What do you recommend for heartburn? I just can’t help but think that antacids can be the answer …
No, they’re not the answer at all, and in fact, they can make it worse.
Heartburn is connected to constipation—- a plugged-up GI track. That is a condition best treated by using a double dose of digestive enzymes and increasing your water intake.
You’re also in need of magnesium supplements (chelated magnesium like magnesium glycinate) — that could account for the slight discomfort in your chest. To get the bowel moving, increase the dosage in increments until the stool is soft but not runny (it must still hold its shape) use a daily dosage of at least 400mg of magnesium for chest pain and constipation, and increase your water intake.
If stools continue to be compacted and smelly, then they are still taking too long to move through the bowel. A stool softener could be added to either of the above two plans. Stool softener = a daily teaspoon of almond butter — with the oil at the top stirred in.
I don’t feel constipated. In fact the opposite. I have had a runny tummy for about a week now. And I started taking 400 mg of magnesium daily, just recently. What do you suggest?
A plug in the bowel of compacted fecal matter can cause a runny tummy by letting only fluids through. Use the digestive enzyme strategy, but stay on the magnesium — a deficiency will cause multiple other problems.
Good to know the heart is directly connected to the guts and bowls.
Barbara Kathryn says
Hi Dhani, ‘heartburn’ is just a household name for acid reflux. It isn’t related to the heart. But the burning sensation is felt in the chest as the digestive fluids spurt up through the stomach sphincter into the esophagus. Very corrosive.
Along with Almine’s recommendations, a tipple of aloe vera juice before each meal is helpful.
I’m dealing with my GI and liver right now. IBS, constipation. I’ve just started the celery juice regime for the last 2 weeks. It’s helping but I know I’m missing…something. This may be it.
I was JUST looking at magnesium and digestive enzymes last night.