Candida is a yeast (a type of fungus) that is commonly found in the digestive system, vagina, and on skin. When Candida is at a proper level it aids digestion and nutrient absorption but many adverse side effects like acid reflux and heartburn can occur with Candida overgrowth (candidiasis). Candida symptoms are rarely life-threatening though […]
Researchers have linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to liver disease. PPIs make changes to gut bacteria that promote liver disease in existing patients.
Probiotics prevent heartburn by balancing microorganisms in the intestines to improve digestive health and reduce the instance of acid reflux.
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can cause heartburn, acid reflux and GERD when the small intestine overgrows with unhealthy bacteria. Find out how to treat and prevent SIBO.
Helicobacter pylori is found in over 50% of the world’s population. How does it contribute to heartburn, how it can be prevented, and how is it treated?
How to wean off PPIs without acid rebound. Improve your health and avoid the adverse side effects of long-term PPI use. Wean off PPIs by gradually reducing dosage by 25%-50% each week until your at 25%-50% of current intake. Tapering at 50% will take one week. Tapering by 25% will take 3 weeks. The slower the weaning process the less likelihood of acid rebound.
A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is a drug used to reduce the production of stomach acid giving the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the intestines) time to heal from irritation and erosive damage. The decrease in acid production will also help reduce acid reflux related heartburn.
Low stomach acid can cause acid reflux, unhealthy bacterial buildup, and many more digestive disorders… Here are 10 reasons for low stomach acid and how to increase stomach acid.