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Abdominal Pain Could be Gallbladder Symptoms or…

So in 1990 a new technique was introduced to remove the gallbladder with a smaller scar, when this happened the frequency of gallbladder removal has risen almost 60%. This is especially true for the United States because gallbladder problems are extremely prevalent. However, the gallbladder plays an important role in digestion and in keeping you…

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What to Eat if You Have Acid Reflux Symptoms

When you have acid reflux symptoms, it might feel like you suffer after every meal you eat. On top of that, if you’re trying to avoid the long list of foods that might trigger your symptoms, it might feel like you’re running out of options. Take a look at these acid reflux friendly foods for…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | What Are Gallstones Made of?

If may surprise you that as much as 50% of the US population suffer from gallstones. However, only a small percentage of those people have gallbladder symptoms. But, have you ever stopped to think of what actually makes up a gallstone? There are actually two different kinds of gallstones: cholesterol stones, and pigment stones.   Both…

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Wondering about Herbal Help for Gallbladder Symptoms?

Many people who want to avoid gallbladder problems look to natural approaches and lifestyle remedies. Herbal supplements fit right into this approach. But which herbs help with gallbladder symptoms?   Milk thistle is one herb that is commonly recommended for gallbladder support. In fact, milk thistle supports both the liver and the gallbladder, since these…

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Stress and Perimenopause Symptoms | What You Can Do

There is one important factor that contributes to perimenopause that many women don’t realize.   Stress is a key contributor to perimenopause because of its effects on the adrenals. When you experience stress the adrenal glands release cortisol. Cortisol then competes with the sex hormone estrogen for its hormonal precursor. Your body prioritizes making cortisol, leaving less of the…

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Is H. Pylori Really the Cause of Acid Reflux Symptoms?

For the past 20 years medicine as been on a quest to eliminate the dreaded bacteria, H. Pylori. In 1983 Australian scientists proposed that H. Pylori was the cause of peptic ulcers.  Studies showed that when people with acid reflux symptoms who tested positive for H. Pylori were treated with multiple antibiotics and anti-fungals that their symptoms…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | Three Secrets to a Better Night’s Sleep

Do you find yourself waking up at all hours of the night? Depression, anxiety, night sweats and hot flashes associated with perimneopause can make it extremely hard to get a good night’s sleep. Women entering perimenopause who have weakened adrenal function can experience intense sleep problems. Fortunately, there are natural, effective ways to get the rest you…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | Why You Need Your Stomach Acid

If you’ve ever had a bad case of heartburn, you know how painful acid creeping back up your throat is. The burning can be simply unbearable. But that acid in your stomach is actually pretty critical for optimal health. For a lot of people, the solution is simple, take an antacid to neutralize the burn.…

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References for Side Effects of Heartburn Medication

LATC Mar 2015 Yang, YX, Lewis JD, Epstein S, Metz DC. Long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy and risk of hip fracture. JAMA 296 (24): 2947-53 http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(09)00780-X/abstract – http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=71&issueid=5765&direction=P – (Mitchell) Valuck RJ, Ruscin JM. Study on adverse effects: H2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor use and vitamin B12 deficiency. J Clin Epidemiol 2004;57:422-428. Russell RM,…

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Sugar and Gallbladder Symptoms | What You Need to Know

The biggest cause of gallbladder symptoms has always been believed to be fat. But, you may be surprised to hear that there is actually an even biggest culprit: SUGAR. A study in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Nutrition published in June 2004 concludes that consumption of simple sugars increases risk of gallstone formation.…

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Are Acid Reflux Symptoms Linked to Cancer?

Anyone that has ever suffered from acid reflux can tell you it’s just plain uncomfortable. But, it is possible to have acid reflux without the typical digestive complaints? Well, yes you can and this particular type of silent reflux is linked with esophageal cancer.  Now that I’ve brought up the word cancer you are probably…

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Five Foods to Balance Perimenopause Symptoms

If you are suffering from hot flashes, unpredictable periods and mood swings, perimenopause can be an extremely challenging time. During this time your body needs help to process hormones and that can led to minimizing your perimenopause symptoms. Vitamins like B, A, E and C along with selenium and magnesium can be just the fix. Functional Medicine…

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What’s the Best Diet? | 3 Simple Steps to Improving your Diet

Have you ever thought that if you just had that perfect diet all your health problems would disappear? Do you often blame yourself for struggling with your mood, energy or weight? I know most women want to be strong and do it on own. You feel like it’s your fault that you have health problems. You blame yourself for having low will-power.…

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How to Choose Good Fats to Keep your Gallbladder Healthy

From lowering the risk of heart attacks to improving weight loss, the cure-all, according to conventional medicine, has been a low fat diet. But it turns out there’s more to the picture. Our bodies actually need fat and without good sources we risk having low levels of hormones and higher inflammation. Be aware though that it’s…

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Top 10 Food Triggers of Acid Reflux Symptoms

Are you trying to get a handle on your acid reflux without resorting to the medicine cabinet? That’s great, because we know that acid blocking medications have some serious long-term effects. If you’re confused about which foods are really  triggering your symptoms there’s a good reason for that. Different studies point to different food triggers because…

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