Category Archives: Causes of Acid Reflux

Do fatty foods cause gerd?

Do Fatty Foods Cause Gerd?

At one time fat in your food was almost equivalent to smoking – it was a big no no if you wanted to stay healthy.

However, it is now experiencing a renaissance as part of a balanced diet, as dietitians come round to thinking that there are clear health benefits, compared to getting your calories from other sources such as carbohydrates. read more

Candida and Acid Reflux : Is It Caused by This Bug? {UK}

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Candida and Acid Reflux

Candida and acid reflux are connected : I’ve seen many references to yeast overgrowth, or candidiasis, or Thrush,  in the intestine being a cause of acid reflux. Candida is the term for a group of organisms including moulds and fungi which live all around us. One family, Candida Albicans, lives in all mucus membranes, i.e. intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina, etc. It is one of the billions of friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. read more

Candida and Acid Reflux : Is It Caused by This Bug? {US}

candida and acid reflux

 UK readers please click here

Candida and Acid Reflux

Candida and acid reflux are connected : I’ve seen many references to yeast overgrowth, or candidiasis, or Thrush,  in the intestine being a cause of acid reflux. Candida is the term for a group of organisms including moulds and fungi which live all around us. One family, Candida Albicans, lives in all mucus membranes, i.e. intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina, etc. It is one of the billions of friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. read more

Acid Reflux News Roundup: Night Time Heartburn – Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Lawsuit – New Cause of GERD

Night Time Heartburn

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Heartburn & Gerd / Gord News Roundup – Causes of Acid Reflux, Salt & Heartburn, New Surgical Technique

A New Explanation for GERD / GORD

There has been a sixfold increase in gastroesophageal reflux — also called GERD, GORD or acid reflux disease, since the 1970s. Possible causes of acid reflux include the dramatic increase in consumption of carbonated drinks and the widespread use of anti-inflammatory and acid-lowering medications. read more

> Heartburn – Antidepressants May Be The Answer

heartburn - antidepressants

I’ve previously written about a drug I have been prescribed for acid reflux called amitriptylene (generic name Elavil), which works miracles in relieving my heartburn symptoms.

It comes from a family of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants which have been in use since the 1950’s. In olden days they were also prescribed for bedwetting, so I should be ok in that department too… read more

Candida and Acid Reflux : Is It Caused by This Bug?

 US readers please click here

Candida and Acid Reflux

Candida and acid reflux are connected : I’ve seen many references to yeast overgrowth, or candidiasis, or Thrush,  in the intestine being a cause of acid reflux. Candida is the term for a group of organisms including moulds and fungi which live all around us. One family, Candida Albicans, lives in all mucus membranes, i.e. intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina, etc. It is one of the billions of friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. read more

low stomach acid

Low Stomach Acid – Does This Cause Acid Reflux?

This may sound completely counter intuitive, but there is a significant body of opinion, and some hard research, which states that one of the causes of acid reflux is too little stomach acid, not too much. Read on below… read more

What Causes Acid Reflux?

What Causes Acid Reflux


So what causes acid reflux – This is the $64 m  dollar question. If only I knew. Or the doctors knew. Or anyone who writes about it on the internet knew.

Everyone is so concerned to tell you what they THINK causes it, and you’ve no doubt seen endless references to lists of so called “trigger foods”, to “trigger diets”, to physical causes such as obesity, hiatial hernia and even a tight waistband. read more