The other day, I overdid it on the spicy food. The heartburn crept up on me. Suddenly, it felt like my entire throat was on fire. I mean, it was excruciating. There is a simple weird little trick that is 100% natural. Simply eat a red, delicious apple. A simple apple triggers chemical changes in your gut that soothe your burning stomach and esophagus. Without the dangerous side effects of drugs.