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Dr. Marvin Singh describes how to care for your digestive healthAcid RefluxTerry Graedon - October 26, 2020
oranges and juice, a great source of immunity-boosting nutrientsAcid RefluxTerry Graedon - October 19, 2020
Zantac packageAcid RefluxJoe Graedon - February 4, 2021 - 8 comments

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!

Terry Graedon - September 14, 2020

How Does Baking Soda in Water Fight Swelling?

Terry Graedon - August 13, 2020

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

Terry Graedon - August 10, 2020

How Can You Ease Heartburn Symptoms?

Terry Graedon - July 6, 2020

What Are Downsides to New Secret Weapon for Heartburn?

Terry Graedon - April 30, 2020

Could Famotidine Have a Surprising New Use?

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?

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, GI expert
abdominal obstructionTerry Graedon - September 5, 2019

Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Distress?

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

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.

Woman with heartburn or a stomach ache holding her abdomen in pain
Acid RefluxJoe Graedon - June 13, 2019

PPIs are Safe! New Study Contradicts Prior Research

PPI confusion continues. One week a study suggests that long-term use of PPIs is linked to serious adverse events. Now we are told PPIs are safe! What's up?

man with burning mouth syndrome breathing fire
Acid RefluxJoe Graedon - June 6, 2019

Why Popular Heartburn Drugs PPIs Are Linked to Premature Deaths

Acid-suppressing drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are go-to drugs for heartburn. Should you be concerned that PPIs are linked to premature deaths?