Heartburn When Eating Bread

Digestive disorders are very prevalent among modern men and women. Normally these disorders happen due to the following reasons:

Wrong eating habits

Over eating

Eating of oily and spicy junk food of market

Tension and psychological imbalance

Dehydration

Eating of stale food

Digestive disorders occur when the process of digestion is hampered. They may appear with variety of symptoms as nausea, Vomiting ,flatulence , belching indication, diarrhea and hyper acidity and the undigested food causes lots of stomach troubles also.

Indigestion or dyspepsia is characterized by abdominal discomfort that includes belching acidity , heartburn, heaviness or pain in the upper abdomen and lack of appetite. Indigestion occurs with anxiety, anger , frustration, irregular meal timing, hurried eating or excessive consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol or cigarettes .

Heart burn is a burning sensation in the chest . Although the heart burn may be experienced in the chest it has little to do with your heart. Heart burn occurs due to the result of accumulation of stomach acid. Hyper acidity is the excessive production of digestive acids and juices. When the stomach contains more hydrochloric acid than normal the condition is called hyperacidity. This may lead to ulcer in the stomach. Heartburn is caused when the gastric acid refluxes back to esophagus . Hyperacidity promotes heart burn ,ulcer etc.

The main reason for heartburn is the unhealthy eating habits and also by specific foods .Diet therefore is the single most important factor on both heartburn causes and cures. Eating habits also have a significant impact as eating heavy meals and having meals before going to bed can cause severe heart burn. A sedentary life style also contribute to the problem of heart burn.There are lots of heartburn remedies available for your fit health. For example natural, home made, homeopathic or the most common through modern drugs and medicines.

Chewing of some basil leaves and sucking a small piece of jaggery can reduce heartburn. A glass of chilled milk also work for heartburn and hyper acidity. Chewing of almonds can reduce heart burn. Ginger root with honey taken after meals cure heartburn.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods or natural products to reduce acid reflux?
    I seem to get heartburn after eating bread products. Is there a natural way to reduce it? I don't like taking antacids beacuse they seem to do more harm then help.

    Thanks for your help :)

    • ANSWER:
      It's really unusual to get heartburn from bread.... you may be allergic or sensitive to something in it. Could be the yeast or any other component of the breads you're eating. I'd suggest talking to an allergist or other doctor to find out what's causing it before you continue to eat bread. Heck, there might even be a simple enzyme you could take to adjust that and prevent the problem. Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Why is it that for some eating bread makes them tired and others, gives energy to?
    I read in Women's Health magazine one time that for some people with a certain body type (the name I can't remember) that eating bread or carbs makes you crash, while for others it will energize them. Eating carbs definitely makes me extremely tired, and I want to research more about this so that I can stop eating the foods that make me tired, but I don't know what it's called. Anyone know what I am talking about?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a condition called Celiac Disease that makes people gluten intolerant, (gluten is the protein in wheat, rye and barley). The gluten cannot be digested. The gluten acts as a toxin on the small intestine, killing the villi. The villi is what absorbs our nutrients. This causes all sorts of problems, including making you tired and feel like your brain is filled with cotton. It also causes digestive problems like heartburn, gas, bloating, diarrhea and nausea. In the long term if not treated it can cause ulcers and stomach cancer. It also prevents other nutrients from being absorbed, so health problems arise from that as well. About 1 in 133 people have this disease, but only 3% are diagnosed. Talk to a local allergist, go on the web at Celiac.com, or go to a natural food store for more information.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a yeast allergy that acts up when they eat bread, red meat, or drink beer?
    When I eat bread I get heartburn and bloating and sneeze.I thought I had Celiac but I was tested and I am OK.
    I also get the same effects from beef, and beer.
    I found out beef doesnt have yeast but its loaded with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria in your stomach so yeast multiplies.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, bread and beer bloats me, dulls my thinking, makes my eyes red & watery, and makes my stomach hurt. I can't eat wheat without some side effects. So it isn't just yeast for me, because even crackers and noodles do it too and they don't contain yeast.

      If you think you have candida (yeast) then google candida diet by Bee. She cured herself and thousands of others by diet alone. It's amazing what all health problems are caused by yeast overgrowth.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a yeast allergy that acts up when they eat bread, red meat, or drink beer?
    When I eat bread I get heartburn and bloating and sneeze.I thought I had Celiac but I was tested and I am OK.
    I also get the same effects from beef, and beer.
    I found out beef doesnt have yeast but its loaded with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria in your stomach so yeast multiplies.

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  5. QUESTION:
    How come I frequently get heartburn after eating a turkey sandwich?
    I'm 24 female and frequently get heartburn after eating homemade turkey sandwiches for lunch. Nothing crazy turkey, wheat bread, mayo. Most sites online say that is one of the best meals to eat to NOT get heartburn. Any explanation?

    • ANSWER:
      People are all different. If turkey sandwiches give you heartburn - don't eat them. Also, you might try taking a Prilosec daily for a couple of weeks and see if that helps your problem.

  6. QUESTION:
    what can i do for my heartburn?
    I get heartburn after eating breads, sweets, coffee, just about everything. What can I do about this and what does it mean? Could thier be something serious?

    I take tums, drink milk, drink vinagar ect. I cant seem to find something that works.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I suffer from acid reflux disease and battle heartburn all the time. I finally found something over the counter that works wonderfully---Prilosec. I only have to take one pill a week before the heartburn comes back. It's a bit on the pricey side but I say Hey if it works, that's all that matters.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do some wheat products give me heartburn and others not?
    I'm fine with pasta, flour tortillas and about half the foods I eat, but bread almost always gives me heartburn. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      That's a good question, surely if you were allergic to wheat then you would react to ALL the foods that contain it......According to Dr. James Breneman, past president of the American College of Allergists, persistent heartburn from a particular food is a reliable symptom of allergy to that food. Food allergies stimulate histamine release, which stimulates stomach-acid secretion. Most common offenders are cow's-milk products, wheat, eggs, corn, beef, soy, and some citrus fruits.....Something i did notice about the examples you listed of wheat pasta and tortillas not giving u heartburn but wheat bread almost always does.......bread has yeast to help it rise but pasta and tortillas don't......maybe the foods that give you heartburn have an ingredient in common other than the wheat......or maybe they are processed in a different way....which could explain why not ALL wheat containing foods cause a problem ; ]

