I have a special announcement for all you acid reflux sufferers.
Today is National Spicy Guacamole Day!
Now, if the mere thought of spicy foods like guacamole just set your chest on fire, or you think I’m off my rocker to even mention spicy foods to you, hear me out.
Because contrary to what you might think, spicy foods are NOT the cause of your acid reflux!
But when you finally look at what IS the cause of acid reflux and do something about it, chances are excellent you will be able to enjoy spicy foods without “paying for it” afterward!
Here’s what you must know:
What causes acid reflux
Acid reflux is simply the result of your body being unable to break down and digest what you’ve eaten. It is basically revolting against you and saying, “What are you doing to me?”
And there are four primary reasons that this happens:
Acid reflux cause #1: Your diet
It never ceases to amaze me how people eat fast food, junk food or smorgasbord-type meals, day in and day out, then wonder why their chest is on fire every night.
That's like saying you're surprised that your thumb is throbbing after you slam it with a hammer.
If you have acid reflux, it's time to face the music--YOUR DIET is the main cause of your misery.
Accept it, and then do something about it--like changing your diet to include more nutritious REAL foods—stuff that doesn’t come with a bar code and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Ditch the soda too while you’re at it.
Also, just as important as what you eat is what foods you pair together in your meals!
Certain food combinations are very taxing on your system and when you eat meals that your body can’t break down like it should, you are rolling out the red carpet for acid reflux.
But the good news is, combining the RIGHT foods together paves the way for smooth, comfortable, complete digestion and no more acid reflux!
My Great Taste No Pain system will show you exactly what to do, and give you the meal planning advice and suggestions you need to make all of your meals pain-free.
Now don’t worry—you can still enjoy foods you love! You just need to be a little more careful about what you pair together.
Plus you’ll get a collection of yummy recipes that you and your family will love.
By the way, eating the Great Taste No Pain way is what completely eliminated my IBS 25 years ago, never to return.
Acid reflux cause #2: Enzyme shortages
If you've had a typical modern diet for quite some time, chances are excellent that you have expended far more digestive enzymes than Nature ever intended you to.
As a result, your body's ability to produce enough enzymes may be diminished...and this can be a major contributing factor to poor digestion and acid reflux!
Plus as we age, our bodies' ability to produce enzymes naturally decreases, so people over 50 are a greater risk.
In addition, anyone who has had gastric surgery or their gallbladder removed is very likely looking at enzyme issues.
If you suspect enzymes are a concern for you, or just want to help your body along, then a potent, complete enzyme supplement like Digestizol Max is your ticket for getting the help you need.
Digestizol Max’s blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes will help your body tackle literally ANY type of food you eat, and conserve your body’s precious enzymes too.
And its soothing herbs will help quiet any inflammation you might have brewing in your GI tract.
Acid reflux cause #3: Stress
Digestion is a parasympathetic process, meaning your body must be in a relaxed, non-stressed state for it to be carried out like it should.
Eating in a relaxed state also encourages you to eat slower, which means that your body can recognize satiety before you overeat (and bring on a bout of acid reflux).
But if you instead eat when your sympathetic nervous system is in gear (such as when you're working, driving, emotionally upset, stressed, rushing, etc.) that can have a devastating impact on your digestion and lead to reflux.
So slow down and relax! Avoid eating in a stressed state. Make time for meals and don't eat on the run.
Acid reflux cause #4: Smoking
Nothing destroys your digestion like smoking.
So add this to the list of reasons that you should put that deadly habit behind you for good. There are many stop smoking aids and programs out there—get the help you need.
Life after acid reflux
Once you tackle the root causes of your acid reflux, a whole new world free of heartburn can open up for you!
And get this--you will likely soon find that you can enjoy spicy dishes too! Most spices are alkaline and are actually good for your body!
So when you are ready to “take the plunge” and prove to yourself that you CAN enjoy spicy foods and feel great afterward, here is one of my favorite recipes that you can try…in honor of National Spicy Guacamole Day!
SHERRY’S BEST GUACAMOLE
3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, chopped coarsely
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 fresh lemon or lime
1 tablespoon ground cumin, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and mash avocados in a bowl. Squeeze juice from 1/2 fresh lemon or lime over avocados.
Stir in tomatoes, onion, garlic and cilantro. Add cumin, red pepper, salt and pepper; adjust seasoning to taste.
Stir and serve.
Goes well with:
Cut up carrots, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, bell peppers
To your health,