Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Dr. Jorge, author of the best-selling health and cook book, The Acid Reflux Solution, offers advice, information, and even a few recipes to help you live a better life, without sacrificing any of its great pleasures.See all posts »
Welcome to The Acid Reflux Solution
I am Cuban-American and even though I’ve spent most of my life in Miami, I’ve lived all over the country—from Detroit and New York, to New Orleans and Dallas—and now beautiful southern California.
I went to medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where I also did my internship in internal medicine. I completed my residency in internal medicine at Tulane University and my fellowship in gastroenterology at Baylor University in Dallas. It was there that I really learned the importance of nutrition and the digestive tract.
Everything that has to do with your health begins in the digestive tract, if you think about it. Your digestive tract is where nutrients and energy first enter the body. And it plays a major role in acid reflux, ulcers, diabetes, and obesity. You can be in a whole mess of trouble if you don’t receive the proper nutrition, or if your body doesn’t absorb the nutrients you consume.
I’ve become more interested in acid reflux since I, along with millions of Americans, suffer from this ailment. What concerns me most is how we overuse anti-acid medications, which can effectively treat the symptoms of acid reflux, if used in moderation. However, the overuse of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can cause poor absorption of iron, calcium, and magnesium.
I recently wrote a best-selling book called The Acid Reflux Solution that addresses all of these issues. So join me here, in my blog, where I’ll give you advice, information, and even a few recipes to help you live a better life, without sacrificing any of its great pleasures.
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