Heartburn Home Remedy using Gum
Strange as it may sound, chewing gum after a meal can do wonders for either lessening the chance of heartburn occurring, or alleviating the symptoms once it has started. No, I'm not joking either.
The pure action of chewing gum or similar substances causes the body to produce saliva. Saliva is the body's natural defense against the stomach acids, so this extra saliva produced from the action of chewing gum is useful in neutralizing the acids in the stomach. The less acid in the stomach, then the less there is to flow back into the esophagus and cause heartburn.
Still not convinced? All I can say is to keep a pack of gum handy. Even if you haven't chewed gum before or don't approve of people walking round constantly working their jaws just like a cow, just keep a pack of gum on you handy. The next time you experience heartburn, take out a piece of gum and start chewing.
The only downside is that in order for your gum chewing to have any effect, you need to chew for at least 30 minutes. Whilst that doesn't sound like a long time, to keep your jaws more or less constantly moving for half an hour can be tiring. The gum also may need replacing from time to time so it doesn't feel like you're chewing something resembling old rubber.