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I am dealing with esophagitis.

Q. Dear Terry, “I am dealing with esophagitis. What would you recommend?” — Lily A., New York, NY

A. Dear Lily, I am glad to say I do have some natural options that can help heal the inflammation in your esophagus. However, I would encourage you to talk with your doctor and see what they think about the following suggestions.


My favorite choice for supporting the mucous membranes of the digestive tract is a combination of d-limonene and sea buckthorn oil. Sea buckthorn has been clinically studied for healing ulcers and other gastric lining inflammation, and d-limonene has been studied for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This synergistic blend is very soothing to the mucosa of the digestive tract. I would recommend taking 1,200 mg (2 softgels) of this blend daily. Take one softgel at a time, separated by 8-10 hours, for approximately 21 days. Use as needed, thereafter.

In addition to the blend above, I also recommend adding a combination of probiotics and deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) to your daily regimen to help soothe the ‘gut’ – that is, the stomach and intestines. Probiotics, also called ‘beneficial bacteria’, typically colonize in the intestines and are not only beneficial for intestinal health, but overall health as well. I especially like a blend of multiple probiotics combined with a clinically studied, encapsulated DGL. DGL helps keep the mucosal lining strong and intact. Look for a product that contains a DGL extract standardized to contain 3.5% glabridin, with greater than 10% total flavonoids per dose. I recommend taking 2 capsules of this blend daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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