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Nicholas Shaheen, MD, GI expert, talks about protecting your digestive tractPodcastsTerry Graedon - September 22, 2022
woman with bad bellyache in bedAcid RefluxJoe Graedon - October 31, 2022 - 21 comments

PPIs are Safe! No, PPIs are Dangerous! What to Believe?

PPI confusion continues. One study suggests that PPIs are linked to serious adverse events. Then we are told PPIs are safe! What's going on?

Terry Graedon - June 23, 2022

Should You Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

Terry Graedon - April 18, 2022

How to Use Melatonin to Ease Reflux

Mature 50s Asian man suffering heartburn or stomachache, pressing on stomach with painful expression, sitting on sofa at home, medicines on table
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - March 14, 2022

How to Manage Your Heartburn Without Drugs

Numerous home remedies can help you manage your heartburn. Which one will work best for you? You'll need to try them to find out.

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Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - March 7, 2022

How Can You Ease Heartburn Symptoms?

You don't have to take a PPI like omeprazole to ease heartburn symptoms. Other medications and nondrug approaches like baking soda can help.

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog describes natural ways to treat heartburn
PodcastsTerry Graedon - March 3, 2022

Show 1292: Natural Ways to Treat Heartburn

Although PPIs like omeprazole are immensely popular, there are natural ways to treat heartburn. Tune in to the broadcast 3/5/22 to learn more.

A woman suffering from heartburn holds her chest
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - February 28, 2022

How to Help Acid Reflux Without a PPI

As the list of PPI side effects has grown longer and scarier, readers want a way to control heartburn symptoms without taking a PPI.

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Acid RefluxJoe Graedon - November 11, 2021

Doctors Deny That PPIs Can Cause Kidney Damage

PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) are great at suppressing acid, relieving heartburn and healing ulcers. But evidence suggests PPIs can cause kidney damage.

Dried licorice root fragments may ease IBS symptoms
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - November 1, 2021

Can Treated Licorice (DGL) Ease IBS Symptoms?

Irritable bowel syndrome may be explained by an imbalance in gut microbes. One reader reports DGL helped ease IBS symptoms.

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Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - October 25, 2021

Are the Health Benefits of Buttermilk Like Those of Yogurt?

The health benefits of buttermilk and yogurt both derive in part from vitamins, minerals and probiotic bacteria in their cultures.

Dr. Robynne Chutkan describes the best way to manage your heartburn
PodcastsTerry Graedon - July 8, 2021

Show 1224: What Is the Best Way to Manage Your Heartburn? (Archive)

Learn the best way to manage your heartburn without relying too heavily on PPI drugs like Nexium or Prilosec. Does diet help?

A woman suffering from heartburn holds her chest
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - June 7, 2021

Will Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Your Heartburn?

Can you cure your heartburn with baking soda or vinegar? Changing the way you eat might be a more effective approach to calming reflux long term.

Dr. Marvin Singh describes how to care for your digestive health
PodcastsTerry Graedon - May 27, 2021

Dr. Marvin Singh Tells You How to Establish Healthy Gut Balance

Dr. Marvin Singh, integrative gastroenterologist, offers insights on how to recover a healthy gut balance after it has been disrupted.

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, GI expert, talks about protecting your digestive tract
abdominal obstructionTerry Graedon - April 1, 2021

Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Distress? (Archive)

Listen to find out when your digestive distress might signal a serious problem and when you could manage it at home with simple remedies.

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Acid RefluxJoe Graedon - February 4, 2021

Is Zantac – Ranitidine and Cancer the Tip of the Iceberg?

For over 30 years, millions of people took ranitidine (Zantac) for heartburn. Is there a link between ranitidine and cancer? There's new data!