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November 1, 2011

Acid Reflux Disease Medicine

GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a chronic condition that causes extreme pain and discomfort. Also referred to as acid reflux, this painful condition occurs when stomach acid or bile flows back into the esophagus, resulting in an irritating and burning sensation. With severe cases, it can actually interfere with your everyday activities, including eating and sleeping.

Causes of Acid Reflux:
The esophageal sphincter, responsible for allowing food and liquids to travel downward into the stomach, can become weak or excessively relaxed over time. In infants, this muscle may not be fully developed when they are born. A weakened, underdeveloped, or abnormally relaxed esophageal sphincter is the primary cause of acid reflux.

Risk Factors:
The following conditions can put your more at risk for suffering from acid reflux: obesity, hiatal hernia, smoking, asthma, diabetes, and pregnancy.

Symptoms of Acid Reflux:
Common symptoms include heartburn that can be felt throughout the chest and sometimes even up into the throat. It often leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Chest pain may accompany the burning. There may be a feeling of a lump in the throat along with soreness, a dry cough, and trouble swallowing. Regurgitation is another common symptom.

Acid Reflux Medicines:
There are several different types of medicines used to treat acid reflux. Each type targets the acid in a different location, thereby causing differing chemical reactions.

Proton pump inhibitors are among the most popular and effective medications for treating reflux. They work by reducing the production of gastric acid. Some of the most common proton pump inhibitors are Aciphex, Dexilant, Kapidex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, and Zegerid. Extended use of proton pump inhibitors posed an increased risk of bone fractures.

The second group of reflux medication is called H2-receptor antagonists. They suppress stomach acid secretions by blocking Histamine2, a naturally occurring chemical that signals the stomach to produce acid. Parietal cells, found in the lining of the stomach, are responsible for making acid. Common H2-receptor antagonists include Axid, Pepcid, Tagamet, and Zantac. Possible side effects include fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and a rash.

H2-receptor antagonists block the stimuli that results in acid production while proton pump inhibitors block acid secretion in the stomach by shutting down proton pumps. Proton pump inhibitors require more time to take effect but tend to last longer whereas H2-receptor antagonists have an instant effect but typically work up to 12 hours.

Antacids are a common over-the-counter remedy used to neutralize stomach acid by increasing the pH level of the stomach. If taken too frequently, they could lead to a sharp increase in calcium output in the urine, leading to kidney stones. Additionally, they may reduce the absorption and potency of other medicines. Popular antacids include Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, and Tums.

Natural Remedies:
Insert a wedge under your mattress to help keep the stomach acid down. You can also try sleeping elevated on several pillows. Try eating an apple every night after supper to reduce symptoms.

Aim to eat more low fat and high fiber foods, including as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Limit your intake of dairy products and try to avoid extremely spicy food. Eat slowly, carefully and thoroughly chewing each and every bite. Be sure to give your stomach plenty of time to empty before bedtime.

To find out more about the causes and cures for acid reflux disease, be sure to visit Reflux Remedy at today.

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February 28, 2011

Curing Acid Reflux

Curing your acid reflux and balancing your digestive and enteric systems is the same thing.

Acid reflux is simply a disorder that started with a basic digestive imbalance, which was allowed or sometimes encouraged to get worse.

Acid reflux is the same as heartburn and will lead to acid rebound if treated with Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), instead of being addressed at the root cause.

Acid reflux can’t be cured by treating the symptoms. Only by addressing the root cause of your acid reflux can it ever be cured.

The physician’s job is to help you help the natural healing process along. At least that used to be the physicians goal . . . to first do no harm.

Bottom line is drugs do harm. Not only do toxins from drugs interfere with your kidneys to keep them inside your cells, drug treatments also discourage you from addressing the root cause of your acid reflux, or whatever you suffer from . . . delaying your cure and in most cases actually preventing your cure.

Curing acid reflux isn’t a mystery and it also isn’t a big business, in fact there is little if any money involved in curing your acid reflux.

You can’t patent natural cures, so there is no real marketplace for acid reflux cures.

Curing acid reflux is simply bad business because there is zero profit and no return customer.

On the other hand acid reflux drugs, designed to block acid reflux symptoms, are a huge and very profitable business.

The only person who benefits from you curing your acid reflux, heartburn and acid indigestion is you and your family.

Actually curing your acid reflux benefits your community indirectly as well by keeping healthcare costs very low.

