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Stomach Cancer: One of Many PPI Risks


Posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

  It’s no secret that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) carry a number of dangers for your health. PPI risks range from death to dementia, and you’ll find a number of disturbing studies on PPIs in medical literature. Despite this fact, doctors throughout America commonly prescribe PPIs to acid reflux sufferers. As NPR reports, the estimated…

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This Acid Reflux Pillow Can Work Wonders


Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018.

(Source) Imagine lying down for a good night’s sleep, only to wake up in the morning greeted by a burning sensation in your chest and throat. If you suffer from acid reflux or GERD, this frustrating hypothetical scenario may actually sound all too familiar. Living with acid reflux or GERD forces you to make lifestyle…

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What You Eat Is More Important Than the Acid Reflux Pills You Take


Posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

“Let thy food be thy medicine” is an appealing quote. But when you have GERD, the thought of replacing your acid reflux pills with dietary changes can seem challenging, unrealistic, or even…unnerving.   After all, your medication appears to be a convenient, doctor-approved way to quell your symptoms and find relief. But make no mistake….

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The Link between Inflammation and GERD


Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017.

If you have acid reflux and you’ve sought help at the doctor’s office, you may have walked away from your appointment with a prescription that brought welcome relief. However, perhaps you’re finding you traded physical relief for your mental peace of mind. While you now have decreased symptoms, you’re not sure pills are the best…

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Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of Death—What You Need to Know


Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017.

Proton pump inhibitors are a common drug used to treat acid reflux. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe. Maybe you’ve recently received a GERD diagnosis, and your doctor prescribed PPIs to treat your symptoms. Or perhaps you’ve been on proton pump inhibitors for years and don’t think it’s possible to live a normal life without…

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Probiotics for Acid Reflux: 5 Foods to Put in Your Shopping Cart


Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017.

If you suffer from chronic GERD—but aren’t convinced that PPIs or H2 blockers are best for your health—it’s normal to begin searching for natural remedies. More than likely, you understand that a pill won’t solve your underlying struggles with digestive health—and that the key to stopping your painful burning symptoms isn’t found in a prescription…

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The Bulimia & Acid Reflux Connection


Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

In many industrialized countries, there’s a lot of societal pressure to look a certain way and be a certain size. Unfortunately, correlating self worth with body weight has led many people to unhealthy obsessions and preoccupations with their body’s figure and the number on the scale. Bulimia, anorexia, and other eating disorders have become increasingly…

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Can I Treat Acid Reflux Naturally?


Posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

Recurrent acid reflux can put you at a crossroads.   When you have GERD, you may feel a pill or prescription is your only way to ease your symptoms. But you’re torn between your desire for relief and your nagging fear that medication isn’t best for your health. The result is a dilemma that leaves…

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What You Should Know about PPI Risks and Gut Health


Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

  For many acid-reflux sufferers, taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is insurance for a life without the painful symptoms of GERD. However, the promise of freedom from acid reflux symptoms comes loaded with risks. If you review medical literature, you’ll unearth research that demonstrates PPIs are associated with dangerous health problems, such as dementia, heart…

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The Side Effects of H2 Blockers


Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

Your acid reflux struggles might have begun with occasional heartburn, hiccups, and belching. But as your symptoms progressed to chronic GERD, so did your search for relief. If you consulted a doctor about your acid reflux, more than likely, you received an all-too-common recommendation—medication. During your visit, your practitioner probably discussed the different prescriptions you…

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