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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

Breaking News – A Mediterranean Diet Works As Well AS PPI’s To Relieve Reflux

What could be a breakthrough study on reflux has been published. It specifically looked at “Silent Reflux”, and how it responded in subjects to a diet high in fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables, more commonly called a “Mediterranean Diet”. Read on below… read more

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How Do Antacids Work To Neutralize Stomach Acid ?

How do antacids work to neutralize stomach acid ?

How do antacids work to neutralize stomach acid ? What’s the first thing you do when you feel that chest burn following a hot curry? I guess you reach for the Tums or Rennies?

Antacids are the first weapon of choice against heartburn because they’re readily available and usually in tablet or liquid form. read more

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The Best Aloe Vera Gel & Juice

Mention Aloe Vera to your friends and the most often response is likely to be in relation to skin cream. It’s often found as an ingredient in soothing lotions for sunburn or acne.

But did you know it’s also a proven aid for controlling the symptoms of gerd and acid reflux in its gel and juice forms? read more

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Breath Test For Esophageal Cancer – An Exciting New Development

The test for esophageal cancer usually consists of an invasive endoscopic examination and tissue samples. This involves inconvenience and anxiety for the patient as well as significant healthcare costs. It can also expose the patient to a degree of risk. read more

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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux – The LPR Diet

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) – What It Is and How to Get Rid of It

Most people know what reflux is – at least they think they do.

When most people think of reflux, heartburn pops in their head. The name of the disease is GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). It is reflux into the esophagus. read more

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The Best Wedge Pillow – Are You Inclined To Prop Yourself Up At Night?

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The Best Wedge Pillow For Sleeping and Reading

(Revised November 2017)

Sometimes a soft and luxurious, down filled,  pillow will just not do for bedtime. Perhaps you need some back support whilst you finish that best seller novel, or you suffer from night time heartburn and need some relief from acid reflux. You need the best wedge pillow. read more

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

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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

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Alkaline Water Systems – Scam or Science?

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Alkaline water systems are fashionable – along with juicing and quinoa. Are they just part of a media hyped fad destined to fade into obscurity? Or can they give us real health advantages? read more

Do Fizzy Drinks Cause Heartburn?

Google which foods to avoid and carbonated drinks always come near the top. The conventional explanation includes a number of problems. So do fizzy drinks cause heartburn?

Perhaps the most important is that the LES relaxes, and its pressure reduces, as a result of drinking carbonated drinks; this in turn, could lead to acid refluxing into the esophagus. read more

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Quench The Fire Of Heartburn Using This Hot Ingredient

Peppers are more often on the list of foods to avoid, so it may be surprising to learn that they may quench the fire of heartburn. The scientific basis of this lies in the capsaicin (the hot stuff in jalapeno peppers) which may protect the stomach lining (Journal of Physiology, Paris, Jan-Dec, 2001). Regular use appears to decrease reflux symptoms (Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, April, 2010). This may be because regular use of capsaicin cream on the skin can reduce pain. This is by depleting the chemical that transmits pain. read more

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

Night Time Heartburn

Read “100+ Ways To Slay The Acid Reflux Dragon”

Read this subscriber-only content FREE, revealing (just about) every means of relieving the discomfort of heartburn and acid reflux by entering your email address below. You can unsubscribe at any time – even just after reading it – but I hope we can stay in touch to share experiences and beat this debilitating disease. We certainly won’t share your email address with anyone else. read more

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Melatonin – An Aid to Acid Reflux as Well as Jetlag

You know how it is – you’ve just flown in after a 12 hour flight and your bodyclock is still programmed to the timezone you left 12 hours ago. It seems that a lot of people now reach for a pill which helps to re-balance your normal rhythms – Melatonin. However, it is now also a useful weapon in the fight against acid reflux. read more

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Tummyzen Reviews – A Revolutionary Antacid?

Tummyzen Reviews – A Revolutionary Antacid?

It’s amazing what a white coat and an association with an august academic institution will do for one’s confidence.

That is, in a new product being able to cure acid reflux. Such was my feeling when I came across Tummyzen, a drug based on “natural ingredients” which, similar to PPI’s (well at least in my simple mind), cuts off acid production at its’ source in the stomach. read more

Book Review: “Heartburn No More” by Jeff Martin

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Book review: “Heartburn No More” by Jeff Martin

Why is “Heartburn No More” the best selling acid reflux book with thousands of users In 121 countries worldwide? 

I’ve seen this book, “Heartburn No More”, advertised widely on the internet and, frankly, I’ve tended to ignore it, thinking it was a “get well quick” scheme which simply pushed out the same old stuff about how to deal with the symptoms of acid reflux, rather than the root cause. read more

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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