Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 15 April 2014 at 16:4 2467
To Karen from Tweed Heads, Australia. Please read the main Grow Youthful page on Acid reflux. Alkalinity may give temporary relief to reflux, but it is the opposite of what is needed for a permanent cure.
However, I have heard that celery provides relief for some people's reflux, and suspect there may also be something else going on - perhaps the easily-digestible bulk somehow helping to settle and empty the stomach??
Comment posted by Karen of Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia on 15 April 2014 at 14:5 2466
YES Chew on raw celery stick, swallow juice (can spit out pulp if don't want to swallow) = immediate reflux relief. I suppose alkalinity of celery juice neutralizes acidity from stomach? Keep a container by bed and grab a stick if reflux hits during the night.... your partner may think is sleeping next to a hungry rabbit!