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
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
When you're living with chronic heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be comp... Read more
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
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
I have a good friend that has Crohn's disease and she's not sure of all the foods that she is able to eat - she would like to lose weight but she doesn't know what foods to start with. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!... Read more
I am hoping to connect with others who are trying to loose weight and have lyme disease. Are there any of you out there. I have had it for 15 years and still learning how to live with it. Would love to share ideas with others, especially with exer... Read more
I'm new to the forums, so if this is the wrong place, I'm sorry. My husband had Gastric Banding a few years ago, and it has been a bumpy road for him. He can drop the weight quickly when he runs, but fitting that in has been very hard for him becau... Read more
Blueberries are antioxidanst that help protect against heart disease and cancer.They also contain ellagic acid, which blocks metabolic pathways that can lead to cancer. They prevent free radical damage to cells& tissues. Cherries have been shown to... 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
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