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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

HeartBurn, Baby, Heartburn

I don't know how many of you experience the side affects of heartburn from time to time, but it accompanied me in my last pregnancy and is here once again with full flare after many things I eat this pregnancy!

Two natural ways to cure that heartburn instead of reaching for the Tums/Rolaids:

1) 1/4 tsp baking soda (*aluminum free) in a bit of water
2) papaya enzymes

The baking soda works, like, effective immediately, but it tastes a bit yucky.
However; when you feel like you have fire coming up your throat, it's not so bad afterall....

Make sure that your baking soda (and baking powder for that matter) is aluminum free. This would require a trip to the healthfood store, the major brands at your local King Soopers all have aluminum. The point of avoiding the Tums is to avoid the aluminum content found in the Tums, so that's an important part to this equation. And while we are on the subject of aluminum, here is a little expert info from Dr. Mercola's Healthblog:

Metals like aluminum, which are prevalent in many areas of our environment, can accumulate in soft tissues of the body.

Risks: Cancer, neurological disorders, Alzheimer's disease, foggy head, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood cells, abnormal heart rhythm, damage to blood vessels

Major Sources: Drinking water, fish, vaccines, pesticides, preserved wood, antiperspirant, building materials, dental amalgams, chlorine plants

So, keep your eyes peeled for that toxic ingredient and please don't go rubbing it into absorbent pores on your body! There are several wholistic deodorant alternatives to the aluminum containing antiperspirant brands.

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