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Heartburn

by Editorial Team July 9th, 2006 | Diet, Illness
Heartburn is a painful burning in the chest, sometimes accompanied by some acid that comes up from the stomach. At latest count the number of American sufferers of indigestion and heartburn come close to 90 million people. Heatburn, acid reflux disease, esophageal reflux disease and ulcers are a big business for the prescription medicine industry. The products usually work by diminishing, or even blocking the stomach acid that the body needs to accomplish digestion. This is really not a cure, but seems to sometimes alleviate the symptoms. Some people end up with worse indigestion, increased constipation and chronic flatulence. Another
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Food Portions

by Abigail B. May 5th, 2005 | Diet, Nutrition
It is an obvious principle that any successful weight loss requires less calories in than one is taking in now. However, portions have exploded since the 70's. Supersized servings of french fries and sodas are often two to five times larger than when they were introduced. In order to downsize your portions one must know the portion sizes of today and realize the difference in portion sizes when they were introduced.

The Burger King hamburger in 1954 went from 2.8 oz and 202 calories to 4.3 oz. and 310 calories today. Macdonald's french fries went from 2.4 oz and 210 calories
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