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Live acid-free this holiday season

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Thirty years ago, Dr. Jamie Koufman was one of the very first larynologists taking care of throat and voice disorders with laser surgery when she noticed something strange. Many patients suffering from acid reflux were being misdiagnosed because they were without the usual symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. Her new book, Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, explains how acid reflux affects one in five Americans and masquerades as sinusitis, asthma, chronic coughs, allergy-like symptoms, sore throats, and esophageal cancer. “In the last 50 years our normal American diet has become more acidic, thanks to the increasing amount of acids added to packaged and canned foods that are making up more and more of our meals,” says Koufman.…

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