I have been diagnosed with AReflux. Actually I did it myself and my Dr confirmed. I've had symptoms for 3 yers but thought it was a rib misalignment.
My Dr is a homeopath/MD: Her list of guidelines:
Avoid carbonated beverages and foods made of soy
Meal time liquids: no ice, limit to 1/2 c for a full hour around meals
After meals be upright, walk, even chew gum if possible (keeps saliva flowing)
Focus on and savor your meals, chew thoroughly. Turn off the computer, TV and phone.
Keep meals small or mid-sized, finish eating 3 hours before bed
Slant your whole bed: head of bed 1-4" higher than foot.
Minimize sweets, non beyond mid-afternoon
Filter your water to avoid chlorine ingestion.
First Aid: DGL (deglycerized licorice) gum: chew and swallow OR baking soda in water or liquid antacids (1-2 T at a time (Mylanta)
Lots of Water
2. Prevention: Priobiotics: In a word "LOTS". 3 different kinds, several times daily, between meals. After one week, if no improvement, add:
Digestive enzymes (Multizyme) after meals. After one week add:
Zypan (1-2 before meals)
Priobiotics include things like yogurt (good quality stuff w/0 sugar fruit); acidolphilus, kefir (you can make your own very easily)
BTW: The ACV works for some people due to the type of acid in the vinegar (Malic acid).
Lastly: stay away from processed foods; eat close to the ground (fresh dark greens, fresh fruits and vegies - raw if possible and chew); Local foods, Organic; Grow your own if possible. Meats - rabbit is the best due to the low fat content, high protein and many people can raise rabbits themselves.
AReflux can also be triggered by food allergies such as milk, wheat, sugar so leaving these things out of your diet might be a way to cure yourself as well.
If you are into mind-body connections: Louise Hay is a wonderful source in her book "You can Heal your life"
She mentions that Heartburn is a result of "Fear": clutching fear: REmedy: Put Joy back into your life. Fill your life with Joy and happiness, let go of past limitations from parents, etc, Let joy flow thru your body with ease.
Good luck on your personal quest for healing.