It’s that time of year again!
You know, when it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to avoid overeating.
There’s turkey and all the fixings at Thanksgiving… Christmas hams and cookies … and all of those holiday dinner parties with friends.
And before long, you start to “feeling the flames”… and I’m not talking about the Yule Log.
Nope, it’s that heartburn fire in your stomach – and it can burn all the way up into your throat.
Luckily, there’s a natural “candy” that can calm even the most nagging heartburn.
It’s cheap… easy to get your hands on… and I use it in my practice all the time.
The “candy cure” for heartburn
First, let me tell you what you DON’T want to do – and that’s take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium and Prilosec.
Recent research has revealed that taking PPIs on a regular basis increases your risk of infectious gastroenteritis by a WHOPPING 70 percent.
That’s a dangerous bacterial infection of the stomach that can land you in a hospital.
Scientists believe this is because the stomach acids that are blocked by PPIs also provide the first line of defense against these nasty bugs. Remove the acids, and you open the door for these bad bacteria to take up residence.
If you take PPIs regularly, you’re also at higher risk for liver and kidney diseases… heart attack and stroke… and even dementia.
So, if you want to douse those burning flames in your belly and throat, try deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) instead.
DGL boosts your natural mucus production. This acts as a barrier to excess acid and protects your stomach and esophagus.
This barrier allows your tissues to HEAL, and STOPS the damage in its tracks!
I’ve used DGL (made from REAL licorice… not the kind you find in the candy aisle) with my own patients. And the results are INCREDIBLE.
You can find DGL tablets in your local health store or online. Just chew two tablets slowly for 15 minutes before every meal and at bedtime.