So long, acid reflux!

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by HylaryL

Acid reflux is one of those things that can really throw a wrench in your day. That uncomfortable burning sensation in your chest, nausea, coughing, sore throat: these are just some of the unsavory symptoms of this too common problem. Discomfort isn't the only result of acid reflux, however. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, chronic acid reflux, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), can actually permanently damage the esophagus, leading to serious medical conditions.

As always,  you should check with your doctor if you think you have GERD and to learn about your treatment options. If you would like to research the condition, or acid reflux in general, on your own, however, the Santa Clara County Library can help!

We have many wonderful databases that you can access from home or in the library via our website that can provide you with current information on GERD and its treatment. We also have many books that are specifically focused on helping you relieve your acid reflux symptoms. Check out the list below for a sample! Reserve your copies of these and other titles today from your local Santa Clara County Library branch!


The Acid Reflux Solution

The Acid Reflux Solution (2012)
by Jorge E. Rodriguez and Susan Wyler

Co-written by a doctor and a registered dietitian, this cookbook and lifestyle guide is organized into three steps that lead to the ultimate goal of relieving your acid reflux symptoms without antacids and other medications. Included are tips for simple changes like loosening your belt or eating smaller meals, as well as recipes and lists of foods that trigger acid reflux.

Prescription for Natural Cures

Prescription for Natural Cures (2011)
by James F. Balch

This recently updated version of the bestselling natural-health bible offers loads of information on alternative treatments to common medical ailments, including acid reflux. The author features remedies from Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, supplements and more.

 Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux

Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux (2008)
by Elaine Magee

Not only does this book explain how and why acid reflux occurs, it provides tips, recipes, and lifestyle information on how to overcome acid reflux so that it doesn't impact your life. Included is information on navigating the supermarket, selecting what to eat when dining out, and how to survive the holiday season.


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