Heartburn No More Review

Guide for Curing Acid Reflux:
Jeff Martin

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On November 2, 2012
Last modified:August 23, 2014


A comprehensive guide to eliminating heartburn and just about any other digestive problem you can imagine. Acid reflux can lead to long term impairment of your esophagus and a host of other issues all the way up to cancer. Educate yourself before you decide to medicate yourself by reading what Jeff Martin has to say.

Heart Burn No More

Heart Burn No More

I’ve had a variety of stomach and digestion issues ever since I was a child.   It started off with a bad case of acid reflux which was diagnosed as regurgitation.

Our family physician said this had to do with eating spicy foods and the simple fix was to not over eat and to just eat blander food.

Growing up in the deep South of Louisiana where cajun food was a staple of my diet this was no easy task (it also turned out to be something COMPLETELY false).

As I grew older, my stomach and digestive issues would flare up from time to time and my acid reflux was still present.  I tried Prevacid and a few other proton pump inhibitors but they seemed to cover up one issue and just lead to more stomach complications.

The issues would flare up for a few weeks and then die down for months at a time.  Everyone I knew just assumed I had a “sensitive stomach”.

Enter The Low Stomach Acid Theory

In my late 30’s I stumbled across some natural health blogs and forums which had a considerable amount of information around low stomach acid.  The theory (backed up by numerous scientific studies) showed that individuals with IBS, Acid Reflux & Heart burn actually suffer from not enough stomach acid.

When the stomach has low acid levels it allows “bad bacteria” build up in the stomach lining which causes digestion problems.  Food is also not properly digested and can be “refluxed” up the throat.  The bad bacteria can release noxious gas which results in burping or flatulence.

That’s when I decided to experiment with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and some dietary changes.   Within a few moments of dosing ACV the right way I was able to digest food without any issues.

I also encountered some rather pleasant changes in my health:

  • Energy levels went up and I drank little to no coffee.
  • My appetite was suppressed
  • Not only was my Acid Reflux “cured” but my heartburn and IBS symptoms went away.

Apple Cider Vinegar has helped me a great deal (but regardless of what you find on the Internet I doubt it will help you lose weight) but ideally it doesn’t SOLVE the problem with low stomach acid.

And while it has a ton of benefits that make me want to take it for the rest of my life I’m not 100% convinced that it is the RIGHT solution to heart burn, GERD and other stomach ailments.

And Then Everything Changed (for the BETTER)

It turns out that stomach acid is a big part of the problem but certain dietary changes were needed to REALLY cure me of all my stomach issues.  While ACV has helped a great deal (even producing instant relief for me once I learned how to properly dose it) it was in some ways just covering up deeper issues with my digestion.

Jeff Martin’s Heartburn No More is the real cure you’re looking for.  You will find immediate relief to painful symptoms of GERD, IBS, Heartburn and Reflux and learn about a new system of eating that will provide you with a long lasting cure to the root of your digestive problems.

And curing digestion problems has a lot of unintended health benefits.  It’s amazing what happens once your body is able to break down and digest food properly without refluxing, burping, gas or other issues.

Here’s a list of problems I’ve had go away since reading and following Jeff’s guide:

  • Sinus and allergy issues – turns out a lot of our “allergies” have to do with our bodies not being able to properly digest food.
  • Clearer/Softer Skin – as a man this doesn’t mean much to me but once my digestion started working my face, arms and legs all lost their dryness and need for lotion.  Proper digestion solves a lot of problems we think are just supposed to afflict us.
  • Energy Levels – All in all with my digestion issues behind me I rarely drink coffee and need caffeine (even if I don’t get a good night’s sleep) and feel my energy levels are steady and consistent throughout the day.
The only downside to Jeff’s guide is that he is in my opinion a bit biased towards eating meat.  I’m not a vegetarian but I was able to overlook those parts of his program and make it work for me.

A comprehensive guide to eliminating heartburn and just about any other digestive problem you can imagine. Acid reflux can lead to long term impairment of your esophagus and a host of other issues all the way up to cancer. Educate yourself before you decide to medicate yourself by reading what Jeff Martin has to say.
  • hd

    Dear Sanjay
    Your review is very informative & motivating. I am suffering from GERD for more than 2 years & take omeprazole 20mg mor & 20mg evng daily. It is only keeping the misery in control a bit without any cure. Once a week is the flare up in the middle of night which is horrible suffering. It can be triggered by any food or anytime especially if it is alcohol or tea.
    I want to try ACV but am very scared as it is acidic. Can u kindly advice the correct use & dosage of ACV. I will be most grateful for your prompt reply. HD

    • Hi Hari,

      Here is what I did – one morning wake up and eat breakfast – drink 1 8oz glass of water with 2 tbs of ACV. See what happens.

