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
The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
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
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... Read more
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
Anyone had good experiences using amino acid supplements? I just started using a supplement yesterday. I did feel more pep during my workout, and I finally pushed through a plateau, but what are the long-term benefits?... Read more
I was working on my food plan for tomorrow so I could get groceries tonight and notice folic acid was reading a nice big "0" even though I knew I had folate rich foods in the list.
Tried a couple different foods (asparagus, mustard greens) to se... Read more
Lately, I've had some coughing fits and noticed yesterday that it often happens after lunch, especially if I eat a lot quickly before an appointment. 10 to 15 minutes later, it mostly stops. My new doctor said it might be acid reflux even though I do... Read more
SHREDDED wheat has lots of protein which is high in fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol in the bloodstream and helps reduce the risk of heart attack. Insoluble fiber eliminates constipation and helps relieve acid reflux. It is also high in iron w... Read more
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
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
Acid reflux is one of those medical conditions that can be perplexing. Despite being on medication, an apple can cause heartburn one day and not the next. Caffeine, coffee and chocolate are lethal. In order to cope with acid reflux, even while on pr... Read more
I am back down to 200 pounds. It has been at least a month since I've been this low. The last time I was this low was when I saw my lung doctor last month. I went up to 209 pounds that week and finally I got back down to 200 pounds. I am hoping to be... Read more
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