Braeburn or Gala apples work best. Eat a Red Delicious apple after problematic meals. Several foods trigger reflux, including alcohol, chocolate, coffee, spicy foods, tomatoes, capsicums, cucumbers and citrus fruits. reduces pain, soothes the lining of the esophagus, and helps with antispasmodic effects. So if drugs are not the answer, what is? We need to find the real causes of reflux and heartburn, get rid of them, and use the right foods, nutrients, and lifestyle therapies to heal the problem. Do this whenever you feel acid coming up into your throat. Some physicians are recommending surgery as the treatment of choice for many more patients with chronic GERD, particularly since minimally invasive surgical procedures are becoming more widely available, and since only Chest pain from stress relief improves regurgitation. Plus, Chest pain from stress relief use of antacids has been found to block the absorption of calcium and other vitamins and minerals in some people.