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Heartburn, do you need a pill or a change of diet and more exercise?

Heartburn, do you need a pill or a change of diet and more exercise? There are many reasons for heartburn, and all too often, a visit to the doctor means a pill which is usually a proton pump inhibitor (P.P.I.).   These drugs are unfortunately now being linked to nutritional deficiencies, Dementia, bone fractures, joint pain, and even heart attacks.   It is estimated 15 million of us are now taking these medications. Chronic heartburn can burn the esophagus, creating other complications as well.   Decreased stomach acidity is normal as we age, however, taking medication to further lower the PH affects digestion Read More »