Jen Wagner-Assal, the UCI Masters Track World Championship cycling bronze medalist, has complained about coming third-place and losing out to a transgender.
Wagner complained on Twitter that ‘It’s Not Fair’ that she lost the top stop to a transgender woman.
Wagner, 38, received a harsh backlash from her comments on her placing after trans woman Rachel McKinnon, 36, who became the first transgender to win the Championship.
‘I was the 3rd place rider. It’s NOT fair,’ she wrote.
‘I was the third place rider. It’s definitely not fair,’ she added.
The cyclist then apologized for ger public comment after the Tweet went viral.
‘After having some time to reflect, I realize my twitter comments earlier this week unintentionally fanned the flames on a controversial situation, and that I regret,’ she wrote.
‘I made the comments out of a feeling of frustration, but they weren’t productive or positive.
‘According to the DM: The champion Canadian athlete was supported by the woman who reached second and took home the silver medal.
According to the DM: The champion Canadian athlete was supported by the woman who reached second and took home the silver medal.
Carolien van Herrikhuyzen stated it was an ‘honest’ race and that Wagner should not have taken part if she had a predicament.
‘No one is a transgender to steal anyone’s medal,’ van Herrikhuyzen wrote.
‘We had an honest race under UCI rules. If you compete you accept the rules, otherwise, don’t compete. I can only imagine what she had to go through in her life to be where she is now, how hard it is to fit in.
‘Wagner had initially snapped back, writing: ‘Just because it’s a CURRENT UCI rule doesn’t mean it[‘s] fair or right. And rules can be changed.
But she later added in her tweets that she should be a bigger sport.
‘They were just inflammatory, and that’s not who I want to be or am. While I may not agree with the rules, when I pin on a number I agree to race by them. I also respect @rachelvmckinnon ‘s right to compete within the rules.
‘However, Wagner-Assali’s comments appeared to take an uncaring turn as she reinforced her judgment that McKinnon is not female.
She seemed to imply having the winner take part in the race was akin to having a man compete and repudiated her harsh stance by then seemingly stating she needed to learn from her earlier opinion which did not go down well with those who back the trans identity.
‘I’m sure there are men who don’t agree with the USA Cycling rule that women can enter their races, which I do all the time,’ she wrote on the micro-blogging site.
‘I appreciate those that have reached out to support me, but please stop directing hateful or derogatory comments toward Rachel or trans people in general.
‘At the end of the day, we are all just people trying to find our way in this world. I’m going to continue educating myself and hope this conversation continues openly and positively.
‘McKinnon chimed in after her sore competitor added another offense by appearing to tell her followers she was still preparing to protest the inclusion of trans women in her races.
Explaining what she meant by being ‘positive’, she shared she was still taking action against.
‘For those of you who think I have ‘folded’ I have not. There’s a group of us working on getting the rules changed, but we are going to fight it offline, not in the name-calling angry world of social media. I’m choosing to move on in a positive way,’ she wrote.
Dr. McKinnon retweeted her commented and told her thousands of followers:
‘This is why the apology is not accepted: she still thinks what she said. She merely apologizes for being caught saying it publicly. She wants to ban trans women from competing. They will fail: the IOC openly allowed us in 2003 and revised their policies in 2015. #MoveOn.
‘Adding that the women fighting her inclusion in the sport should face a penalty for breaking the rules of USA Cycling, she shared that they had carried out the specific behavior the rulebook states is not allowed.
‘I’ve been humiliated, they make me feel unwelcome at races, and saying that it’s unfair (when I follow all the rules) is degrading and disparaging,’ McKinnon tweeted.
Cycling isn’t the only sports McKinnon loves; she was a junior provincial badminton champion, regional junior golf champion and club champion, won sport climbing competitions and was a professional poker player for six years.
She started racing at a professional level when she was ten years old.
Writing ‘Trans women are women. We must compete as women. We have rights, too,’ McKinnon later related her struggle to civil rights racial struggles.
