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Acid Reflux

Natural remedies for acid reflux

Posted December 31, 2013

Acid reflux is often used synonymously with ‘heartburn,” but in reality the two terms refer to different parts of the same process; acid reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, and heartburn is the sensation of burning which accompanies that process.

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The lucky 12 solutions to acid reflux

Posted December 16, 2013

It is estimated that at least 50% of Americans suffer with acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The condition occurs mostly after consuming fatty foods such as pizza. Most people’s first response is to reach for the nearest antacid medication. But before you are forced to deal with side effects or worry about mixing the antacid with any other medications you might be taking, keep reading to garner some information on a more natural alternative. An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it will help with problem meals. So let’s go over the disease itself, its causes, symptoms and the other 12 natural ways to end acid reflux.

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16 Foods that May Help Fight Acid Reflux

Posted August 20, 2013

At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter or LES. Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through, however, if it does not, digestive acids produced by the stomach can move back up – or reflux – back into the esophagus. This can lead to burning chest pain called heartburn. If these acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week, you have acid reflux disease, also known as GERD.

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Five best homeopathic remedies for the treatment of heartburn, GERD and acid reflux

Posted November 23, 2012

Homeopathy offers a selection of remedies for the treatment of heartburn and painful acid reflux symptoms. Homeopathy works by giving a tiny dose of a remedy whose characteristics are similar to those of the person who needs that remedy. The remedy stimulates the individual’s own vital force, or immune system, encouraging the body to heal itself.

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Acid Reflux Natural Remedies

Posted November 20, 2012

Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans will suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, a chronic condition that is characterized by regular bouts of acid reflux. The reflux can be caused by a number of things, including overeating, though the primary cause is a faulty valve between the stomach and the esophagus. It’s unknown what, in turn, can cause that valve — known as the lower esophageal sphincter — to spasm improperly, though obesity, smoking, inactivity, large meals and dining close to bedtime are all risk factors. Additionally, some medications can also increase the risk of the condition, including antihistamines, nitrates and calcium channel blockers.

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Eliminating Chronic Acid Reflux And Indigestion

Posted September 29, 2012

Do you think your problem is too much stomach acid? If you still think your problem is too much acid, keep this in mind. The older people get the more likely they are to use antacids. This is interesting as stomach acid production decreases dramatically as people get older!

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Chemopreventive Effect of Cactus Opuntia ficus indica on Oxidative Stress and Genotoxicity of Aflatoxin B1

Posted April 30, 2012

Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is potent hepatotoxic and hepatocarcinogenic agent. In aflatoxicosis, oxidative stress is a common mechanism contributing to initiation and progression of hepatic damage. The aim of this work was to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of cactus cladode extract (CCE) on aflatoxin B1-induced liver damage in mice by measuring malondialdehyde (MDA) level and the heat shock proteins Hsp 70 and Hsp 27 expressions.

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