I'd read before that eating a small handful of raw almonds can help with heartburn. I'd never tried it because nothing short of Zantac has ever helped my GERD issues. I am currently out of ranitidine (generic Zantac, which is WAY less expensive to buy at Wal-Mart than CVS)and currently suffering.
The raw almonds do actually help a little. More effective than Tums, anyway.