Heartburn

Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…relaxes enough to allow reflux, or backward flow, of gastric acid to spill into the esophagus. GERD’s signature symptom is heartburn. Fifteen million Americans experience heartburn daily, and more than 60 million have it at least once a month. Fortunately, preventing and treating GERD naturally is possible…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…a day. Health Benefit of Baking Soda #3: Occasional Heartburn and Indigestion. Most over-the-counter antacids, such as Alka-Seltzer, Tums, and Rolaids, contain some form of bicarbonate. But a more cost-effective way to relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion is to stir half a teaspoon of baking…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…declines, resulting in less efficient digestion, which means more indigestion, heartburn, and bloating. A simple way to improve digestion is to supplement with digestive enzymes. And if you suffer with chronic heartburn, I suggest chewing a DGL tablet 20 minutes before meals. Zinc carnosine, chamomile…

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Solutions for 3 Common Digestive Problems

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic heartburn, constipation, and other gastrointestinal issues. As we age, our digestive organs secrete fewer enzymes, and peristalsis (the wave-like muscle contraction that moves things through the esophagus, stomach, and intestines) slows down. Consequently, digestive…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…Melatonin: Help for Heartburn and GERD Researchers have discovered that one of the benefits of melatonin is its remarkable ability to suppress stomach acid and protect the esophagus from the caustic effects of gastric acid. In one study, 351 people with moderate to severe heartburn were either given the…

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The Myriad Health Benefits of Vinegar

…After one week of drinking one teaspoon of raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of raw honey in warm water once a day, his heartburn and stomach problems were alleviated. He reports that he hasn’t had to take Zantac since. Bob D., a patient we treated at the Whitaker Wellness…

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Prevent Digestive Discomfort With Nutritional Supplements

…or other digestive discomfort is chamomile. Tea from the flowers of this common plant has a pleasantly relaxing effect and is great for treating heartburn, relieving indigestion and other digestional discomforts, including flatulence. Peppermint tea has a similar effect. Steep for five to ten minutes…

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