‘White people thought it was UNFAIR for black people to compete in the sport. The very same tactics are being used against trans women athletes,’ she posted.
The Union Cycliste International responded Friday in a statement that shared how the rules recognize hormone therapy over gender reassignment and that the guidelines will be explained later on.
‘Although there are no queries concerning Women-Men (W-M) transgender athletes, whose situation – at UCI level as for all International Federations (IF) – is controlled by therapeutic use exemptions (TUE), the current situation concerns M-W transgenders,’ they wrote.
‘After some 18 months of substantial work, and after consultation with the IFs, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should shortly announce guidelines incorporating the partnership of M-W transgender athletes.
This document should allow us to take into consideration, in line with the evolution of our society, the passion of these people to compete while at the same time guarantee as far as possible an equal chance for all participants in women’s competitions.
(Natural News) Cranberry juice, which is full of antioxidants, demonstrates various health benefits and it is often used to prevent age-related brain decline. According to a study, cranberry extract (CBE) may even help treat Alzheimer’s disease. A natural part of life, aging is often linked to the accumulation of damages “at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.” Damage…
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Nothing beats a warm bowl of stew to nourish your body and
soul. What’s great about it is that it encourages experimentation. You can use different
ingredients each time you cook to keep on discovering new flavors.
If you’re looking for a new and nourishing stew to try, this
recipe from Healthy
Holistic Living is the perfect choice. It uses cauliflower as the base
vegetable, coconut milk for the broth and various herbs and spices to bring out
a wonderful flavor and aroma.
1. In a medium-sized stock pot, heat the coconut
oil for 30 seconds on medium heat.
2. Add the cumin seeds and stir them until they
start to sputter. Add the onions and cook for another minute, and then, add the
tomatoes, stir and cook for a few more minutes until the tomatoes soften.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir
together. Cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring every five
minutes to keep it from burning.
4. Pour the soup into bowls and enjoy. Leftovers
can be stored in an airtight container.
Cauliflower Is a Great Foundation for a Stew
Cauliflower belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family and
looks similar to broccoli,
except it has a white head. Research has shown that it may help:
In a study that used mice, scientists
discovered that a combination of phenethyl isothiocyanate (a cancer-fighting
compound found in cauliflower) and turmeric was found to be effective against
prostate cancer cells.[i]
In another study, sulforaphane,
another beneficial substance found in cauliflower, was found
to help prevent the proliferation
of breast cancer cells.[ii]
Cauliflower contains choline, a B
vitamin that may help promote a healthy nervous system. In one study, increased
choline intake during pregnancy helped supercharge the brain activity of mice
in utero, which can possibly lead to improved cognitive function, learning and
memory later in life.[iii]
· Improve Digestive
Sulforaphane may help reduce the
number of harmful bacteria growing inside your stomach, thereby lowering your
risk of developing digestive problems.[iv]
Cauliflower contains a mixture of antioxidants such as
beta-carotene, quercetin, rutin and kaempferol to help combat inflammation
throughout your body. To maximize your antioxidant intake, I suggest you
purchase the Graffiti variety of cauliflower because it has the highest amount compared
to other types.[v]
Tomatoes Add More Nutrients and Help Thicken the Stew
Tomatoes are a great ingredient for many dishes because they
contain an impressive combination of nutrients, such as:
· Vitamins A, B6, C, E and K
In addition, tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant suggested
to be more effective in helping lower your risk of stroke and cancer compared
to other carotenoids. In one study, high consumption of cooked tomatoes has
been associated with a lowered risk of prostate cancer.[vi]
Another study suggests that lycopene can help against pancreatic and lung
cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease.[vii]
Coconut Milk Is the Best Broth You Can Use for a Stew
Coconut is one of the healthiest foods you can add to your
diet regularly. In fact, I use coconut oil in my cooking whenever possible. In
this recipe, the broth used is coconut milk, which is made by extracting the
liquid from coconut meat, resulting in a thicker viscosity compared to coconut
Just like coconut oil, it can offer many benefits, such as:
your immune system: The fatty acids found in coconut contain antimicrobial
properties, which can improve your immune system and lower your risk of
· Gives you
energy: Coconut’s fatty acids are immediately converted by your liver into
energy instead of being stored as fat.
