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Natural Acid Reflux / Gastritis Treatments

Herbal home-remedies with Ayurvedic dietary guidelines

Treatment details can be provided during a private appointment in Ojai or by phone/Skype with herbal products mailed.

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In the early stages, there is an acidic or a strong sour taste in the mouth which is a sign of a Pitta (heat/digestive "fire") disorder usually indicating high Pitta in the small intestines. Other related symptoms for this condition can include indigestion, belching, nausea, vomiting, burning sensation in the throat or chest, headaches, itching, rashes and pimples.

This is a common Pitta body-type condition caused by high Pitta and often includes excess body heat, high thirst and diarrhea.  Vata acidity is caused more due to variable and inconstant digestion with a feeling of weakness, sensations of pins and needles, fainting and chest pain. When this condition is Kapha caused, there is usually low digestive fire (Agni) and low stomach acids initially with symptoms such as thick phlegm in the mouth, heaviness, fatigue, loss of appetite, coldness and sleeping longer. Other common causes include stomach bacteria (i.e. H. Pylori) or a malfunctioning intestinal valve (lower esophageal sphincter). Some factors include obesity, slow stomach emptying, weak muscular contractions in the esophagus, excess exercise, pregnancy, smoking, certain hormones, many common foods, and some medications.  Understanding the cause is critical for an effective treatment.


The protocol

The protocol includes a Pitta pacifying diet with proper food combining guidelines, an after-meal Ayurvedic herbal formula (an antacid like formula) and an anti-inflammatory intestinal tea.  Generally, the condition improves rapidly with proper eating habits and the right diet supported by bitter, cooling, anti-acid and demulcent herbs.  Liver detoxification is often necessary and a herbal colonic purgation (virechana) will provide lasting relief by lower Pitta in the small intestines.  However, most cases will find immediate relief with dietary changes and the right herbal tea between meals. In the case, of bacterial infection a completely different approach is taken using antimicrobial and antibacterial herbs and immune system support.

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Therapy requires one private consultations (in Ojai, CA or by Skype) plus herbal products.

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To get started or discus your health issues with Khabir please submit Online Health Assessment.

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Success stories

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Robert Salas, Ojai

Khabir has a wealth of knowledge about the use of natural herbs and supplements to improve and support good physical health. He has helped me to lose weight and to understand how to prepare and use food in a healthy way. I highly recommend Khabir as an advisor and consultant for good health.

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Pat Desrosier, Trenton Illinois (Via Facebook)

He [Khabir] has helped me immensely to get my blood sugar levels down as well as working on resolving other things by using a common sense approach to diet backed by his deep experience. I trusted him right away and it is paying off.

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Ashley Pintek, Los Angeles

I just wanted to thank you for helping me rethink my dietary habits - I have been eating all the vata foods, cooking my vegetables, using more oil and spices. I have to say I feel and look so much better now, it's really quite amazing! I, and I'm sure countless other people, am truly grateful for the work you do.

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River, Ojai

I have been working with Khabir since April and I have had some amazing improvements to my health. I have less pain in my body, my knees are feeling better and I've lost 30 lbs. I have found that his knowledge and support have been just what I needed.


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Nancy Kellogg, Ventura, CA Aug. 2017

Heartburn/Acid Reflex and Digestive Issues

"I went to see Khabir 4 weeks ago because I had heartburn/acid reflux and digestive issues. He was very thorough, spent a lot of time assessing my health, explaining causes and answering all my questions. Khabir made sure I understood how to use the herbs he prescribed and he even followed up a few days later to see how I was doing on my diet and herbs. After a few days my heartburn/ acid reflux was gone and my digestive issues improved. I have more energy , feel happy and balanced. I'm very pleased I went to Khabir he has really helped me and I look forward to working with him on some of my other health issues.  Thanks Khabir" 

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Tom R., Ojai, CA, May 2012

"I was stunned that you had me pegged for a true pitta before I even met you and the simple dietary and lifestyle adjustments you had me do were easy yet life altering. I no longer unknowingly struggle with the heat of the day or with what types off clothes to wear to regulate body temperature. I no longer get acid reflux in which I have suffered my entire life with and on top of that I am finally off the medication for reflux which I have been on for over 20 years. Another problem I have suffered with was major blood sugar crashes and since the very first day of coming to see you, I have never had a blood sugar crash again.

Anyway, I could go on and on about the health benefits you have provided me but what I truly want to do is give a a true and sincere thanks for everything that you do. Peace Happiness and Well Being." 


Khabir Southwick is available for [face-to-face] consultations in Ojai California or remotely by phone or Skype worldwide.

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