Dr. Robyn Benson


“There are several natural ways to overcome the symptoms and complications caused by acid reflux and GERD that can be taken at home for relief.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

Do you know the leading factors that can contribute to Acid Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?  

Below we are providing Dr. Hyman’s top list, which we found on his Ultrawellness Center website:

-Eating right before bed.

-Eating too much.

-Being overweight can push your stomach up, causing reflux.

-Chronic stress affects the nerves in your stomach, making it impossible to process the food properly. This will cause food to go up instead of down.

-Loss of magnesium, which is caused by stress. Magnesium is needed to relax the sphincter at the bottom of your stomach that actually lets the food go down.

-Food sensitivities may not be diagnosed, including gluten and dairy.

-Bad bacteria or yeast growing in your stomach. If you have been on a lot of antibiotics, if you have been on hormones, if you eat a lot of sugar and processed food, you could grow bad bugs in your gut, and they ferment and can cause reflux.

Title: Overcoming Digestive Challenges

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Acid Reflux & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?
  • Why do I have Acid Reflux and GERD?
  • Steps to Overcoming Reflux
  • What Foods to Avoid
  • Gluten and Acid Reflux
  • Gluten-Free Diets
  • Starting the Day Right
  • Reflux Free Eating
  • A Healthy Version of Comfort
  • YES, there is still desert
  • Acid Reflux and Lifestyle
  • What does stress have to do with it?
  • Deep Breathing Exercises to Relieve Stress
  • Supplementing for Acid-Reflux and GERD
  • Can’t I just take a pill?
  • Relief Naturally
  • Soothing Bone Broth

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

For more YOUNGER Podcast Episodes: https://robynbenson.com/podcasts/

The Paleo Diet – Founded by Dr. Loren Cordain, is based on the premise that modern day diets should mimic the diets eaten by early humans, comprised of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, leaving out any grain or processed foods: https://thepaleodiet.com/

The Whole30 is a 30-day guided diet program that focuses on eating only meats, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats via recipes with very few ingredients: https://whole30.com

Recipes to Start the Day Right

-Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-noatmeal/

-Squash Leek Chard Frittata – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/winter-squash-leek-and-chard-frittata/

-Chia Flax Hot Pudding – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/chia-flax-hot-pudding/

-Blueberry Pancakes – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/fluffy-blueberry-pancakes/

Reflux Free Eating

-Smoked Salmon Avocado Caesar Salad – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/smoked-salmon-and-avocado-caesar-salad/

-Madras Chicken Salad – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/madras-chicken-salad/

-Salmon Chowder – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/coconut-and-red-palm-oil-salmon-chowder/

-Grilled Beef Satay – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/grilled-beef-satay/

A Healthy Version of Comfort

Lemon Sage Chicken in Cream – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/lemon-and-sage-chicken-in-cream/

Lamb and Sweet Potato Soup – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/instant-pot-lamb-and-sweet-potato-stew/

Cajun Salmon Burgers – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/cajun-salmon-burgers/

Taco Casserole – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/layered-taco-casserole/

Great Deserts for All

No-Bake Cheesecake – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/no-bake-keto-coconut-cheesecake/

Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Coconut Bars – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/dark-chocolate-brazil-nut-and-coconut-bars/

Frozen Macadamia Coconut Bars – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/frozen-coconut-macadamia-bars/

Sweet Potato Custard – https://www.marksdailyapple.com/sweet-potato-custard/

Curative Benefits of Bone Broth, including a recipe from a naturopath, Dr. Axe: https://draxe.com/the-healing-power-of-bone-broth-for-digestion-arthritis-and-cellulite/


“Did you know that between 4%-10% of adults experience symptoms of acid reflux or GERD on a daily basis, and in Western countries, up to 30% of adults experience symptoms weekly?” —Dr. Axe, n.d.

“It is always important to begin by looking at the foods you might be eating which could be exasperating your existing acid reflux and GERD symptoms.”

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, n.d., director of Ultrawellness Center, “There’s a whole series of causes, everything from what you are eating, to your lifestyle, to stress, to smoking, caffeine, alcohol, to bacteria in your gut, to food sensitivities—all these things can trigger reflux.”