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Natural Cures For Heartburn Vs OTC Drugs

Heartburn is a common complaint that has been around for as long as humans have. It can have a variety of causes, from anything as serious as a gastric ulcer, to something minor like improper posture. What this means is that there are also a huge range of treatments available for us to try. Some, understandably, will work better than others, but there is one group of heartburn treatments that are far better for your health than others; natural heartburn cures.

It’s not common knowledge, but the only reason we don’t use plants, roots, vegetables, herbs and flowers in everyday medicine is because we’ve lost the ability. Since over the counter drugs have become available we’ve had a ‘quick fix’, with no need for natural cures for heartburn. Our ancestors used natural remedies for all kinds of ailments and what botanists and natural health experts today are trying to do, is bring that knowledge back. Did you know that some heartburn can be prevented simply by chewing a piece of rhubarb? Imagine if you could do that, rather than spending $ 5 on antacids; many of which are flavoured with peppermint which can actually exacerbate the problem.

Quite often easing heartburn is simply a matter of changing our lifestyle or the way we go about our day. Some people are spending fortunes on over the counter proton pump inhibitors to ease their heartburn, when simply reducing portion size and eating one more meal each day could solve the problem completely. This kind of heartburn natural cure is so easy to implement in daily life it’s hard to imagine why more people don’t try it. What’s more, there are tens, even hundreds of natural heartburn cures to try. Some may not work for everyone, as many cases of heartburn are caused by different things, but when you find the right one a natural heartburn cure is likely to be cheaper and healthier than any over the counter medication.

Lucy Wallace is a freelance writer, specialising in news release and article writing. She has a deep interest in alternative health and nutrition. To find out more about treating this condition with natural cures for heartburn, visit http://www.heartburnnaturalcure.com

Cure Acne Naturally Without Drugs

 

As you read, acne is fast erupting on someone’s skin. Majority of those affected fall within the age group of twelve and above. As this horrible skin disorder get formed beneath their skin, they are getting more irritated and nothing else runs through their mind except thought of how to cure acne and also get back that smooth beautiful skin they once had. If you are one of those craving to know how to cure acne, you can be certain that the remedy to your skin disorder is not far-fetched.

There are various ways you can use to cure acne. While some are natural methods, some require that you take certain pill orally. I implore you to dig deep about both ways before you opt for any if you truly want to cure acne.

Although acne is generally referred to as a skin problem but it is in fact an internal problem which manifest itself as acne, pimples, zits, blackhead, whitehead and cysts. Acne is an alert from the body telling us there is a problem internally and the only way to cure it is by using a natural approach which does not get rid of it but also prevents further breakouts.

In an attempt to cure your acne, certain simple things need to be done. You need to be aware that simple cleaning of the skin can be exceedingly helpful in curing acne. However, this does not imply that you clean your skin excessively as this can result in a counter effect on your skin. All you need to do is just clean your face twice everyday; in the morning and in the evening. This is the fundamental key to any attempt to cure acne. After cleaning your skin, you can take a step further by trying to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This will reduce the possibilities of acne erupting on your skin, as every likely clogging of your skin pores will be reduced thereby removing dead cells from your skin.

Earlier cited above are two methods on how to cure acne. While you have the option of making use of the natural treatment, you can as well opt for acne drugs, creams, lotions and ointment. Although some of the drugs and topical products available tend to give results but it does not last for long before further breakouts occurs. The reason for this is these products do not take out zits from the root rather it deals with it from the surface while the internal cause is left untouched. More so, the consumption of drugs in an attempt to cure acne comes with side effects. This is what the pharmaceutical companies will never tell you when trying to sell their products through over-hyped catchy adverts.

In order to get the best result while trying to cure acne, I advise you opt for natural methods which is seemingly the best. You will not only get back your beautiful blemish-free skin but will also be preventing future outbreaks.

 

 

Ken Sam is an information researcher. He is keen about finding valuable information aimed at making life better and he does not hesitate to share useful information whenever he finds any. He loves writing articles about computer technology finances, health and fitness. His latest site provides quality information about acne cure. For more comprehensive information visit http://www.acnecureodel.info/

Social Media Promotes Anonymous Buying and Selling of Illegal Drugs

USA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014

As reported by VentureBeat.com in the article Instagram Has a Drug Problem (9/19), it has been reported that people can now easily and effortlessly buy drugs online through social media websites, particularly the Facebook-owned Instragram. Similar to the Silk Road website, which was known for illegal drug sales and has since been shut down, Instragram and other social media websites have proven to be more accessible and more user-friendly. Instragram is a photo-sharing website and with the right combination of keywords, anyone can find top-quality pictures of drugs for sale. The article uses the example of searching for “#Xanax” and “#XanaxForSale” to show the thousands of results that pop up in the application. Because users can purchase these drugs with the virtural currency Bitcoin and can communicate with sellers through anonymous apps such as Kik Messenger, this illegal drug market is virtually identity-free.

