Heartburn Drugs Shorten Your Life

Heartburn Drugs Shorten Your Life.  For those of you who follow my articles, you know some of the dangers of these controversial meds.  As it turns out the research against these drugs keeps mounting.  The British Medical Journal published research showing protein pump inhibitors increase the risk of death.

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Heartburn Drugs Shorten Your Life.  In fact the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published research on July 4th of 2017.  This research clearly outlines the many health risks that come from taking protein pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec and omeprazole.  If you follow my articles, you already know about some of them, which include cancer, kidney failure, osteoporosis, heart failure and disease and increased risk of certain infections.  According to the BMJ, we can now add pneumonia, dementia and bone fractures to the list.

According to  Consumer Reports, PPIs are one of the highest-selling drugs in the U.S. In fact sales were $9.5 billion in 2014.  Not only do they have some serious long term effects, they are also habit forming.  That is, once you start taking PPIs, your body develops a dependency to them.  In addition, the BMJ also concludes that people who used proton-pump inhibitors experienced a 25% heightened risk of death from all causes.  Consumers turn to this questionable drug to ease symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux and GERD.

When questioned, AstraZeneca, a maker of two popular PPIs, made the following statement:
“We are confident in the safety and efficacy of Nexium and Prilosec when used in accordance with the FDA approved label, which has been established through numerous clinical trials,” said Alexandra Engel, a spokeswoman for AstraZeneca.  This company was not involved in the new study.

Our Approach

Your acid production is a direct result of your digestive health. And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including heartburn, acid reflux or GERD), I can help support healthy digestion. And of course this, in turn, promotes healthy stomach acid levels. I provide this support with a specific plan. And this plan usually includes custom dietary changes and the correct enzyme supplements. Of course I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Are you concerned about stomach health? Is your condition painful when it hits?  Are you missing out on work family or fun? Or are you constantly “popping” antacids or PPI’s?   If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

link to BMJ Research

Heartburn Drugs
Heartburn Drugs can shorten your life