Podcast Episode Twenty-Two: The Root Causes of GERD…and What to Do About Them

GERD is one of the most common health challenges that people face. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is also known as reflux, and it can cause hiatal hernias and other digestive problems. Many people think that popping antacids solves the problem. The truth is that acid reducing pills only act as a band-aid, temporarily relieving symptoms, but not actually addressing the underlying causes.

In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the underlying causes of GERD, how not addressing it can be harmful, and what you can do to resolve it. Lifestyle changes are critical to your overall physical and mental health and well-being. It’s also important that you work with a professional skilled in identifying the underlying causes so that your digestive issues go away as well as any other related issues.

What’s in this episode:

  • What is GERD 
  • Why it isn’t helpful to mask digestive problems with pills
  • How antacids suppress the enzymes needed to digest your food
  • What happens when you don’t have enough stomach acid
  • Understanding the importance of lingual neural communication to a healthy digestive tract
  • Lifestyle-related changes you can make to ditch GERD for good
  • Understanding silent reflux symptoms
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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