      You need to think about food reactions too – I learned most of my food reactions were around gluten and dairy. This is very strange because I was born in India and routinely ate bread every day. But I believe the bread I was eating in India was grown from a healthier stock of wheat than what we have in the USA.

      I also recommend taking mastic gum on an empty stomach.

      The drugs you are taking have a lot of bad side effects. They supress your stomach acid – which is naturally occurring and key to good health. Stomach acid kills bacteria, digests foods and helps us to absorb nutrients.

      Without proper level of stomach acid we can have bacterial overgrowth – which leads to gas bubbles escaping up our throat – this is what can cause the reflux. The bacterial imbalance – not too much stomach acid.

      All the best,


      ps, my stomach is much healthier now and I can enjoy dairy in moderation…but wheat will eventually cause my reflux to return. I also eat very spicy foods now. This was not an over night fix – my reflux got much better quickly but it tooks months for my stomach to heal.

      • Pooja

        hi Sanjay
        I m suffering from acid reflux a f GERD from 1 year I bought all the material is recommended in Jeff book but I don’t know how to start it can u tell how to start

  • HD

    Dear Sanjay
    Thnx for the reply. I get acute GERD attack usually in the middle of night & esp if I take alcohol. This is the time I need to STOP the misery as it just does not goes away. Can ACV provide instant relief in such situation & if yes then what should be the dosage??
    If you can give me some contact number then I can call you & explain in depth.
    Do you recommend I buy HEARTBURN NO MORE and does it really cure as they claim??
    I sincerely feel that with your help I will be able to cure this nightmare called GERD!!!

  • HD

    Hi Sanjay
    Awtg yr reply on prev query & recommendation on buying jeff martin book. thnx

    • I do think Heartburn No More will help solve your problems. It certainly educated me enough to do so. Try this link and if you close the window you get a $10 discount:


      As for dosing Apple Cider Vinegar I would put 1 tablespoon into a glass and fill the glass with 8oz of water and drink that.

      If you reflux a bit then go with 2 tablespoons. For now I would abstain from alcohol at night. Your stomach will need to repair itself before you can drink alcohol on a regular basis.

      Best of luck


      • HD

        Thnx Sanjay. I am off alc since last 2 months hence there has been no major episode of GERD attack. Even earlier I consume very moderately only twice a week & not more than 2 drinks but sadly even that can trigger the reflux pain in the middle of night.
        Hope we can talk to each other soon. My no. is +974 55929285. Do call up or even I can call u if u send your no.
        God bless!

  • suzan

    I have acidity reflux since 4 year. since 1 year having GERD. I want to try ACV and some natural remedies to leave PPI.
    What should i do?

  • Phil

    I was taking omeprazole for acid reflux. Stopped taking it after I found out I had a skipped heart beat from it. Now take 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar before meals. Heart beat went back to normal after getting rid of that omeprazole junk.

  • I have no way to download an ebook. Is there a way to get a hard copy?

    • The Heartburn no more program is all digital and not available as a hard copy. I looked on Amazon and I don’t really know of another program to recommend. Have you tried the DGL, Mastic Gum and restricting some food groups (wheat/dairy are the biggest offenders)?

  • I also suffered for years with Acid Reflux, my doctor was talking about using drugs and I decided to research the topic and found apple cider vinegar as a possible solution. I have been drinking one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of apple juice for years now and have never had any acid reflux since. If i skip a day or two its no problem but if I miss several days the acid reflux comes back. My doctor has even gone to her peers and recommended this as a solution for a home remedy.

    • Jeff –

      You might still have some minor digestive issues that could be fixed with digestive enzymes or a food intolerance being eliminated from your diet.

      If you optimize your digestion fully it’s a pretty amazing feeling – higher more sustained energy and much better mental focus.

      Nice site BY THE WAY:)

  • Johnd971

    Thank you for your blog article. Great stuff.

  • Gary

    I would like to try the ACV too but is it OK to do this if someone has had their Gallbladder out several years ago ? Also by trying the ACV could this cause someone to have more Acid Reflux/indigestion ?

    • Gary

      Also is the ACV safe due to not knowing whether you have too much stomach acid or not enough ?

