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No more heartburn : stop the pain in 30 days-- naturally: the safe, effective way to prevent and heal chronic gastrointestinal disorders
Rogers, Sherry A.
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New York : Kensington Books, [2000]

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xiv, 258 pages ; 23 cm
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Cure Heartburn and Indigestion Forever--Without Drugs!

Did you know . . .

* Traditional gastrointestinal treatment is virtually guaranteed to cause illness
* Popular antacids and prescription acid blockers actually aggravate your condition
* Bad breath can be a signal of a serious gastrointestinal disorder

You've felt the burning, bloating, and painful gas of heartburn and indigestion. But you may not be aware that such pain may signal a far more serious medical condition, that left untreated, can lead to cancer. In this remarkable book, Dr. Sherry Rogers, a leading expert in drug-free gastrointestinal therapy, explains how you can pinpoint the causes of your stomach distress and offers easy-to-follow advice for creating an effective, personalized program for achieving and maintaining total gastrointestinal health. Unlike traditional therapies, which merely mask the symptoms and ignore the underlying causes, the cutting-edge methods detailed here go right to the root of the imbalance, ending years of chronic pain and illness and returning your body to its natural state of health--without the risks and side effects of prescription drugs. With sample menus of tasty, easy-to-prepare meals, clear, explanatory charts and tables, and an extensive list of gastrointestinal health resources, this is vital reading for anyone suffering the chronic agony of heartburn.

