For those taking licorice, marshmallow, etc...

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 9/16/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
How long does it take for them to work? Days or weeks?
How much do you take?

Moona32
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   Posted 9/17/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
It can take awhile to work, a couple months even, so be patient. When I started I did this which is recommended by Dr. Weil, you can go to his website and search DGL or heartburn if you like. I drink a littlew aloe juice each night before bed as well to heal any damage to my esophagus.
Here is what Dr. Weil recommends;
The approach I recommend begins with deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), a remedy extracted from licorice root. (Whole licorice can increase blood pressure; no such effect occurs with DGL). You can buy DGL in powder or tablet form. The easiest way to take it is to chew two tablets slowly before every meal or in between meals, or take one-half teaspoon of the powder before meals. You can continue to take DGL as long as you have symptoms. I also suggest visualization as a mind-body technique to help manage GERD symptoms. The following lifestyle changes can help prevent problems before they start:

phixgrrrl
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   Posted 9/17/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou.
Wow, that long?!!
And the tablets I have are 385 mg of the licorice; are they all the same mg, b/c I don't want to take 2 or 4 or whatnot if it's a different mg dose.
So doing this has really helped? So far it has not helped me but it has been 3 days. The bottle says to take up to 2 a day... I've read some people take as much as 6...so knowing the mg amount would help me.

ale17
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   Posted 9/17/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hi,
I'm taking the DGL along with a few other things. My doctore told me to take a pill twice a day, ea. has 300 mg of the DGL, 200 mg of tha marshmallow root, 100 mg. slippery elm, etc...

Who is Dr. Weil? And what is his website?


thanks.

Moona32
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   Posted 9/18/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
 
He is a real MD but uses integrated medicine (eastern and western medicines). He has been on Oprah and is very highly regarded.

ale17
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   Posted 9/18/2007 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool. I'll check it out. Thanks!
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