Tag: indigestion

Surprise! You’re Addicted!

Surprise! You’re Addicted!

Last Monday it was reported by NPR that the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) will soon be publishing yet one more reason to leave those PPIs alone! Protect your kidneys! You can now add kidneys to previous evidence of increased risk of bone fracture, infections and possibly even cardiac issues. This is another warning to all of you…

Physician Bias, or Pharmaceutical Influence?

  A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic recently uncovered an interesting physician bias regarding the diagnosis of the upper digestive conditions gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and functional dyspepsia (also known as indigestion). The two conditions can overlap, but each condition has its own distinct symptoms. The researchers uncovered a bias on the part of physicians who diagnosed the two…

Depressed? Digestive Upsets May be the Cause

  The gut-brain connection is an interesting one because it travels in two directions—from the brain to the gut and from the gut to the brain. For the longest time this connection was thought to only travel in one direction, from the brain to the gut, like when strong emotions trigger an upset stomach. But researchers now know that what…

Eat Your Way to Better Digestion

“Renew You” Challenge – Be a part of my Weekly Challenge to help set you off in the right direction for bringing health to your week. So this week I wanted to challenge the way you eat.  Heartburn, indigestion, gas and bloating. At one time or another you’ve probably experienced a bout of post-meal discomfort that had you thinking, “What on earth did…

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month

You’ve probably heard of Heart Awareness Month, Women’s Health Awareness Month, and Breast and Lung Cancer Awareness months. Well did you know that April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month? I’m really glad too, because IBS is among the most common gastrointestinal disorders in America today and effects 1 in 5 people nationwide – that’s 20% of the population…

The high stomach acid conspiracy!

I know too many people who are swallowing antacid pills and potions and even taking prescription drugs on a daily basis, and it got me thinking about stomach acid and pH levels. I recently read an article titled “Too Little Stomach Acid Can Be a Problem Too” by Pharmacist Suzy Cohen. Imagine my surprise—finally someone in mainstream medicine was echoing…