Drink up! | An Easy Way to Avoid Gallbladder Symptoms

Are you drinking enough water? It’s easy to overlook, but hydration is a key to avoiding gallbladder symptoms. How can you stay hydrated? And how does hydration help your gallbladder?   Gallstones are the major cause of gallbladder symptoms. Gallstones tend to form when bile is too thick. Bile is the substance made by the…

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Is Stress Behind Your Acid Reflux Symptoms?

When things at work get intense, do you notice an increase in your acid reflux symptoms? Do disagreements with your spouse literally make your heart burn?   Stress is a common contributor to acid reflux, and addressing the stress directly is a safer, more effective treatment than taking medication. According to this recent article in the New York…

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Holistic Health Care Alternatives to the Pill | Superfoods

Have you been hearing of superfoods lately? If you are on the pill for symptoms like acne, moodiness or irregular periods, you might find that these superfoods can actually help you find relief.   Holistic health care techniques like changing your diet can be surprisingly effective for balancing hormones. Alissa Viti, featured on the Dr.…

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The Link Between Acid Reflux Symptoms, Food Allergies and Enzymes

If you struggle with acid reflux symptoms, you may have noticed that certain foods tend to trigger your symptoms more than others. Does that mean you have a food intolerance? What about a food allergy? The answer may surprise you.   Acid reflux symptoms are actually linked with food intolerances and food triggers. Your acid…

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Holistic Health Care & the Pill | The Digestive Connection

This may come as a surprise to you, but your digestive health is linked closely with your hormone balance. Holistic health care recognizes this fact and has used natural approaches to help women deal with symptoms holistically, as an alternative to the pill.   Many symptoms that are commonly treated with the pill can actually…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | Belching May be a Sign of Acid Reflux

Do you burp a lot? It’s an odd question, true. But, burping may actually be an acid reflux symptom that people commonly experience and don’t recognize. Yes, burping may be a sign of acid reflux.   Belching alone is seldom indicative of acid reflux, but if it is experienced along with other acid reflux symptoms,…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | How Digestive Enzymes Can Help

The pain, nausea and bloating of gallbladder symptoms can disrupt your life. So it’s not surprising that gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgeries.   Your gallbladder is actually an important organ that helps digestion. Gallbladder symptoms can be caused by digestive problems that begin before your food even nears the gallbladder.  …

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | How Food Can Help

We’ve all heard that spicy foods are bad for acid reflux. And tomatoes? They’re off the list too. But some foods can actually help with acid reflux symptoms.   While its true that avoiding foods that trigger acid reflux symptoms, as well as those foods that irritate the esophagus after it has been damaged by…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Reducing Your Processed Food Intake

Gallbladder symptoms are linked with eating processed foods. While many of us already know that fresh foods are better, it can be difficult to give up processed convenience foods.   Eliminating processed foods from your diet is important for avoiding gallbladder symptoms, and other health concerns, for two main reasons. The first is that processed…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | The Hidden Origins

The real source of gallbladder symptoms may come long before your gallbladder begins its work in the digestive process. What you’re eating, or not eating, may have a big impact on your likelihood of developing gallbladder symptoms.   Lack of enzymes in food makes the pancreas and gallbladder work overtime to digest. The result is…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | What You Need to Know About Fat

Cholesterol gallstones are a common cause of gallbladder symptoms. It seems logical that too much cholesterol is the cause of gallstones, but the truth of the matter is not  so simple.   Having too much cholesterol in your diet doesn’t automatically translate to too much cholesterol in your bile. The liver produces bile and factors…

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Being Overweight Can Lead to Acid Reflux Symptoms

Many people know that being overweight can be a factor in health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Did you know being overweight contributes to acid reflux symptoms too? How does obesity contribute to acid reflux? What can you do?   It may be surprising, but many people’s acid reflux symptoms are caused by excessive…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | 5 Keys to Reducing Your Risk

Are you concerned about gallbladder symptoms? Maybe you’ve heard of the “5 F’s” – female, fat, fertile, fair-skinned, and over forty. Do you want to know how to reduce your risk of developing gallbladder symptoms?   Dr. Andrew Weil agrees that lifestyle approaches can help reduce the risk of gallbladder symptoms. Let’s look at each…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | Dealing with Nausea Naturally

Burning pain at the top of your stomach is the classic complaint of those with acid reflux, but some people suffer from nausea as well. What are the natural ways to handle the nausea associated with acid reflux symptoms?   Nausea is a difficult symptom to handle, and may not be addressed by taking antacids.…

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How to Know if it’s Gallbladder Symptoms or Just Muscle Pain

Right shoulder pain is one of the common gallbladder symptoms. How can you tell the difference between gallbladder pain in the shoulder and shoulder pain caused by tight muscles?   Often, gallbladder pain is accompanied by other gallbladder symptoms. Pain in the upper abdomen, especially on the right side, is an indicator of gallbladder symptoms.…

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