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The Connection between Stress and Acid Reflux

Did I pay that bill? Is my spouse angry with me? Am I performing my best at work?   Every day, we face situations, questions, and dilemmas that create stress in our bodies…and that negative energy doesn’t simply disappear without consequences.   Chronic stress can cause or exacerbate a multitude of physical health problems, including […]

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To Drink or Not to Drink: Alcohol and GERD

It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Friday, and your coworker invites you to an office happy hour at the local bar.   Or maybe you’re at a wedding, and a server approaches you with a tray of glasses filled with champagne.   Both of these situations may give you pause or leave you feeling conflicted if […]

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How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Acid Reflux

If you are a part of the 50% of the world population that possesses the XX chromosomes and haven’t gone through menopause, you most likely have a menstrual cycle every month.   Along with mood swings, cramping, bloating, and fatigue, if you suffer from acid reflux, you may also experience an increase in symptoms such […]

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3 Acid Reflux Risk Factors to Be Aware Of

Maybe you grew up hearing a parent complain about constant heartburn.   Or perhaps your best friend is always popping TUMS after meals to help with her indigestion.   If you know someone who suffers from GERD and acid reflux–particularly if it’s a blood relation–you may wonder what factors can make you susceptible to potentially […]

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5 Tips to Manage Acid Reflux While Traveling

As amazing of an experience as travel can be, it can throw you for a loop.   Changes in environment, constant movement, and different cuisine options can be especially challenging for those suffering from chronic conditions such as GERD or acid reflux.   The good news is that if you remain mindful and plan ahead, […]

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5 Ways to Stay Clear of Acid Reflux Trigger Foods

    There are certain combinations we know can lead to disastrous consequences.   Oil and fire. Alcohol and painkillers. Toddlers and Sharpies.   If you have been diagnosed with acid reflux, you may already be aware of the particular foods you need to avoid to prevent a flare-up of symptoms.   Sure, there’s a […]

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Do You Have These 5 Unusual Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

  When you think of acid reflux, your mind may travel to commonly associated problems—heartburn, nausea, bloating, and hiccups. But what you may not know is that there are a number of unusual symptoms of acid reflux.   In fact, some people can suffer from acid reflux without recognizing its manifestations or knowing what is […]

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Restoring Balance to Your Digestive System

Restoring balance to your digestive system, in the case of acid reflux, may not be a matter of too much acid, but too little. When you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, your body reacts to an imbalance in your digestive system. The goal of curing your acid reflux is to restore balance to your body. […]

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Food Sensitivity and Your Acid Reflux

Food sensitivity plays a large role in your acid reflux, or at the very least, can be ruled out—or identified—by your physician. Some foods may have a subtle effect on you about because not all food allergies are obvious. This is sometimes the case for those with GERD—lifelong food allergies that they remain unaware of. […]

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