Research has revealed that most drug sellers use applications such as Instagram strictly for marketing and encourage sellers to contact them through masked emails or phone numbers. Sellers pair their pictures with searchable hashtags of familiar names such as #Oxycodone, #Suboxone, or #MDMA. They also use keywords such as #OvernightDelivery to attract customers. According to a study done by the Coalition For Drug Abuse, 80% of Instagram dealers sell marijuana while only 20% sell designer drugs and pills. Facebook, who owns Instagram, has only offered its generic disclaimer, claiming that any users who are reported will have their accounts disabled. On the bright side, agencies such as the DEA have been able to use Instagram and other websites to take down big-time drug dealers.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village Detox. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-426.







Social Media Promotes Anonymous Buying and Selling of Illegal Drugs

USA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014

As reported by VentureBeat.com in the article Instagram Has a Drug Problem (9/19), it has been reported that people can now easily and effortlessly buy drugs online through social media websites, particularly the Facebook-owned Instragram. Similar to the Silk Road website, which was known for illegal drug sales and has since been shut down, Instragram and other social media websites have proven to be more accessible and more user-friendly. Instragram is a photo-sharing website and with the right combination of keywords, anyone can find top-quality pictures of drugs for sale. The article uses the example of searching for “#Xanax” and “#XanaxForSale” to show the thousands of results that pop up in the application. Because users can purchase these drugs with the virtural currency Bitcoin and can communicate with sellers through anonymous apps such as Kik Messenger, this illegal drug market is virtually identity-free.

Research has revealed that most drug sellers use applications such as Instagram strictly for marketing and encourage sellers to contact them through masked emails or phone numbers. Sellers pair their pictures with searchable hashtags of familiar names such as #Oxycodone, #Suboxone, or #MDMA. They also use keywords such as #OvernightDelivery to attract customers. According to a study done by the Coalition For Drug Abuse, 80% of Instagram dealers sell marijuana while only 20% sell designer drugs and pills. Facebook, who owns Instagram, has only offered its generic disclaimer, claiming that any users who are reported will have their accounts disabled. On the bright side, agencies such as the DEA have been able to use Instagram and other websites to take down big-time drug dealers.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village Detox. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-426.







Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







Social Media Promotes Anonymous Buying and Selling of Illegal Drugs

USA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014

As reported by VentureBeat.com in the article Instagram Has a Drug Problem (9/19), it has been reported that people can now easily and effortlessly buy drugs online through social media websites, particularly the Facebook-owned Instragram. Similar to the Silk Road website, which was known for illegal drug sales and has since been shut down, Instragram and other social media websites have proven to be more accessible and more user-friendly. Instragram is a photo-sharing website and with the right combination of keywords, anyone can find top-quality pictures of drugs for sale. The article uses the example of searching for “#Xanax” and “#XanaxForSale” to show the thousands of results that pop up in the application. Because users can purchase these drugs with the virtural currency Bitcoin and can communicate with sellers through anonymous apps such as Kik Messenger, this illegal drug market is virtually identity-free.

Research has revealed that most drug sellers use applications such as Instagram strictly for marketing and encourage sellers to contact them through masked emails or phone numbers. Sellers pair their pictures with searchable hashtags of familiar names such as #Oxycodone, #Suboxone, or #MDMA. They also use keywords such as #OvernightDelivery to attract customers. According to a study done by the Coalition For Drug Abuse, 80% of Instagram dealers sell marijuana while only 20% sell designer drugs and pills. Facebook, who owns Instagram, has only offered its generic disclaimer, claiming that any users who are reported will have their accounts disabled. On the bright side, agencies such as the DEA have been able to use Instagram and other websites to take down big-time drug dealers.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village Detox. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-426.







