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About Heartburn Resources

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Dietary Tips for Digestive Distress

You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time...  Read more

Keeping a Heartburn Journal

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD...  Read more

Top 25 Summer Heartburn Triggers

Chili dogs, chocolate ice cream, and cherry cola. Summer brings a lot of tempting treats. But unfortunately, many of these warm weather foods can leave your belly more than a little upset—especially if you're prone to heartburn. Check...  Read more

Chew Slowly to Prevent Heartburn

Heartburn may feel like your heart is on fire, but what’s “burning” is actually your esophagus. Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the stomach acids enter the esophagus, causing pain and burning sens...  Read more

What Does Digestive Wellness Really Look Like?

Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after...  Read more

So, I realized the source of my heartburn: antibio
Updated 9/27/2016 11:37:06 AM

So, I realized the source of my heartburn: antibiotics. Ugh. Another reason I hate the stuff and only take it when absolutely necessary. Macaroni and cheese gave me heart burn and indigestion. Not fun. 3 pills to go!...  Read more

Does anybody else get heartburn when you drink wat
Updated 6/2/2016 1:28:39 PM

Does anybody else get heartburn when you drink water?...  Read more

Anyone out there struggle with heartburn as they l
Updated 4/4/2016 7:32:43 PM

Anyone out there struggle with heartburn as they lost weight?...  Read more

Has anyone gotten heartburn/indigestion from eggs?
Updated 3/16/2016 11:13:46 AM

Has anyone gotten heartburn/indigestion from eggs? I've been dealing with bad indigestion some days and finally realized it's when I eat eggs....  Read more

Does anybody else get heartburn from drinking wate
Updated 1/22/2016 7:40:07 PM

Does anybody else get heartburn from drinking water?...  Read more


The lining of the stomach secretes acids that are used to help digest foods. The acid becomes concentrated if you do not eat for long periods. Obesity, coffee, cirtus drinks, alcohol and even some meds can cause heartburn. Even minty toothpaste can c...  Read more

Bananas~More Helpful Than You Think!!!!

As I ate my banana-topped oatmeal this morning,I was surprised to read in the Doctor'sBook of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager & the editors of Prevention magazine,that bananas can help LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE! They are rich in POTASSIUM and that is why!...  Read more

Living With Barrett's Esophagus

People who have had long-standing heartburn are at risk for Barrett's esophagus and should discuss this with their physician....  Read more

10 Things You Should Know About Heartburn

Heartburn is a serious condition, and living with it takes a toll on you. But staying informed about what causes it, how to treat it and when it may be more than just indigestion can be helpful when it comes to managing discomfort.1. Heartburn isn&rs...  Read more

3 Myths about Heartburn

Myth #1: You should avoid spices.Reality - "Seasonings won't necessarily cause acid reflux," says Douglas Adler, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah. "The real culprits are usually acidic foods l...  Read more

Heartburn Oh Icky

I wake up a few times to check on kids and use the bathroom each night. Well, this check hasn't gone well. I lie back down and get heartburn. Only one other time have I had heart burn. The first few months of pregnancy with out first son. That is imp...  Read more

Day 559/Severe Heartburn/ Day 4 Continued

Yesterday I had the worst heartburn I have ever had - my husband thought I had a heart attack because of all of my symptoms. He insisted on taking me to the clinic (wanted to go to the hospital), so I had an EKG and all kinds of blood drawn to be tol...  Read more