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Is the Nissen for Acid Reflux Worth It?

Is the Nissen for Acid Reflux Worth It?

You’re gripped with anxiety. You’ve been suffering from acid reflux for years and want to stop taking PPIs because of the side effects. At the same time, you’re concerned about the risk of cancer. The thought of not being there…

Natural Alternatives to Omeprazole

Natural Alternatives to Omeprazole

So you’ve just weaned off or are thinking about weaning off omeprazole because you’re concerned with the long-term side effects. Now you’re thinking: is there a natural alternative to omeprazole or PPIs in general? That’s what we’re…

Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux?

Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux?

Apple cider vinegar is a commonly touted natural remedy for acid reflux. Some people will swear by it. Others swear against it. And still, others remain somewhat neutral, saying that apple cider vinegar MAY “balance” out stomach…

Can You Get GERD Without Heartburn?

Can You Get GERD Without Heartburn?

Can you get GERD without heartburn? The answer is yes, but there is a chance it may not be GERD at all…More on that later, but first let’s cover exactly what GERD is. According to the Montreal Classification of Gastroesophageal…

How Long can Acid Reflux Last?

How Long can Acid Reflux Last?

If you’re suffering from irritating acid reflux that is affecting your work, mood, relationships, and mental well-being, you might be thinking: when in the world will this go away? I just want my life back! The answer may not shock…

How to Simply, Safely, and Quickly Get Off of PPIs

How to Simply, Safely, and Quickly Get Off of PPIs

If you’ve been taking PPIs for a while now, and they don’t seem to be doing anything for you, you might be thinking about weaning off them completely. And for good reason. PPI use has been linked with a plethora of side effects…

Does Drinking Hot Water Relieve Reflux?

Does Drinking Hot Water Relieve Reflux?

Does drinking hot water help acid reflux? This is another common question that many reflux sufferers ask. How about temperature? Does it matter if you have LPR? The answer is straightforward but may very well surprise you…

Why Do Bananas Give Me Heartburn?

Why Do Bananas Give Me Heartburn?

Why do bananas give some people heartburn? It’s a point of frustration for many because bananas are supposed to be a neutral food…so then why the heck is it giving you heartburn? In this article, I’ll share my thoughts and…

Does Drinking Milk Relieve Acid Reflux?

Does Drinking Milk Relieve Acid Reflux?

Does drinking milk relieve acid reflux? It actually depends on what type of GERD you have. If your main symptom is heartburn, then you most likely have typical GERD, and if that’s the case, the answer to your question is…

Is Your Doctor Following ACG Guidelines For PPIs?

Is Your Doctor Following ACG Guidelines For PPIs?

The American College of Gastroenterology published new guidelines for PPI prescription last year(2021) because of growing evidence and research of negative PPI side effects and health risks. Are you being misprescribed?

The Link Between GERD and Mouth Breathing

The Link Between GERD and Mouth Breathing

Did you know that breathing through your mouth can worsen or even cause LPR Acid Reflux symptoms? Listen to Dr. Frank Seaman, a prosthodontist, share abut the detrimental effects of mouth breathing and what you can do to stop it!

The LINX Surgery For Reflux—Does It Work?

The LINX Surgery For Reflux—Does It Work?

The LINX Procedure is said to be better and safer than the traditional Nissen Fundoplication. Is it? In this episode of Gerd Talk, I interview someone who has gotten LINX. Listen to B. Travis Wright share his life-changing experience!

The Link Between PPIs and Baby Food Allergies

The Link Between PPIs and Baby Food Allergies

Breaking GERD News. PPIs, H2 Blockers, and Antibiotics may double your Baby’s risk for food allergies. In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers looked at the birth records of 792,130 infants enrolled in TRICARE.

The Gastric Bypass Surgery—Does it work?

The Gastric Bypass Surgery—Does it work?

Considering a Gastric Bypass for GERD or weight loss? Don’t do it until you hear this interview. Listen to Misty Trask share her life-changing experience with this surgery. Misty runs a 600+ member Gastric Bypass Takedown forum.

7 Things You Can Do to De-Stress for Relief

7 Things You Can Do to De-Stress for Relief

Do you lead a stressful life and suffer from chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)? Several studies have confirmed that stress can cause acid reflux symptoms and even make them worse. In this article, I will talk about …

GERD News: PPIs double the risk of Stomach Cancer

GERD News: PPIs double the risk of Stomach Cancer

A recent study published on October 31rst in the medical journal Gut, found that PPI use can more than double the risk of developing stomach cancer, even after eradicating a stomach bacteria associated with GERD called H. pylori.

