Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Acid Reflux

Remedy: Lemon juice

Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, sour whey, Swedish bitters and kombucha are all invaluable aids to improving digestion. Try each of them to find which works best for you.

Mix a teaspoon, or a few teaspoons of fresh lemon (or lime) juice in a glass of water, and drink it 20 minutes before a meal, or at any time. It helps with the digestion of food (good to take before a meal) and a wide range of digestive problems, and contributes to general health and longevity.

You can also use lemon juice and ACV on your skin. The acidity is beneficial, promoting acidic bacteria and inhibiting fungi. The acidity also inhibits demodex mites living in hair follicles and oil glands. Almost every adult has these mites, but in some people their population gets out of control, or their skin reacts to the mites.

Apply undiluted ACV or lemon juice directly on the skin for skin fungus, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Comment posted by Julia of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 22 July 2017 at 16:4       4689

All you need for acid reflux is a couple teaspoons of undiluted lemon juice. Apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar also work. Just swallow it.

Comment posted by rossC of melbourne, VIC, Australia on 26 March 2015 at 18:48       3372

Also Bi carbonate soda aluminium free in a glass of water with some squeezed organic lemon juice :-)

Comment posted by Deb from Philly of Austin, TX, USA on 8 January 2015 at 5:59       3134

It works wonderfully for me! I alternate between ACV and lemon or lime juice depending on what I'm in the mood for. None of these things have cured my acid reflux though. They just make it stop when it's happening. I've been using all 3 for at least 6 months now.

Comment posted by David of Perth, WA, Australia on 8 September 2013 at 9:15       1382

Reply to Larry: Please click on the link for acid reflux, which has a detailed and convincing answer to your question.

Question posted by Larry of Fishkill, NY, USA on 8 September 2013 at 2:35       1380

Most health professionals recommend eliminating citrus for acid reflux. You recommend it. Why the contradiction? Thanks, Larry

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 7 June 2010 at 19:59       264

Apple cider vinegar and fresh lemon / lime / citrus juice are our most effective and voted for remedies for acid reflux / heartburn. Read above why is it beneficial to take them with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
Baking soda is also a fantastic way to alkalise the body, and is a great remedy for many skin ailments.