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The Surprising Nutrient that May Help Your Acid Reflux Symptoms

If you were to ask the common person what diet has to do with acid reflux symptoms, they would probably tell you that spicy food gives you heart burn. But what most people don’t know is that a well-known nutrient can actually help with acid reflux.   You hear about it all the time for…

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Kale and Dark Leafy Greens Your Family Will Love

We’ve all heard we should add more dark leafy greens to our diets. But the word that is often left out of that sentence is “dark”. The leafy greens that are most consumed – lettuce – unfortunately, are the lowest in nutrients. But greens like kale, collards, mustard greens and swiss chard are packed full…

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Dairy Intolerance | Is It Behind Your Acid Reflux Symptoms?

Have you ever noticed your acid reflux flares up after a big helping of rich, delicious, creamy comfort food? It may be a hard reality to face, but your favorite cheesy, milky, or creamy indulgence may be behind your digestion problems.   You might be asking how can acid reflux be caused by eating dairy?  …

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Eating Well to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

When you hear the word menopause, how many of you automatically think, “hot flash”? Can you even imagine going through menopause without them? Well, you can.   You’re probably wondering, how can this be? What can you do to make yourself more likely to be one of those women?   Like many health concerns, perimenopause…

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Stress Management for Acid Reflux Symptoms

Of all the things that you think cause acid refluxI bet stress isn’t at the top of your list. Well it should be.   Learning to manage your stress level is an important step in correcting the underlying causes of acid reflux, as well as promoting overall well-being.   Many people suspect that too much…

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Too Much Stomach Acid | Myth or Fact of Acid Reflux Symptoms?

If you’ve ever felt that familiar fiery feeling brought on by acid reflux, it would be very easy to believe that having to much stomach acid is to blame. But, the truth of the matter isn’t so black and white.   While most assume that acid reflux is caused by too much stomach acid, acid…

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4 Indulgences that may be Causing Acid Reflux Symptoms

There’s nothing like a little indulgence when you’ve made it through another stressful day. There is nothing wrong with breaking the rules of good health a little here and there, if your body has a good reserve of resources from to buffer the effects. But if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends your…

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Adrenal Fatigue | The Truth Behind Feeling “Wired and Tired”

Do you find yourself waking up exhausted yet when it’s time to go to bed you can’t seem to unwind? Let me tell you about a woman who recently came to see me. She was cranky, wanted to take a nap every afternoon and could not lose the weight she gained during her pregnancy 3…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Are You Lacking Digestive Enzymes?

Does your stomach hurt a couple of hours after dinner? Do you wake up at night with stomach pain? Does the pain feel dull and achey and doesn’t feel better with anything except time? You could be dealing with gallbladder symptoms. Gallbladder problems can stem from issues with your digestion that started before the first…

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3 Myths about Acid Reflux that Can Ruin Your Digestion

Myth #1 Heartburn is caused by TOO MUCH stomach acid. This is false. It may feel like you have more stomach acid than before but the real issue may be that the protective lining inside your stomach has been damaged.  Coffee, alcohol, stress and medications can all disrupt the this protective lining. The result is  it…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | How Functional Medicine Sees Them Differently

If you have acid reflux, you may look to antacids or acid lowering drugs for relief.   However, these medications pose certain health risks and may not address the underlying causes of your acid reflux. Functional medicine digs deeper, finding the factors that affect you as an individual to address health concerns at the source.…

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Sore Throat? | Is it a Cold or Acid Reflux Symptoms?

Do you or someone you know always have a sore throat? Maybe you try cough drops or mints to soothe the nagging scratchiness. Maybe you might try to rationalize that your just talking too much or it might be a cold you can’t conquer. But there may be a more worrisome explanation.   A chronic sore throat can…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | Choose the Right Herb to Calm Your Belly

If you suffer from acid reflux you know that it’s painful, but what you may not know is that most of the main food triggers are the ones that are the most difficult to digest. When you’ve indulged at dinner with creamy pasta and an even creamier dessert, acid reflux may not be far away.…

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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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