Acid-Reducing Medicines Are Addictive

Published: September 29, 2012

Addressing with common indigestion medications called "proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)"  for eight weeks in healthy people (who don’t have heartburn) causes acid-related symptoms such as heartburn and acid reflux once therapy is stopped. This was shown in a study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute (see article at EurekAlert).

Though new to specialists, this is old news to our newsletter readers. As we have noted for decades, acid-reducing medications are addictive. Fortunately, natural remedies can help you eliminate heartburn and wean you off acid blockers comfortably (see "Eliminating Chronic Acid Reflux & Indigestion").

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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