Heartburn & Hangovers

Not that you should be getting these problems if you are on a clean diet (as in high-alkaline and low-acid) and are a non-drinker and non-smoker. But if you happen to have a slip-up, I forgive you. And I will even be so kind as to share with you what has worked for my own slip-ups in the past.

For hangovers:

Japanese plums

  • If you can remember this – right before you crash for the night, drink a LOT of pure water and put on a green tea detox foot pad, which is supposed to help detox you while you sleep.
  • When you wake up, eat 3-4 Japanese plums called Ume (see photo). I learned this trick from Alicia Silverstone in her book The Kind Diet. I bought mine at an Asian market. If you are in Phoenix, try Lam’s or Lee Lee’s. My hangover was gone after a half an hour of eating these sour little buggers. Mind you, I didn’t drink hardcore the night before, so for all you liquor and wine drinkers, I can’t guarantee these plums will work for you.

For heartburn:

Soy Lecithin Granules

  • Don’t use tums or any other antacid. They might give you temporary relief but you want to get as close to solving the problem as you can, in a more internal, at-the-source kind of way.
  • Use digestive enzymesat every meal. Some have you take them before the meal, some after. Just follow the directions on the bottle.
  • Soak cumin seeds in water and eat a spoonful of them three times a day
  • Eat 2-3 spoonfuls of soy lecithin granules for each episode you have (see photo). I bought mine at Sprouts. These are very high-alkaline so they help neutralize acid.
  • Do not lay down to sleep earlier than 3 hours after you finish your dinner and do not snack in the middle of the night. When you lay down, put a wedge under your mattress so your head/chest are slightly propped up. Or stick some cinder blocks under the top legs of the bed.
  • Avoid these:


    • mint
    • caffeine
    • nicotine
    • alcohol
    • any other acid-forming food (meat/dairy, bread, pasta, rice, cereals, etc.)
    • sugar
  • Include more of these:
    • organic raw fruits & veggies
    • pure water with fresh lemon juice squeezed in
    • heartburn tea (see photo). I got mine at Sprouts I believe…or maybe it was AJ’s.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Leonardo Morlan on August 9, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid. *.;:`

    Regards http://www.healthmedicinelab.com/ear-infection-symptoms/


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