Heartburn and GERD, also known as acid reflux diseases, are conditions wherein acid leaves the stomach and enters into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation and potential damage to the delicate tissues. A common treatment is acid stopping medication aimed at neutralizing the damaging acids.
Acid reflux disease is curable. With some dietary modifications and supplementation, you can return to enjoying meals without discomfort, give up your dependency on drugs for relief, and improve your energy and well-being. In this interview you’ll learn:
- Why acids leave the stomach and enter the esophagus
- The harmful effects of taking antacids and acid stopping drugs
- How antacids perpetuate heartburn and actually make it worse over time
- The role of stomach acid in digestion
- The bacterial component in acid reflux
- Why you get gas and belch
- Which nutritional deficiencies are common with acid reflux
- The association between acid reflux and IBS, Crohn’s, and other intestinal diseases
- Which inexpensive supplement will help reduce indigestion
- Which foods cause heartburn
- Which foods you should eat to heal the gut
Total time: 44 minutes.
Chris Kresser writes a blog called The Healthy Skeptic, challenging mainstream myths on nutrition, health and disease. He is a graduate of the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, and has been passionate about wellness since he was a kid. His purpose is to help as many people as he can to be healthy, vital, and free of disease until the day they die.