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Acid Blockers Triple Risk of C. Diff Infections

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  Use of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex and others were associated with a 320% increase in C. diff enterocolitis after just 30 days of treatment. PPIs block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and B12 and increase the risk for osteoporosis, senile dementia, and cardiac rhythm disturbances as well.                  

Acid Indigestion and its Treatment

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
  Heartburn caused by acid indigestion and hiatal hernias is reviewed. The pros and cons of using antacids and drugs that block acid production are discussed.            

Adding Proton Pump Inhibitors to NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 11/22/2019
NSAIDs cause ulcers and proton pump inhibitors help prevent them. Why not combine them? Novel thought, but how wise is this? A clinical trial was done over a 30 day period that showed that GI bleeding was substantially reduced by this combination. There are many problems with this kind of reasoning. First, most people aren't on NSAIDs for only 30 days...

Are Acid Blockers Safe?

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
  Blocking stomach acid may help with symptoms of indigestion and heartburn, but this is safe for only a few weeks. After about 8 weeks of drug treatment, 40% of people will become addicted. It also blocks the acid we need to digest our food, absorb B12, iron and calcium, and increases the risk of osteoporosis and senile dementia. There are healthy alternatives...

Aspirin and Proton Pump Inhibitor Combinations

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
When you cannot tolerate aspirin should you just add one of the "purple pills?" The dangers of proton pump inhibitors are described.              

Bile - Not Acid - Causes Barrett's Esophagus

submitted by: admin on 11/23/2019
A study published in Annals of Surgery in April of 2012 showed that bile, not acid, is the cause for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. This finding is especially important because current drug therapies for GERD focus largely on acid control. Drugs that block acid production might actually make the risk for esophageal cancer higher. Research...

H. Pylori DNA Reduces Inflammation from Colitis

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  DNA from H. pylori minimizes the effects of colitis in mice with regard to weight loss, GI bleeding, and stool consistency. More than 50% of the world has significant amounts of this microbe in their intestinal tracts. The bug in some settings could be good for us! Radical treatment with triple therapy that includes several antibiotics, acid blockers,...

Managing Peptic Ulcers

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
The cause and treatment of peptic ulcers is discussed with attention to H. pylori and lifestyle factors. The dangers of the purple pill are highlighted and natural therapies discussed.

Preview, Purple Pill Blues

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Proton pump inhibitors are massively overrated and over used. This results in maldigestion, malabsorption of B12, iron, calcium, and a significant increase in osteoporosis and dementia if taken over several years. It is not approved by the FDA for more than 8 weeks, but MDs use it longer as an off-label usage. The benefits of licorice root extract are equivalent...

Proton Pump Inhibitors and Their Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Proton pump inhibitors are massively overused. They are not approved for more than 6-8 weeks. Side effects include osteoporosis, senile dementia, poor digestion, addiction, poor absorption of calcium and iron.

Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Risk for Kidney Failure and Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, and Aciphex have been available for about 20 years and each year about 15 million people use them and bring in $10 billion every year. PPIs are vastly overprescribed by MDs and because they are available over the counter, are overused by patients. The major known side effects of PPIs include...

Purple Pill Blues

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Proton pump inhibitors are massively overrated and over used. This results in maldigestion, malabsorption of B12, iron, calcium, and a significant increase in osteoporosis and dementia if taken over several years. It is not approved by the FDA for more than 8 weeks, but MDs use it longer as an off-label usage. The benefits of licorice root extract are equivalent...

The Many Faces of H. Pylori

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Helicobacter Pylori is found in 50% of human beings. Sometimes it causes problems and at other times it is protective. It is associated with type 2 diabetes, ulcers, and gastric cancer but is protective against asthma, colitis, and intestinal infections. Managing its presence is tricky. Mainstream doctors tend to use triple therapy (two antibiotics, proton pump...

Vitamin B12, Cognitive Decline, and Homocysteine

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
People with low B12 levels are at risk for cognitive decline. Measuring B12 levels and markers are the best way to detect deficiencies. Some issues related to homocysteine metabolism are involved.          

What You Should Know About Acid Blockers and Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2015
A clinical study published in the June 2015 issue of PLoS on three million patients conducted from 1994-2012 on people with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease or hiatal hernia) showed a 16% increased risk for heart attacks in the general population. In people with a history of heart disease the risk of dying doubled! Still think the purple pill is a good...

Why You and Your Family are Likely Malnourished

submitted by: admin on 11/06/2014
There have been several USDA studies published as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys over the pasts 50 years and all of them demonstrate widespread nutritional deficiencies in the US. Our food is calorie dense, but nutritionally deficient in a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that include vitamins A, C, and D and minerals such...

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