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What can I do to help with the treatment of my heartburn?



·      Watch my diet and AVOID THE FOLLOWING

o  Caffeine

o  Citrus juices

o  Carbonated drinks

o  Chocolate

o  Hot/spicy foods

o  Alcohol

o  Tomatoes

o  Foods high in fat


·      Eat small meals more often and don’t eat too quickly


·      Don’t eat just before going to bed/don’t lie down just after eating


·      Avoid strenuous activities such as lifting, especially just after eating


·      Avoid wearing tight clothing around your waist


·      Reduce excess weight, if necessary


·      Do not smoke cigarettes


·      Raise the head of your bed at least 6 inches, to keep acid from remaining in your esophagus   overnight


·      Try to avoid stress





Dr. Pierre Paradis is a Chiropractor in Kanata, Ontario.  He is a Certified Maximized Living Mentor and is the co-owner of Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic in Kanata, Ontario, which has won the Kanata Kourier-Standard Reader’s Choice award for 2009, 2010, 2011, as well as the Ottawa West Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for 2011.