Worse than heartache

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Yes – am talking about heartburn which can totally gross you out. So thank heavens you can do several things to prevent this. As with any ailment, treating the cause is important, as chronic reflux can really mess up your oesophagus. Here are some things you can do right away:
  • Cut down on fat intake.
  • Quit smoking (yes, really)
  • Avoid late night snacking. Your body  needs time to digest a meal before you lie down. 
  • While fresh fruit and vegetables are rich in fiber and healthy,  tomatoes and onions can raise the acid levels in your stomach, so go easy on these.
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothes especially around the abdomen as this makes digestion more difficult.
  • Cut down on alcohol – too much causes heartburn
  • Avoid spicy food and too much salt and vinegar.
  • Caffeine is bad news. So cut down on tea and coffee. 
  • Stress makes a mess of your digestive process and raises stomach acid/ So – de-stress. Relax.
  • Exercise helps heartburn – regular exercise, that is.
  • Switch to a healthy diet
  • Eat slowly. Gobbling it all up quickly makes it tough on the stomach and increases the risk of heartburn. 
Of course, there are over the counter remedies; but if you listen to your body talk, you will hear it saying, “hey buddy, please change your lifestyle”. Listen carefully. 
And stay healthy!
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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I write to collect smiles and donate to charities. I share stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.


  1. Terry

    June 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Very good Tips!!

    There are a few things up there that I can not do… like eating late at night. That is a sure fire way to make me sick.

    Stess… I would say for me, that is the worst. I try to stay as stress free as possible.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  2. Vidya Sury

    September 26, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Thanks Terry. I hate to eat late at night, too – that yucky feeling in the throat alone is enough to feel nauseous.

    Minimizing stress solves or prevents most health issues!

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