      • ACV is safe because it’s just a fermented apple and fermenting is a tradition we’ve had in many cultures for a long time. To make it easier on your throat it’s best to drink it with some water.

    • It shouldn’t be a problem. If you’ve ever had a lot of lemon wedges squeezed into your water you could achieve a similar effect.

  • Christine


    I cannot take ACV as I have to follow the Low Fodmap Diet for IBS issues. Is there another way to do it?


    • I did fine with it even though I was low-Fodmap for a while. I also did fine with DGL (which has small amounts of fodmaps in it).

      There’s actually an arugment to be made that you can eat some of the foods on a low-fodmap diet just fine but everyone is different (and that’s a topic of another blog post).

      There are other options: Betaine HCL, Mastic Gum, Aloe Vera Juice. You can read some more about them here (just click the link for 5 minute reflux solution – free ebook – nothing to buy 🙂 –> http://betterhealthx.com/?attachment_id=384

  • Barbara Santos

    Hi I’m Barbara. I have been suffering GERD for how many years now. I read the thread and how ACV treated your acid issues. But I’m a little bit bothered. Is this safe? Is it proven that in the long run no side effects will occur? And how much of it do you have to take? PLease reply 🙁 Thanks!

    • Hi Barbara – thanks for visiting the blog. The first time I tried ACV I drank 2tbsp. straight and it burned my throat (and also stopped my heartburn). Don’t do what I did 🙂 You should put about 1 tbsp. into a glass of water (preferably room temperature) and drink it through a straw. It’s about as acidic as lemon water.

      There are other remedies you can try also if you’re afraid of using ACV:


      Just remember, these are all short term remedies to manage heartburn and reflux. They are safer than the PPI drugs given to us but if you want to effectively cure your issues you’ll have to look into healing your gut and changing your diet.

  • terence o’neill

    Is the ACV available at grocery stores good enough to use?

    • I use Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (the label will say ‘With the Mother’). I see it in grocery stores all the times but lately I’ve been ordering in bulk from Amazon to save some money. I don’t need to take it anymore for digestion but it’s got a lot of other uses.

  • Denise

    I am taking PPIs morning and night. Is it safe to take ACV while on ppi’s?
    Great blog— very helpful!

    • I took ACV and then licorice root while I was on PPI’s, restricted my carb intake and then stopped taking the PPI’s. I phased them out within a week or two. It worked for me.

      When you look at the reading material for Prevacid, Prilosec etc.. all of them clearly state that no long term trials have been conducted on their safety. The PPI medicaiton is only meant for short term usage to protect your throat from the reflux of acid. They don’t actually address what’s causing the reflux.

      As always, talk to your Doc 😉 I’m just a dude on the Internet with a blog!

  • ayesha

    Hi. Sanjay. I got somany stomach problems. I got acidity everyday and stomach pain and gas.The docters say ibs and gerd. Ive been on so many elimination diets of caffeine,diary.gluten, sugar. But nothing seems to help. Whenever I eat I get gas nd reflux. Sometimes even just by drinking water. Recent bloodtest show I have low iron. And my thyroid stimulating hormone was 3.75. My hair also dry and falling out exessively, got boils like acne on my face for a few months now nd my nails also brittle nd breaks. What do you recommend I do.

    • Ayesha –

      Your problems seem very serious and I’m glad you’re working with a doctor. I don’t think anyone can diagnose or treat you over the Internet though. You might have an infection, bacterial overgrowth or more serious gut diseases developing. If you’re not making progress with your doctor and GI specialist, carefully consider getting a second opinion. Finding a good doctor in the US is very hard to do but not impossible.

      For gut related issues, I would look into getting tested for SIBO & H. Pylori and also Leaky Gut. These are medical tests that your insurance should cover and your Doctor might not know about but are well established in the medical literature. Best of luck to you, I know how it feels and have been there myself.

      Elimination diets and nutrition alone are not enough to heal your issues (as you’ve learned already).

  • Sis

    I have recently decided to take the bull by the horns with my acid reflux. A month or so ago I was at work and just finished lunch. I had the worst heartburn ever and it stuck around for like 10 mins. Well I had to run to the bathroom to throw up. In the 11 years or so that never happened. ACV doesn’t work for me. After doing more research than ever I discovered aloe vera juice. Drinking about three or four ounces three times a day combined with a bland diet has helped but I still have the lump in my throat and have a day or two of coughing. I also don’t lay down for 2-3 hours after I eat. Ugh.