Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Writer

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., is a freelance health writer and the C.E.O. of Tracy’s Smoothie Place. She serves as the expert on a weekly radio show about health and wellness and is the author of Making Life Better for a Baby with Acid Reflux and multiple articles about the cost of caregiving. Learn more about Tracy and what healthy living services and products she can offer on her website. She can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @drinksmoothies.

Handling Hiccups with Acid Reflux

Credit: Thinkstock What are hiccups? According to the Mayo Clinic, hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a large sheet of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. This muscle plays an importa...
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4 Reasons Red Foods Rock

Credit: iStock Not only are red foods fun to eat, but they can also be beneficial to our health. Red foods are so important to our diet that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recommendations for consumption are higher than what mos...
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8 Best Foods with Folate

Folate and folic acid are different names for the same B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food and folic acid is the man-made form of the vitamin. Folate is required for cell division and maintenance and also for repair of DNA. It is also credited ...
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Acid Reflux: Do Women Suffer More?

Credit: Thinkstock Research indicates that women may experience more acid reflux symptoms than men. According to an April 2016 study, published in the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, upper gastrointestinal symptoms were more frequent ...
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Can Biotin Cause Weight Gain?

Credit: Thinkstock Some have wondered if biotin causes weight gain. While there is very little research to date on this specific question, biotin has not been associated with any side effects, even in high doses, according to an overview of biotin pu...
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Best Gluten Free Holiday Cupcakes

Credit: Thinkstock More than once this recipe has come to the rescue when gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free and egg-free cupcakes are needed! Ingredients 5/8 cup milk-free margarine, softened 1 1/4 cup sugar 4 tablespoons water, 4 tablespoons oil, 3 ...
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Best Teas for Acid Reflux

If you have acid reflux, a hot cup of tea may be a great choice to drink this winter. According to a study of public health survey data involving more than 40,000 people in Norway published in Gut in 2004, researchers have found that drinking tea doe...
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5 Holiday Smoothies to Help You Reset

Making healthy choices during the holidays can be challenging. These smoothie recipes will help you to get back on track quickly after indulging with family and friends. Just put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Back on Track Cre...
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All About Air

Credit: Thinkstock Acid reflux can be more than a food and digestive issue. There also are symptoms of acid reflux that are related to air. Air in the esophagus Sometimes if you have acid reflux, you feel as if you have an air bubble in your esophagu...
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