Gastroesophageal Reflux

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Gastroesophageal Reflux2018-04-03T20:13:16-07:00

This condition can be triggered by the consumption of acidic foods as well as obesity, smoking, pregnancy, certain medications and hiatial hernia.  Other triggers include coffee, alcohol, chocolate, spicy & fatty foods and carbonated drinks.

Acid suppressants lead to more health issues as stomach acid is necessary for the absorption of nutrients.

Helpful remedies include:

  • treat heartburn with dry extracts of dandelion, artichoke leaf, turmeric and rosemary to help with digestion and minimize damage to gastric tissues
  • Melatonin may diminish symptoms and prevent gastric ulcers
  • try demulcents like licorice, marshmellow and slippery elm to soothe the digestive tract
  • consume probiotics contained in yogurt, kefir, tempeh and sauerkraut