A popular class of drugs that treat acid reflux and heartburn, which includes Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium, has long been considered effective with few side effects. Recent research finds this presumed safety is a fallacy. What’s more, studies show that a large percentage of the people who take the medications don’t actually need them.
Most heartburn sufferers rely on medications, but new research indicates that breathing exercise may help significantly.
Our bodies are continually working to maintain a healthy pH balance or “potential of hydrogen” – this is the acid alkaline balance. The pH scale is labeled from 0 (most acidic) to 14 (most alkaline); 7 is neutral. Image source: Wikimedia Commons To give you an idea of where different solutions lie on...