking this water, such as not to drink it with medication and not to drink it if you have stomach acid problems. To me, those restrictions shoot up some red flags. What do you think?

    Also, where can you buy some sample bottles if I wanted to try it? Target? Health food stores?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      It's true that you don't want to drink alkaline water with meals. The reason is that alkaline water neutralizes acid. When you are eating, you need your stomach acid to break down food.

      The reason you don't wan't to take medications with alkaline water is that alkaline water will speed up the rate that your body absorbs the medicine. Many medicines are designed to work as time-release medicines. So drinking alkaline water may make your body absorb the medicine too fast.

      You SHOULD drink alkaline water if you have acid indigestion or acid reflux. Alkaline water will help neutralize the acid and bring you relief. As a matter of fact studies show that 88% of people with upset stomachs who drank alkaline water found full or partial relief.

      You can't find this kind water in stores because the mineral hydrates that are responsible for alkaline water's healthy qualities don't keep well in bottles. Alkaline water has to be consumed fresh.


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