Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Halt Heartburn

"Keep tummy troubles away with these five strategies from
The University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter.
Chew sugarless gum, this stimulates saliva production, a
buffer against stomach acid. Try a stick after meals.
Sleep on your left side, it's been shown to reduce nighttime
Loosen up your tight waistbands, hose and belts create heart-
burn-causing pressure.
Try eating more frequent, smaller meals, and drink less fluid
at meals to cut down on the sheer volume of foodstuff in your stomach
at any one time.
Use gravity power by placing wood blocks under the head of your
bed to raise it six to eight inches. This helps keep stomach acid
from coming back up."

-Healthy Living Magazine Winter 2010