Big Pharma likes to peddle the purple pill, and other “antacids” as a means of relieving the symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. These drugs are proton pump inhibitors that shut down production of stomach acid. But most acid reflux and heartburn is caused by lack of stomach acid. The lack of stomach acid prohibits proper digestion and allows food to ferment in the stomach, causing gas symptoms.
What the stomach really needs is more acid, not less. Here’s one suggestion: Try sea salt. Mix 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water once a day.