FDA Gives Warning on Acid Reflux Pills

Last August 2009, we reported in this Blog about a study that was reported that month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the potential negative effects on bones of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI).  That journal reported on a study which found that long term exposure to PPI was associated with osteoporosis related bone fractures.  Commonly known PPI include Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix and Aciphex.

This past week on May 25 the FDA issued a warning about PPI…that several studies have shown an increase in hip, wrist and spine fractures particulary among users of PPI that are older than 50 years old.  In a statement by Joyce Korvick, deputy director for safety in the FDA’s Gastroenterology Products division, she was quoted as saying “Health-care professionals should consider whether a lower dose or shorter duration of therapy would adequately treat the patient’s condition”.

The difficulties with acid reflux pills underscores the need to make sure that one gets the recommended daily allowance — and more, of essential minerals.  Whatever minerals our bodies need, but do not receive through diet, are drawn from our bones.  And minerals of course provide strength to our bones.

HealthWise coffees can fill needs here a couple ways:  at the “front end”, the coffees are easy on the stomach, and many people who have experienced acid reflux and similar conditions can drink HealthWise coffee without stomach upset — perhaps avoiding acid reflux pills altogether.  Beyond that, HealthWise coffees have more essential minerals than you’ll find in any other coffee due to our unique roasting process.     Please click on the “Healthy Coffee” tab of www.healthwisecoffee.com for more information.


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