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Do Heartburn Pills Link To Dementia & Kidney Damage?

When people are looking for heartburn relief or ways to eliminate indigestion, they often look to a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). These pills help to treat acid reflux symptoms and diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Common PPIs include Nexium, Prilosec (Omeprazole), and Protonix (Pantoprazole) which help to eliminate acid production and are more effective than H2 blockers like Zantac (Ranitidine) and Tagamet (Cimetidine). But what effects should you be aware of if you take these pills? Read more to learn more about PPIs, how they relate to dementia, and the natural remedies used to lessen the pain they cause.  

4 Methods to Stop Taking Opioid Medication


When we hear about addiction, it’s not always given the serious attention it deserves. Oftentimes, addiction is used as another way to describe self-indulgence: shopping trips, food cravings, and reality TV shows they’ve all been called addictive time and time again. Because of the casual way addiction is portrayed in popular culture, understanding and overcoming an actual addiction can be a difficult task.

We Are Your Trusted Source For Nutritional Supplements

Choosing to supplement your diet with herbals, vitamins, minerals, or other substances has health benefits. Purchasing these supplements elsewhere other than a healthcare facility like ours, or consuming them without doing proper research to ensure their safety and effectiveness can be dangerous. As with everything, the more you know, the better, so we have some information for your consideration.

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Side Effects of Birth Control

Birth control contraceptives are used by millions of women throughout the country. The main purpose of these contraceptives is to prevent pregnancy. When taken correctly, these pills can be up to 99.9% effective. However, as with any medication, there are some side effects of birth control. Some of these side effects are seen as positive while others are considered negative side effects. Below is a closer look at birth control and its side effects. 

Stop Over Medicating: Side Effects of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. They are used to treat bacterial and parasitic infections – and to great effect. Some of the most common antibiotics include Avelox (moxifloxacin), Lavaquin (levofloxacin) and Cipro (ciprofloxacin).


Antibiotics should be used to treat infections caused by bacteria and some parasites – and that is it! In some cases it isn’t a bad idea to let milder illnesses run their course so your body can build up germ fighting capabilities. In today’s world, antibiotics are overly or inappropriately prescribed too often – largely because they are simple to prescribe and to take. Little effort is required on the practitioner’s behalf of the patients.

The Benefits of Natural Hormone Therapy for Women

Women can begin the strains of hormonal changes at a much younger age than many assume. Some begin to feel lifeless, fatigued or depressed, and start experiencing thehot flashes of perimenopause in their early forties, and sometimes even their late thirties. You may not suffer from all of these symptoms; some women notice changes such as weight gain and a decreased sex drive.

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