Tag: digestion

The Story of Reflux Part 1: Too Much or Not Enough?

It used to be common knowledge that indigestion or heartburn was a sign that you were eating too much of the wrong foods.  Avoiding certain foods and the occasional antacid, purchased over-the-counter, were the typical means of treatment.  If a patient was ahead of the game, they may have taken steps to improve their digestive […]

The Story of Reflux Part 2: Treating the Root

Establishing whether you are producing too much stomach acid or not enough is prerequisite for the proper treatment of reflux.  It is common practice within the allopathic medical profession to prescribe acid-stopping drugs on the basis of symptoms alone.  While this might be effective for the those producing too much acid, what happens if you […]

Home Remedy: Sauerkraut

Teeming with life and full of bubbly deliciousness, sauerkraut is digestive vigor in a jar.  Cheap to make and easy to prepare, one head of cabbage yields about a quart of sauerkraut and trillions of beneficial bacteria to supplement your gut flora.  In addition, cabbage is high in the amino acid glutamine which is the […]

Going Against the Grain: Our Baby’s First Foods

Followers of the Cheap Medicine Blog know that one of the cornerstones of vibrant health is access to and consumption of whole nutrient-dense foods.  It should come as no surprise then that choosing the first foods for our baby daughter would be going against the grain – literally and figuratively. Most Moms and Dads of […]

Breaking Down Digestion

Breaking Down Digestion

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Digestion is a magnificently complex process requiring extensive interactions among several organ systems, yet one need not be a physiologist to garner an appreciation of the basics of the human digestive system. Knowledge of the inner workings of one’s gut […]

The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure?

The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] You may have heard anecdotes about apple cider vinegar treating just about everything except death. Though not a miracle remedy, raw and organic apple cider vinegar does have a lot of therapeutic applications. It is inexpensive, readily accessible, and has […]

Bentonite Clay: Eating Earth for Optimal Gastrointestinal Health

Bentonite Clay: Eating Earth for Optimal Gastrointestinal Health

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.13″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] The practice of consuming clay is prehistoric, with references to its medical use documented by Hippocrates.  Bentonite is the most common form of medicinal clay available and is used as a base for some prescription medicines. Although bentonite can be used externally […]