Category Archives: Acid Reflux

Weighing the Benefits of PPIs

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) suppress stomach acid and are amongst the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world, racking up billions of dollars a year for the pharmaceutical giants who market them aggressively to physicians and consumers. It’s hard to leave your doctor’s office – especially if your doctor is a gastroenterologist – without a […]

Ask Gutbliss: Alternatives to PPI’s (Proton Pump Inhibitors)

Gutbliss Reader Question: I was recently diagnosed with esophagitis and reflux. My doctor says I need to take PPI’s for the rest of my life, but I’d prefer to use alternatives, such as a healthy diet, exercise and stress reduction. Is this possible? -Dan   Dan, you’re on the right track in being cautious of […]

11 Lifestyle Modifications for Reflux

The holidays bring forth festive gatherings, good food and drink, and for many of us… acid reflux! If your go to reflux treatment is an acid blocking medication, think twice this holiday season.   Acid blocking drugs decrease or completely block acid production in the stomach to prevent reflux from occurring. Although these drugs may alleviate symptoms, […]