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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Throat Chakra Communication Inside and Out

By Estee Taschereau

In the energy body there are seven primary chakras, or energy centers. These centers can be viewed in a similar way like our organs, playing important roles in our lives. In this article we will talk about the function of the throat chakra.

Chakras, just like organs, each serve a specific role. The word chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning wheel. The throat chakra focuses on our ability to communicate.

When we speak of communication our first thought is of an exchange of words between two people. Communications are not restricted to words alone. We have sign language, using symbols and gestures to make a point.

Looking beyond words we use more than the symbols of words to get across our message. There is the look in our eyes, the way we move physically, and the tilt of our mouth. We use tone and volume, even silence.

Just the same as we use our entire body to speak for us, the throat chakra acts as a conduit for other aspects of the chakra system. When we communicate we bring in our thoughts, views, feelings, and beliefs that when combined give life to our words.

The throat chakra also serves as our internal dialog conduit. This ability is known as the inner voice. The inner voice serves to connect our body, mind, and spirit. We also use our inner communication as a passageway between our single visions of self to the spirit we perceive as our higher spiritual presence.

Another part of the throat chakra is telepathy. While this name is often recognized many of us believe we have little or no experience with this ability. Telepathy does not use the physical means of communication, so there is no evidence of how much we really use this style of communication.

The chakra system holds no mystery, for each chakra is directly related to an aspect of our physical expression of self. Learning more about your energy system can enhance your life, for having more understanding of the chakra system will bring you to greater understanding of yourself. Since the energy body serves the physical, healing the chakra usually translates to healing the body.

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