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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Damage Your Microbiome: Can Cause Serious Side Effects

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the highest-selling classes of drugs of all time with sales approaching $10 billion per year. PPIs, which are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and gastric ulcers, belong to a class of medications that I refer to as microbiome-disrupting drugs

For years, the medical profession has believed that PPIs were completely safe for most people. The FDA was also convinced that PPIs were safe because they…

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