Prices for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in Georgia Fell After Reforms, But Still Higher Than Pharmacies


Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) showed that Georgia’s changes to the reimbursement rules for physician-dispensed drugs reduced the average price per pill paid by 25–40 percent for most of the drugs commonly dispensed by physicians. However, the post-reform prices paid for physician-dispensed drugs were still 20–40 percent higher than the prices paid to pharmacies for the same drug.

“In many states across the country, policymakers are debating whether doctors should be paid significantly more than pharmacies for dispensing the same drug,” said Dr. Richard Victor, WCRI’s executive director. “Policymakers in Georgia adopted new rules to narrow the price difference, and the research continues to show the new regulations did not discourage physicians from continuing to dispense these drugs at lower prices, which was a concern.”

The study, Impact of Physician Dispensing Reform in Georgia, 2nd Edition, is an update to the 2013 WCRI study that examined the early results of Georgia’s reform using pre- and post-reform data. With an additional year of data, the study found that there was little change in the prevalence of physician dispensing in the second post-reform period after an initial drop (from 36 percent pre-reform to 28 percent in the first post-reform period and 27 in the second post-reform period) while the share of drug costs for physician-dispensed prescriptions had another 5 percentage point decrease (from 49 percent to 34 and 29 percent, respectively).

Georgia’s rule changes, effective in April 2011, capped the reimbursement amount for physician-dispensed prescriptions to the average wholesale price (AWP) of the original drug product used in the repackaging process if a repackaged drug is dispensed. The reform did not limit physicians’ ability to dispense prescription drugs. Georgia is one of the 16 states that have made legislative or regulatory changes to address cost issues related to physician dispensing.

Prior to the rule change, for example, a prescription for hydrocodone-acetaminophen was paid at $ 0.48 per pill when filled at a pharmacy, but $ 1.06 per pill when filled at the doctors’ office—the price difference was 121 percent. In the two post-reform periods, the price difference for the same drug was significantly reduced but still at 34–39 percent. The study offers some reasons as to why this occurred.

The data used in this analysis of Georgia’s pharmacy fee schedule reform came from payors in Georgia that represented 46 percent of the claims in the state workers’ compensation system. The pre-reform data consist of claims from 3,851 injured workers with more than one week of lost time. These claims arose between April 1, 2010, and September 30, 2010, with 24,672 prescriptions filled through March 31, 2011. The data for the first post-reform period consist of 3,960 claims that arose between April 1, 2011, and September 30, 2011, with 24,925 prescriptions filled through March 31, 2012. The data for the second post-reform period consist of 4,164 claims that arose between April 1, 2012, and September 30, 2012, with 25,325 prescriptions filled through March 31, 2013.

For more information about this study or to purchase a copy, visit http://www.wcrinet.org/result/phys_disp_ga2_result.html.

ABOUT WCRI:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI’s diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.







Social Media Promotes Anonymous Buying and Selling of Illegal Drugs

USA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014

As reported by VentureBeat.com in the article Instagram Has a Drug Problem (9/19), it has been reported that people can now easily and effortlessly buy drugs online through social media websites, particularly the Facebook-owned Instragram. Similar to the Silk Road website, which was known for illegal drug sales and has since been shut down, Instragram and other social media websites have proven to be more accessible and more user-friendly. Instragram is a photo-sharing website and with the right combination of keywords, anyone can find top-quality pictures of drugs for sale. The article uses the example of searching for “#Xanax” and “#XanaxForSale” to show the thousands of results that pop up in the application. Because users can purchase these drugs with the virtural currency Bitcoin and can communicate with sellers through anonymous apps such as Kik Messenger, this illegal drug market is virtually identity-free.

Research has revealed that most drug sellers use applications such as Instagram strictly for marketing and encourage sellers to contact them through masked emails or phone numbers. Sellers pair their pictures with searchable hashtags of familiar names such as #Oxycodone, #Suboxone, or #MDMA. They also use keywords such as #OvernightDelivery to attract customers. According to a study done by the Coalition For Drug Abuse, 80% of Instagram dealers sell marijuana while only 20% sell designer drugs and pills. Facebook, who owns Instagram, has only offered its generic disclaimer, claiming that any users who are reported will have their accounts disabled. On the bright side, agencies such as the DEA have been able to use Instagram and other websites to take down big-time drug dealers.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village Detox. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-426.







