Acid Reflux & Anxiety
Remember how I told you I would let you know if any other positive changes occurred as a result of my eating healthier to control my anxiety?
Well, I have now discovered relief for my acid reflux.
I have had acid reflux for about 15 years. I have been taking Zantac once and sometimes twice a day to contol my reflux. However, I’ve noticed that in the past three months I’ve rarely experienced any acid reflux.
In examining the question, “What was I doing different that would result in the reduction of my reflux?” I figured it out. It is the ginger and cinnamon in the pancakes that I have been eating every morning for the past four months.
If you read my article on hair growth, you’ll see how these pancakes also helped me with my hair, skin and nails.
I started eating these pancakes because I had to make gluten free pancakes for my son every morning before he went to school. Since I had my son’s left over pancake batter, it was easy to just add healthy ingredients to the batter to make my breakfast.
This is how I make my pancakes:
- 1 Cup Bisquick Gluten-free Pancake Mix
- 1 egg
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon flax seed
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon Maca Powder
- 1 tablespoon cranberries or blueberries
- Add walnuts or pecans if you want to make it really yummy!
- Heat your griddle and use virgin coconut oil
The batter will be really thick, just use a spoon to spread it out. Brown on one side then flip the pancake over and brown the other side.
Serve with Organic Aguave Syrup
Another great thing about these pancakes is that they will fill you up quick! You probably won’t even be hungry for lunch. I usually don’t get hungry again until around 4:00 in the afternoon.
Oh yea! Did I mention, they will cleanse you too? If you have a problem with constipation, these pancakes will definitely solve your problem.
In conclusion, if you have acid reflux or consitipation, give these pancakes a try. They have definitely helped me and I feel certain they will help you too.
P.S. I think the fact that I have cut down on caffeine has also contributed to my reduction in acid reflux. Read my my article on Caffeine and Anxiety for more information .
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