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Heartburn? SKIP These Popular Drugs

Heartburn is no fun.

It’s painful and uncomfortable. And in really bad cases, it can feel like you’re having a heart attack.

But it’s never going to kill you.

The drugs used to treat it, on the other hand? They just might.

The list of side effects linked to them should have them pulled off the market. Instead, they’re sitting comfortably in medicine cabinets all across the country… and taken by millions of unsuspecting people.

Today, I’m going to share with you six reasons why a specific class of heartburn drugs deserve a BLACK BOX WARNING—and just as importantly, a safe, effective way to get the relief you’re looking for.

I’m talking about proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Yes, they can temporarily relieve heartburn—but they could kill you in the process.


PPIs help with heartburn by suppressing your production of stomach acid. And that’s a major problem because you NEED stomach acid for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.

It’s not surprising, then, that their list of harmful adverse effects is long, and getting longer every day.

Here are the top 6 reasons why you should just say no to PPIs:

  1. PPI users have a 58% increased risk of having a heart attack. That’s because these drugs interfere with your body’s absorption of key vitamins and minerals necessary for proper heart function.
  2. They increase your risk of suffering from a bone fracture. Once again, it’s because they interfere with your body’s absorption of the minerals it needs for maintaining strong, healthy bones. This side effect can show up even after short-term use.
  3. People who take PPIs have a 20-50% increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. And taking PPIs twice a day was linked to a 46% increased risk of kidney failure.
  4. PPIs are specifically linked to a deficiency in vitamin B12, a deficiency that can cause neuropathy, heart disease, and brain dysfunction.
  5. PPIs increase your risk of esophageal and gastric cancer. The longer you take the drugs, the higher your risk.
  6. I saved the worst for last. One alarming study showed that people taking PPIs were 25% more likely to die than people who weren’t. Again, the longer you take them, the higher the risk.

Instead of relying on drugs that could destroy your health—yet never really solve your problem—try this instead.

Staying away from problem foods like spicy food, citrus food and drinks, and anything caffeinated. Drink less with meals.

And be sure to supplement with magnesium, since a deficiency is one of the root causes of acid reflux. I recommend taking a chelated magnesium like magnesium glycinate in a dosage of 200-800 mg per day.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

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