  8. QUESTION:
    What is good for a breastfeeding mother to eat if her infant has acid reflux?
    My daughter is 4 weeks old and has acid reflux and I feel like I am starving. Can anyone give me ideas on what I can eat, I am currently avoiding dairy and citrus foods. So I am eating potatoes, bread, pasta and pears. So if anyone has been thought on this and can give me an idea of a diet that would be great. Seriouse answers only please, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, it is trial and error. Every baby is different. Just like what causes you heartburn won't affect someone else, and vice versa. I had to stay away from anything that had tomatos when I breastfed my daughter. I couldn't eat pizza, marinara sauce, chili, no raw tomatoes, cooked tomatoes, etc. Experiment with foods. Eat bland plain foods for 2 out of 3 meals until you can pinpoint what in the "3rd" meals is causing her acid reflux to flare up.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can eating green tomatoes cause really bad acid reflux?
    I had fired green tomatoes and green tomato pie for supper last night. I awoke during the night with the WORST case of heartburn I ever had. I could even feel acid in the back of my throat. Liquid antacid did little to relieve it. Only after I arose and ate some bread was it a little better. My stomach still feels a bit queasy this morning.

    • ANSWER:
      IN my experience (and everyone's different), what causes acid reflux is fatty foods. Once I started on my healthy eating plan in Feb 2006, I stopped getting heartburn. I used to buy TUMS by the big industrial sized bottle and eat them like candy. I haven't bought any (for me...) in 2 years. The only time I get heartburn is if I eat rich, fatty food, and sometimes not even then. I believe the culprit in your case is more likely the cooking method than the green tomatoes themselves. Of course, I don't know anyone who eats UNCOOKED green tomatoes :)

  10. QUESTION:
    why do I get heartburn with white flour but not with wheat?
    I often get heartburn after eating white bread or starchy foods...but why does it not affect me with wheat or whole wheat foods/pasta??

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you stop heartburn when you're pregnant?
    I've gone through a bottle of Tums... I hate them! I'm all out right now anyway. I drank milk, ate plain bread, I've been sitting upright instead of going to bed.. I need to sleep, and I've had heartburn SO BAD every night! What else can I try?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    When I eat bread, I get an acidy feeling in my stomach?
    when i eat bread about half an hour afterwards i get an acidy feeling in my stomach and i have to take a heartburn tablet. why could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of people have trigger foods for indigestion mine are pastry cheese potatoes and my mum gets killed by orange juice. Keep those tablets handy and dont worry about it lol.
      xxx

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you cope with brutal heartburn while pregnant?
    I eat tums but only two to four a day. I also am 8 months along and its getting worse. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      You can take more tums than that lol, i think its 8 max a day for a pregnant woman.. and there's much better solutions than tums, ask your doctor if she/he would prescribe you anything if its really terrible...
      try eating some bread and drinking gatorade and taking a stronger antacid... and avoid laying down when the heartburn is really strong. if you have to lay down, then keep your head elevated.

  14. QUESTION:
    What kind of bread can I eat with an intolerance to yeast?
    I just recently found out that I have an intolerance to yeasts and molds. I really can't eat much of what I used to and I am miserable. I'm always hungry and I figured if I could eat some kind of bread with my meals I would be okay. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast Free Bread Recipe
      (Pancake or Flatbread Style)
      Yeast-Free Diet

      Dr. Mary Rodio

      A yeast & dairy free bread recipe especially for
      sufferers of Candida albicans yeast, gas, heartburn,
      digestive upsets, nausea, indigestion, food allergies.
      Ingredients

      1 tbs. Olive Oil
      1 1/2 cup purified or distilled water
      Dash sea salt
      1 cup Arrowhead Mills brand soy or other whole grain flour
      1 cup Arrowhead Mills brand unbleached white flour
      1/2 tsp. Rumford brand (non-aluminum) baking powder

      Batter Preparation and Cooking:

      Mix first three ingredients

      Add in flour and baking powder (mix well to smooth, pancake-like batter consistency)

      Prepare skillet by rubbing inside of pan with paper towel dipped in olive oil
      Let pan sit for 10 minutes
      Place pan on burner at medium low heat and wait approximately 3 minutes before adding batter to center of pan
      Tilt pan in circular motion until bottom of pan is coated with batter to desired thickness
      When top appears to have a slightly dry appearance, lift flatbread pancake with spatula, flip and cook opposite side

      Cooking time for flatbread pancakes is approximately 1 minute each side

      Note1: Add additional water or flour for desired consistency

  15. QUESTION:
    Throat pain similar to when you eat and you don't chew good enough and swallow.?
    I've been having an uncomfortable feeling deep in my throat.
    I'm not sure how to describe it, but imagine your eating and you dont chew something good enough and it sinks slowly down your throat (happens quite often when you're eating bread).
    I've been having this feeling constantly for 2 days and it increases painfully when I eat or drink.

    What is this? Is there something up with my muscles down there? Is something stuck down there?

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly what you are talking about! Though my reason for it might be different than yours. Have you been taking any medications in pill form lately? And if you have, do you sometimes just swallow them without drinking water/any kind of liquid? I notice that I get that feeling when I take my medication quickly and just swallow it without water or something. If your situation isn't like mine, then I would try taking something for heartburn, because my next guess would be heartburn as the culprit.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there anything that works for heartburn later in pregnancy?
    I am 35 weeks with twins and I have terrible heartburn ALL THE TIME. I know this is just a part of pregnancy I have to deal with, but is there anything that helps? I am only getting about three hours of sleep every night because of this. My doctor gave me a prescription for pepcid. It worked for a while, but i think my body is use to it now or something because it does not work at all anymore. Any help would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Two home remedies I have heard for heartburn are drink water which dilutes the acid or eat plain bread which soaks up the acid. I have also heard that eating smaller, more frequent meals keeps the stomach from getting too full and therefore cuts down on heartburn. I hope you feel better and best of luck with your twins.

  17. QUESTION:
    How soon can heartburn start in pregnancy?
    I'm just wondering how soon can you have heartburn in pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      with me it started really early.. like 5 weeks.. everyone is different though so any time during pregnancy really! its a pain really uncomfortable! but you can take tums to help! mine lasted throughout my whole pregnancy.. but with me atleast whenever i ate bread when i had it, it usually went away quick.. people say heartburn is a sign that your baby is going to have a lot of hair :) but who knowsss good luck!!!

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you know a good recepie or natural remedies for control a frequent heartburn?
    I looking for natural remedies to control o reduce a frequent heartburn mor than pils.If you know some god recepie pleas let me know. Thank's.

