What is GERD? In normal digestion, swallowed food travels down the esophagus, enters the stomach. Pepsin (digestive enzyme) is then produced to digest food, and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) acts as a barrier to prevent this stomach acid from traveling back up the esophagus. When the LES is impaired, weakened, or otherwise overwhelmed, these gastric juices can travel back up the esophagus and cause a burning sensation known as heartburn. Reducing gastric acidity and limiting foods that may lower LES pressure can help with symptom management. What foods to Avoid GERD and acid reflux can be a frustrating chronic condition to deal with. Over the counter remedies and treatments…
When I’m feeling under the weather, or am in need of something to make me feel cozy and warm, soup is a go-to for me. The start of colder weather always ushers in new ideas for how I can perfect this already near perfect food. I wanted to make something creamy but also balanced. I find that cream-based soups can get really heavy, real quick, and the combination of acidity from the tomatoes with the zinginess of the ginger is just right. This won’t sit heavy in your stomach.