Say goodbye to heartburn and acid reflux! In today’s podcast episode, JJ reveals the true cause of heartburn, as well as her top tips on how to relieve heartburn symptoms without resorting to antacids. Listen to find out about the dangerous long-term consequences of acid-reducing medications, as well as the diet and lifestyle strategies that can help you address heartburn symptoms safely and naturally. You don’t have to suffer from heartburn any longer!
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Main Points From Today’s Episode
[0:35] Introduction to today’s episode
[1:03] Common symptoms of heartburn
[2:24] Listener shout-out
[3:04] Busting the myth that too much stomach acid is the cause of GERD
[3:48] How stress and aging can contribute to GERD
[4:48] Antacids don’t fix the underlying problem, and can actually make things worse in the long run.
[5:02] Too little stomach acid as the culprit behind GERD
[5:43] The consequences of too little stomach acid
[6:22] JJ’s story about a man who had been on acid-reducing medication for years and discovered that he had osteoporosis
[6:45] The adverse effects of acid-reducing medications
[7:25] Strategies to relieve heartburn naturally
[7:48] How weight loss can help with GERD
[8:33] Strategies to help balance blood sugar levels and boost weight loss
[9:26] Common foods that can trigger heartburn symptoms
[10:06] Drink up (but at the right time).
[10:50] Studies show that reducing or eliminating high-sugar impact foods can help relieve GERD.
[11:41] Why you should drop gluten
[12:38] Slow down - research shows that people who are plowing through their meals suffer more GERD.
[14:00] How digestive enzymes with betaine HCl can help
[14:57] It’s important to get great sleep.
[15:22] Why you need to stop eating at least 3 hours before bed
[16:08] Create a power-down hour!
[16:53] JJ takes Sleep Candy every night.
[17:24] It’s crucial to manage your stress levels.
[18:50] Start by picking one thing, and then tracking your symptoms in a journal.
[19:33] JJ’s top takeaways from today’s episode
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