Digestive Health


Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux, including reflux-friendly recipes, tips for dining out, treatments, and more.


The 411 on GERD

What exactly is it, and better yet, how can your prepare for or avoid it?

Acid Reflux? Try These 5 Green Smoothies

These reflux-friendly recipes will get your new year off to clean start.

PPIs Increase Risk of Death Post-Surgery

In my recent post, Mitigating the Risk of Taking PPIs, we discussed many of the concerns surrounding the use of PPI medications. A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine also noted that patients taking PPI medications post...

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Heart Attack or Acid Reflux?

Learn how to tell the difference between heart disease and acid reflux. Don’t delay seeking medical treatment for concerning symptoms and assume its just acid reflux disease or another less fatal ailment.

Mitigating the Risk of Taking PPIs

There have been studies coming out left and right stating the risk factors of taking PPI medications and how they relate to a host of other illnesses. If you are one of those people who have to be on PPI medications then you need to know the risks an...

How to Avoid Holiday Acid Reflux

It’s easy to indulge during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean your reflux has to get involved.

Acid Reflux and Puberty

It’s a time when reflux issues can take a turn for the worst. Here’s why.

PPIs and Heart Attack Risk

Over the summer some research came out that suggested that Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) medications put their user at a higher risk for a heart attack. In fact those using these medications were shown to be up to 21 percent more likely to have a hear...

Tips for Tailgating with Acid Reflux

Just because you have acid reflux doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines. Use these tips to enjoy your gameday tailgate.

10 Signs You May Have Acid Reflux

Frequent burping, excessive thirst, or waking up during the night are only a few. Find out if you have other symptoms of acid reflux.