Lifestyle changes to reduce Acid Reflux (GERD)
Eat Smaller Meals
Eating smaller more frequent meals, gives you digestive system time to digest what you are eating. When you sit down to a huge “American Style” dinner, it takes your system a long time to completely digest your meal.
Shoveling your food in may be common place in today’s fast paced world, but if you have Acid Reflux (GERD) it’s not a great idea. When you eat fast, you typically don’t completely chew your food. By eating slower and completely chewing each bite you are giving your digestive system a fighting chance to not turn against you!
Stay away from Alcohol
While many people love a glass of wine or beer etc., alcohol can easily flair up your Acid Reflux (GERD). If you must consume, keep it in moderation and not right before bed. The nightcap is the killer!
Stay away from Caffeine
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate are a part of many people’s lives and can be hard to give up. They can all aggravate Acid Reflux (GERD). Again if you must have these, use in moderation.