You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD... Read more
Chili dogs, chocolate ice cream, and cherry cola. Summer brings a lot of tempting treats. But unfortunately, many of these warm weather foods can leave your belly more than a little upset—especially if you're prone to heartburn.
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Heartburn may feel like your heart is on fire, but what’s “burning” is actually your esophagus. Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the stomach acids enter the esophagus, causing pain and burning sens... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
Just a quick note to scream out into the SPark Universe that I have been working this science o physiology that is Spark People AND I AM DOING IT!!! I am going to reach my goal and already felt great from day 2. SO grateful and so happy. I am actua... Read more
I am a returning sparkperson and I am looking for other sparkpeople who are wanting someone to encourage them and to be accountable to and can be the same for me. I need to lose about 150lbs but I am making SMART goals to get me there.... Read more
I was here a few years ago. Decided it was time to come back and see if I can utilize the tools and support here better than I did the last time!
Looking forward to getting to know some of you folks and learning how to take better care of myself.
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Guys, I need some help desperately!!! I am discouraged and feel like maybe I will always be fat and have no hope for losing weight ever. If I go on a diet, will I even lose weight? Please help with any diet tips or anything that might help!!!... Read more
The lining of the stomach secretes acids that are used to help digest foods. The acid becomes concentrated if you do not eat for long periods. Obesity, coffee, cirtus drinks, alcohol and even some meds can cause heartburn. Even minty toothpaste can c... Read more
As I ate my banana-topped oatmeal this morning,I was surprised to read in the Doctor'sBook of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager & the editors of Prevention magazine,that bananas can help LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE! They are rich in POTASSIUM and that is why!... Read more
Heartburn is a serious condition, and living with it takes a toll on you. But staying informed about what causes it, how to treat it and when it may be more than just indigestion can be helpful when it comes to managing discomfort.1. Heartburn isn&rs... Read more
Myth #1: You should avoid spices.Reality - "Seasonings won't necessarily cause acid reflux," says Douglas Adler, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah. "The real culprits are usually acidic foods l... Read more
Well, this is just great. My fat-induced heartburn is back. When I'm at my heaviest, my fat pushes my food back up my throat, helped along by my hiatal hernia. (Sigh) If I can't lose weight for my appearance, how about my health? How about bette... Read more
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