Heartburn

Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…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…

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Solutions for 3 Common Digestive Problems

…try for three very common digestive complaints. GERD and Heartburn Remedies If you experience heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), your first stop might be your drugstore to pick up an over-the-counter remedy for heartburn. But before you grab an acid blocker, bear in mind that these…

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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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Household Uses for Alka-Seltzer

…general uses for Alka-Seltzer. This healing combo of citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and fizzing effervescence has been relieving indigestion, heartburn, and the occasional hangover for more than 80 years. But Alka-Seltzer may also be the answer to several common household problems. Read on to…

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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,…

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Health Benefits of Traditional Holiday Favorites

…reported a greater than 50 percent improvement in symptoms, compared to just 38 percent of those in the placebo group. Peppermint oil can cause heartburn in some people, so I suggest taking only enteric-coated capsules, which don’t break down until they’ve passed through the stomach. The…

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Prevent Digestive Discomfort With Nutritional Supplements

…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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Is Juice Healthy?

…cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa. Multiple studies support cabbage’s reputation as a therapy for GI disorders, especially ulcers, heartburn, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In one of them, cabbage juice healed peptic and duodenal ulcers in an incredible 92 percent of cases…

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