Three Strategies for Relief from Acid Reflux Symptoms Without Antacids

If your heartburn syptoms are starting to make you feel like a junkie every time you head towards the medicine cabinet it might be time to give them up. Furthermore, you might be surprised that your beloved antacids actually have some unintended side effects. Even still, with all the negative side effects of long term…

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Having Hot Flashes? | How to Recognize Perimenopause Symptoms

Have you recently found yourself struck by a sudden heat wave? For many women in their mid to late 40s this could be a tell tale sign that perimenopause has finally arrived. However, are you wondering if these hot flashes have to do with perimenopause or are simply coincidental?  First, consider if you have any…

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Why Acid Reflux Symptoms are Common in Pregnancy

As your baby grows, so does the likelihood of experiencing heart burn. Acid reflux symptoms are extremely common for many women in mid to late pregnancy. But, do you ever wonder why this happens to pregnant women?   You may have heard that your growing baby is taking up all the room in your belly,…

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Perimenopause |The Problem May not be Your Ovaries

Blaming your ovaries for your perimenopause symptoms? You may be surprised to learn that your adrenal glands play a major role in balancing your hormones during perimenopause. Yes, it is true that your ovaries do the bulk of the work creating your major sex hormones estrogen progesterone and testosterone – during the majority of your reproductive…

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Stabilize Your Moods During Perimenopause

Feeling crazy doesn’t have to be the new normal. Anxiety, depression, and mood swings are common during perimenopause symptoms, but that doesn’t make them normal. If you are blaming your symptoms of moodiness and fatigue on your female hormones being out of whack you might be missing an important piece of the puzzle.   The…

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Eat Healthy Fats for a Healthy Gallbladder

If you know someone who has had their gallbladder removed and yet still has symptoms, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common surgical procedures today – yet for many people it does not fix the problem. Want to keep your gallbladder and avoid gallbladder symptoms and problems like gallstones? Choosing healthy fats is…

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What Your Perimenopause Symptoms Tell You about Your Health

If the symptoms of perimenopause make you feel like your body is malfunctioning, it’s time for a new attitude. Learn to see your symptoms as powerful messages from your body, and your perimenopause symptoms could become the key to better health. Part of what makes menopause so uncomfortable is how we look at women in menopause.…

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Hidden Cause Acid Reflux | What is Hiatel Hernia?

Acid reflux symptoms occur when the stomach acids that are required for digestion rise up into the esophagus. This can happen because the valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus is not working properly. The esophagus is the long tube that connects your throat to your stomach and it shouldn’t be exposed to stomach…

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Perimenopause Symptoms and Irregular Menstrual Cycles

Have you missed a period lately? Are you wondering if it is the beginning of the end of your monthly cycle? How do you know if your irregular cycles indicate that you are transitioning into menopause? Perimenopause can mean less frequent menstruation, but a longer cycle isn’t always a perimenopause symptom. Things like travel, illness,…

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How to Manage Weight Loss and Avoid Perimenopause Symptoms

As you notice changes that occur with hormone fluctuations, finding some extra pounds around your waistline may be the last thing you want to face.  As Dr. Lauren Streicher laments in her post on the Dr. Oz blog, weight gain is all too common for women around menopause. Most of us know to exercise and…

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Coffee May Reduce Risk of Developing Gallbladder Symptoms

Often times than not, your morning cup of coffee gets a bad rap. But, cheer up because recent research is indicating that your cup of joe might protect you against the development of gallbladder symptoms, especially those associated with the development of gallstones. Drinking one cup of coffee each day is part of the recommended…

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Read This Before You Reach for an Antacid for Acid Reflux Symptoms

It’s time to breakup with your antacid. Sure its been with you a long time. It’s been there through sleepless nights, memorable meals, even stayed with you at the Holidays. Every time there is a burning in your chest, antacids are there to soothe the pain without a second thought. But if acid reflux becomes…

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Perimenopause Symptoms and Sleep | How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Do you find yourself waking up in a sweat at night? How about tossing and turning until you can’t take it anymore?  Sleep problems are a common perimenopause symptom. If you’re ready to start getting a good night’s sleep these natural steps will help you. Dr. Marina Rose, who practices in Los Altos, CA has…

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Five Simple Ways to Avoid Gallbladder Symptoms

Do you ever feel a pain in your stomach? Or underneath your right rib cage? Does it always happen to come right after indulging in your favorite fatty-filled meal?  Well, that might be your gallbladder crying for help. Below are 5 very doable lifestyle and diet changes that you can use to prevent gallbladder symptoms:…

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Making Sense of Your Perimenopause Symptoms | 3 Important Factors

The common thought associated with perimenopause is that these are the years of hormonal transitioning, leading up to when your periods stop completely. This is caused by changes in the ovaries and the uterus, right? But when perimenopause symptoms kick in it becomes clear just how much these hormones affect the entire body. There are 3 key…

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