From the beginning of October to the end of December, we encounter a host of holiday eating occasions from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's Eve. Whew, that's a lot of food! Besides being a risky time for anyone... Read more
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
When you're living with 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 completely o... Read more
If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt... Read more
Whether you're vacationing or going on a business trip, traveling can be a prime trigger for aggravating your GERD/heartburn symptoms. What with the disruption of your regular routine, bigger meals, unfamiliar foods and sporadic eating schedule,... Read more
I really only need 1250 to 1800 calories per day and it's telling me I should eat between 1800 & 2150 calories per day, thus messing up my tracking. Is there a way to change it or, or is it set to prevent unhealthy tendencies? For instance, "Well, fa... Read more
My coach always tells me that I need to find my "why". My "why" is to become a mom; I want to have a healthy baby NOW!!! The problem is that my mind is not completely set all the time. I am good M-Th, but come Friday and I am back on to enjoying m... Read more
Me and my hubby decided to have a little competition and see who can lose the most weight. (We are both overweight) So, we bought us a treadmill, scale and whiteboard to write our results on. We weigh ourselves every Monday. We have only been on this... Read more
I took a LONG break from exercising over the winter, and tracking calories for that matter, but got back on the calorie tracking in January and successfully have lost about 15 lbs.
At the very beginning of March, I took up running again after t... 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
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
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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