· Helps improve
your cardiovascular health: Consuming coconut frequently may help lower LDL
(bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels in your
Adding Kale Greatly Improves the Stew’s Nutritional Profile
Kale is a good choice for this recipe because it’s versatile
and a superfood in its own right. In one study, kale was singled out as the
best food you can eat to help lower your risk of bladder cancer.[ix]
Furthermore, it contains 32 phenolic compounds that can help eliminate free
radicals throughout your body.[x]
Herbs and Spices Improve Not Only the Taste but Your Health, Too
The flavor and aroma of any dish can be greatly improved by
adding the right combination of herbs and spices, and
this recipe follows this practice to great effect:
· Cilantro: Rich in antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and epigenin,
cilantro can help lower the risk of arthritis and improve healthy cholesterol
· Cumin: One
of the main spices used to create curry, it contains minerals such as iron,
potassium and manganese, as well as vitamins that can help inhibit stress and
· Coriander: An aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia,
coriander may reduce insulin resistance and decrease blood sugar levels.[xi]
· Turmeric: Prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, using it regularly can help
reduce your risk of osteoarthritis and cancer, and may even protect against
· Jalapeno: Peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which is the source of their
spicy flavor. Research has shown that capsaicin may help reduce your risk of
and may assist with weight management due to its ability to boost your body’s metabolism
and fat burning.[xiii]
About the Author
Holistic Living is an independent alternative health news resource that
provides innovative, alternative health-related content, resources and product
information that empower individuals to make positive change in their lives and
in the world.
Molecular hydrogen is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects.1 Tyler W. LeBaron is a world-class expert on molecular hydrogen, who has done research at Nagoya University in Japan, where most of his research started. He’s executive director of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI), which is a science-based nonprofit under Section 501(c)(3). MHI is focused on advancing the research, education and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas.
He’s also director of several other nonprofit organizations, including the International Hydrogen Standards Association, which is currently creating standards for the ISO criteria for measurement of hydrogen gas. The reason you probably haven’t heard of molecular hydrogen is because it’s relatively new. The landmark paper published on it in Nature Medicine came out only 10 years ago (2007), and most of the research has been done in Asia.
Molecular Hydrogen 101
Molecular hydrogen refers to diatomic hydrogen or H2 gas — two hydrogen atoms combined together. Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, and is neutral and nonpolar, which is why its bioavailability is so great. It does not dissociate into its electrons and protons when dissolved in water, so it will not alter the pH of water or your body and has nothing to do with the alkaline water concept.
“It’s just hydrogen gas. It’s three times more energy-dense than gasoline. That’s why it’s being looked at as an alternative energy source or fuel,” LeBaron says. “It’s what powers the sun and fusion in producing helium. This is the hydrogen we’re talking about and we’re seeing it can also be therapeutic, [and is] effective whether you inhale it, dissolve it in water and drink it, or other methods of application.
In 2009, I came across an article published in Nature Medicine2 [in 2007] … [which] showed [2 percent] hydrogen [gas] was effective at preventing the brain damage from ischemia reperfusion induced by a middle cerebral artery occlusion in a rat model … I was getting my degree in biochemistry at the time, but I’ve always been interested in health …
I took it from there and was able to read all the research, all the literature, and continue advancing in this area, then later go to Japan. Now I’m able to work with and collaborate with some of the top researchers around the world in this. I feel very fortunate to be involved in this emerging area of hydrogen gas.”
