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Heartburn is not what you think

November 14, 2015

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Heartburn is not what you think by Paula Owens —  Hydrochloric acid (HCL) plays an important role in digestion. It is needed to activate enzymes that breakdown protein. HCL is also required for proper pH levels, bacterial balance, a healthy microbiome and the absorption of B12, folate and many other important nutrients. HCL is our […]

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Heartburn relief — Natural alternatives to Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid

May 10, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  We often ignore the signals our bodies give us about a physical ailment. Heartburn is a prime example. Most people regard heartburn as a nuisance or an antacid deficiency and go to their doctors for stomach-acid-suppressing medications. The problem is that while these medications may provide temporary relief, they do […]

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The worst time to drink carbonated beverages

April 3, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — If you are thirsty in the hours before bedtime, you want to drink milk, water or juice. Do not reach for a carbonated beverage or soda pop. According to a new study from the University of Arizona, soft drink consumption in the evening has been linked to troublesome acid reflux […]

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Digestion: GERD is a very common problem

February 20, 2013

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by Dr. Mona Morstein —  Last year, Pharmacy Times published a list of the top-selling pharmacy drugs for 2010, and Nexium®, a proton-pump inhibitor used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), or heartburn, was in the number two spot. The sales of Nexium brought in more than 6 billion dollars to AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company […]

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Meadowsweet — not just for pain

December 30, 2012

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  by Dr. Jennifer Burns —  Meadowsweet (Spirea ulmaria), a member of the rose family, was one of the sacred herbs used by the Druids. In the early 1800s, a doctor extracted salicylate from the flower part of the plant and used it to treat pain. The anti-inflammatory effects of this herb make it ideal […]

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Digestion, acid reflux and the antacid debacle

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Alexander —  The human digestive system is nothing short of miraculous. Its intricacy and efficiency go beyond anything ever designed by human scientists. This amazing system takes every kind of diverse food, chews and kneads it to a pulp, and subjects it to extremely acidic and alkaline conditions. And like a powerful […]

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How to unstuff that “turkey”

February 28, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  It is part of the holiday tradition — a family member or friend leans back in his chair, loosens his belt and proclaims with a sigh, “I ate too much.” Does this refrain sound familiar? In fact, the average American consumes 3,000 calories during his holiday meal. That is double […]

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