When you get a burning feeling in your stomach after eating a meal, is your first reaction to head to the medicine cabinet and pop a pill for relief? If so, you may want to think twice about using them often as you can likely see better results, without the side effects from drugs, with a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as some natural remedies. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), or acid reflux, is a condition in which stomach acid backs up into your esophagus on a persistent and regular basis, causing heartburn and other symptoms. (Note: Many…

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Skip the pain meds and try one of these dietary changes to help head off headache and migraine. A headache can disrupt your entire day, interfering with work, family and fun — so it’s no wonder most of us respond to crushing headaches with a couple of  Tylenol or another over the counter med. Nothing wrong with making quick work of the pain, but if you’re inclined to avoid pills some or most of the time, take heart — and take to your kitchen. There’s an arsenal of holistic remedies nutritionists love that may be effective in fighting your pounding…

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At least 85% of women suffer from some PMS. Which foods you eat and which you avoid can make a big difference – and let you leave the meds in the cabinet. At least 85% of women suffer at least one premenstrual syndrom (PMS) symptom each month, according to  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ estimates, from cramps to irritability to bloating. If this describes you, you may be like many women whose first thought is, “what can I take to feel better?” Midol, or other OTC options, certainly seem like a quick fix. But are they the best one? “Midol…

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