Molecular Hydrogen Has Unique and Selective Antioxidant Effects
Molecular hydrogen remediates oxidative stress, which is one of the most fundamental mechanisms that destroys human health. That’s why molecular hydrogen is so exciting — because it has such unique antioxidant effects that specifically target only the most harmful free radicals. Now, while you might think the hydrogen gas dissociates or neutralizes hydroxyl free radicals (which cause the most oxidative damage), it doesn’t appear to work that way.
There are more than 1,000 peer-reviewed scientific publications on molecular hydrogen, which have collectively demonstrated that H2 has therapeutic potential in over 170 different human and animal disease models. In fact, hydrogen is shown to benefit virtually every organ of the human body, The reason why is because hydrogen targets and mitigates the root cause of many diseases, inflammation and oxidation. But just how does it do this? LeBaron explains:
“To understand how hydrogen works, we need to understand how free radicals work and why they’re produced. First, the hydroxyl radical, which is OH neutral with a lone pair electron, is produced in your body through the Fenton reaction. When free radicals get too high, like superoxide radicals, peroxynitrite [or] ionizing radiation,3 [they] can be converted to hydroxyl radicals … [Hydroxyl radicals] are damaging because they’re so reactive …
When you look at other free radicals [such as] nitric oxide, that’s a very important free radical which causes vasodilation. We don’t want to neutralize that. We have superoxide radicals [and] other oxidants like hydrogen peroxide — these are all very important.
Of course, too much is bad, but having them in the right concentrations and at the right locations is very good for you. We don’t want to just neutralize all of those, whereas hydroxyl radicals or peroxynitrite oxidants, we don’t want any of them.
That Nature Medicine publication specifically showed that hydrogen could act as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing the cytotoxic oxygen radicals, specifically the hydroxyl radical and to a lesser extent peroxynitrite, without decreasing the other oxidants like hydrogen peroxide or superoxide …
Most other antioxidants are not selective … [and] that can be problematic … Hydrogen is selective in that it’s only going to decrease or reduce those toxic radicals like the hydroxyl radical.4”
How Molecular Hydrogen Works
There are two basic definitions of an antioxidant: 1) a molecule that donates an electron to a radical reaction, and 2) a molecule that improves the redox status of the cell. Redox stands for oxidation reduction. In your cells, you need both oxidation and a reduction of oxidation in order for everything to work properly.
When that balance gets perturbed by too much oxidation, you end up with oxidative stress. If you don’t have enough oxidation, you end up with other serious problems. In many cases, damage is not caused by an excess of free radicals but rather a redox dysregulation.
“We need free radicals,” LeBaron says, “and studies have shown you can actually suffer from too much oxidative stress and too much reductive stress5 (or not enough oxidative potential) not only in the same body or the same organ, but in the exact same cell. Too much oxidative stress in the cytosol; not enough oxidative power in endoplasmic reticulum. Hydrogen helps to bring everything back to homeostasis.”
So, while hydrogen has antioxidant effects, it works primarily by improving the redox status of the cell when needed. As a result, you see improvements in superoxide dismutase and glutathione levels, for example. Not only does hydrogen selectively reduce the most toxic radicals, but it can help prevent an excess (which becomes toxic) of the free radicals from being produced in the first place. This is a very powerful prevention mechanism.
Another way is by activating the Nrf2 pathway when the activation is needed. Nrf2 is a transcription factor that, when activated, goes into the cell’s nucleus and binds to the antioxidant response element in the DNA. It then induces the transcription of further cytoprotective enzymes such as glutathione, superoxide dismutase catalase, glutathione peroxidase, phase II enzymes, heme-1 oxygenase and many others.
“One study6,7 [looking at] metabolic syndrome found that subjects drinking hydrogen-enriched water had a 39 percent increase in extracellular superoxide dismutase. So, yes, hydrogen does have this antioxidant-like effect, because it can help regulate Nrf2 pathway8 and bring enzymes and cytoprotective proteins back to the levels they’re supposed to be; back into that realm of homeostasis.”