Prices for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in Georgia Fell After Reforms, But Still Higher Than Pharmacies


Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) showed that Georgia’s changes to the reimbursement rules for physician-dispensed drugs reduced the average price per pill paid by 25–40 percent for most of the drugs commonly dispensed by physicians. However, the post-reform prices paid for physician-dispensed drugs were still 20–40 percent higher than the prices paid to pharmacies for the same drug.

“In many states across the country, policymakers are debating whether doctors should be paid significantly more than pharmacies for dispensing the same drug,” said Dr. Richard Victor, WCRI’s executive director. “Policymakers in Georgia adopted new rules to narrow the price difference, and the research continues to show the new regulations did not discourage physicians from continuing to dispense these drugs at lower prices, which was a concern.”

The study, Impact of Physician Dispensing Reform in Georgia, 2nd Edition, is an update to the 2013 WCRI study that examined the early results of Georgia’s reform using pre- and post-reform data. With an additional year of data, the study found that there was little change in the prevalence of physician dispensing in the second post-reform period after an initial drop (from 36 percent pre-reform to 28 percent in the first post-reform period and 27 in the second post-reform period) while the share of drug costs for physician-dispensed prescriptions had another 5 percentage point decrease (from 49 percent to 34 and 29 percent, respectively).

Georgia’s rule changes, effective in April 2011, capped the reimbursement amount for physician-dispensed prescriptions to the average wholesale price (AWP) of the original drug product used in the repackaging process if a repackaged drug is dispensed. The reform did not limit physicians’ ability to dispense prescription drugs. Georgia is one of the 16 states that have made legislative or regulatory changes to address cost issues related to physician dispensing.

Prior to the rule change, for example, a prescription for hydrocodone-acetaminophen was paid at $ 0.48 per pill when filled at a pharmacy, but $ 1.06 per pill when filled at the doctors’ office—the price difference was 121 percent. In the two post-reform periods, the price difference for the same drug was significantly reduced but still at 34–39 percent. The study offers some reasons as to why this occurred.

The data used in this analysis of Georgia’s pharmacy fee schedule reform came from payors in Georgia that represented 46 percent of the claims in the state workers’ compensation system. The pre-reform data consist of claims from 3,851 injured workers with more than one week of lost time. These claims arose between April 1, 2010, and September 30, 2010, with 24,672 prescriptions filled through March 31, 2011. The data for the first post-reform period consist of 3,960 claims that arose between April 1, 2011, and September 30, 2011, with 24,925 prescriptions filled through March 31, 2012. The data for the second post-reform period consist of 4,164 claims that arose between April 1, 2012, and September 30, 2012, with 25,325 prescriptions filled through March 31, 2013.

For more information about this study or to purchase a copy, visit http://www.wcrinet.org/result/phys_disp_ga2_result.html.

ABOUT WCRI:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI’s diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.







Natural Cures For Heartburn Vs OTC Drugs

Heartburn is a common complaint that has been around for as long as humans have. It can have a variety of causes, from anything as serious as a gastric ulcer, to something minor like improper posture. What this means is that there are also a huge range of treatments available for us to try. Some, understandably, will work better than others, but there is one group of heartburn treatments that are far better for your health than others; natural heartburn cures.

It’s not common knowledge, but the only reason we don’t use plants, roots, vegetables, herbs and flowers in everyday medicine is because we’ve lost the ability. Since over the counter drugs have become available we’ve had a ‘quick fix’, with no need for natural cures for heartburn. Our ancestors used natural remedies for all kinds of ailments and what botanists and natural health experts today are trying to do, is bring that knowledge back. Did you know that some heartburn can be prevented simply by chewing a piece of rhubarb? Imagine if you could do that, rather than spending $ 5 on antacids; many of which are flavoured with peppermint which can actually exacerbate the problem.

Quite often easing heartburn is simply a matter of changing our lifestyle or the way we go about our day. Some people are spending fortunes on over the counter proton pump inhibitors to ease their heartburn, when simply reducing portion size and eating one more meal each day could solve the problem completely. This kind of heartburn natural cure is so easy to implement in daily life it’s hard to imagine why more people don’t try it. What’s more, there are tens, even hundreds of natural heartburn cures to try. Some may not work for everyone, as many cases of heartburn are caused by different things, but when you find the right one a natural heartburn cure is likely to be cheaper and healthier than any over the counter medication.

Lucy Wallace is a freelance writer, specialising in news release and article writing. She has a deep interest in alternative health and nutrition. To find out more about treating this condition with natural cures for heartburn, visit http://www.heartburnnaturalcure.com