Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acid flows up the esophagus causing heartburn. Acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a more serious condition that, left untreated, can lead to problems such as inflammation of the esophagus, scarring, ulceration, inflammation, hemorrhaging, and even esophageal cancer.
Food sensitivities affect 75% of the population, having a profound impact on their health and weight. A common scenario is an adult with a food sensitivity to gluten or dairy. Their symptoms are vague (constipation, headache, weight gain) and their exposure is frequent (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), so the connection is never made. Over years the hidden sensitivity takes a toll on the immune system. The result of an overworked immune system is everything from weight gain to systemic inflammation, leading to numerous diseases and health conditions.
Most people never suspect that the common foods they eat at every meal may be undermining their health or prevent them from losing weight. One out of every three people – 30% of the population – may have gluten sensitivity, also known as gluten intolerance. Read more
IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, does not have one, distinct cause. Having IBS with constipation gradually weakens the walls of the intestines, leading to a tendency to spasm. Symptoms may follow a bad infection or heavy antibiotic use. However, IBS is mainly caused by diet and lifestyle. Read more