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Heartburn-Free Thanksgiving | Tips for Avoiding GERD

Thanksgiving is one of the holidays that revolve around food and can be challenging for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, heartburn or acid reflux. What is heartburn? It is the burning, bloated feeling in the chest and sometimes throat that is caused by the leaking of stomach digestive juices containing acid and pepsin (a digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins) into your esophagus (the tube connecting your throat to your stomach) and sometimes this reflux travels...
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Natural Options for Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Cough and More

Burping, belching, stomach growling, gas pains, sore throat, phlegm, difficulty swallowing, coughing, reflux/heartburn, diarrhea, constipation even voice problems… Are any of these symptoms persistent or chronic issues in your life? Fortunately, most of the symptoms above have not been ongoing issues in my life, so I was never completely aware of just how much they can impact the day-to-day quality and enjoyment of life.  Not too long ago that all changed when I experienced food poisoning. It is because of...
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Natural Medicine for Indigestion, Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Some people live on acid blocking drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid to treat their symptoms of indigestion and heartburn/acid reflux. These drugs work by preventing the production of stomach acid which is crucial to many important bodily functions. Last year the FDA placed a warning on these drugs stating that their use can lead to low magnesium levels.  Proper magnesium levels are important to prevent heart arrhythmias, seizures, and muscle spasms.  In addition magnesium is important in maintaining healthy...
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