6 Effective Supplements to Soothe Digestive Discomfort

avoid digestive discomfortAlthough this holiday season may not be full of parties and get-togethers, overindulging is still going to happen at my house. Baked goods, eggnog, and a few wine glasses may mean my digestive system is going to need some extra help to handle all the excess goodies.

Overeating or feasting on foods that you do not eat on a regular basis can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, gas, heartburn and abdominal pressure. Overeating isn’t the only cause of these symptoms. Other culprits include: Continue reading “6 Effective Supplements to Soothe Digestive Discomfort”

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Soothe Your GI System

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So you have eaten all the potatoes, turkey and stuffing and you feel, well, stuffed. For many, the full-on eating holiday season has arrived. Overindulging is what we do. Unfortunately, overeating or feasting on foods that you do not eat on a regular basis can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas, heartburn and abdominal pressure. Don’t let indigestion or GI system discomfort put a damper on your holiday cheer. Below are some of my favorite remedies for easing gas and bloating.

1. Digestive herbs: Bitter formulas, such as Continue reading “Soothe Your GI System”

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4 Ways to Help With Holiday Overeating

holiday-overeatingYou ate the third dinner roll, you scarfed down the gravy-laden mashed potatoes and you devoured that second (ahem, third) piece of pie… now your tummy is complaining. ‘Tis the season for overindulgence, and while it might seem like a good idea at the time, our digestive system definitely pays the price. Fortunately, there are some post-indulgence remedies that can ease the pain and discomfort of holiday overeating!

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL): DGL is an excellent herb to help soothe mucous membranes of the esophagus. Continue reading “4 Ways to Help With Holiday Overeating”

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It’s Thanksgiving: How to Avoid Heartburn Naturally

ThanksgivingWith Thanksgiving around the corner, you may overindulge at your get-together and you may be rewarded with heartburn. Instead of grabbing for the antacid, here are some natural remedies that you can try to help avoid heartburn naturally.

Eating habits tend to be the biggest culprit behind heartburn. If you suffer from heartburn on a regular basis, you may need to change the way you eat, and what you eat. Fatty, fried, or high-protein foods, alcohol, and coffee are all foods that can trigger heartburn.

Also make sure to chew your food and eat slowly. Continue reading “It’s Thanksgiving: How to Avoid Heartburn Naturally”

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Heartburn Drugs Linked to Liver Disease

heart-burnIt seems new studies about proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and their side effects come out every few months. Just over a year ago, a study linking them to kidney disease came out. And earlier in the same year, a link between PPIs and dementia was made. This week, a study was published where researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a link between PPI use and chronic liver disease.

Proton pump inhibitors are a popular class of heartburn medications that includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. These medications, which are available over-the-counter (without a prescription), Continue reading “Heartburn Drugs Linked to Liver Disease”

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