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Tips for beating indigestion naturally

Indigestion and the discomfort that comes with it can affect your daily life. Try these simple tips and natural remedies to enjoy your meal without the suffering.

Heartburn for supper

Heartburn killing you? Check what you're eating - you may be causing this yourself.

GORD - medication

If you get mild heartburn occasionally, an antacid bought over the counter could relieve the symptoms.

Avoid heartburn this Easter

Few people are aware that chocolate is one of the top causes of heartburn and that over-indulgence in Easter eggs can lead to painful bouts of heartburn.

13 ways to prevent heartburn

Choose what you eat and when you eat it more carefully, and you could get rid of heartburn for ever. Everyone with a stomach needs to read this.

GORD and diet

Do you suffer from heartburn or have you been diagnosed with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? The right diet may help to ease your discomfort.

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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