Sixty percent of Americans experience at least one bout of heartburn each year (1), making this form of indigestion incredibly common. Antacids have received much bad press lately as their side effects keep rolling in. Remember, heartburn is just one manifestation of poor digestion. A burning stomach is the body speaking loudly, and is gas,
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Today, acid reflux medication is the second most prescribed class of drugs in the US. About 20% of the folks who take antacid medication do not get relief and are commonly prescribed an anti-depressant to de-stress and de-sensitize the nerves. I have written a few articles on the risky side effects of antacid medications that
Average Reading time: 2 minutes and 27 seconds In Canada, which many would suggest is a less toxic country than the U.S., Environmental Defence Canada released this statement based on a recent study: “It doesn’t matter where you live, how old you are, it doesn’t matter how clean living you are or if you eat
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 12 seconds Sixty percent of adults in America will experience symptoms associated with heartburn over the next 12 months. Understanding how this develops along with logical strategies to resolve it are valuable tools to keep in your health toolbox. Interestingly, feelings of indigestion and occasional heartburn can be caused
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 48 seconds Idea 1. Digesting Gluten Gluten is a hard-to-digest protein that should be broken down in the stomach by a powerful acid called HCl (hydrochloric acid), or what I call digestive fire. If gluten is allowed to go undigested from the stomach into the small intestine, it can
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds Did you know that a recent US geological survey found methyl mercury in every fish sampled from 300 small streams? Two-thirds of these fish exceeded safe consumption levels established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Fish sampled from lakes and reservoirs had an even more appalling turnout:
Twenty-six percent of people reported constipation in one study by the American Cancer Society that surveyed 1,064,004 men and women(1). Few people realize that constipation significantly increases the risk for colon cancer(2), poor immunity, fatigue and deficiencies.