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Acid Reflux Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Acid Reflux.

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

Getting Fit with GERD

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

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

What Causes GERD?

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

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

Acid Reflux and exercising
Updated 11/8/2013 12:21:23 PM

I have acid reflux, and I have read that I shouldn't eat for hours before exercising as it causes my acid reflux to bother me. I only have time to exercise in the morning, is it ok to exercise without food?...  Read more

Total Folate vs Folic Acid vs Folate food
Updated 10/6/2013 3:14:56 PM

Sparkpeople allows you to track your Folate three different ways: 1. Folate, total 2. Folate, food and 3. Folic Acid. What is the difference between these three. Are there seperate jobs of each? If so, what are they? Is one more important than the o...  Read more

Acid reflux / bad diet day
Updated 3/24/2014 8:36:03 AM

I had a bad nutrition day. I had heart burn and a sour stomach all day. I felt like the only thing that made me feel better was to eat... And i made poor choices because i wasnt feeling good and wanted "bready" foods. The prevacid and tums weren't do...  Read more

Apple cider vinegar

2tsp organic apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water before eating is a natural appetite suppressant, it also helps with acid reflux....  Read more

Shredded Wheat Bisquits & Acid Reflux

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

Acid Reflux Support

For those who suffer from acid reflux problems....  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

Update on acid reflux

I have followed the advice to not drink water right before bed and to eat a small breakfast with some bread. I bought a package of NutriGrain Eggo waffles and have one or two in the morning with fruit. I have also been drinking more water during my...  Read more

Acid reflux and Fear of Eating.

I have had lots of acid reflux and regurgitation that has become worse lately. I eat lightly in the evening and always stay up at least 4 hours after a meal. I only had a tiny bit when I awoke this morning and so waited to eat again thinking...  Read more