Several decades ago, food processors realized that they could extend the shelf life of food by destroying the enzymes which cause the food to ripen.
For example, an ear of corn may last only five days while corn flakes can last five millennia.
Because the enzymes in the food which digest and ripen the food have been destroyed, the food looks good but is difficult to digest — causing indigestion.
Also, coffee and sometimes even iced tea can aggravate indigestion and reflux.
To improve your digestion so you can feel better and even get off acid blocker medications, begin by taking a plant based digestive enzyme supplement with meals.
In addition, do not have iced drinks with your meals as your body's digestive enzymes do not work well in cold temperatures.
Two herbs can also be very effective when taken for one to two months. These are mastic gum 1,000 mg two times a day and DGL licorice. Either of these can be as effective as prescription antacids, but actually help to heal the problem instead of worsening it.
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