Sixty million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month—and some studies show that more than 15 million Americans have symptoms every day. Doctors suggest that these numbers will likely continue to climb due to the growing obesity rate in the U.S. Heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows backward into the esophagus. But there’s a lot you can do to relieve the burn without relying on antacids and medications. Making simple lifestyle changes can go a long way, such as eating smaller meals, drinking plenty of water or drinking dark roast coffees. Reduce heartburn and be healthier with small changes to your daily routine.