    • ANSWER:
      The best control is prevention. You need to find your heartburn trigger and steer clear of it. Personally I cant do anything high in acidity or very spicy as well as milk (though I do indulge in moderation). Never lay back after eating or sit back in a comfortable reclined position. Drink an 8oz glass of water 10 minutes prior to eating so your stomach is fuller which can help prevent you from overeating (which is a regular cause of heartburn) and always wait 10-15 minutes after eating to go for seconds.It takes approximately 10 minutes for your body to realize it is full which gives you ample time to stuff yourself past brimming which can cause heartburn.

      A drink of baking soda water (which tastes like a combination wet dog and dirty feet :P ) can help rid you of your heartburn when it hits.

      If your heartburn isn't caused by over eating try slowly eating a piece of bread, toast, or saltine crackers (my grandma always gave me crackers which would help when I was younger)

      Sucking on a peppermint (which is why restaurants used to give them at the end of your meal with your check) Peppermint soothes your stomach. I'm sure you could do a drink of peppermint oil and sip it slowly.

      Also, thenoseknows is correct. Antacids are horrible for you and neutralize your natural stomach acid you need to digest food which causes your stomach much more problems than it cures.

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm only 13 and i get bad acid reflux and heartburn. Does anyone know what i should do about it?
    I have been getting heartburn & reflux for a while now, and i specifically get it after i eat late at night, and eat chips or bread. Sometimes i get it a little bit and sometimes alot, and it lasts for about 2 hours. Does anyone know what would help this ?

    • ANSWER:
      i have IBD and my meds give me the same symptoms so my doctor told me to take prevacid twice a day and it helped a lot. or tums but i'd start with the prevacid and if you need to you can take this up to 4 times a day. it's over the counter and not too expensive but it really works

  20. QUESTION:
    What are good foods to eat to help remedy and keep hearburn ( acid reflux ) at bay?
    What are good foods / drinks to have when you have acid reflux / heartburn?

    Also are there natural cures, instead of meds?

    • ANSWER:
      Drew,

      There are plenty of excellent natural remedies out there which could definitely help you achieve your goal. But let me suggest you first to try to reason and find the true cause of your heartburn or acid reflux. If you do so and remove the cause, you'll be free for ever. Otherwise you'll only mask the problem to find yourself not to long after with the same condition or worse.

      Acid reflux is a defensive mechanism of the stomach which characterizes for an abnormal acid output. The main reason for this is the overwhelming amount--or constant management--of food by the stomach. Other reasons include: eating several meals a day, or snacking; drinking liquids with foods; overeating; late supper; over-cooked foods; low quality fats; etc.

      Correct the issues mentioned above, give your stomach a brake by fasting for 1-2 days on papaya and/or apples, and then use these simple but powerful remedies:

      Mix 1 teaspoon of each of these herbs (freshly cut) and put them to boil for 5 minutes, and let it seat for a while:

      Oregano
      Basil
      Peppermint
      Fig's leaves

      Sweeten it with a little honey or Agave Nectar. And add 20-25 drops of Licorice root extract to this tea. Drink 2-3 cups a day. And, DON'T EAT ANY FRIED FOODS WHATSOEVER! Milk and cheese should be avoided if you want a permanent fix.

      FOODS TO AVOID
      Milk, cheese, eggs, soda, refined foods (white bread, white sugar, white flour, etc.), vinegar, coffee, chocolate, sardines, very starchy foods, red beans (too high in nitrogen content), ice cream, onion, pickles, roasted nuts or seeds, and black/red pepper.

      FOODS TO ENJOY
      Apple, papaya, pears, sweet grapes (no the green one), figs (no dried), asparagus, sweet tomatoes, mango, cabbage (excellent to regenerate the stomach's linen), steamed broccoli, garlic, ginger, raw nuts (specially almonds), artichoke, brown rice, olive oil (extra virgin and first cold press), and carrot.

      This is easy to do, effective, and affordable!

      I already know the results...

      Good luck! :)

  21. QUESTION:
    Why do i feel not allright everytime i eat banana, cheese or milk in the early morning?
    Everytime in the morning i eat banana, cheese, milk or oat product i will feel of being over full or bloated or stomach ache or make me want to vomit. Why? Is this a serious problem? Am i allergy to this kind of food? ...

    I didn't have this problem before, why now i have this problem?
    help please.

    • ANSWER:
      When milk is the only substance in a stomach, the gastric acid is neutralized, or buffered. This weakens the potential of acid so that gentle proteins in milk survive, intact, and deliver those profound messages for which they were designed. Here is the key, then, to heartburn.

      When you eat cheese or anything else made from milk, it could cause you to feel uneasy. I don't know why the banana is making you feel that way. Try to eat something lighter, like bread or dry cereal.

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight if I cant eat a lot of vegetables?
    I have Crohn's and I have a hard time losing weight. Most vegetables are out of the question since I have 1 foot of my small intestine that has been removed and I almost always have diarhea. I try to take a walk every day, but I am not a very active person. I am eating a lot of breads, pastas and rice since bland foods seems to be easy on my belly, but all the starch gives me heartburn and a lot of sugar makes me gain weight. I need help..

    • ANSWER:
      Eat small meals and not within 4 hours of sleep.

  23. QUESTION:
    I turned into a Vegan and now I'm getting heartburn as early as 830pm and 7am. Help!?
    I don't know what I need to do to prevent heartburn. I eat bfast sometimes at 730 8 am. Lunch is at 11am. And then my Dinner is 430pm. I'll have a banana. I eat a lot of sauteed veggies mushrooms and tofu. Also soup. I'm 5'1 175 lbs, 24. What can I do to help this irritating heartburn?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm...

      Firstly, have you checked in with your doctor to make sure there's not a real medical reason for it?

      If not, there are many things you can do. For one, spread your food intake out more, taking in smaller meals with less time in between them, and perhaps have your last meal later. 4:30 is a very early one. This should help somewhat. Incorporate some carbs, breads especially into your meals. This should also help.

      Um...perhaps something you need to do also is trim down to a healthier weight for your size? I'm not one to be super concerned about numbers, generally, but it seems like that might be pushing it a little too much for your height. It doesn't sound like your diet is all that poor, so I would suggest some nice aerobic exercise to balance you out.

      If all of that doesn't work, you might consider medication of some sort, be it over the counter or prescription. If you get to that point, discuss it with your doctor to determine what would be best for YOU.

  24. QUESTION:
    What foods or drinks caused the worst heartburn for you during your pregnancy?
    I am 26 weeks pregnant, and EVERYTHING I eat or drink causes bad heartburn for me. EVEN WATER!!!

