New Study Links Anti-Acid Drugs with C-diff Infections

Another piece of research that points to diet-behavior as the best solution for GERD, gastritis and heartburn sufferes.

New research indicates a link between taking proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers and increased risk of Clostridium difficile infections.

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Acupuncture GERD Study

A very interesting study on the effects of acupuncture on GERD.

At the end of the article is a very intriguing section where "Researchers wonder whether having H. pylori helps prevent GERD and other diseases".

I wonder if there is any correlation between the increased number of anti-biotics have resulted in the decline of the Helicobacter pylori and other fauna in the stomach that can trigger transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (TLESRs).

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GERD Food Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some lists of foods that are safe, consumed with discretion, and to be avoided that I found on

Food Group Foods With Little Potential to Cause Heartburn
Fruit ? Apple, fresh
? Apple, dried
? Apple juice
? Banana
Vegetables ? Baked potato
? Broccoli
? Cabbage
? Carrots
? Green beans
? Peas
Meat ? Ground beef, extra-lean
? Steak, London Broil
? Chicken breast, skinless
? Egg whites
? Egg substitute
? Fish, no added
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Good GERD Resources

Well, not the prettiest subject in the world, but I was recently diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), which is a malfunction of the sphincter at the top of the stomach (and/or other stomach/esophagael problems) that allows stomach acids to back up causing irritation and damage to the esophagus.

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I was diagnosed almost a month ago and have been following the direction of the ENT that did the endoscopy and made the diagnosis.

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