Posts Tagged ‘heartburn’

Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn happens when your stomach acid backs out of your stomach and up into your esophagus. It occurs from these things most commonly:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Being overweight
  • Overeating at meals where the food pushes out and stretches the stomach and makes acid overflow, out the way it shouldn’t go
  • Eating high-fat meals which take longer to be released from the stomach
  • Lying down soon after eating
  • Certain medications or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) you might be taking could weaken esophagus contractions, slow stomach emptying, or damage esophagus lining. Do your research on your meds. Continue reading

Heartburn & Hangovers

Not that you should be getting these problems if you are on a clean diet (as in high-alkaline and low-acid) and are a non-drinker and non-smoker. But if you happen to have a slip-up, I forgive you. And I will even be so kind as to share with you what has worked for my own slip-ups in the past. Continue reading