    I do take Tums, but don't like to take them a lot because they can cause kidney/bladder stones.

    What foods/drinks should I completely avoid? What foods/drinks help?

    • ANSWER:
      with my first pregnancy, i really don't recall having heartburn. with my second, i just had to look at food and i'd get heartburn. i think bread caused the worst heartburn. my doctor told me to take rolaids. i must have been popping those things like candy! i didn't leave home without a whole bottle. the only thing that finally relieved it was his birth!

  25. QUESTION:
    What to eat if i am not able to sleep during my first trimester?
    I am getting up 3 times in night due to either heartburn, or bloating or nausea, I don't know. I am eating plain Costco yogurt 2 times in day and 1 in night as it gives me some relief. Crackers don't help me. In the day time also I am sick if i don't eat every 1 hour or so. Please suggest what to eat to get some relief. Its my 6th week.

    • ANSWER:
      I was advised milk for my heartburn problem, that gave me relief to fall back asleep. Bread also helps. If you're able to put it down, try cereal during the night. The milk will help with heartburn and the cereal will fill you up a little. I really enjoy the Banana Nut Crunch, it's very healthy too. During the day time, you need to play around with food. Sounds weird, but you're bound to find something that won't make you gag at the thought. I ended up eating lots of soup: vegetable, tomato, and etc. The chicken noodle smell made me want to hurl lol. I also made a homemade broccoli and cheese soup, I thinned it out a little so the thickness would not upset my stomach. It was amazing and I froze some of it as well. Peppermint tea helped me with my nausea until I got on zofran. My nausea was pretty bad and my midwife so afraid I would lose weight since I was only 96 pounds pre-pregnancy. The nausea just kept getting worst and during that time, my husband also gave me the stomach virus. Talk about fun! So at around nine weeks, I was put on zofran =) Felt so much better!

  26. QUESTION:
    Can your body readjust to foods you use to eat? How do you start adding foods back into your diet?
    About 1 1/2 years ago, I started getting nauseous and heartburn all day everyday. I think it was because I was a new, stressed college student who was only eating cereal. I suspected leaky gut and went to a GI doctor. After many tests and medications (PPIs) they found nothing but a slightly inflamed SI. So I took matters into my own hands and tried the SCD diet. After 1 month on that VERY restricted diet, I feel worse than ever and have lost a lot of weight. I stopped the diet and now am trying to reintroduce the healthy food I use to eat (still excluding gluten though) but now I feel sick when eating the foods I use to eat with no problem. I'm suspecting it's because I haven't eaten it in a while and my body needs to adjust to it again. My question is, should I continue to slowly eat these foods in hopes of getting use to it again and eating it with no problems in the future? Or is it possible that my body will never be ok with these foods again? I'm at the end of my rope here, PLEASE HELP.

    P.S- the probiotic Scdophilus cave me cramps and diarrhea and the digestive enzyme Proenzyme kinda gave me heartburn. I may try Betaine HCL next because I may have low stomach acid.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, I've had similar problems with heartburn and food intolerances. You can introduce the foods slowly, first thing in the morning. Like a glass of milk one day and bread the next. I used to be allergic to wheat/gluten but started using a flouride free toothpaste for at least 3 months and was cured of my wheat/gluten, soy, milk allergies. I still use it now, that was a year ago. I still avoid gluten, though might have it 1 or 2x a month like pizza to enjoy myself, but biologically it does disrupt your body's healing abilities, especially if you're trying to heal Acid reflux/allergies. You can add Green smoothies to your daily routine, eat some Greek yogurt or one without milk but has the probiotics, that will def help heal your stomach. Hope you feel better! Also, don't eat after 8pm.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can eating to much bread cause heartburn?
    I'm 22 female healthy don't smoke of drink. I tend to eat quite a bit of bread maybe 4 slices a day. Can this be the cause of my heartburn. It's not to bad and will go when I.take a rennie. I also get this slight burning feeling in my stomach but goes as quick as it comes.

    • ANSWER:
      Bread is bland slow burning carbs and as such is unlikely to cause heartburn. The commonest cause is acid reflux which is mainly a mechanical issue.

  28. QUESTION:
    what is something good to eat for an upset stomach?
    i feel very sick, i feel like im about to puke but i haven't eaten all day and im pretty hungry. im also a vegetarian.(well i eat seafood) what should i eat that won't make my stomach feel worse?

    • ANSWER:
      Bread has an amazing ability to soak up the stomach acid, and really does help when it comes to an upset stomach or heartburn. Cranberry juice can also aid in flushing out the kidneys, ridding your body of some impurites, which should also help you to feel better. If you don't like straight cranberry juice, other mixed varieties will help, as long as they are 100% juice.

  29. QUESTION:
    I started drinking fresh juice and now many foods give me heartburn?
    I never had heartburns, but now I get one every time I eat something greasy or starchy, like pizza, bread, rice or red meat. The only thing that coincided with it is that I started drinking fresh fruit and veggie juice every day. Even though I don't use citruses, it it possible that a lot of juice causes heartburn? what fruits can I juice to avoid it?

    • ANSWER:
      The primary step to take in the prevention of heartburn is a change of dietary habits. Certain foods trigger or aggravate heartburn by causing abnormal stomach acid production and should be avoided. The following foods have been proven to cause the symptoms of heartburn to occur: caffeinated drinks - like coffee and soft drinks, alcohol, fried foods, spicy foods, citrus fruits, chocolate, and tomatoes. Avoiding or limiting consummation of these foods is an important step in curing your heartburn naturally.

      Try mixing a little baking soda with a glass of water and then drink it. This brings quick relief for most people.

      Licorice is an effective alternative to conventional medications as it supports and stimulates the stomach’s natural protection mechanisms. The stomach’s main defense against gastric acid is a fine layer of mucin, which is secreted by millions of mucosal cells that line the stomach wall. Licorice stimulates both the secretion of mucin and the formation of new mucosal cells. As well as supporting a normal chemical balance, licorice can help to inhibit the growth of potentially harmful intestinal bacteria.

      Bitter herbs encourage the production of saliva, stomach acid and digestive enzymes. There are many herbs with bitter qualities but dandelion and blessed thistle are the two most commonly used for heartburn. Plant oils are also used for heartburn and indigestion due to their carminative effects and soothing action on the gastrointestinal tract. The most notable is peppermint oil. Peppermint oil can soothe bowel disruptions caused by nervousness, overeating and changes in the diet. It is also a smooth muscle relaxant and an effective remedy for cramps, gas, and nausea. The active ingredient in peppermint oil – menthol – relaxes the valve between the stomach and the esophagus, allowing trapped gas to escape in the form of a burp. If you are prone to heartburn more so than indigestion, peppermint tea is recommended as it contains less menthol, making it less likely to cause heartburn.

