By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 3 Comments
    Will Aspirin Keep Barrett’s from Turning i…

    Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the bottom of the food tube changes to resemble tissue lining the intestine. It is considered a pre-cancerous condition and is often assoc…

    By: Joe Graedon March 20, 2017 18 Comments
    Will PPIs Protect You from Esophageal Cancer?

    There are new guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association (Gastroenterology, March, 2017). They inform physicians that best practices require prescribing proton pump inhibitors (PPIs…

    By: Terry Graedon January 16, 2017 18 Comments
    How to Overcome Heartburn with Probiotics

    The medications doctors prescribe most frequently for digestive problems may lead to serious side effects. As a consequence, many people would prefer to find natural ways to overcome heartburn. One co…

    By: Terry Graedon May 2, 2016 21 Comments
    How to Use Melatonin to Ease Reflux

    Pros & Cons of PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec) and pantoprazole (Protonix) are commonly prescribed to treat acid r…

    By: Terry Graedon April 17, 2016 8 Comments
    When Is It Best to Take Nexium?

    If you are a conscientious patient, you pay attention to the instructions you may be provided on how to take your medication. Should it be taken with food or on an empty stomach? At equally spaced int…

    By: Joe Graedon March 23, 2015 1 Comments
    Will Black Raspberries Heal Barrett’s Esop…

    Q. My friend sent me information about the positive effect of black raspberry on mice with Barrett's esophagus. I'm wondering how much black raspberry powder I should consume per day to help my own Ba…

    By: Joe Graedon November 10, 2014 14 Comments
    Heartburn Drugs and Esophageal Cancer?

    Q. I have been using Nexium for years and have been told I'll need it forever because I have Barrett's esophagus. I know that Nexium can interfere with the absorption of important minerals and I have …

    By: Joe Graedon October 19, 2014 5 Comments
    Could Aspirin Prevent Barrett’s Esophagus?

    Q. I have Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition that can sometimes turn into cancer of the esophagus. Several years ago my gastroenterologist recommended that I take a low dose of aspirin to …

    By: Terry Graedon March 27, 2014 6 Comments
    New Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus Reve…

    People with serious heartburn, also known as GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, are often at higher risk for a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The cells lining the lower part of the esopha…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2013 6 Comments
    Aspirin for Barrett’s Esophagus

    Regular aspirin use has been linked to a lower likelihood of a number of common cancers including colo-rectal, esophageal, stomach, breast, prostate and lung. Researchers have been searching for an ex…