Are Antacids Safe? – Thyroid & Gut Health

What a loaded question.  When it comes to medications, antacids are generally considered a safe medication.  They most certainly can help give relief to many who suffer from heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, aka: “GERD”.

But, what about overall health?  How do antacids effect the body long term and what health conditions can they cause?

I think that many people don’t realize the risks associated with antacids.  Since antacids give most people relief from their burning or pain, some think that it’s an easy fix and that since they don’t have the symptoms any longer that everything is all good.  

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Is Low Vitamin D Genetic Related? – Thyroid & Gut Health

I recently wrote a great article about The Vitamin D Myth.  Maintaining proper vitamin D is important for overall health. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption for keeping your bones strong and preventing osteoporosis but it also helps with supporting a healthy immune system and many other important bodily functions. I want to share some … Read more

Yoga and Digestion – Thyroid & Gut Health

As I consult with patients, I work on stress reduction and relaxation techniques.  I also give specific recommendations on intake of digestible and absorbable proteins so that the body can maintain, heal, and repair. Every patient is different and I spend hours (behind the scenes) reviewing case history reports, laboratory tests and formulating (or modifying) … Read more

Can Dairy cause Respiratory Problems? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Milk and cheese are things that many of us love dearly.  I LOVE milk.  I admit it!  I will drink milk occasionally because it tastes so good. The “Got Milk” campaign was a genius piece of marketing.  It really made everyone think and believe that milk is good for you and that we get all … Read more