      Another quick cure for heartburn is to take one to two tablespoons equally of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of distilled water before meals. Acidophilus yoghurt will prevent indigestion as it contains good bacteria which fight bad bacteria. Eating several almonds will relieve heartburn. Eating lemons before meals can prevent heartburn. Lying on your left side can help to relieve heartburn by keeping the stomach below the esophagus. Avoid raw onions as these are often the cause of heartburn.

  30. QUESTION:
    What three foods could you eat everyday for the rest of your life?
    Mine would be extra cheesy pizza, loaded nachos, boneless buffalo wings with blue cheese.
    (Unfortunately, I would gain loads of weight and have terrible heartburn!)

    • ANSWER:
      Milk, bread, and honey!

  31. QUESTION:
    What happens to your baby if you eat a lot of spicy food?
    Since the beginning of my pregnancy I been eating a lot of spicy food. Everything I eat has to have chili on it or ill add chili. From jalapenos to hot sauces, peppers on pizza etc. I am 26 weeks, have not had any heartburn or anything from it but I'm curious, will anything be wrong with my baby when she's born? I was told she's gonna cry a lot or have acid reflux from a friend who thinks she knows everything. My Dr. Said she'll be fine. But I want a little more insight. What do you mothers or mothers to be think?

    • ANSWER:
      Your baby will be absolutely fine! I was addicted to jalepeno poppers (breaded jalepenos with chipotle cream cheese) and I ate them everyday along with other spicy foods in both my pregnancies and both my kids are perfectly healthy. :)

  32. QUESTION:
    How often is it advisable to eat soya?
    Hi,

    Ive been a vegetarian since 10, Im 16. Ever since then my diet has consisted mainly of soya, I eat it nearly everyday. I recently heard that soya actually causes cancer. Is this true?. Am I in great danger?. My family has no history of cancer. Should I cut down on the soya?

    • ANSWER:
      When you are hungry sometimes, say once a day is OK.
      Soybeans do not give you cancer.

      Too much of anything with fat is a bad thing. SOy is a very healthy product, but, like beer, wine, rice, pasta or tea, more than enough i only going to give you trouble in some way. Let your body get nurients from other things.
      It is safe to eat every day. If you're eating tofu sandwiches made with slyflour bread and drinking 5 pints of soymilk a day, maybe tone it down.
      SOy is shown to be effective in stopping cancer cells, in studies it is shown to help reduce braest and other cancers. This could also be because the people who eat soy eat a lot more vegetables too, so it is just part of the question. It also helps inhibit colon cancer by stopping the growth of cancer cells there.

      The flip side is isoflavones in soybeans- which acan end up acting like weak estrogen, and there are studies to see if these weak estrogen-like cells cause a higher risk of cancer. No porrf is yet found on that issue.

      I've no hassle with eating soy every day, though it can give you heartburn if you eat a lot.

      Depends how much you eat. A few veg burgers a day and soymilk I'd say there is nothing wrong with that. I do love tofu.

  33. QUESTION:
    What can i do about this severe heartburn?
    I have ran out of my medicine for heartburn is there anything i can do to get rid of this anything??

    • ANSWER:
      Prop yourself up, eat some plain yogurt, drink water, Ibuprofen, a bit of bread, relax you're stomach muscles, and/or place ice on the pain.

      Heartburn, I've had it all growing because my parents were always buying fast food.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why do I feel hungry after eating a meal?
    If I eat more feel bloated. I have been taking omeprazole for two years for painful heartburn. I occasionally go a week without symptoms but they return just as I think it has gone.

    I do find that baked wholemeal bread from a baker, rather than steamed or other types can help. Apart from this doctors keep telling me to continue taking omeprazole, and that no further investigation is needed.

    • ANSWER:
      if you suffer since two years already from heartburn and your doctor says nothing further is to be done, then he is an idiot.
      heartburn is a condition that should be take serious. maybe you should see a dietitian and work out what you should eat and what causes the heartburn. smaller portions definitely will help, but what about the acidity in your food, do you eat to fast and might get also air into your stomach, that could make you feel bloated. drink 2 glasses of water 20 minutes before eating, if you can find a good alkaline water, that also will relieve you from being bloated and heart burn.
      alternatively, put a small teaspoon of normal cooking soda into a glass of water, stir and drink, the gas in the soda will make you burp and relieve the bloated feeling. the base in the soda will also help neutralize the stomach acid, one symptom of heartburn.
      but you definitely should take it serious, ulcers, the next stage for sure, are not a nice thing.

  35. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any good remedies for pregnancy induced heartburn?
    I have heartburn 24/7 and its getting a little ridiculous. Please help me!!!!

    36wks6d

    • ANSWER:
      I have to watch what i eat - I use tums and rolaids, but they don't really do it for me - the best thing I have found is to only eat what doesn't give me heartburn - mostly white things - seriously - sounds funny, but that's how it's been working out. I can have a turkey grinder instead of pizza or meatballs... I eat white rice for lunch or dinner - yogurt is fine, bananas, nothing artificial in sweeteners - no candy, meat as long as it's not marinated - mostly chicken (lol white), milk, bread..... I suffer from it greatly, and as long as I keep it simple like that I do better - don't eat too close to bed time either - I don't eat past 5pm. I also know that aloe juice works too - I used it with my first, but I don't have access to it now - I used to get it through a health and wellness group - you might be able to find it - if you do, it def. works - tastes nasty, but works. good luck ?

  36. QUESTION:
    How come my stomach always hurts after I eat lunch at school?
    I bring my own lunch to school. I usually bring a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat bread and I drink water with it. After lunch, my stomach always hurts; it feels upset and it gets all bloated--so embarrassing!

    The weird part is that I eat peanut butter sandwiches on whole-wheat bread at home for lunch but my stomach doesn't hurt after...so why does it happen at school????
    how to solve this?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you are eating too quickly at lunch and getting indigestion. Slow down and be sure to chew your food thoroughly. Also, do you seem to be more stressed during the school day? This too can alter digestion.

      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to promote gentle food breakdown and support the digestive system. Filipendula ulmaria is a soothing digestive remedy which helps to protect the digestive tract and reduce excess stomach acid.