Too bad treating your acid reflux is such a big business. If the acid reflux drugs weren’t so insanely profitable we would all enjoy affordable genuine healthcare through natural cures, instead of a very costly disease care management system.

Not curing your acid reflux harms you, harms your family and costs the community money, but the pharmaceutical companies feed off your acid reflux misery.

It’s no theory, it’s clearly a acid reflux conspiracy . . .the best thing you can do is get to the root of your acid reflux issues and cure it as soon as possible.


You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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February 15, 2011

Treatment of Heartburn

Start your own Self Health Revolution and join the popular movement for the freedom to be healed and heal naturally.

The conventional treatment of simple heartburn is only changing the symptoms but leaving the cause of heartburn unchecked, un addressed and unhealed.

There seems to be a battle over whether you should be allowed to heal yourself naturally as an alternative to being regulated by prescriptive allopathic care.

You want to be more than symptoms free . . . you want to be beyond ever having heartburn again, right?

So why start taking even over-the-counter (OTC) drugs? You already know OTC drugs are the gateway to stronger prescriptive drugs.

Heartburn is a mega billion dollar business, take my word for it.

Why is that you might ask? Should the news get out, then you?d know ?little old heartburn is a gateway health problem.?

It leads to worse things than just a case of heartburn.

Typically the treatment of heartburn requires you taking prescriptive strength antacid blocker or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and surgery for the rest of your live . . . as you were a member of the Old Boys Club or something.

The conventional treatment of heartburn means following a protocol of drugs.

It’s ironic because the cure for heartburn and the rest of it is most likely nutritional.

Why chose to even look down the chemical pathway of medicine when you first haven?t even embraced natural healing alternatives . . . time-tested scientifically verified natural healing alternatives.

The treatment of heartburn is a step down from healing naturally. You first must address the cause of your heartburn or acid indigestion by replenishing your cells with whole food sourced nutrition.

Eat lots of it all day long.

Raw food can help prevent you from ever thinking you might need treatment for heartburn.

You need to have an epiphany, a metanoia or a brilliant stroke of insight. Realize your own self health revolution by learning to nurture the natural cure for heartburn.

Treating heartburn as a gateway disease puts the risk of ignoring your heartburn in perspective doesn’t it?

Follow the natural pathway to the root of your heartburn as an alternative treatment and you’ll see your heartburn go away once and for all.


You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

Natural Heartburn Relief





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February 11, 2011

Natural Cures for GERD

The natural cures for GERD are the same natural cures that prevent GERD. Basically GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is simply heartburn gone wild.

The natural cures for GERD is the right diet married with a moderately active lifestyle . . . even a mildly active lifestyle will help naturally cure your GERD.

I know you didn’t really want to hear that did you? Fact is it’s the same natural cure for almost every degenerative disease they make medicine for, not just GERD.

I realize most people these days are too busy and too stressed out to make the changes they should. It’s sad that in order to make a living, which usually means barely getting by, people think they have to give up their health and peace of mind.

In trade for what? Paying the water bill and being able to afford antacids for the lifetime of GERD symptoms and surgery you’re in for?

This need not be.

Your natural cures for GERD is not about taking antacids or PPI’s (Proton Pump Inhibitors) nor is it surgery.

The natural cures for your GERD comes from doing the opposite of treating GERD symptoms; it’s the opposite of maintaining a state of acid indigestion for the rest of your life and the natural cures for your GERD has nothing to do with taking harmful addictive drugs . . . but you already knew that I hope.

The natural s for your GERD are only going to be found from boycotting the Western Pattern Diet from your life, also called SAD for Standard American Diet.

The Standard American Diet (SAD) was designed to feed big corporations like Big Sugar, Big Agri and the USDA . . .

There is just no way Americans can naturally cure their GERD and the rest of those age-related diseases that are popping up like weeds without learning how to eat naturally.

It is NOT natural for people to be eating so much animal protein. Animal protein is way over rated by the agencies and lobbyists that support these industries.

Americans have been told to eat too much of everything . . . it’s no wonder why GERD affects more and more people each year. I’m sorry there is no magic pill to naturally cure your GERD either.

GERD is caused from over eating foods with lousy nutritional profiles and drinking beverages loaded with sugar or worse . . . high fructose corn syrup.

Look around, you’re not alone. Millions of people need to be naturally cured from the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is mostly to blame for your GERD and the GERD epidemic.

A natural cure for GERD is what happens when you remove the cause of your GERD. . . taking medicine encourages you to forget about naturally curing GERD.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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