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Pile of pills and multivitaminsAcid RefluxTerry Graedon - June 23, 2022 - 26 comments

Should You Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

Many medications can interfere with good nutrition. If you are taking pills for certain conditions, perhaps you should be taking vitamin supplements.

Terry Graedon - April 18, 2022

How to Use Melatonin to Ease Reflux

Terry Graedon - March 14, 2022

How to Manage Your Heartburn Without Drugs

Terry Graedon - March 7, 2022

How Can You Ease Heartburn Symptoms?

Terry Graedon - March 3, 2022

Show 1292: Natural Ways to Treat Heartburn

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.

Female hand holding model of human kidney organ at back of body
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.

Bottle and glass of buttermilk
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
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.

Zantac package
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!

Dr. Marvin Singh describes how to care for your digestive health
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - October 26, 2020

How Can You Take Control of Your Digestive Health?

Dr. Marvin Singh takes an integrative approach to digestive health and precision medicine. How can you assess your biomarkers at home?

oranges and juice, a great source of immunity-boosting nutrients
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - October 19, 2020

Can You Use D-Limonene to Overcome Heartburn?

D-limonene derived from citrus peels may help ease the symptoms of acid reflux. Some people take it for gallstones, too.

a spoon poised to dissolve baking soda in water
Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - September 14, 2020

How Does Baking Soda in Water Fight Swelling?

A dose of baking soda in water signals the spleen to produce anti-inflammatory immune cells. This may help reduce swelling.