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Could acid reflux drugs cause heart disease?

A recent study determined that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), drugs used to treat chronic acid reflux, cause the constriction of blood vessels. The finding raises concern that long term use of PPI drugs such as omeprazole and lansoprazole will lead to high blood pressure and a weakened heart. The drugs set in motion a series [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:26:52-04:00September 10th, 2013|acid reflux, acid reflux drugs, Fast Tract Diet|4 Comments

Did Cavemen Get Heatburn?

Leaving shortly to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium in Atlanta. Gotta love the caveman. I am presenting on Saturday - Did Cavemen Get Heartburn. A question I get all the time, ha ha. But really, there are lessons to be learned and I will talk about my theory of carbohydrates, gut microbes and GERD/ IBS. [...]

Red Sox Pitcher Clay Buchholz’s Esophagitis – Was Toradol the Cause?

Last June, Boston sports fans were shocked by sudden news of the right handed pitcher, Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox being hospitalized for five days at Mass General Hospital. Clay suffered from inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) that was severe enough to cause significant bleeding requiring two and half days in intensive care and [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:27:46-04:00November 21st, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health|2 Comments

Cystic Fibrosis and Heartburn – Explained

Why do so many people with cystic fibrosis suffer from heartburn? Approximately eighty percent of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer with chronic heartburn compared to twenty percent in the general population.[i] Up until now, no one has been able to figure out exactly why. What is the connection between cystic fibrosis and heartburn? Fast [...]


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By |2016-11-05T04:28:10-04:00December 16th, 2011|Diet and Digestive Health|0 Comments

Acid Reflux Asthma Link – Explained

People who have asthma often ask “Why do I have both asthma and acid reflux”. On the surface, chronic acid reflux (GERD) and asthma appear to be quite separate conditions with little in common. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes narrowing of the airways, affecting over 20 million people in the US [...]

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