Acid reflux — what’s eating you?

Is your body burning to tell you something? In functional medicine, practitioners consider the health of your digestive system to be as crucial as the health of your brain. In fact, many chronic conditions start with poor digestion, sending out clues in the form of indigestion and heartburn. For many women, ignoring these signs over time can lead to a more severe condition, such as acid reflux. Scientists estimate that more than 15 million Americans suffer from acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, in which acid from the stomach flows up into the esophagus, causing

How to Cure Acid Reflux Naturally

If you are having heartburn on a recurring basis, it could be acid reflux. Acid reflux can lead to ulcers, chronic hoarseness and cough, dental problems and breathing difficulties. Acid reflux can be cured naturally by understanding the causes and making lifestyle and dietary changes to prevent recurrence and long-term complications. Instructions 1.    The first step to curing acid reflux is to understand that your body is over-producing stomach acid because it is having difficulty breaking down food. Stomach acid is necessary to properly digest food. If your food isn’t being digested properly, your body’s natural reaction is to increase

Natural Treatment For Acid Reflux

Most mainstream western doctors only prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to deal with acid reflux because they are trained to deal with it’s symptoms and not the cure. More open-minded specialists will explore diet as the first step in a comprehensive plan in natural treatment for acid reflux. GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It simply means when acids from your stomach back up into your esophagus, which is the tube connecting your stomach to your throat. This happens to all of us at one time or another, with different frequency and severeness levels. Although the classic heartburn symptom is

Can Digestive Enzymes Help GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects up to 25 percent of Americans and Europeans, according to a 2009 review in “American Family Physician.” Heartburn is the most prominent symptom of GERD, but other symptoms, such as chest pain or pressure, abdominal pain and cough, are not uncommon. GERD can lead to injury of the lining in the lower part of your esophagus, which if not addressed can contribute to the development of esophageal cancer. Cause of GERD The exact cause of GERD is a matter of some debate, but a 2009 review in “Gastroenterology Research and Practice” suggests that the

How to Have Easy, Painless Digestion and Avoid GERD (Acid Reflux) Or Any Digestive Disorder

People who suffer from GERD or Acid Reflux often experience numerous problems in their digestion. The effects of a bloated stomach, heartburn, and pain in the esophagus due to the acid going up and down the esophageal tract, are just some of the common symptoms a normal person with that condition goes through. Oftentimes, each meal is ended with the proverbial antacid to relieve the pain. And if that’s not enough, the prescriptive medication by the doctor is always ready to be taken. It is no surprise however, that these methods only mask the pain and never treat the root