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 15, 2009

Treat Acid Reflux Naturally

By Lyn Silverstreet

Following the trend of taking better care of our health, many people are looking for ways to treat acid reflux naturally. Over the counter medications can lose their effectiveness over time, but natural changes are sustainable and only increase in effectiveness.

Your diet is one of the best natural remedies for treating acid reflux. What kinds of foods do you cook with? How about what you snack on? Many people don?t realize they are perpetuating their acid reflux symptoms by continually eating foods that trigger it.

You probably know some of the foods that trigger acid reflux, such as citrus, tomatoes, and peppers, but did you know chocolate is also known to cause acid reflux. A massive disappointment for us chocolate lovers!

If you aren?t really sure what causes your acid reflux, start by keeping a record of everything you eat and drink. Mark down the times you eat and how much. Be sure to also track when you get acid reflux as well.

It won?t take long to detect a pattern. Many of us eat and drink blindly, without considering the possibility for acid reflux. The activity of documenting what you eat and drink will enlighten you to what foods or what eating patterns trigger your acid reflux.

Eating slower is another great way to treat acid reflux naturally. Take smaller bites and chew them completely before swallowing. This will aid the digestive process as well. What this also does is reduces the possibility for overeating. Eating quickly almost always results in overeating. Give your brain time to keep up with your stomach. Your brain will signal when you are getting full. As soon as you receive that signal, stop immediately.

Slowing your intake will also (hopefully) allow you to eat less and still feel full. We have watched the suggested serving sizes of our meals balloon over the years. Overeating is a trigger for acid reflux. Eating slower will give your mind to tell your body ?I?m full?.

Drinking clean water is probably the best way to treat acid reflux naturally. Water helps keep your system clean and running smoothly. Hydrated organs work more efficiently and promote healing. Water also aids in digestion, which will help reduce the possibility for acid reflux.

Last but not least, drinking water is probably the best way to treat acid reflux. Incorporating more water into your diet helps every area of your body. It will fill you up so you don?t feel hungry. It hydrates the body which promotes healthy blood flow and healing. It also keeps things moving so toxins do not have the opportunity to spread through your body.

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Review of Panasonic EP 1285 Massage Chair Recliner

By Steve Esquire

This is a massage chair review of the new Panasonic EP 1285. The EP 1285 is the luxury model of the new line of contemporary urban massage chairs. This is a new and contemporary design change for the Panasonic brand. We will take a look at the new features of this chair. We will also present the warranty coverage and other salient information.

Looking for a massage chair is very exciting. There are many interesting features styles and models to compare. However, one of the basic areas you need to check is the warranty coverage. The warranty coverage is your long-term protection against problems. You want to be able to use your chair and not have to worry about anything that could go wrong in the future.

Panasonic provides you with a one year warranty coverage of parts on EP 1285. They also provide you with three years of warranty coverage on the roller mechanism. The roller mechanism is the system that provides the massage for the back and shoulders. You also receive one year of in-home technician service. This is a critical service to have, so any problems you have a technician will come to you.

We are excited at the new design that the contemporary urban massage recliner series is bringing to the table. One of the biggest complaints about these types of chairs is they are hard to integrate into the decoration of your home.

The contemporary urban massage recliner series comes with an arsenal of massage treatments. There are nine different manual massage techniques contained in this chair alone. You can choose from Hawaiian, shiatsu, Swedish or even chiropractic. Each of these massages can be used to target specific areas such as stiff shoulders or a sore lower back.

You also get for pre-programs included with this chair. Pre-programs are automatic massage programs that control the whole chair. This allows you to push a single button and receive a full body massage. You can also adjust the chair to your shoulder height for a more customized massage.

The leg rest comes with an air ottoman system. The leg rest provides massage coverage for both the calves and the feet. The bottom portion of the leg rest of it's to allow you to stake your legs through. The air ottoman also comes with 12 airbags to provide better coverage of the calves and feet.

Panasonic has incorporated a new leg stretch technology and to the leg rest. The stretching technology works to alleviate stiffness and your hips, lower back and thighs. It uses a combination of holding your legs with air pressure and the rising and lowering of the leg rest.

Panasonic incorporates its Swede-Atsu urban massage technology. This utilizes two to four firm rubber massage heads which are used to stimulate the stroking of the palm and the pressing of the heel of the hand. This provides a realistic massage feeling. These massage techniques help to relax the muscles.

The EP 1285 massage chair from Panasonic is the mark of a new design paradigm from this company. Although this is a good start in that direction, there are still some design elements that consumers may wrestle with such as the leg rest. Otherwise, the massage programs are comprehensive and fairly effective. The stretching system is a good addition at this price point. If you are looking for a contemporary massage chair then this is the only one that should be on your short list.

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Natural ADHD Remedies

By Julie Hellstrom

This is our experience with ADHD natural remedies. We've tried several different things, and what we've found is that different things work for different kids. Medication, natural ADHD remedies, and behavior modification programs have all worked with our kids. This particular article is about ADHD natural remedies.

Apparently more common than not, we have discovered that out of our five adopted chicklets, three have ADHD or ADD. After four years of taking medication, our fifteen year old has declared that she "is her own person" and will no longer cooperate taking her medication. Unfortunately, this has caused her to get into a little bit of trouble.

My son, who is eleven, has started on some medication and it has helped him with bedwetting at night, and is doing well. He can now better enjoy sleepovers.

