general wellness

The Pregnancy Heartburn Myth: Why Acid Reflux Affects Expecting Mothers and How You Can Lessen Your Symptoms


Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

Expecting mothers often complain about painful heartburn throughout their pregnancies–and it’s often attributed to silly things. For example, some people believe the amount of heartburn you experience while pregnant will be an indicator as to how much hair your baby will have…or even what gender your baby will be. The truth is, however, it’s not…

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Do I Have Acid Reflux or Heart Attack Symptoms?


Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.

Before we plunge into understanding whether you have acid reflux or heart attack symptoms, let me start off by saying this: If you’re experiencing chest pain or signs of a heart attack, seek medical help right away. Delay can put your life at risk, and I encourage you to call 911 immediately. Having said that……

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Healing Your GERD: 10 Reasons to Take Charge


Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016.

If you listen to mainstream medical advice, you’re a victim of your gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you go for a medical appointment, you’ll probably be given the usual round of treatment. Whether it’s a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or a H2 blocker, the answer to the burning systems will be predictable—medication. This medication will…

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How a Food Sensitivity Test Can Help You Beat Acid Reflux


Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

When it comes to GERD, ignorance is not bliss. A single dietary mistake can leave you with symptoms of burning, nausea, and belching. There are certain foods known for triggering acid reflux, foods you know not to eat. However, that doesn’t mean these are the only foods that can cause your symptoms. Each person’s immune…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Acid Reflux


Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016.

  In the United States, approximately 20 percent of the population suffers from acid reflux, and perhaps you’re part of this statistic. This research was published in 2004, and given the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles in America and the absence of more recent data, we can assume that this number has remained somewhat constant. The…

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Unusual Symptoms of Acid Reflux


Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.

  When most people think of acid reflux, they think of its typical manifestations, such as heartburn and nausea. However, this condition can bring a host of symptoms that aren’t as well known. What this means for you is that you may suffer from acid reflux without knowing it. If your acid reflux remains undiagnosed…

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PPI Links to Dementia and Other Harmful Risks


Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016.

According to the latest scientific research, PPIs are directly linked to dementia. Proton Pump Inhibitors are commonly prescribed to patients suffering with acid reflux symptoms. What exactly do PPIs do? PPIs reduce the production of acid in the stomach wall. This is done by neutralizing the active enzymes in some parietal cells in the stomach…

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Common Foods That Trigger Acid Reflux


Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

When it comes to improving your health, knowledge is power. This is especially true if you suffer from acid reflux. When you know the common foods that trigger your acid reflux, you’ll know how to bypass painful GERD flare-ups. NOTE: no two people share the same food sensitivities, and this fact is especially pertinent for…

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Acid Reflux Treatments: Nutrition versus Proton Pump Inhibitors


Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016.

The treatment of choice for acid reflux, the proton pump inhibitor or PPI, is no treatment at all. A PPI is a type of drug that produces a profound reduction in the stomach’s production of gastric acid (stomach acid). Most doctors believe too much stomach acid causes acid reflux, so decreasing that acid is how…

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Essential Acid Reflux Friendly Ingredients to Have on Hand


Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016.

Preparing home-cooked meals is one of the most efficient ways to protect yourself from acid reflux flare-ups. While there are many recipes that keep acid reflux in check, it’s not always so easy to hit the farmers’ market or grocery store before cooking. This is why I suggest having an acid reflux shopping list on…

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