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

 ·      GET ADJUSTED!

 

·      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.