Millions of people deal with issues related to digestive health every day. One of the most common complications is what many refer to as heartburn, a tingling or burning sensation in the chest known as acid reflux. When this flow of acid from the stomach up to the esophagus happens two or more times per week, it becomes gastroesophageal reflux disease, Medical News Today reported. This uncomfortable condition can be relieved in several different ways without medication.

As Medical News Today explained, certain foods such as caffeine, chocolate, acidic juices, alcohol and salt have all been linked to acid reflux. A diet that is high in fiber, on the other hand, has been shown to reduce the likelihood of heartburn and digestive issues. Minty, spicy, fatty and garlicy foods have also been known to cause acid reflux for some people, according to Harvard Women's Health Watch. One remedy is to eliminate these foods through trial and error.

As Dr. Axe explained, there are foods that can relieve symptoms of acid reflux including leafy greens, pumpkin and squashes, asparagus, artichokes, kefir, cucumbers and fermented vegetables – all of which are part of the Geneis 1:29 diet. Numerous testimonies report that a lifestyle switch to the primarily raw, plant-based Hallelujah Diet have reduced or completely eliminated acid reflux

Acid reflux is commonly called heartburn for the sensation it causes in the chest.Acid reflux is commonly called heartburn for the sensation it causes in the chest.

Eating Habits
Overeating and eating too fast can also cause heartburn. As Harvard Women's Health Watch reported, overeating can lead to reflux into the esophagus. Instead, consider eating smaller meals throughout the day and making a conscious effort to eat and chew slowly. Eat until you are satisfied, not overly stuffed. If you are considered overweight and experience digestive problems, it may be advisable to lose a few pounds. The heavier you are, the more pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter. Relieving that pressure by losing weight can reduce heartburn and acid reflux.

Burping can also bring up more acid into the esophagus. Avoiding foods that cause you to burp – generally all sodas and carbonated beverages – can help reduce the sensation.

As Dr. Axe explained, in addition to a acid reflux-friendly diet that avoids the aforementioned foods and contains a lot of probiotics, supplementing can help treat the condition. One such supplement recommended is a digestive enzymes of high quality like the Hallelujah Diet product. This capsule, when taken before eating, can ensure that nutrients from your meal are absorbed correctly and that all your food is digested the right way.

In addition to probiotic-rich food, you may also consider supplementing with a probiotic. The Professional Strength Probiotics can help alleviate a number of digestive issues as it coats the gastrointestinal tract with bacteria intended to strengthen your immunity. Dr. Axe also advised a Magnesium Complex supplement to relieve symptoms of acid reflux.

By choosing the right foods, eating consciously and supplementing, it is possible to alleviate acid reflux without having to turn to medications.

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Staying hydrated is key! Keep it fun and interesting by switching up your water routine. Enjoy this delicious, sparkling strawberry goji rose herbal infusion as a refreshing beverage, as a mocktail, or cocktail.

Just like my herbal infusion recipes and guide, this Strawberry Goji Berry Rose Refresher is a great example of how to make hydration time, delicious and feel super fancy without tons of effort or time.

Make Hydration Fun!

Focus the in-between meal time as your “hydration time”, sipping on hot tea, water, sparkling water so you’re focusing on drinking enough water.

One of my personal favorite tips I use daily is to take a large water bottle and put 3-4 rubber bands on it, each time you drink the full water bottle, take off a rubber band and repeat until all rubber bands are off the bottle. Each rubber band could represent 1 cup of water or 2 cups depending on if you’re drinking other beverages throughout the day.

Another way to remember to stay hydrated is to make drinking water feel extra special like this Strawberry Goji Berry Rose Refresher!

Adding herbal tea or herbal elements such as flowers, herbs, spices, and fruit to your everyday water routine can really boost the flavor and nutrients of plain water. They have a deliciously subtle taste that likely keeps you wanting more of them (and that means you’ll stay hydrated), and they don’t add extra sugar. To top off their advantages, herbs also bring in their own set of health benefits depending on what you use.

Don’t have some of these ingredients?

  • Goji berries: if you don’t have goji berries in your pantry or can’t get them easily online or at your grocery store, use these other dried fruits such as dried apricots, dried mango, dried cranberries, dried cherries, or dried pineapple. Whenever purchasing dried fruit, get those that have zero added sugar and no added sulfites.
  • Rose petals: if you don’t have access to rose petals, use herbal tea such as lavender, ginger, chamomile, or rooibos.
  • Fresh strawberries: if you don’t have access to fresh strawberries use the frozen variety. Get creative too! If you were already replacing goji berries with dried apricot have fun with the flavor profile and use fresh or frozen pineapple or oranges to make a great combination.

