Medications don’t fix the problem: At least one in three American adults suffer from acid reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is incredibly common in the U.S., affecting a third of American adults each week. Because it is so prevalent, pharmaceutical companies have come up with several drugs that claim to address it, but a new study shows that these medications are simply not alleviating people’s symptoms – and they come with significant … Continue reading Medications don’t fix the problem: At least one in three American adults suffer from acid reflux

Your itchy skin may indicate a kidney condition; research finds a connection

Having itchy skin can mean a lot of things, but what if it’s more frequent and more severe than normal? A study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggested that this may be a sign of a kidney problem. The study’s researchers found that extremely itchy skin, known as pruritus, affects many people … Continue reading Your itchy skin may indicate a kidney condition; research finds a connection

Balancing your pH levels: Can baking soda lower your risk of developing inflammatory conditions?

Baking soda has a wide variety of uses that range from whitening teeth to cleaning dishes. A study published in The Journal of Immunology added another purpose to the already versatile compound. Researchers from Augusta University in Georgia found that baking soda may also help reduce inflammatory conditions. Why is a balanced body pH level important? The pH balance refers … Continue reading Balancing your pH levels: Can baking soda lower your risk of developing inflammatory conditions?