Cyclical Ingestion Is Key for Optimal Effectiveness
Depending on the individual and their diet, intestinal bacteria that ferment fiber produce about 2.5 gallons of hydrogen gas per day,9,10 which is part of the therapeutic benefits of fiber. From an evolutionary perspective, we’ve also always been exposed to hydrogen gas.11,12
These facts alone are indicative of its safety. “Anybody can have it — pregnant women, children, everybody. Hydrogen gas itself is very safe. They have used it in deep sea diving to prevent decompression sickness13 since the 1940s,” LeBaron says. (Normally, helium gas is used but for very deep dives, hydrogen gas is used, such as hydrox, which is 96 percent hydrogen.)
Now, if hydrogen gas is so beneficial, and your body already produces loads of it, why would ingesting hydrogen-rich water still be therapeutic, seeing how you’re getting far lower amounts of hydrogen this way?
Interestingly, one Nagoya University study14 showed that while continuous administration of hydrogen in air was ineffective for the prevention of Parkinson’s disease, intermittent exposure was effective. The greatest effects, however, were obtained by drinking hydrogen-rich water. Just what is it about cyclical or intermittent exposure (opposed to continuous) that makes such a big difference? LeBaron explains:
“It appears to be more of a gaseous-signal modulator. The way a signal modulator works is, it needs to have this intermittent type exposure, or else you get habituation or subsequent attenuation of the signal. That’s what we’re seeing with hydrogen gas … it modulates gene expression, protein phosphorylation and many transcription factors, but the primary targets remain elusive.
Molecular hydrogen has also shown clinically to have some great benefits. More research is always needed, but there are some compelling ones that show its safety and effectiveness.
[In one study15] they had 50 patients with cerebral infarction; 25 [received] hydrogen inhalation and 25 in the control group [received] an approved medical drug … [T]he hydrogen was significantly more effective than the approved drug on all the measured parameters, with no side effects.
Again, the reason I’m so passionate about hydrogen is because here we have a molecule that is simple, safe, easy to administer, and actually has some really significant therapeutic potential.
There was just another study published for … Alzheimer’s disease. If you look at the genotype, those with the APOE4 genotype is susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease … When we look at the effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water … they found it was significantly therapeutic for this disease. That’s big because there are no approved drugs that are effective for Alzheimer’s disease.”
Molecular Hydrogen Mimics Effects of Fasting
Interestingly, there’s evidence to suggest that if you have the APOE4 gene, you really need to intermittently fast to avoid Alzheimer’s, and one of the pathways that hydrogen seems to mimic is that of fasting. Dr. Dale Bredesen expands on this in his book “The End of Alzheimer’s” and in my interview with him.
LeBaron cites a study published in the Journal of Obesity, which basically shows that drinking hydrogen-rich water had the same effect as restricting calories by about 20 percent. Also, both fasting and molecular hydrogen increase neuroprotective gastric ghrelin secretion, a hunger hormone, and in at least one study, this was shown to be one of the primary mediators in benefiting those with Parkinson’s disease.16,17,18
Hydrogen Applications for Diabetes
Clinical studies have also shown molecular hydrogen effectively prevents liver damage (fatty liver) caused by a high-sugar diet and metabolic syndrome.19,20 “In some of the metabolic syndrome studies, glucose levels in some of those with impaired glucose tolerance were brought back to the normal range,” LeBaron says. Animal research21 suggest hydrogen may induce GLUT4 translocation by a similar mechanism as insulin.
“We need more studies to investigate this, but some of this preliminary data is really showing it’s a great for these diabetics,22” he says. There’s also some evidence23,24,25,26 it may help suppress cancer growth as an adjunctive treatment and ameliorate the toxicity of cancer drugs,27 but LeBaron is cautious in this regard, saying more research is needed.
