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Natural treatment for acid reflux? Arise and Shine kit?
Posted by: Harry
Date: March 8, 2001 3:32 AM

Are there any natural treatments for acid reflux disease? Also, what is the Arise and Shine cleansing kit?

RE: Natural treatment for acid reflux? Arise and Shine kit?
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 8, 2001 11:44 AM

The most natural way to treat the symptoms would be sodium bicarbonate. The cause is either anatomical or physiologic, or both. If anatomic, the hiatus in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes is not functioning correctly. This can be repaired surgically, or perhaps by aerobic exercise (as this strengthens the diaphragm). If physiologic, your stomach may be rebelling against your diet or it is possible that you have an infection in your stomach lining (the name of the organism is Heliobactor pylori). If present there are specific treatments for it and it is important that it be treated as H. pylori and the hyperacid response to its presence is associated with an increase in the incidence of stomach cancer. As to your second question, the Arise and Shine cleansing kit is a little item designed by the founder of Arise and Shine to detoxify the body using herbs, psyllium and hydrated bentonite. It is intense and should be taken only under the direction of a doc experienced in its use.



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