      Matricaria recutita and Ulmus fulva are also helpful herbs in the treatment of digestive disorders helping to address post meal troubles such as heartburn, indigestion and flatulence.

  37. QUESTION:
    What cafeteria food should I eat right before my law enforcement fitness testing?
    I will be at the college and have a short break long enough to eat lunch from the cafeteria then immediately after I will be taking my fitness testing for law enforcement which includes sit ups, side steps, running a mile and a half and flexibility tests. What cafeteria food should I choose that won't leave me bloated, sluggish or give me diarrhea, heartburn or an upset stomach? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You should eat something that is high in carbohydrates and easy to digest. This includes foods such as pasta, fruits, breads, energy bars and drinks. Hope this helps :)

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some food you can eat to ease your heartburns?
    I always seem to have a heartburn ever since I could remember. Aside from medicine, are there any specific food one can eat to ease the heartburn, or make it go away? Please help me.
    Also, are there specific kind of food one should avoid when they have heartburns?

    • ANSWER:
      Food made of whole grain cereals reduce heart burn if you are a regular victim of the condition. (example are whole wheat bread, oat meal (dry), brown cooked rice)

      Also other high fibre foods like vegetables, bananas, grapefruits, and legumes are good for you

      I think what you have to know are the preventive measures.

      1. Do not over eat
      2. Increase fiber and fluid intake
      3. Do not eat just before retiring
      4. Do not lie down for a nap immediately after a meal
      5. Try elevating the head of your bed 6 inches when sleeping
      6. Limit fat intake
      7 Avoid chocolates, alcohol, peppermint,spearmint
      8. Avoid antihistamines, birth control pills, and over the counter cold remedies
      9.Avoid smoking

  39. QUESTION:
    What Are The Dietary Requirement's for Person Suffering From Stomach Ulcer?
    My mother is suffering badly from an ulcer at the moment and she doesn't know what to eat or drink and doesn't want to damage her stomach by eating or drinking the wrong thing.

    You could save her 50 euros if you told me because I told her I could find out her as opposed to her going to the doctor.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Check this site out, they have tons of free recipes and meal ideas!
      http://heartburn.about.com/od/pepticulcers/a/ulcer_diet_plan.htm
      Great site, very informative!
      Hope this can be of some help!

      Breads and Grains

      Whole-grain or enriched, seedless breads and grains:
      Breads
      Bagels
      Tortillas
      English muffins
      Hamburger and hot dog buns
      Dinner rolls
      Pita bread
      Cereals
      Enriched rice
      Enriched barley
      Enriched noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, and other pastas
      French toast, muffins, pancakes, and waffles made with low-fat ingredients
      Low fat crackers
      ****

      Vegetable

      Fresh
      Frozen
      Canned
      ****

      Fruit

      Fresh
      Frozen
      Canned
      Fruit juice as tolerated
      ****

      Milk and Dairy Products

      Low fat and non-fat milk and milk products
      Cheese with less than 5 grams of fat per ounce
      Plain mild cheeses
      Low-fat and nonfat yogurt
      Low-fat cottage cheese
      ****

      Meat and Meat Substitutes

      All lean meat:
      Beef
      Pork
      Lamb
      Veal
      Poultry (without the skin)
      All fresh, frozen, or canned fish packed in water
      Crisp bacon
      Lean ham
      Eggs
      Smooth peanut butter and nut butters
      Soybean curd (tofu) and other meat substitutes
      Dry beans and peas prepared without fat
      Soups
      Mildly seasoned meat stock or cream soups
      ****

      Fats (use sparingly)

      Non-fat or low-fat dressings and mayonnaise
      Non-fat or low fat salad dressings
      Mildly flavored gravies and sauces
      Light or low-fat margarine
      Sugar
      Syrup
      Honey
      Jelly
      Seedless jam
      ****

      Snacks (use sparingly)

      Hard candies
      Marshmallows
      Sherbet
      Fruit ice
      Gelatin
      Angel food cake
      Graham crackers
      Pretzels (soft or hard)
      Rice cakes
      ****

      Misc.

      Salt
      Pepper
      Mild flavorings
      Most herbs
      Ketchup, mustard and vinegar in moderation
      All beverages as tolerated

  40. QUESTION:
    What would you eat if there were no consequences?
    Such as weight gain, death of the animal, cholestorol, heartburn, bad bodily reaction, whatever. What would you eat if it could be anything?

    • ANSWER:
      pizza pasta and garlic bread...with lots of butter..........and butter :P

  41. QUESTION:
    Recently my upper stomach hurts when I eat food?
    Mu upper stomach hurts when i eat most foods. I had a piece of bread earlier and that took away a bit of the pain. I've been taking prevacid and it has been helping for a few hours but it doesnt feel like acid since its staying in my upper stomach. Even milk yesterday was bothering me on and off. I know this description is brief but do you have any idea what this might be and how to get rid of it? (m 16 and female) Thanks everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is the irritation of the stomach. The trick is to figure out why your stomach is irritated. By upper stomach I imagine you mean the esophagus, which is generally known as heartburn. That could very well be acid too.

      Try my doctor's BRAT diet, which is terribly bad for nutrition but very easy on the stomach. Bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast. I am sensitive to wheat so I had rice cakes instead of toast. You also need a fiber supplement with this, and your vitamins. If you do this for a few days, you should feel better and should be able to add a few normal foods such as chicken soup.

      Milk may be bothering you! Depending on your ancestry, you may no longer be creating lactase, which is an enzyme needed to digest milk. Switch to almond milk or soy milk for a while and see if that helps. Try rice crackers instead of bread, too. You never know what is going to bother you.

  42. QUESTION:
    Will eating more vegetables and fruits make my acid reflux feel better?
    I've been having acid reflux problems and right now I only eat crackers, cereal, banana's and bread. And lots of water. I don't eat much cuz I always feel sick. I just started taking nexium. Will eating more fruits and veggies make me feel better?

    • ANSWER:
      Fruits and vegetables (in a raw state) have digestive enzymes. Lack of enzymes in the diet and insufficient stomach acid are very common causes of acid reflux. Other causes of reflux include hiatus hernia, h pylori bacteria, nutrient deficiencies such as zinc, magnesium, B vitamins to name a few. Good info below...

