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Why So Many People Take PPIs?

In Dr. Mike Eades' latest blog, GERD Treatment: Nutrition vs Drugs, he highlights a video presentation by a Dr. Johnson, an academic gastroenterologist from a medical school in Virginia who advises other doctors to ignore the risks of PPIs. Mike and I have been on the same page on both the risks of PPIs and the [...]

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

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We are pleased to offer individual consultation focused on improving and maintaining optimal digestive health. For more information, send an email to Rhea.Tanaka@digestivehealthinstitute.com. Testimonials  Disclaimer: Norm Robillard holds a Ph.D. in microbiology but is not a medical doctor. His advice is focused on balancing gut microflora through diet. This is not nutritional counseling. This advice [...]

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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