Proton pump inhibitors rank among the top 10 prescribed classes of drugs and are commonly used to treat acid reflux, indigestion, and peptic ulcers. Although generally assumed to be safe, recent studies have shown that they have numerous side effects, from an altered gut environment and impaired nutrient absorption to an increased risk for cardiovascular events, kidney disease, and dementia.
Reflux isn’t caused by having too much stomach acid, and acid-suppressing drugs miss the mark when it comes to treatment.
Here is The Roundup, Edition 51, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.
This article is part of an ongoing series comparing prescription medication with a Paleo diet as a means of treating common diseases and health problems. Click here to read the other articles in the series. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a more serious form of acid reflux, is the most common digestive disorder in the United States. Sixty percent of the adult population will experience some type of GERD within a 12-month period, and 20 to… Read More
This week we answer your questions on yeast overgrowth, nutrition for stroke prevention and recovery, and treating reflux and painful gas in infants. I also discuss the background and reasoning behind the High Cholesterol Action Plan, my new program launching next Wednesday, September 12th. In this episode, we cover: 2:03 Why I decided to create the High Cholesterol Action Plan 14:16 Can yeast overgrowth cause heartburn? 19:22 Diet tips for stroke prevention (and stroke recovery) 35:05… Read More
The FDA issued a report cautioning against prolonged use of acid inhibiting drugs because they’ve been shown to increase the risk of infection, bone fracture and dementia.