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Many times, I hear people saying, “even water gives me heartburn!” Surprisingly, that can be very true.

Think of it this way, if you were to fill up a bowl with soup and then poured water over it, what do you think will happen? Yes, it will overflow.

Now use the same analogy regarding your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If your stomach is full and you drink water, the LES will open up, your stomach is now extended and will press on your LES, which then causes heartburn.

You should drink before or after a meal or make sure to only take small sips while eating. Also, don’t drink too much while exercising, especially when doing high-intensity workouts.

In general, try not to gulp down too much at once, drink slowly.

Author: Susan Berman

Susan Berman, M.Ed., CHHC, is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Susan works with acid reflux (AR) and silent acid reflux (SAR) sufferers, general practitioners, and GI-focused health professionals everywhere through her online programs. Susan is the creator of the Healing Acid Reflux online program, focused on natural healing through diet and lifestyle modifications, reducing or eliminating the need for medication. Take the Silent Acid Reflux Quiz, get program information, and contact Susan by visiting www.HealingAcidReflux.com.