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No matter what type of diet you are trying to follow most diets require you to give up or severely limit the foods that you love the most. The candida diet is no exception. The candida diet is the cornerstone of treatment for a condition known as candidiasis. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of typically benign yeast, candida albicans, in the digestive tract. This condition often occurs due to a variety of external factors but the main causes tend to be overuse of antibiotics, birth control, steroids and diets high in sugary and processed foods. These external factors cause an imbalance in the digestive system and the candida diet helps to restore this balance. The candida diet eliminates sugar and yeast laden foods, glutinous grains, fruit, cheese and processed foods that are thought to exacerbate candidiasis. There are many other foods that are also omitted on the diet. So is it possible to still enjoy your favorite foods when there are so many limitations on this diet? With a little creativity you certainly can.

Tacos are one of my favorite foods that traditionally made do not work for the candida diet. From the taco shell to the shredded cheese topping many traditional taco ingredients are just plain offensive to the candida diet. So how do we make a tasty taco that is yeast free and hence okay for this diet?

The first step is to make or find yeast free gluten free taco seasoning. There are many taco seasoning packets in the store but the majority of them have ingredients that are not allowed on the diet, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), yeast extract, citric acid and sugar. If you do want to use a store bought taco seasoning packet read the label carefully. You may be able to find a yeast free variety at your local health food store or Whole Foods. I have found it much easier to create my own taco seasoning mix using yeast free spices from my pantry. A blend of chili powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, black pepper, onion powder does the job just as well as any store bought variety.

The second step is to make or find gluten free yeast free tortillas. There are a variety of gluten free tortillas on the market. These are usually available at your local health food store, Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. The most common type that is both yeast free and gluten free are the brown rice tortillas. However, in my experience these do not seem to work so well for tacos, as the crumble very easily under the weight of the taco filling. There are other gluten free options but these usually contain yeast or some other ingredient off limit to candida dieters. I have found it easiest and tastiest to make my own. There are some great recipes online for gluten free tortillas. Do a search and make sure to substitute yeast free ingredients for any problematic ones.

The third step would be to prepare yeast free gluten free taco fixings. This is the easiest and most fun part. Once you have seasoned meat and a taco shell you get to pile on the toppings. Although things like cheese and sour cream are off limits you can still compile a great taco. Some of my favorite yeast free taco fixings are tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, homemade salsa, plain unsweetened yogurt and organic canned beans.

For more information on living yeast free by following the candida diet visit Yeast Free Living.

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Salmon burgers are a great way to get more healthy fats in your diet, and when topped with a cool and crunchy cabbage mixture, plus a spicy-tangy tartar sauce, they’re anything but ordinary! These salmon burgers with Thai Cabbage Slaw and Sriracha Tartar Sauce are great for weeknight meals or meal preps—and we give directions

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Have you ever heard of teff flour? I hadn’t either until I started experimenting with gluten free flours to use on the candida diet. Teff grass, botanical name Eragrostis tef, is an ancient grain that can thrive in a variety of extreme weather conditions, which makes it a very reliable grain choice. Teff grass is native to Ethiopia where it has been used for centuries as food for cattle and a component of building materials. Teff is the smallest grain in the world but despite its small size it is an extremely versatile grain. In Ethiopia today it is milled into flour and used to make a flat bread call injera, porridge and as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages. Although teff has proven to be a reliable grain it has gone pretty much unrecognized and unused in North America until now.

Increasing awareness of medical conditions such as celiac disease, autism, gluten allergies/sensitivities and candidiasis in which eliminating gluten from one’s diet is necessary or may be beneficial has brought non-glutinous flours such as teff to the forefront in North America. As we search for alternatives to our staple gluten filled grains, wheat, barley and rye, we are starting to search the globe far and wide for useful alternatives. Using teff flour as part of your diet to treat these conditions is of particular interest because teff flour has a very impressive nutritional profile when compared to that of other flours, both glutinous and non-glutinous. Teff flour contains a large amount of bran and germ which makes it an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein and iron. Teff is also a good source of calcium. Since teff flour does not contain gluten, is such a nutritional powerhouse and is slightly lower in carbohydrates than some other grains it is an ideal choice for the candida diet also known as the yeast free diet.

The candida diet is used to treat candidiasis, an overgrowth of yeast in the intestinal system. This is why it is often referred to as the yeast free diet, as the goal is to eliminate all foods and ingredients containing yeast and ingredients that feed yeast, in order to reduce the amount of yeast in the intestinal system. The biggest offenders tend to be sugar, processed foods, quick-acting carbohydrates, vinegar and fermented foods. Many candida diet resources also suggest giving up glutinous grains such as wheat, rye and barley because they are not only hard to digest, which puts an added burden on an already compromised digestive system, but gluten may also contribute directly to the yeast overgrowth problem by feeding the yeast. Symptoms of candidiasis include but are not limited to digestive problems, mental confusion, premenstrual syndrome, depression, eczema and acne.

The cornerstone of treatment for candidiasis is the candida diet. The candida diet is the most important part of the treatment but can be the most difficult part because of the amount of foods that are eliminated. Having options such as teff flour opens up new possibilities on the candida diet. Using teff flour along with other non-glutinous flours can help the candida dieter to create a variety of yeast free dishes. You can substitute teff flour for about one fourth of the flour called for in a recipe.

For more information on living yeast free by following the candida diet visit yeast free living.

Source by Tennille Jordan