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Man doubled over with heartburn pain holds his stomachAcid Stomach (heartburn)Joe Graedon - December 16, 2021
Pile of pills and multivitaminsAcid RefluxTerry Graedon - November 11, 2021
man with burning mouth syndrome breathing fireAcid RefluxTerry Graedon - January 10, 2022 - 102 comments

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.

Terry Graedon - November 1, 2021

Can Treated Licorice (DGL) Ease IBS Symptoms?

Terry Graedon - October 25, 2021

Are the Health Benefits of Buttermilk Like Those of Yogurt?

Terry Graedon - July 8, 2021

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

Terry Graedon - June 7, 2021

Will Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Your Heartburn?

Terry Graedon - May 27, 2021

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

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.

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?

young girl holds colorful veggies
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.

PodcastsTerry Graedon - December 5, 2019

Show 1191: What Are Your Favorite Home Remedies?

Share your favorite home remedies with other listeners by calling 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EST on Dec. 7, 2019. Do you ever use vinegar?

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.

Man sticking out his tongue because of Indigestion from coffee
Acid Stomach (heartburn)Joe Graedon - November 18, 2019

Can Prelief Prevent Indigestion from Coffee?

Do acidic foods and drinks give you heartburn? We're talking about tomatoes, orange juice and wine. What can you take to prevent indigestion from coffee?