Digestive Health


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


Negotiating Halloween with Acid Reflux

It’s almost Halloween again and time to negotiate another food holiday with your little ghouls and goblins. This time of year can be rough if your child has acid reflux. Between the chocolate, sour candies and other reflux triggers it can be a minefi...

Acid Reflux Treatments: Which Costs Less?

Find out which of the major GERD therapies are the most cost effective, acocrding to this study from the University of Wisconsin.

3 Reflux-Friendly Lunches to Take to Work

Meal-planning can ease the anxiety of finding lunch options with acid reflux. Here are three recipes to get you started.

Common Acid Reflux Triggers

You might think this refreshing herb would cool down heartburn and soothe reflux. Surprisingly, it does just the opposite. Mint relaxes the muscles in your esophagus, including the sphincter, so acid and other food remnants can flow back up to worsen ...

Managing Acid Reflux in College

Going to college is usually not associated with eating right. But here’s a guide to making choices that can reduce the risk of acid reflux.

These Could Be Symptoms of Reflux

Everyone knows about heartburn, but do you also know the less common symptoms of GERD?

Acid Reflux: Fact vs. Fiction

If you have acid reflux, you may have noticed that there can be conflicting or confusing information out there. This can make it really hard to make the right choices to care for your health and eliminate acid reflux symptoms.

In Vitro Fertilization May Increase Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a common complaint from women during pregnancy. The bigger the baby gets, the more pressure it puts on the stomach and LES, increasing reflux symptoms. For most women their reflux symptoms will resolve as soon as they give birth. A new ...

Weaning Yourself from Reflux Meds

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a popular treatment for acid reflux. But when it’s time to stop using them, here are steps to take.

Tips for Managing Acid Reflux

Try to avoid restaurants and cook at home as much as possible. This way you know exactly what is going into your food and can prevent reflux triggers. You may know better than most chefs how to make a meal acid reflux-friendly, yet still delicious. S...