Probiotics, known as good bacteria and commonly found in yogurt, may help with digestion and provide some protection against harmful bacteria, but as of June 2015, there is insufficient research on how they affect people with acid reflux, according to Healthline. It is possible they may help some people, however.
By eliminating common trigger foods from her diet, a person suffering from acid reflux may be able to reduce her symptoms, says Healthline. Common trigger foods include high-fat foods, tomatoes, citrus fruit, chocolate and garlic. Onions and spicy foods can also worsen acid reflux symptoms. Keeping a food diary helps a person work out which foods are best avoided or limited.