Author Notes

Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, a Fellow of the American College of Allergy and Immunology, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. She has been in private practice for over 26 years.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 How Standard Medical Treatments Guarantee That the Sick Will Get Sicker, Quickerp. 1
You Are Not Alonep. 1
"You'll Just Have to Learn to Live with It"p. 2
Medications Turn Off the Gut's Only Means of Communicationp. 3
"My Doctor Said, 'Mylanta'"p. 6
The Tagamet Tragedyp. 8
The Prilosec/Prevacid Scamp. 10
Propulcid, Cytotec, Actigall, Carafate, and Over-the-Counter Medicationsp. 12
Now Let's Find the Cause before the Sick Get Any Sicker, Quickerp. 15
The Dangers of Drugs Fall on Deaf Earsp. 16
Most Drugs Thwart Natural Functionp. 16
Chapter 2 You Are What You Atep. 19
Pain: The Body's Main Communication Modep. 19
Cutting Out the C-R-A-P (Cigarettes, Coffee, Refined Sugars, Alcohol, Aspirin, Pop, and Processed Foods)p. 20
Getting Over a Coffee Addictionp. 21
What Drives You to Eat the Wrong Foods?p. 23
Vanadium to the Sugar Craver's Rescuep. 24
The Chromium Cycle of Sugar Cravingsp. 25
The Hyperacidity Mythp. 25
First Steps for Improving Your Digestionp. 26
Processed Foods Hide Potent Triggers of Inflammationp. 28
Myth: There Is Safety in Low-Fat Foodsp. 28
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): Toxin at the Tablep. 31
Food Additives: What You See Isn't Necessarily What You Getp. 32
Another Toxin at the Table: the Not-So-Sweet NutraSweetp. 34
What about Saccharin?p. 36
The Dangers of Unseen Additives: The Great Medical Mimicsp. 37
Are You Aware of the Cereal Killer in Your Pantry?p. 39
Food Allergies Cause Gut Reactionsp. 40
Figuring Out Your Food Allergiesp. 42
The Diagnostic Dietp. 43
The Three Musketeers: Macronutrientsp. 46
Are You Eating a Rainbow Each Day?p. 47
It May Not Be What You Are Eating, But What's Eating Youp. 48
In a Nutshellp. 49
Chapter 3 Curing the Most Commonly Missed Cause of Gut Diseasep. 51
Candida: The Great Masqueraderp. 51
The Many Causes of Candida Outbreakp. 52
Undiagnosed, It Mimics Any Symptomp. 52
Begin with a Suspicion or Diagnosisp. 53
Caveatsp. 53
Your Anti-Candida Program to Beat the Yeastp. 54
Candida-Killing Dietp. 55
When Can I Eat My Favorites Again?p. 68
Recipesp. 69
Getting More Garlicp. 77
How to Get More Healing Veggies into the Dietp. 78
Beyond the Dietp. 78
"What If I Just Ignore This 'Harmless' Yeast?"p. 79
Start with a Cleaner Gut and Fewer Organismsp. 79
Probioticsp. 80
Nonprescription Yeast Fightersp. 81
Prescription Yeast Fightersp. 84
The Candida Program Reviewedp. 85
"What If I'm Not Better?"p. 86
Staying Wellp. 86
In a Nutshellp. 87
Chapter 4 Bugs: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadlyp. 89
Helicobacter pylori: The Common Bug that Causes Ulcers and Stomach Cancerp. 89
H. pylori Is Everywherep. 90
A Cause of Slow, Mysterious Decline and Deathp. 90
How the Sick Get Sicker, Quicker, with Approved Drugsp. 92
Treatment of H. pylori: The Drugstore Cure That Is Ignoredp. 93
DGL Protocol: The Nonprescription Stomach Healerp. 95
Testing for H. pylorip. 97
Candida and H. pylori Are Just the Tip of the Icebergp. 97
Intestinal Dysbiosis: The Other Bad Bugsp. 98
Nonprescription Gut Bug Killersp. 99
The Good Bugs: Probioticsp. 101
In a Nutshellp. 104
Chapter 5 Leaky Gut Syndromep. 105
Healing from the Inside Outp. 105
How Food Allergies Are Bornp. 105
Bugs, Drugs, Food, and Mood Precipitate Symptomsp. 107
The Leaky Gut Causes a Cascade of Untreatable Symptomsp. 108
Common Scenario for Leaky Gut Syndromep. 110
The 8-R Outline: How to Test and Treatp. 111
The Best Test for the Leaky Gutp. 113
The Curse of Constipationp. 114
Healing the Leaky Gutp. 116
Peeling Back the Layers of Causesp. 119
Hold Those Nutrientsp. 120
Beyond the Leaky Gut: Total Loadp. 121
In a Nutshellp. 123
Chapter 6 Finding the Best Treatment for You, or Fixing What's Brokenp. 125
Gut-Level Medicinep. 125
Treatments for GI Conditionsp. 126
Mouth Sores, Canker Sores, Mouth Ulcersp. 128
Halitosisp. 129
Nausea and Vomitingp. 130
Hiatus Hernia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Acid Heartburn, Reflux Esophagitisp. 131
Gastritis, Heartburn, Esophagitis, Nonulcer Dyspepsia (NUD), Dyspepsia, Acid Indigestionp. 132
Achalasiap. 133
Ulcer, Peptic Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer, Gastric Ulcerp. 134
Gallbladder Diseasep. 135
Abdominal Pain, Gas, Cramps, Diarrhea, Indigestion, IBS, IBDp. 137
Constipationp. 139
Hemorrhoidsp. 141
Diverticulitisp. 142
Crohn's Disease, Blood and Mucus Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Regional Enteritis, Regional Ileitisp. 142
Candida, Intestinal Dysbiosis, Parasitesp. 147
Cancerp. 148
A Quick Summary of Treatmentsp. 148
If This Is Overwhelming . . .p. 148
The Rest of the Protocolsp. 152
Chapter 7 Sorting Through the Mountain of Causesp. 169
Caveat: The Less Likely Causesp. 169
General Guidelinesp. 170
Pinning Down the Causesp. 171
Nutrient Deficiencies Keep Folks from Healingp. 180
Simplifying the Solutionsp. 196
A New Youp. 197
Healing from the Inside Outp. 199
Referencesp. 201
Resource Guidep. 221
Metric Conversion Chartsp. 247
Indexp. 251