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A woman suffering from heartburn holds her chestAcid RefluxTerry Graedon - June 7, 2021
Dr. Marvin Singh describes how to care for your digestive healthPodcastsTerry Graedon - May 27, 2021
Dr. Robynne Chutkan describes the best way to manage your heartburnPodcastsTerry Graedon - July 8, 2021 - 12 comments

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?

Terry Graedon - April 1, 2021

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

Joe Graedon - February 4, 2021

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

Terry Graedon - October 26, 2020

How Can You Take Control of Your Digestive Health?

Terry Graedon - October 19, 2020

Can You Use D-Limonene to Overcome Heartburn?

Terry Graedon - September 14, 2020

How Does Baking Soda in Water Fight Swelling?

older woman experiencing heartburn symptoms
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - August 10, 2020

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.

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 - July 6, 2020

What Are Downsides to New Secret Weapon for Heartburn?

We warn a reader to be wary of a secret weapon for heartburn. It turns out to be generic Nexium, and long-term use has potentially serious complications.

famotidine may have a surprising new use against COVID-19
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - April 30, 2020

Could Famotidine Have a Surprising New Use?

A high-dose IV form of the heartburn medicine famotidine is being tested for a surprising new use. Scientists hope it will help against COVID-19.

spoonful of vinegar to relieve heartburn
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - February 17, 2020

Can You Relieve Heartburn With Vinegar?

Many people have found they can ease heartburn with vinegar. When will scientists study this remedy so we will know whether or how it works?

Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - December 16, 2019

How a Little Girl Overcame Her Constipation

A mother describes how her young daughter overcame her constipation by following a diet full of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits.

Apple cider vinegar in bottle with apple summer day
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - November 25, 2019

Apple Cider Vinegar Is a Weird Remedy for Heartburn

Taking a spoonful or two of apple cider vinegar mixed in water is a popular remedy for heartburn. While not everyone finds it helpful, many people do.

A woman suffering from heartburn holds her chest
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - November 4, 2019

Will Intermittent Fasting Give You Heartburn?

Some readers report that intermittent fasting reduces their symptoms of heartburn. For others, however, fasting triggers indigestion.

Dr. Low Dog, expert on essential oils, herbs and supplements
PodcastsTerry Graedon - October 31, 2019

Show 1187: Are Supplements Really a Waste of Time?

Many people take supplements. A major review last summer concluded, though, that they are a waste of time for heart disease. Is that really true?

soft drinks in cans seen from above
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - September 5, 2019

Could Soft Drinks Be Killing You?

A large European study found that people who usually had two soft drinks a day were more likely to die prematurely than those who had less than one a month.

Woman with heartburn or a stomach ache holding her abdomen in pain
Acid RefluxJoe Graedon - August 26, 2019

Must You Take Acid Blockers For the Rest of Your Life?

Some people need acid-suppressing drugs forever. That would include those with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. But not everyone needs acid blockers for life.

Man doubled over with heartburn pain holds his stomach
Acid RefluxJoe Graedon - August 1, 2019

Do PPI-Type Acid-Suppressing Drugs Cause Allergies?

A new study from Austria suggests that acid-suppressing drugs cause allergies such as hives. There are even elegant explanations why it could be true.

Young Woman In Pain With Stomach Problems
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - July 8, 2019

Thyroid Trouble Was Behind Stomach Problems

A reader describes how effective treatment for hypothyroidism reversed low stomach acid and overcame stomach problems and Barrett's esophagus.