The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome – Episode 80 Show Notes

Combating GERD: Are PPIs the Answer?

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Around 20% of people in the Western world are afflicted by GERD or acid reflux. The go-to prescription in most of these cases are PPIs or proton pump inhibitors, one of the most prescribed medications in all of health care. The drawbacks of long-term PPI use are many and their use fails to address the root cause of GERD and other GI issues for which they’re prescribed. Learn more about the causes and root cause treatment of GERD, ulcers, H. pylori and gastritis and the drawbacks of long-term PPI use.

Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. Take her quiz to see which stool or functional medicine test will help you find out what’s wrong. She’s a Certified Health Coach at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. She coaches clients locally and nationwide. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session.

Links Mentioned in the Show

GI Map Test*

Pyloguard (probiotic for H. pylori) from my Fullscript Dispensary*

Acute Pain Relief from my Fullscript Dispensary*

Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors as a risk factor for various adverse manifestations

The Use and Misuse of Proton Pump Inhibitors: An Opportunity for Deprescribing

A 2017 study, Adverse Events of Proton Pump Inhibitors: Potential Mechanisms

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