Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Monday, June 29, 2009

How To Start An Acai Berry Diet?

By Dana Hawkes

Starting an acai berry diet does not have to be a complex task. The diet itself is fairly simple, as long as you have clear goals and a clear plan of action. Following these tips and setting these parameters will help you to have a successful acai berry diet.

Figure Out your Method

You need to understand how you are going to get the acai berry in your diet. Most will find acai berry juice, following the juice with a cleansing juice of different vegetables. Others will turn towards the supplement form, attempting to get the acai berry through pills or dried powders that can be added to food and drink.

Figure Out you Meals

Part of the diet is the acai berry, but part of the diet is watching what you eat. Figure out how many meals you are going to eat. Figure out how much acai you are going to have per day. This will help you to ration out your acai berry ingredients, and will help you to lose weight.

Length of Diet

Setting a distance goal for the length of the diet is important. While some diets have a long distance goal, acai diets generally have a start date and an end date, simply because the acai can become expensive. Set a specific date goal.

Diet Goals

When starting any diet, it is important to set goals. Set goals for the amount of weight you would like to lose, the amount of body fat you would like to lose, or "length of diet" goals. Setting these goals give you a tangible goal to strive for, making it easy for you to start and maintain your acai berry diet.

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