How can i not suffer from heartburn with out avoiding spicy food?

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   Posted 10/6/2012 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I love spicy food and i cant stop eating it, the bad thing is that i suffer from heartburn alot and some times even my stomach hurts, i dont want to stop eating spicy food but i dont want to suffer from hearburn eather, what can i do?

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   Posted 10/6/2012 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found for myself, that if I eat what causes my heartburn that I pay the price so I do not think you can avoid giving up some foods for no heartburn.
I  love spicy foods and thick creamy frozen custard shakes but I have learned the hard way that I can almost guarantee I will have heartburn along with reflux.
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   Posted 10/7/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Capsaicin in spices/chili/pepper is known to trigger acid secretion in stomach. But it also helps to improve the blood flow in stomach and strengthen the mucosa. So it helps to prevent gastric ulcer / gastritis, but it is bad to acid reflux patients. I suggest you lower the quantity of the spices in your cooking to a tolerable level. If there isn't any, i think you just have to give up spicy food.

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   Posted 10/8/2012 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Is tumeric spicy? I know its supposed to be good for reflux...actually, Nickles just posted an article where its benefits are considered. Maybe using it could be acceptable to you?

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   Posted 10/8/2012 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
spicey food is a killer for reflux. Try toning it down and see if it makes a difference.
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