      Digestive Enzymes - King of Indigestion, Bloating and Acid Reflux Remedies:
      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

      Low stomach acid:
      http://www.gallbladderattack.com/stomachacid.shtml

      Baking Soda Test for Stomach Acidity:
      http://www.zen-tai.com/assets/u/stomachacid.pdf

      Digestive health:
      http://www.jonbarron.org/enzymes/proteolytic-formulas-digestive-health-stomach-acid

      3 simple steps to eliminating heartburn and acid reflux:
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/3-simple-steps-to-elimina_b_649609.html

      Side effects of antacids and acid blockers:
      http://refluxdefense.com/heartburn_GERD_articles/side-effects-antacids-and-acid-blockers.html

  43. QUESTION:
    What is a good dish to make for someone with acidic reflux?
    My mother-in-law has been suffering from acidic reflux (heartburn) for the past few days. She's taking something for it, but it doesn't always work. Also, if she eats anything with tomato sauce in it, the heartburn is horrible. Do you know a good dish I could make her to calm her tummy down? Something none acidic. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have suffered from acid reflux for 3 years, despite medication, and I agree with you that the answer lies in careful recipes.

      All good are:
      Vegetables, pulses, rice, plain meat, white fish, apples.
      Home made soup, such as split pea, or leek and potato. I was surprised to find that homemade onion soup was good.
      As far as possible everything homemade, because additives (and I cannot be sure which ones) are a factor.
      Baked wholemeal bread, from the baker, rather than steamed or white.
      Mango and papaya both are very good. Some people claim that papaya enzymes, from a Health Food Store, is the best cure for acid reflux.
      Garlic is good, some people believe that a little chopped raw garlic everyday helps acid reflux. I prefer it as part of a meal.

      I find that a plain roast meal with boiled rice is good.
      Prawns with rice, garlic and olives, peas and herbs. This recipe generally has tomato but leave this out until reflux calms.
      Avocado with crab, prawn and chopped hard boiled egg filling.
      Jacket potato with cottage cheese and chives, or herb cheese.
      All fresh herbs are good.
      Herb tea, especially sweet fennel.

      Foods to Avoid:
      Acidic food: tomatoes, oranges, salad and salad dressing.
      Check flour, it might be better to use rice flour or potato flour for a while.
      Chips
      Pasta
      Pastry, although homemade can be ok.
      Smoked meat or fish.
      Canned tuna.
      Curry--although turmeric itself is good, it is the other ingredients that are not so good.
      Processed meat, such as Haslett, saveloy luncheon meat.
      Also, it is helpful if your mother eliminates one food at a time, to see if that is a factor.

      I have known people claim that a yeast free diet cured their acid reflux, see link below.

      A lot of people say to lose weight, even if you are not very overweight.

  44. QUESTION:
    What to eat for a hurt tummy, and constipation?
    I have gas pains, and pain from my acid reflux.
    i really want to eat something that will stop my acid reflux pain like plain bread or something, or rice. But I know those aren't so great for my minor constipation.
    ( I guess I'm not technically constipated, it's just hard for me to use the restroom)

    please help? every day my stomach hurts.

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt is a probiotic that often helps for digestion problems such as nausea, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas and many others.

      OTC probiotics often help as well as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22probiotics+for+digestion+problems%22&fr=ush-ans

      Perhaps you need more digestive enzymes from more fruit and vegetables to improve your digestion.

  45. QUESTION:
    food always getting stuck in my esophagus?
    For the past two years I have had a horrible problem. Whenever I eat meats, breads or pasta mostly the food gets stuck in my esophagus and sometimes for hours on end. It's awful! I will go the bathroom and will try to throw up but i only produce this slimy bile. It's painful and embarrassing. I also have bad heartburn. What could this be? Oh, and yes... I chew my food. Like I said this has been for about two years now.

    • ANSWER:
      Chew more, or blend everything and drink it.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know much about heartburn treatment and lowering cholesterol?
    Does anyone know much about heartburn treatment and lowering cholesterol?
    I have to do both at the same time and my doctor was not much help to me as far as what to do as far as a diet goes,so if any one knows what to do as far as a diet goes I Promise I will do it! I went to the doctor and lost 35 pounds and my blood pressure was normal from being high I can't tell how manny hours I worked out on the exercise machines to loose it.

    • ANSWER:
      I just love it when they tell you that you need to do something and have no clue or offer no support or information to get you started! When my husband had a heart attack (he's doing great) and was getting discharged from the hospital, we had to meet with one of the dietitians. She really had no clue, nothing to offer to get you started on the right path other than the usual blah, blah, blah.

      I've attached a bunch of links for you to check out. You may find that in changing your diet for the cholesterol problem that your heartburn issue improves too.

      Look for lean, low fat protein sources. Think ground turkey, lots of fish, lean chicken (chicken breast), lean beef and pork. But you can still have that good old hamburger once in awhile but not all the time. Watch your portion size of meat. Learn what a real portion is and get a scale if you have to.

      Switch to whole grains. The less processed the better. Easy slowly into the whole grain thing or you'll have digestive issues. And drink lots of water as you transition. Start with something like oatmeal for breakfast, do that for a couple weeks and then add whole grain bread in your sandwich at lunch and so forth. Choose brown rice over white, baked potatoes over french fries, sweet potatoes baked are even better, whole grain pasta.

      Work more fruit and veg into your diet. Beans are important; they have tons of fiber and nutrition packed into them. The more colorful the bean, the better. Eat the fruit instead of drinking juice; you get more nutrition, more fiber and less sugars.

      Watch dairy products. If you drink milk, limit the amount and drink skim if you can, if not 1%. Watch the amount of cheese you eat. Eggs a couple times a week isn't the disaster that it was once thought. And the Egg Beaters really do taste like eggs scrambled or used in baking.

      Keep exercising and congrats on your weight loss! You're getting there, now you need to start fueling your body correctly.

      And you might consider a good fish oil supplement. That's the last link I placed below. The article explains what to look for in a good one. My 87 year old mother had her cholesterol drop about 12 points in three months. And the good cholesterol went up 10! And she does not watch her diet at all; she's one that think the more butter & fat the better!

      And if the heartburn issue really bothers you, don't suffer. Try some of the over the counter products out. I'd start with ranitidine (Zantac's generic) and see if that helps. If not, talk to the pharmacist and see if they have a recommendation. Hubby takes Prilosec and it works great for him.

      Good luck and keep going! You are doing great; 35 pounds is a lot of weight to lose! If you're dedicated enough to do that, you can do this. It's not about one meal at a time, it's about the overall picture. Make better choices on a regular basis and you can have a "treat" once in awhile. Just watch the portion sizes!

