Did you know that, in a way, you have two brains? Because there is such a large network of nerve cells in the gastrointestinal system, or “gut,” it is often referred to as the “second brain.” The gut contains more neurons than either the spinal cord or your peripheral nervous … Read the rest >>
Ultimately caffeine is a drug; let’s not fool ourselves. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that caffeine actually exaggerates stress, and that this effect lasts throughout the day. Caffeine jolts the adrenal glands – the glands that help our bodies handle stress – and can eventually lead to adrenal … Read the rest >>
Most of us have experienced heartburn at some point in our lives. In fact, about one out of every three people has a regular problem with it. That uncomfortable burning sensation can keep you from going about your day and actively enjoying life. Fortunately, heartburn can be reduced or eliminated … Read the rest >>
Your stomach produces acid for a reason. It breaks down your food and begins your body’s process of absorbing nutrition from your food. Antacids are, literally, “anti-acids.” They neutralize your stomach acid so it can’t perform this function. Anyone think this might create problems for the body?
Taking antacids can … Read the rest >>
Heartburn, acid reflux, GERD – whatever you call it, millions of people suffer this gastrointestinal malady on a daily basis. Patients coming in to LiveWell to see me for upper back and neck problems are often pleasantly surprised when their acid reflux improves. To me, it makes sense, because the … Read the rest >>