Remedies for Acid Reflux and Sour/bitter Taste in Mouth

Posted by Julie on 04/10/2007

Ted, I have been researching the site Earth Clinic in regards to acid reflux and a sour/bitter taste in the mouth. I have a few questions, because I am not sure which remedy to take. Here is my situation. About 6 months ago I started to get a sour/bitter taste in my mouth all the time no matter what, it is always there. This started after being on 2 rounds of antibiotic and a week of prednisone for an ear infection which it turned out I did not have, it was my jaw. Anyway, ever since then I have been having this awful taste in my mouth. Been to a couple of different doctors and no one knows what it is. I was on nexium for a while too and that didn't help either. I didn't have any heartburn issues in the beginning, but I do now. I have the pain in the chest and constant burping. I don't know if the sour/bitter taste is related to the acid reflux or not, but I'm willing to try anything to get rid of it. I notice that the taste gets worse after I eat sugar, dairy or spicy foods, so that is why I think it might be related to the acid reflux. My question to you is which remedy should I take? The baking soda and ACV or the one that talks about the lemon juice and baking soda? I'm a bit confused. Please let me know which remedy you think would help me the most. Also, I am taking Protonix now, 40 mg in the morning and at night but doesn't seem to be doing anything yet.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am going on a cruise at the end of this month and would like to enjoy it if I can. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Julie: Antibiotics in general are not safe because they tend to encourage growth or cause some kind of fungus growth since antibiotics were created from growing these very same fungus. Those get in the body and tend to cause a fungus like symptoms. One easy way to tell is after a round of antibiotics, you get an "acid reflux". Fungus may create toxins in the body which inevitably create the well known acid tongue, which leads obviously to the metallic taste (bitter) and acid taste (sourness).

The approach to a remedy is simple, the body must somehow get rid of this fungus like organism that is causing them.

The remedy appears that is used most often, in case the body is really sensitive to anything acid is the baking soda remedy. The dose can vary depending on the person's sensitivity, but the most common dose is 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day, a larger dose is possible if the problem is bad enough, which is 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day.

If you want to know what is the most effective remedy and the proper dose for that, it appears to be 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. My latest observation, appears to be that, a 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water appears to be more effective.

After taking, antibiotics they generally create a condition where the body is susceptible of fungus like toxins found in the body, and perhaps such growth, causing acid reflux and acid tongue. The body retains more heavy metals, and all of the antibiotics that I tested causes acidosis, which leads to acid urine.

If you have no problems about eating vegetables, particularly chinese parsley (coriander) those tend to cause the body to remove free heavy metals out of the body encouraging earlier death of the fungus like organism in the body.

It requires at least 2 weeks to notice improvement. In the meantime, use baking soda (and potassium bicarbonate if you can find them) and use this as a mouthwash. One example is 1 tablespoon of baking soda and/or potassium bicarbonate in 1/2 glass of water to be used as a mouthwash whenever the metallic (bitter) acid (sour) tongue condition exists.

The metallic (bitter) feeling of the tongue is that the body is trying to tell you that the body is overloaded with heavy metals. Both coriander and oil pulling helps in this respect. Oil pulling removes heavy metals when you swish your mouth in a good oil, such as (I tend to favor) olive oil as heavy metals are oil soluble.

The acid (sour) tongue tells you generally the body is overladed with excess acid.

One more additional way to tell you that these antibiotics have live fungus spore, obviously is when your conditions get worse upon eating sweets and ice cream. They tend to grow best and cause problems.

To further the kill, I have updated a newer remedy on the "baking soda only formula" to help kill the fungus issues caused by these antibiotics and other acid forming medicine (e.g. nexium which might cause acid reflux for people who never had them before by initiating series of acidosis) The formula for this one is 3 drops of 3% H2O2 in 1 glass of water plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken in the morning, and taken again in early afternoon, then once again before bedtime. Of course you may combine this with the other therapies, but the baking soda for Aplle cider vinegar should be reduced to 1/4 instead of 1/2 teaspoon.

Using h2o2 1% as a mouthwash whenever that problem of acid metal tongue also helps reduce the problem by directly killing them.

If the problem persist, a tiny pinch of borax, 1/16 teaspoon well dissolved in 1 glass of full water taken slowly can also help further the kill of the fungus like organism. I suspect it is the spores of bacteria/fungus from the antibiotics, or that the antibiotics now has become food to many micorganism.