Top Causes of Heartburn
Metal Toxicity affecting the stomach (often from metal fillings leaching down into digestive organs)
Stomach or Duodenal ulcer
Stomach Hiatal Hernia (upper part of stomach gets pushed through diaphragm, resulting in acid being squeezed into the lower part of the esophagus constantly)
Auto-Immune Allergies within the Stomach
This last reason is one I recently discovered, and has me so excited as despite the fact balancing everything else in the body (getting rid of metals and food allergies) had fixed many of my clients' heartburn issues, several still had persistent heartburn unless they took Prilosec or some other type of acid-reducing medication regularly.
What I discovered was that an allergy to the proton pumps in the stomach was the final root cause of heartburn. (!) Proton pumps are the "channel gatekeepers" that control the release of hydrochloric acid into the stomach. If the immune system is attacking them constantly, the resulting inflammation seems to make them "spazz out" keeping them from being able to close and slow the release of acid, meaning they release too much acid constantly. "Proton pump inhibitors" (PPIs) such as pantoprazole and omeprazole work by inhibiting these proton pumps from releasing as much acid.
If the allergy and resulting acid level is severe enough, this can lead to nausea and vomiting; in moderate cases, your stomach feels uncomfortable like a fiery inferno that does not quiet down unless you feed it consistently with protein-and-fat-rich foods such as cheese, nuts, meat, etc.
While you may use antacids or PPIs for heartburn relief or indigestion, they are not a cure for what causes these problems in the first place.
Solve heartburn for good by getting to the root causes! Whether metal toxicity, food allergies, an ulcer, or an allergy to something in your stomach, there are natural effective solutions for all of the above.
In the case of a hiatal hernia, it is often possible to get it back in place with specific exercises (and even chiropractic or massage manipulations).
An evaluation will determine what is blocking your stomach from working correctly and will allow it to heal and give you efficient digestion that nourishes you and creates energy, allowing you to eat a normal spectrum of foods without difficulty!