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“These data suggest that a very low-carbohydrate diet in obese individuals with GERD significantly reduces distal esophageal acid exposure and improves symptoms.”
A Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Improves Gastroesophageal Reflux and Its Symptoms

Recently, the main drugs commonly prescribed to treat heartburn have come under the spotlight in an extremely negative way. I have personally been using these kind of medicines for many years, so am glad I now do not need to.

“The results suggest excess risk of death among PPI users; risk is also increased among those without gastrointestinal conditions and with prolonged duration of use. Limiting PPI use and duration to instances where it is medically indicated may be warranted.”

 

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