Scientists have recently completed clinical trials using a new magnetic device to treat chronic acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease). For sufferers of GERD, every meal is a gamble. They have to avoid many acid-causing foods, such as chocolate, citrus fruits and carbonated drinks. If they don't or even after many foods they don't avoid, they develop an extremely painful burning sensation in their esophagus as the stomach acid travels. This can cause painful and excessive scarring.
One of the most important tips we hear about breastfeeding is about staying hydrated. It seems to be common sense - you need liquid input to create liquid output. However, a lot of our breastfeeding mamas forget they need to hydrate both themselves and their child. That's a lot of water. One friend of ours brought in a mini-fridge for the nursery, specifically for water and pumped milk. She says having water bottles within easy reach made a huge difference.
According to an article posted on BabyCenter.com, exclusively breastfeeding your child for only 3 months (most doctors recommend trying for at least six months) can drastically reduce the number of ear infections your child has. Ear infections in young children occur often, as they are easily transmitted from other toddlers at daycare or preschool.
Ginger is everywhere- ginger ale, cookies, sushi restaurants, natural supplements. Personally, whenever I have the flu, I've been told to drink ginger ale, and have recently been taking ginger pastilles, which are chewable, and helped my nausea almost instantly. Ginger is used in tons of different places as a spice, a tea, and sometimes even as an aphrodisiac. I got to thinking…why is this? Everyone I know seems to accept that ginger is great for your digestion. But why?