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Heartburn and acid reflux medications are causing B12 deficiency, which can lead to nerve damage, anaemia and dementia
If you suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD, or GERD in the US), you'll probably have been prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a drug designed to stop the 'reflux'-the backflow of stomach acid up into the oesophagus-that characterizes the disorder
Given its wholesome image, have you ever wondered how good cow's milk really is for you? One of its com-ponents is milk sugar, or lactose, and lactose intolerance is the inability to break lactose down, either because the required enzyme lactase is lacking or its availability is substantially diminished