Available Hydrogen Therapies
There are a number of ways to administer hydrogen. For example, you can inhale hydrogen gas, and for this, there are inhalation machines you can buy. Caution is required however. The gas produced at the cathode is hydrogen gas, but if the electrodes are impure or develop mineral buildup, and the water you’re using has chloride in it, then chlorine gas can be produced, which you would then inhale.
Other methods are drinking and/or bathing in hydrogen-rich water, and there are several ways to do that. For example, you could bubble it into the water from a tank of hydrogen gas and dissolve it under pressure. Just keep in mind that if you plan on storing it, you cannot use plastic containers, as the hydrogen molecules are so small they’ll dissipate right through the container.
For clarification, hydrogen gas is simply two hydrogen atoms bound together. When you dissolve it into water, it will not attach to the water molecules, so there’s no risk that you’re going to create some other structure. There are also intravenous hydrogen-rich saline injections and hyperbaric hydrogen therapy, developed in Japan.
How to Measure the Concentration of Hydrogen Gas
One way to check the quality of your molecular hydrogen product is to use a redox titration reagent called H2 Blue. This is available on many different websites, including Amazon.
This allows you to measure the concentration of hydrogen in the water you’re about to drink. To do this, simply fill the small beaker with 6 milliliters of your hydrogen water. If there’s no hydrogen gas in there, the blue reagent will remain blue
If hydrogen gas is present, the reagent will turn from blue to clear. Once it turns clear, add another drop of the reagent. Keep adding a drop at a time until the solution turns blue and stays blue. This is called the titration endpoint.
Simply count how many drops it took to get there. Each drop is equivalent to about 0.1 milligram per liter and the number of drops required to neutralize the test solution will determine the concentration of molecular hydrogen. So, if you had to add 10 drops, you would have 1 milligram of hydrogen per liter.
Unfortunately, there’s still insufficient data on what the minimum effective concentration is. There are many variables involved. However, as a very general guideline, clinical studies have shown therapeutic effects at doses ranging from 0.5 milligrams to 5 milligrams or more of hydrogen per day. We should be able to obtain this dose by consuming no more than 1 liter of hydrogen-enriched water according to IHSA standards.
“We need more research, but it appears, at least in some of these studies, that a higher concentration or a higher dose is as effective as and sometimes more effective than a lower amount,” LeBaron says.
In terms of half-life, if you were to drink hydrogen-rich water, you’re going to reach a peak blood level and breath exhalation point after about five to 15 minutes depending on the dose. This demonstrates that hydrogen can easily diffuse into the bloodstream in order to measure changes in the breath. Your hydrogen level returns to baseline in about an hour or so.
“That’s also how we know hydrogen is more of a signal modulator, because you can drink the hydrogen water and it’s gone out of the system within an hour, yet it has residual, therapeutic, protective effects that last for hours, days and even weeks.
One small, double-blinded, randomized study28 on rheumatoid arthritis found that drinking hydrogen-rich water was very effective for the disease … Those with early onset rheumatoid arthritis had remission. During the washout period, no one was taking hydrogen and they … continued to see improvements in the disease for an additional four weeks …
[The reason for this is] because you’re targeting gene expression.29 By taking hydrogen, within three days we see increases for PGC-1?, [which] is mitochondrial biogenesis … There are so many different transcription factors hydrogen operates on, so if we start to alter the gene expression, then some of these changes of the signal modulator can last for quite some time, so we get residual effects.”
To learn more about molecular hydrogen, please visit the Molecular Hydrogen Institute’s website. There, you’ll find research, video lectures and a variety of other resources, including a number of different certifications for those interested in working with and administering molecular hydrogen.
“Again, we are a science-based nonprofit working to advance the research, education and awareness of hydrogen as a medical gas, so you’re not going to find products and things on our site, but you will find a lot of information, and we do our best to provide what’s going on in the hydrogen area,” LeBaron says.
