Millions of doses of "acid blocking" proton pump inhibitor drugs are doled out every year, yet most doctors and their patients are completely oblivious to their unintended, adverse effects, which include increased risk for premature death.
What happens when we take a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical and pitch it against a farm-aceutical one, ginger? Acid-blockers are taken by millions around the world, daily, but they carry severe unintended, adverse health effects, not the least of which are gastric cancer. Ginger, on the other hand, has over 100 potential side benefits. So, which is more logical to use as a medicine?
Being poisoned by pharmaceutical drugs is a major health issue of our time - one we can avoid if we have access to the right information.
Could the water people swallow their acid reflux pills with be more therapeutic than the drugs themselves? In 2008, a remarkable study took place comparing a glass of water to an antacid and "acid blocking" drugs, in their overall effect in increasing gastric pH (i.e. making it more alkaline) in healthy subjects.
Many people use medication for heartburn daily or intermittently. One can buy most of these over the counter. However, these are three steps you can take when having heartburn while avoiding taking medication.
Kimchi is one of the world's most popular fermented foods, but did you know that eating it daily can significantly impact your cancer risk?
A disturbing study was published on the leading class of ulcer medication. The study found that proton pump inhibitors erode your mind while they heal your body
Put down the antacids! New study shows that acid blockers are detrimental to cardiovascular health
Ulcers hurt! That burning, gnawing pain will make you want to reach for your ulcer meds fast. But, wait a minute. Not so fast. Those drugs may be causing some really serious problems
Concerning research finds acid blocking drugs may calm heartburn at the price of a heart attack - or even death.
Did you know that pharmaceuticals used to treat heartburn actually increase gastrointestinal problems? Fortunately, there are natural ways to fight off acid reflux.
When magnesium is deficient, things begin to die, but when our body’s magnesium levels are topped off, our body physiology tends to hum along like a racecar yielding higher performance
Health Begins In the Gut. From a clinical standpoint, insofar as functional medicine is concerned, whether you present with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or systemic lupus erythematosus---the fundamental objective is the same: heal the gut.
Tribesmen in India have been using herbs for remedying their day to day health disorders from the ages, so it is no suprise that there are a wide range of plants (many of them familiar spices to the West) that have been used to help the human body regain balance