The Link Between GERD and Stress

The Link Between GERD and Stress

Studies show there is a connection between GERD and stress. GERD patients generally have higher rates of depression, anxiety and low self esteem. Sufferers who are chronically stressed out can also develop a sensitive throat.

Is Gaviscon Effective at Treating GERD?

Is Gaviscon Effective at Treating GERD?

Ever heard of Gaviscon? You probably haven’t if you were recently diagnosed with GERD. Nowadays doctors use PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors) to both diagnose and treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). If a doctor thinks you …

Could PPI Medication give you Cancer?

Could PPI Medication give you Cancer?

The thought is frightening. Isn’t PPI medication supposed to prevent cancer? In this article, I will talk about how PPIs can lead to hypergastrinemia, which can in turn, lead to cancer. I will also talk about the role of gastric and how that adds to the risk.

10 GERD Mysteries your Doctor never told you about

10 GERD Mysteries your Doctor never told you about

Since the 70s, GERD has increased dramatically in the Western World. What causes the disease and how can we prevent it? We’re still trying to figure it out. Conventional medicine has come up with ways to treat the symptoms of GERD/LPR …

Is LPR being Overdiagnosed?

Is LPR being Overdiagnosed?

Are doctors overdiagnosing laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)? From about 1990 to 2001, the incidence of LPR in the United States has skyrocketed by about 300%. That’s crazy. Either a whole lot of us contracted LPR in just 10 years…

Could the Adventist Diet Heal Acid Reflux?

Could the Adventist Diet Heal Acid Reflux?

Ellsworth Wareham didn’t retire from open heart surgery until he was 95.  At age 100, Ellsworth continued to mow his own lawn and reported no aches or pain in his body Mentally, Ellsworth was sharp. This year, Ellsworth turns 103 years old.

Is the Cure for Acid Reflux Found in the Blue Zones?

Is the Cure for Acid Reflux Found in the Blue Zones?

In 1995 a doctor named Gianni Pes made a startling discovery on the Italian island of Sardinia. In a mountainous region of the island, called Barbagia, Pes discovered an unusually high number of centenarians. He was baffled. In one village …

Can a Mediterranean Diet Heal Acid Reflux?

Can a Mediterranean Diet Heal Acid Reflux?

Can eating like a Greek warrior relieve your acid reflux symptoms? A recent study on the Mediterranean Diet on seems to say yes. Researchers studied two groups of people. In the first group, researchers instructed 85 LPR patients to …

9 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

9 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

If you’ve been a lifelong PPI user and read the research that has come out about its dangerous effects in recent years, you probably feel discouraged. PPIs can cause osteoporosis? How come my doctors didn’t tell me? What if …

7 Dangerous Health Risks of PPIs

7 Dangerous Health Risks of PPIs

If you’ve been told that taking PPIs long-term for acid reflux is just fine, you need to read this article. Recent studies have shown that taking PPIs like Prilosec for the long haul can lead to serious health problems. In this article, I will cover…

How Mouth Breathing Can Lead to LPR Symptoms

How Mouth Breathing Can Lead to LPR Symptoms

Simple heartburn is usually easy to treat with drugs and diet, but laryngopharyngeal reflux(LPR) is more complex and debilitating. Hoarseness, fatigue, coughing, trouble swallowing, throat clearing, and nighttime …

The Link between Saliva & Acid Reflux

The Link between Saliva & Acid Reflux

The 32nd vice president of the United States John Carter once after being nominated, that “the Vice Presidency isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit.” That’s kind of funny because our spit is actually worth a lot when it comes to reflux protection …

Nissen Fundoplication FAILURE and Reversal

Nissen Fundoplication FAILURE and Reversal

Dealing with stubborn GERD and considering a Nissen Fundoplication? Listen to Gina Kellum as she shares her story on how the reflux surgery failed her and how she was able to reverse the surgery and relieve her unbearable …

Hello! I’m Stu Leo, and from 2012 to 2017, I suffered from debilitating acid reflux. I was told I’d have to take meds for the rest of my life or get surgery. In the end, that prognosis was entirely wrong because I did neither and remain completely and naturally reflux-free today. I started Gerdwise to make the evidence for natural healing easy to find, easy to access, and easy to understand. Stick around for the latest on GERD to uplevel your health.

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