  47. QUESTION:
    Is the obesity epidemic in the United States a punishment from God?
    Are obesity and obesity related illnesses the result of people living sinful lifestyles and God punishing them for it? If you have noticed a lot of overweight and obese people also live sinful lifestyles or lived sinful lifestyles prior to becoming overweight and obese. Many of them exercise regularly and watch what they eat, some even live healthier lifestyle than people who are thin, but are still not at healthy weights anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      It's what they call an indirect consequence of bad choices.

      Food today is not like it was 40 years ago and not surprising, either is the state of the nation. Look, we're about to fall off some kind of economic cliff. I say push DC off the cliff and let them pay for it.

      But, because of our choices of the most vile men on the earth to be elected as our Reps, Senate and President we have these kinds of consequences of corruption. You can't get a decent job if you're looking for work because our corrupt and traitorous gov't have sold your jobs to the low bidder.

      GMO corn and soybeans and now FrankenFish in the form of GMO Salmon are being fed to us and our meat that we eat; and ever since those things have entered the market we've been blowing up like balloons. The correlation is such that it could be the only thing possible to affect so many people but still the FDA will not bend an ear to the millions of letters and hundreds of petitions to ban these awful things, or even to label that foods and meats have been GMO'd or fed them.

      Its not only being obese the cancer rates, and especially diabetes have skyrocketed since these things came out and both the Repubs and Dems have allowed it and will not get in their way because that is their bread and butter when it comes to getting elected. Also, the heartburn and antacid industries have grown exponentially since BT corn was introduced into the food supply. BT corn kills insects by making their gut explode and its not doing our guts any favors either.

      Ps 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is causing the pain in my stomach?
    for the past few days I've been feeling like I just had really bad heartburn, except its lower than hearburn usually occurs and its not a constant pain. I've tried taking antacids and doing several other things for indigestion and nothing has changed. The pain starts in the upper part of my stomach and penetrates to my back, it last for just a few minutes and I may go anywhere from several minutes to several hours before it happens again. Does anyone know what this could be? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Even if your diet is normally quite healthy, you might have ended up with a damaged stomach lining and need to modify your diet until it recovers. It would be worth seeing a doctor.

      I ended up with a damaged stomach lining because it was affected by a general anaesthetic and the doctor prescribed a diet change to avoiding bread and other grains, fried foods, meats for a day or so, various other foods, and I was to eat yoghurt, milk and REAL ICE-CREAM! lol. I got ice-cream for dinner that night and breakfast the next day. :-D You might not need to go to that extent but alcohol and all the usual suspects such as tomatoes and other acidic foods may need to be avoided for a while.

  49. QUESTION:
    What could be giving a teenager these gas issues?
    Lately, I've been SUPER gassy, like I get bloated and gassy after EVERYTHING that I eat! I'm burping constantly and my stomach just feels bloated! I don't really have any pains in my stomach, just the gas rumbling around and stuff, what could be causing this?
    I'm 18 yrs old btw and eat pretty healthy if I may say so, oh and I don't have any heartburn so its not acid reflux or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      i get that a lot lately. Try to identify and avoid the foods that affect you the most. Some of the worst offenders for many people include beans, onions, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, artichokes, asparagus, pears, apples, peaches, prunes, sugar-free candies and chewing gum, whole-wheat bread, bran cereals or muffins, beer, sodas and other carbonated beverages, milk, cream, ice cream and ice milk.
      Try cutting back on fried and fatty foods. Often, bloating results from eating fatty foods. Fat delays stomach emptying and can increase the sensation of fullness.
      Temporarily cut back on high-fiber foods. Add them back gradually over weeks. If you take a fiber supplement, try cutting back on the amount you take and build up your intake gradually. If your symptoms persist, you might try a different fiber supplement. Be sure to take fiber supplements with at least 8 ounces of water and drink plenty of extra liquids throughout each day.
      Reduce your use of dairy products. Try using low-lactose dairy foods, such as yogurt, instead of milk. Or try using products that help digest lactose, such as Lactaid or Dairy Ease. Consuming small amounts of milk products at one time or consuming them with other foods also may make them easier to digest. In some cases, however, you may need to eliminate dairy foods completely.
      Try a cup of peppermint tea. Peppermint oil contains menthol, which appears to have an antispasmodic effect on the smooth muscles of your digestive tract. You may find that a warm cup of peppermint tea can provide relief from gas and gas pain. On the other hand, peppermint may contribute to heartburn and acid reflux.
      Lifestyle
      The following modifications to your lifestyle also may help:

      Try smaller meals. Eat several small meals throughout the day instead of two or three larger ones.
      Eat slowly, chew your food thoroughly and don't gulp. If you have a hard time slowing down, put down your fork between each bite.
      Avoid chewing gum, hard candies and drinking through a straw. These activities can cause you to swallow more air.
      Don't eat when you're anxious, upset or on the run. Try to make meals relaxed occasions and eat slowly. Eating when you're stressed can interfere with digestion.
      Check your dentures. Poorly fitting dentures can cause you to swallow excess air when you eat and drink.
      Don't smoke. Cigarette smoking can increase the amount of air you swallow.
      Over-the-counter remedies
      Some products may help, but they aren't always effective. Consider trying:

      Beano. Add Beano to beans and vegetables to help reduce the amount of gas they produce. For Beano to be effective, you need to take it with your first bite of food. It works best when there's only a little gas in your intestines.
      Lactase supplements. Supplements of the enzyme lactase (Lactaid), which helps you digest lactose, may help if you are lactose intolerant. You might also try dairy products that are lactose-free or have reduced lactose. They're available at most grocery stores.
      Simethicone. See if you benefit from using one of the many over-the-counter products that contain simethicone (Gas-X, Gelusil, Mylanta, Mylicon). Simethicone helps break up the bubbles in gas and may help with excessive belching.
      Activated charcoal. Charcoal tablets (CharcoCaps, Charcoal Plus, others) also may help. You take them before and after a meal. They're available in natural food stores and many drugstores.

  50. QUESTION:
    What would cause heatburn and nausea after eating eggs?
    This has been going on for about a year now. If I eat eggs, I get heartburn and I'm nauseous (sp?) for the rest of the day. The weird thing is, it only happens with eggs alone. I can eat other foods that contain eggs ( bread, cake, cookies, etc.) with no trouble. I thought maybe it was acid reflux or maybe an ulcer, but I don't get sick from eating any other foods at all. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like you might have an allergy to eggs, id go to your doctor and mention it, as it could be an allergic reaction which can sometimes be quite harmful


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