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Jane's Blog Acid Reflux-- Proton Pump Inhibitors

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Jane's Blog Acid Reflux-- Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton-pump inhibitors, also known as PPI’s, are the most commonly prescribed medication for controlling stomach acid today. Omeprazole, Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid prescribed for acid reflux and gerd are the third highest-selling class of drugs in the United States. This does not include over the counter purchases is stores. They are notoriously difficult to come off of , particularly if you have been on them for a long time. Some studies suggest that a year after attempting to wean off them, only 27% of individuals remained off PPIs, because the longer you take them your stomach makes more acid producing...

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

A healthy diet, exercise helps to keep our brains sharp. Research suggests that regular exercise & proper nutrition improves cognitive function, slows down the mental aging process and helps us process information more effectively. A study reported in the February15th 2016 medical journal JAMA Neurology, older users of the popular Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) were 44% more likely to develop dementia when taken regularly than those who did not. The researchers said the study only found an association, however, and not a cause-and-effect link. These include Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prilosec (omeprizole). The patients in the study had taken...

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