Setting New Year’s resolutions to treat your frequent heartburn

This post is sponsored by Mirum and all opinions are my own.

What happens if, despite our best intentions, we aren’t successful at managing our frequent heartburn during the holidays? Perhaps we weren’t great at passing up foods or avoiding beverages that we know trigger our heartburn. 

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Let me tell you, if that’s you, you are not alone. I also overindulge here and there and suffer the consequences of eating or drinking something I know perfectly well is just not the best choice for me. But hey, we’re human, right?

The great thing about this time of the year is that we can get excited about setting goals for the New Year. I personally enjoy taking stock of my health habits and establishing a plan to improve upon them.

Following are some effective resolutions to manage acid reflux and heartburn in the New Year. By clicking on each one you can read more about that particular subject.

Find out what your food triggers are

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Keeping a food diary is a good idea, but it can also seem daunting. I find it more reasonable to wait until I have heartburn and then write down what I ate before it happened. This helps me have an idea of what foods are the culprits. I can then try to avoid them in the future. 

Eat more mindfully and manage your stress levels

I fare much better when I make the conscious decision to eat mindfully. This means that I set aside time to enjoy my food, with no other distraction. I do it away from my desk and engage fully in the act of savoring every bite. This is also helpful to reduce stress and improve digestion.

Have a plan to avoid foods that could be a trigger

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These holidays with smaller gatherings, it will likely be easier to control what we eat. However, there may still be times we’re presented with food that doesn’t sit well with us. In that case, we can be open about our heartburn or, if we don’t want to offend the chef, we can eat a symbolic portion of the dish. We could also contribute a dish we can eat to the family gathering.

If your heartburn happens more than twice a week for a prolonged period of time, plan to take Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets for a preventative course of treatment.

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When I have frequent heartburn that lasts more than 2 days a week, Omeprazole ODT is my go-to form of relief. Omeprazole ODT is recommended for relief of frequent heartburn, happening more than twice a week on an ongoing basis.

Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets, available over the counter, are convenient and dissolve on my tongue. They should be taken in the morning, for the course of 14 days.

Keep in mind that some people can take up to four days to feel the full effect, while others may experience relief in as little as 24 hours.

You may find out more about Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets here. Use as directed. One dose daily for 14 days according to package directions. Don’t take Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor. Omeprazole ODT may take 1-4 days for full effect and is not intended for immediate relief.

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Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, influencer, yoga teacher (RYT500) wife and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.

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