“I hope that you’ll review this video, review the information on hydrogen, and although we have a responsibility as researchers to understand the molecular mechanisms and targets of hydrogen and do clinical studies, because we have a molecule so significant, and so safe, perhaps it’s also your responsibility to share it; to let other people know about it.
There’s so many people who don’t have access to medical care that this could really benefit. There are also those who have access to too much medical care, where hydrogen can help mitigate the toxic effects.”
Approximately 60 million adults are affected by acid reflux, with about 25 million living with the symptoms on a daily basis.1 Unfortunately the prevalence of acid reflux in the population is still on the rise.
The gradual increase in people who suffer from acid reflux can be attributed to various factors. In a 2011 study, it was determined that acid reflux cases had doubled in the previous 10 years, with the researchers noting that this rise in acid reflux patients runs parallel to the number of people who are obese and overweight, especially since obesity is a known risk factor for acid reflux.2
The exact cause of this condition cannot be pinpointed on one particular cause, but it may be triggered by numerous external and internal factors. These articles will focus on the reasons why acid reflux happens, its causes and the treatment options and lifestyle changes you can employ to dampen or eliminate the symptoms completely.
Is Acid Reflux the Same as GERD?
The burning sensation people feel in their chest or the back of their throat is usually attributed to heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While they all share the similar symptoms, this may become a problem when it comes to treatment options.
When an individual mentions that they have heartburn, they are usually referring to a burning sensation felt in the chest.3 In some cases, this may be mistaken for heart attack pain, especially when the pain is severe.4Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, the condition brought on by a weakening of the lower esophageal sphincter, which allows stomach acid to travel up the esophagus. Aside from heartburn, patients who suffer from acid reflux may also get sore throats and a cough.
If acid reflux occurs more frequently than normal, you may be diagnosed with GERD, which is its chronic form. GERD is characterized by acid reflux symptoms occurring more than twice a week, together with the inflammation of the esophagus. Because of the rate of recurrence, patients also suffer from more symptoms than just acid reflux, including damaged tooth enamel, mucositis, asthma and bad breath.5
If you’re having trouble differentiating these terms, just remember that heartburn is a symptom of both acid reflux and GERD, and GERD is the chronic form of acid reflux.
Is Acid Reflux Dangerous?
Acid reflux may seem like a common condition since it doesn’t cause much debilitation aside from the heartburn and nausea, but it may still lead to serious diseases if left undiagnosed or untreated.
The constant barrage of stomach acid traveling up the esophagus may lead to serious damage in the esophagus, as its lining is thinner and more delicate than the lining of the stomach. Numerous esophageal complications may arise if adjustments are not done to control this condition.6
Acid reflux may also cause patients’ teeth to decay due to the stomach acid’s ability to break down the teeth enamel, weakening it and exposing patients to a higher risk of cavities.7
Started listening to this about a week ago, and finally am listening to the second half of it now. There’s likely much information here that will help quite a few, and I do note that they address many items that will help to alleviate any “financial fears” that I hear occasionally from other YouTube presenters.
My view is that anything that promotes the fear paradigm, are “worthy of being ignored”…
Published on Oct 12, 2018
On The GoldFish Report No. 281 Louisa and Co-host Steve interview the spokes person for the Red Dragon Family, The Ambassador, and the White Dragon Society spokesperson Benjamin Fulford, for a discussion about the present economy, financial system, geopolitics and what some of the obstacles have been to fulfilling the 555 Mission for Humanity that the Ambassador introduced over four years ago. Benjamin explains a new system is possible and one that can operate parallel to the Belt and Road Initiative. The Ambassador discusses the remit and Surrender progress of the Old Guard and how it has been underway to make way for global economic prosperity and egalitarianism. Benjamin agrees that the draining of the D.C swamp is where change has to happen first to trickle to other regions in the world. This interview is packed with wisdom and perspective from Behind the Scenes , insider perspectives who want a better world for all people. It gives you an insight as to how the real decision makers of the world think and where they may need to rethink playing God.
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