Reflux Gourmet Blog

Where we strive to bring together information, ideas, and comfort to our Reflux Gourmet community.

Swallowing in Africa

From lauded clinician, to cancer survivor, to stranger in a strange land – Dr. Lisa Evangalista shares the journey that taught her the world is only changed when it changes you.

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Go Ahead, Have Some Tomato Sauce

Adding the right ingredients can make all the difference. Samara Kaufmann Aviv, MA, co-author of The Acid Watcher Cookbook, summarizes simple, effective methods to make favorite foods work again. “I started to wonder why dishes that contained very acidic substances, which I had eaten while “cheating” – such as hummus (lemon juice), guacamole (lime juice) and creamy tomato sauce (canned tomatoes), didn’t cause me to have symptoms.”

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The effects of Ozempic and Wegovy on weight loss can be dramatic. In a recent randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial, the mean weight loss with once-weekly subcutaneous 2.4 mg semaglutide was nearly 15% after 17 months of treatment. Like all things that seem too good to be true, the nearly magical effects of semaglutide come at a cost.

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