Acid reflux, resulting in heartburn, is incredibly common these days. In fact, as many as 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month. So if you’re no stranger to some mad, fiery reflux—you are not alone! And, the great news is, there are ways to prevent and treat heartburn that have nothing to do with medications like PPIs or our old friend Pepto.
While autoimmune diseases are common these days, they’re also commonly misunderstood. Their symptoms can sometimes masquerade as other conditions, making them harder to diagnose. And while treating autoimmunity with immune-suppressing drugs is sometimes helpful and necessary, often these treatments merely address the symptoms, not the root cause of autoimmunity. Because the truth is, autoimmunity can be managed and even reversed (yes!) by using nutrition and other lifestyle changes.