My littlest lamb also suffers from ADHD, and it is only one of many health concerns he is dealing with. Some of the things that are making his ADHD near impossible to deal with are sensory integration disorder, and cerebral palsy. Smells out of the ordinary and textures in his mouth his body will physically reject. After attempting a couple of different medications, we discovered that this was the reason that he could not take his meds (we have set up a counseling fund already due to this setback!).

Believe me, I tried everything! Hide it in ice cream, sprinkle it on waffles, pushing it back on his tongue. He just couldn't swallow it and he could definitely taste the bitterness. So then we tried the patch.

Since this is only available in the stimulant form, we had serious bounce back when the medicine started wearing off. He became weepy and destructive. That didn't work either.

I did hear from a naturopath that caffeine offsets the symptoms, so for 6 months this lucky kiddo got Diet Pepsi for lunch. (No sugar which would negate the purpose!) Saw little difference here. And I was nearing the end of my rope and the doctor said we may need to research other things that might be taking place instead of ADHD.

Exasperated, I googled "my son has ADHD and can't take meds". I thought I might be on to something when several homeopathic remedies came up. After doing some research, I took a hard look at Focus Formula from Native Remedies. On the upside we found that it was made from all natural ingredients, and on the downside, we found that it would take at least three weeks before we would see results. We forged ahead anyway.

The outcome was incredible! I have just ordered my second bottle. For staying on task at school, my kiddo went from earning zero points (the lowest) to eleven (the highest)! Three months later, my son is self motivated where his homework is concerned, is more focused, while earning an average of eight points at school. His frustration level is dramatically reduced. One of the biggest perks is that the medication is in droplet form and not pills. Just a few drops in his root beer and he gulps it down. He will even add the drops himself!

I am overjoyed and my son is much happier. It has made such a difference in our boy. If your having the same issues that we were with 'pill swallowing' than you might consider what we did. Look into some natural ADHD remedies like Focus Formula, it made all the difference for our baby.

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Wu Long Tea Health Benefits

By Digby Wong

This include the ability to facilitate weight loss, reverse signs of aging, and promote overall wellness. While all teas possess similar properties including caffeine, catechin, polyphenals, and teaflavin tearubigin that provide benefits to the human body, the quantities and percentages differ depending on the extent of oxidation during production. Therefore the health benefits of wu long tea, which is semi-fermented, vary from those offered by green tea with its limited processing and black tea with its extensive oxidation process.

In America, Japan and several other countries research studies on the health benefits of wu long tea (also referred to as oolong tea) reveal the brews potential for many health benefits.

This include the ability to facilitate weight loss, reverse signs of aging,and promote overall wellness. While all teas possess similar properties including caffeine, catechin, polyphenals, and teaflavin tearubigin that provide benefits to the human body, the quantities and percentages differ depending on the extent of oxidation during production. Therefore the health benefits of wu long tea, which is semi-fermented, vary from those offered by green tea with its limited processing and black tea with its extensive oxidation process.

Researchers from one of Japans prominent University's of Medical Science found that drinking wu long tea each day helps to clear up skin problems within one month. In California a university study found that people who drank wu long tea on a daily basis experienced a fifty-percent reduction in free radicals within 2 weeks. Free radicals are damaging substances in the body that contribute to signs of aging, including wrinkles and dark spots that are caused by ultra-violet rays, chemical food additives, pollution and stress.Regular consumption of wu long tea is shown to assist in enhancing the skin condition.

Healthy teeth is one of the their great benefits. A study by a Dentistry Department at a Japanese University showed that regular consumption of oolong tea strengthens teeth and helps prevent tooth decay by inhibiting the build-up of plaque.This is definitely better than the discoloration of teeth that regular consumption of coffee can cause.

According to a study published in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, test subjects who regularly consumed wulong tea were found to have stronger immune systems and a reduced risk for infections.

According to a study published in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, test subjects who regualrly consumed wulong tea were found to have stronger immune systems and a reduced risk for infections.

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Are You On A Low Carb Diet?

By Diether Jones

People tend to delve in the misconception that getting into a diet with low carbohydrates is a solution to lose weight and gain better health. They avoid taking in food which are high in carbohydrates thinking it would give them better health.

Foods rich in carbohydrates is a major source of energy that we use for our daily activities. Without it, we would be less effective in handling daily tasks because of lesser energy production.

It does not mean that we have to eat only high carbohydrates food. That would be unhealthy as it is with skipping it altogether. To achieve good health, you have to maintain a balance between high and low carbohydrates food.

Having a low carb diet may give you health problems later on. Better change your diet if you are doing it. To determine a balance of these foods, a nutritionist is the best person to consult with.

People who are in a low carb diet has to eat foods which are high in proteins. Meat is a rich source of proteins. Having too much protein though may pose some risks on your health such as osteoporosis.

Calcium is needed by our body to counterbalance the acids which form as a result of digesting protein. If your body have a low supply of calcium, the body uses the calcium in your bones to maintain the process involved in the digestion of protein. That's where the risk of osteoporosis comes in.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, low carb diets - high in animal foods but low in vegetables, fruits and whole grains - poses a risk of developing different kinds of cancer.

Furthermore, international studies has observed that countries whose people have low fat intake have lower incidence of breast cancer. On the other hand, countries whose people have higher fat intakes tends to have higher incidence of breast cancer.

To further minimize the risk of cancer, include foods that have high fiber content in your diet. Fiber is another important substance that our body can well benefit from.

To achieve the highest benefit from food, a combination of high and low carbohydrates food must be maintained. Add foods rich in fiber and your health profile will be much healthier. The person to consult with regarding food is your nutritionist. Schedule a consultation so you'll have a healthier body to meet the challenges of life as well as enjoy it.

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