Do you have occasional or frequent acid reflux? This was an issue I had for years, but I have had better years, since - Thank God. Occasionally, it comes back to haunt me, but thank God not too often. I have since learned that eating an apple may possibly help the symptoms of this stubborn thorn in your side, or shall I say chest or throat?
For years, I took PPI's protein pump inhibitors, until I stopped taking them. I also learned that they possibly are the culprit to a few stomach polyps I have. It started out as a teenager, with bleeding ulcers, and into adulthood - more reflux and gastroparesis (slow emptying stomach).
Little did I know, that perhaps an apple may help subside the symptoms of this irritant. I don't know if this is true or not. I'll let you decide what's best for you, but the article I stumbled upon today, may be useful for you. I also have found that clean eating, as well as omitting some things, also helps aid in the onset. It's interesting about the apples though because I used to find, and occasionally have still found, that apple sauce helps sooth it. Again, I have come a long way with this, thank God, but glad to help anyone else that may be living through it. Of course, I am not a doctor, but I can certainly recommend some things that have helped me along the way, and when I have shared this information with others, they have certainly Thanked me, including someone texting me yesterday for what I recommended that helped them.
Last, but certainly not least, I always count on God first for my wellness, and HE never disappoints, second, I truly believe Mindset is a huge culprit of gut-related issues, plus our food system, and our food choices. We all can help ourselves get well, if we're willing to do the work. It takes time.:)
I don't know if the apples will work for you or not, but hey, why not? Apples are inexpensive enough, and I would recommend organic. Sooooooo, "how 'bout them apples?"