Do's & Don'ts for Acid Stomach

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  • Do take time to relax, allowing about twenty minutes of leisure before and after eating. Eat slowly, chew each mouthful well, and make meals enjoyable, unstressful occasions.
  • Don't smoke. It will irritate the stomach lining.
  • Do make sure that you get enough sleep.
  • Don't take aspirin in large quantities. It can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Do make sure that your clothing is always loose and comfortable, especially over the stomach, and avoid tight belts and girdles.
  • Do reduce the amount of coffee and tea you drink, and avoid them entirely during an attack.
  • Don't drink alcohol.

Excerpt from Family Guide to Alternative Medicine