Alternative Therapies for Acid Reflux DiseaseWritten by Jeff Lakie
Acid Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a common disease which affects approximately 5-7% of population. It occurs when acid from stomach backs up into esophagus, a long, thin, muscular tube, which connects mouth and stomach. This often causes a constant burning sensation behind breastbone, which is commonly known as heartburn. Long-term or persistent heartburn should be evaluated by a doctor, as heartburn can imitate symptoms of heart disease.
Once you have been properly diagnosed as having Acid Reflux Disease, there are a variety of treatment options available to you. Many doctors recommend over counter medications, developed to reduce stomach acid, such as antacids or prokinetic agents. Some patients who are unable to control their symptoms with non-prescription medication may either choose prescription antacids or surgery, or opt for a combination of two.
There are other options available, however, to help you manage your symptoms. Many patients are able to control their disease by simply by making lifestyle changes. Here are a few tips, to get you started.
Probably most important lifestyle change that you could make to help you manage your GERD symptoms is simplest- avoid foods and drinks that make you uncomfortable! While this may sound like common sense, many sufferers find it difficult to make dietary changes. Try replacing fatty, deep-fried foods with healthier options, such as tasty summer salads and steamed vegetables. You should also try to limit your intake of caffeinated beverages, as caffeine is a known contributor to GERD, so opt for decaf teas and coffees instead.
Yes… Quitting Smoking Is EasyWritten by Ginger Hines
Yes… Quitting Smoking Is Easy
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We've heard about all levels of disease we can manifest in physical body from smoking habit so there is no sense even going there. Scare tactics never have and never will resolve any problem. What few acknowledge is most problems originate on an energy level. And solutions to problems are also on an energy level. That means focus on scare tactics is only making smoking habit stronger, locking a person into an almost phobia reaction to quitting. It also means solution, when approached from an energy level, is only way to deal with problem. Not everyone has experienced a traumatic event associated with smoking habit. A good many persons resistant to quitting smoking have strong indicators for survival associated with smoking habit. For example, one person was raped at age of thirteen and started smoking after event. Every time she lit up, she replayed event in her mind until many years later she wanted to stop doing this. The problem was every time she tried to quit smoking, she began choking replaying that old event from past, which meant she had to smoke or fear choking to death. The choking became a safety mechanism to remind her to avoid that fear mechanism.
Also death and dying seems to play a part in initiating smoking habit. Many persons begin smoking after a death of a loved one. This is a highly emotional time to be gotten through and many will report lighting one up to keep breathing through sometimes weeks of preparation for burial. And then find they can't quit because negative emotion has locked them into survival factors.
Let's take a look at some of messages we learn growing up that often as adults trip us up. These may sound silly and childish, they are however strong self programmed, self hypnotic messages:
"A car with one headlight is approaching. Hold your breath until it's passed. We shouted out a mental trigger, a word for initiating this process. Pididdle. So years later program may have been forgotten, body still replays message automatically, and we hold our breath until danger is past. Yes, danger because that is how brain is taught to keep us safe. Yes there is no real danger in a car with one headlight. It doesn't matter when mind is trained to perceive a possible danger; it goes into automatic response until this nasty bit of self disciplined support is relayed as "I am safe now." Safe to light up another one without consciously knowing why a person is locked into doing so.
"Driving past a cemetery on either side of road. Hold your breath until past it. Years later a loved one takes us through release process and a cigarette becomes our best friend. At least when we're smoking , it's okay to breathe; make space for ourselves to breath, to get past that old bit of programming.
"Walking down a sidewalk, step on a crack; you'll break your mother's back unless you hold your breath.
"Marksmanship. Hold your breath for accuracy. The problem with this mechanism is we encounter daily problems where we attempt to be accurate in many different things and smoking takes some of pressure off that old bit of programming and makes it okay to breathe.