Pickles for acid reflux???

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   Posted 4/11/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I was searching online for some home remedies for both my gerd and pregnancy morning sickness and came across for both, dill pickles. Has anyone tried this? I mean, my first reaction is that woudln't that make it worse?? But with the reflux and now the nausea from being pregnant, i can't desifer the two anymore and just need some help! lol

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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..I too have ready about the pickles and GERD, actually what I read was about pickles and pickle juice.  They say it is similiar to the Apple Cider Vinegar theory...  I guess you would know pretty quickly if it was not going to work?????
Let us know!

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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
If I remember my Jr. High science correctly, vinegar is a base and so it would act to neutralize acid in the stomach. It sounds pretty disgusting to me, but hey, for you it may be worth a try. I doubt it could hurt you.

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   Posted 4/12/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I always end up burping pickle burps after pickles!

Have you tried the Papaya enzyme? They had some out at GNC the other day and said that it's supposed to help with reflux They do taste pretty good :)

I've also heard that ginger is supposed to help...

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   Posted 10/17/2014 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   
If you like pickles or pickle juice, go for it! I like pickles and have been having a reflux issue for the past 10 years and when it gets bad a pickle makes it better for me. It's actually the vinegar in the pickles which does it:
"One underlying theory here is that the acetic acid in vinegar lowers stomach acidity (increases its pH) since acetic acid is a weaker acid than hydrochloric acid. It is also believed that vinegar (acetic acid along with its acetate salt) may help buffer and maintain stomach acid at a pH level of about 3.0. In this milder acidic environment, the stomach can still efficiently digest food but it causes less problems with the esophagus and thus less heartburn."

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