(This page is just beginning, but I hope it will continue to develop.)

My search for homeopathic remedies began when I discovered that several of my infirmities were related to blood circulation, and discovered circulatory problems on the list of possible side-effects of a proton pump inhibitor I have taken since 1991.

Proton pump inhibitors, such as Lansoprasole, limit the production of acid in the stomach, and are used to treat gastroesophageal disorders such as mine.  I was diagnosed in 1991 with a hiatal hernia and gastroesophagitis, later termed “GERD” an acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease.   This disease is common in overeaters, because one of its causes is poor eating habits: eating too much, too fast, too rich or greasy or spicy foods, etc.    Smoking and drinking, both of which I have done in my past, are also contributing factors.

Homeopathic remedies I have employed include:

For GERD:

DGL tablets –  a processed form of licorice root, known to boost the enzymatic response of the digestive system, aiding is proper digestion.

Slippery Elm Bark –  a powder I suspend in hot water in the morning, and drink in place of my coffee, which was ceased as part of this plan.  Slippery Elm has been known to improve mucosal linings, soothing sore throats and alleviating acid stomach irritation.

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