I like to keep it Natural when I can
Several years ago I had quite a go round with heartburn that escalated to acid reflux and GERD.
At one point I had purchased some 'purple pills' that had just gone OTC, over the counter that is. After reading the side effects I could not bring myself to take the little buggers any longer.
I can only imagine the barrage of other prescription drugs I would have to take just manage the side effects, which I am certain would lead to different, and more 'exciting' side effects.
Being rather fond of all of my internal organs I decided to stop taking that little purple pill after reading the warnings on the included flyer. I had to use a strong magnifying glass, but it was well worth the effort.
Now the little purple pill has gone through some clinical changes and has been given a new name which is reported to be safe.
This claim leaves me with just one question.
Any way, let me get off of this tangent and back to my original narrative
I had taken many steps like taking calcium to quell the heart burn. Most of the things I tried just seemed to aggravate it in the long run. Before long I was experiencing bouts of acid reflux. It was just awful.
It was so bad that I could only sleep in a reclining chair.
It didn't seem to matter what I did, it just would not improve.
I discovered Dr Al Sears while browsing the internet searching for a natural way manage my heartburn or GERD. I was very skeptical, but in the article I found Dr Al Sears explained that the issue is really a problem with a weakened lower esophageal sphincter (LES). It's a flap that when relaxed opens to let food pass in to the stomach, and when it's not passing food it is supposed to stay shut.
In his article he said to avoid eating large meals, or too much alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine. These were all the steps that I had been taking along with others like not eating my favorite -- ice cream, and other dairy products like hard cheese. I had stopped smoking too. Yet my GERD continued.
The article also said to try ginger root. I was doing this too but I did not use fresh ginger I was drinking ginger tea.
He also recommends d-limonene. It's an extract from citrus fruit peels.
Much to my surprise, the single item that helped me the most is peppermint. His recommendation is to place a wad of peppermint leaves between the molars, chew on it for a minute, then swallow. That is what did it for me. I found Peppermint tea to be effective too.
I was so happy with my results that I began to read more information that Dr Al Sears provides. Most of what I have read is about how to keep your telomeres long.
Telomeres, what the heck is that all about.
Roughly speaking, telomeres is the name that award winning scientist used to describe a bit of our cellular make up. Our DNA. It's the cellular messages our DNA uses to duplicate replacement cells.
According to this researh the longer the telomere, the better or more percise the cell that gets duplicated.
Over the last 10 years I have read and followed much of the advice from Confidential Cures and because of the results I am seeing I Created this web space to share Dr. Sears solutions with people that need them.