By: Terry Graedon September 22, 2022 4 Comments
    Show 1316: Protecting Your Digestive Tract

    This week on our nationally syndicated public radio show, we invite gastroenterologist Nicholas Shaheen into our studio to answer your questions about protecting your digestive tract. He is a national…

    By: Terry Graedon April 18, 2022 24 Comments
    How to Use Melatonin to Ease Reflux

    Millions of Americans experience heartburn, either occasionally or on a regular basis. Most people are aware of OTC medicines to treat this discomfort, but some would prefer an alternative way to addr…

    By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Di…

    Have you ever had horrible heartburn or a really bad bellyache? Most of us have experienced digestive distress at one time or another. When do you need to seek medical attention for your problem? What…

    By: Terry Graedon November 29, 2018 12 Comments
    Show 1144: New Ways to Heal Your Digestive Tract

    Heartburn is a common problem. Many people take powerful acid-suppressing drugs like Nexium or Prilosec every day to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD. If untreated, chronic irritation of…

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 14 Comments
    Will Aspirin Keep Barrett’s from Turning i…

    Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the bottom of the food tube changes to resemble tissue lining the intestine. It is considered a pre-cancerous condition and is often assoc…

    By: Joe Graedon March 20, 2017 19 Comments
    Will PPIs Protect You from Esophageal Cancer?

    There are new guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association (Gastroenterology, March, 2017). They inform physicians that best practices require prescribing proton pump inhibitors (PPIs…

    By: Terry Graedon January 16, 2017 20 Comments
    How to Overcome Heartburn with Probiotics

    The medications doctors prescribe most frequently for digestive problems may lead to serious side effects. As a consequence, many people would prefer to find natural ways to overcome heartburn. One co…

    By: Terry Graedon April 17, 2016 12 Comments
    When Is It Best to Take Nexium?

    If you are a conscientious patient, you pay attention to the instructions you may be provided on how to take your medication. Should it be taken with food or on an empty stomach? At equally spaced int…

    By: Joe Graedon March 23, 2015 1 Comments
    Will Black Raspberries Heal Barrett’s Esop…

    Q. My friend sent me information about the positive effect of black raspberry on mice with Barrett's esophagus. I'm wondering how much black raspberry powder I should consume per day to help my own Ba…

    By: Joe Graedon November 10, 2014 20 Comments
    Heartburn Drugs and Esophageal Cancer?

    Q. I have been using Nexium for years and have been told I'll need it forever because I have Barrett's esophagus. I know that Nexium can interfere with the absorption of important minerals and I have …

    By: Joe Graedon October 19, 2014 5 Comments
    Could Aspirin Prevent Barrett’s Esophagus?

    Q. I have Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition that can sometimes turn into cancer of the esophagus. Several years ago my gastroenterologist recommended that I take a low dose of aspirin to …

    By: Terry Graedon March 27, 2014 6 Comments
    New Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus Reve…

    People with serious heartburn, also known as GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, are often at higher risk for a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The cells lining the lower part of the esopha…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2013 6 Comments
    Aspirin for Barrett’s Esophagus

    Regular aspirin use has been linked to a lower likelihood of a number of common cancers including colo-rectal, esophageal, stomach, breast, prostate and lung. Researchers have been searching for an ex…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2009 16 Comments
    Heartburn

    Humans have suffered from heartburn for all of history. Hippocrates warned in 400 BC that eating cheese after a full meal could cause indigestion, especially if accompanied by wine. Centuries ago, doc…