Contrary to common believe that heartburn is caused only by an acid reflux, doctors found out that it might also be caused by a bile reflux, which also goes by a name of duodenogastric bile reflux.

There are two critical situations when we have to start thinking seriously about bile reflux. The first case is when person has a chronic heartburn, and heartburn drugs do not work. Second, is the condition when one experiences pain, heartburn, and indigestion after gallbladder removal.

Bile reflux is not something that is new; surgeons have found bile in the stomach with ulcers during surgery, for over a hundred years. Bile is a common finding by gastroscopy in people with gastritis, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There is a high possibility that a bile reflux, not acid reflux causes injury.

Thanks to technology, doctors started to detect bile in the esophagus in 70% stubborn chronic cases of heartburn and Barrett’s Esophagus. About 10%-15% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD get Barrett’s Esophagus. That is a serious precancerous complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. There are many articles and books discussing potential injury of the stomach and esophagus that could be caused by bile due to bile reflux.

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To be more specific, the bile reflux is also the pancreatic reflux, as well. It means that the mixture of bile and pancreatic juice can do injury. Many people know that the liver produces bile and pancreas manufactures pancreatic juice full of digestive enzymes. However, not too many people know that bile and pancreatic juice are highly alkaline solutions. Alkalinity of these solutions means healthy digestion, contrary, acidic changes lead to poor digestion. My articles and book medically support this idea.

Bile is an alkaline solution with a gentle balance of water, minerals, bicarbonates, cholesterol, lecithin, and bile acids and bile salts. If bile is acidic, there are more precipitated bile acids in it. Bile acids are extremely “aggressive” chemical substances, which make acidic bile so irritable. Acidic bile irritates the surrounding tissues, mucus membranes, and sphincters and leads to bile reflux.

In a healthy person, mixture of alkaline bile and pancreatic juice goes down to the beginning of the small intestine - duodenum. Alkaline environment in the duodenum is a decisive factor of the good digestion and proper transfer of the digested food down to the lower area of the small intestine. Acidifying makes bile particularly “aggressive”. Whole body acidity leads to acidic changes in the bile with precipitation of the bile acids, which irritate the duodenum’s walls causing rough contractions and spasms. This throws the contents of the small intestine with aggressive mix of the bile acids and pancreatic enzymes up into the stomach.

Acidic bile irritates valves, ducts, duodenum wall, causing “the wrong way traffic” - bile/pancreatic reflux into the stomach or even esophagus.
Almost 40-50% of all adults in the U.S. report having some symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is generally called acid reflux.

Commonly treatment for acid reflux is the medications that suppress stomach acidity. In numerous situations with stubborn, chronic heartburn, patients poorly respond to acid-suppressive drugs because acid reflux is only part of the problem. The main culprit is bile/pancreatic reflux.

Another situation when bile reflux can be seen is often in persons’ with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction after gallbladder removal. Normally, when the sphincter of Oddi is closed, bile from liver goes into the gallbladder. Absence of the gallbladder’s buffer capacity can increase the pressure inside the bile ducts and pancreatic duct. Acidic, offensive bile promotes more spasms of the sphincter of Oddi. It can cause bile reflux to the pancreas and possible pancreatitis.

In normal condition, gallbladder contracts and pushes out concentrated bile in the duodenum when food gets there for digestion. After gallbladder removal, bile from liver drips into the duodenum despite the fact that there is no food in the gut. Acidic bile corrodes empty duodenum’s wall resulting bile reflux in the stomach.

It is getting clear that restoration of normal, slightly alkaline environment in the whole body and, particularly in the liver and pancreas, can reduce the bile/pancreatic reflux into the stomach and esophagus. In turn, this can lessen bile reflux and chronic heartburn.

I have to admit I simply love shopping for WordPress themes. I enjoy imagining what my new website will look like (or a site for someone else) in a

Then I do demos of themes I’m interested in and try and figure out whether that theme will do exactly what I need it to do.

In late 2009 I was alerted to an upcoming release of a theme called Builder. Builder WordPress theme was truly something I had never seen before in a theme. It’s essentially a WordPress theme builder. You have almost no restrictions in how you lay out your site and design your site.

I love WordPress, but often became frustrated with limitations in layout and functionality using themes. Sure, most premium theme developers have come a long way, but if it’s flexibility you’re after in a WordPress theme, then Builder is for you.

Overview of iThemes

iThemes was a big player in the premium WordPress theme industry long before they released the incredibly popular Builder theme.

If you are just starting out with your own website or are perhaps moving your blog from a free hosting service to a paid hosting service running WordPress, you will do yourself a huge favor by learning all about iThemes as a premium WordPress theme developer. Not only do they provide a nice collection of themes, Builder being their seminal offering, but they offer plugins and extensive resources for understanding WP and web design in general.

Not only does iThemes offer a huge collection of professional WP themes, but they try to educate their customers as well. That gives them a competitive edge for those just starting out with WP or web design in general. They even offer a tutorial on how to pick the right them for your needs.

Pricing & License Model of iThemes WordPress Themes

The license that comes with all iThemes packages gives you permission to use the theme on as many domains as you like and to make as all the modifications that you deem necessary. You never have to credit iThemes for the design. There are no restrictions on using these themes on sites to be sold to clients. Every purchase comes with a solid year of technical support and access to updates on the theme.

iThemes operates on several different levels, making it easy for every customer to customize what themes they purchase and what they pay in the end. The easiest way to purchase a theme is to find one that you like and purchase Single Theme Package. This typically costs around $80 and gives unlimited use of one theme package with the extended year of updates and themes.

Another popular iThemes offering is Flexx theme, which is a bit different from other themes in that it includes 18 different versions of the theme. You can either purchase a Single Theme Package including just one theme version from the package, or you can get a great bargain by purchasing the entire Flexx Package for $199.95. Flexx was the precursor to Builder.

For $127 you can also purchase the Builder theme which is more like a program that allows you to step-by-step design your own theme. This is a great value if you don’t see any themes that you really want to implement as is.

If you design a lot of websites or blogs for clients, then you will get the most value from an All Access Pass. This gives you unlimited access to all themes offered by iThemes for unlimited use on as many sites as you like. A six month membership will run you $297 and a full year membership will run $497. This is the best option for professional web designers.

Refund Policy

You cannot get a refund for any themes purchased at iThemes. This is standard in the industry.

Technical Support

iThemes offers an online support forum to address bugs and other problems installing and making their WP themes and plugins fully functional. They don’t offer a phone number or email address for help, but this is standard with most premium WordPress theme developer services these days.

Customized Options With iThemes Premium WordPress Themes

You can get some advice and have basic questions answered about customizing iTheme themes through the support forum, but no services are offered for extended modifications. The Builder theme is a great option if you don’t see any iThemes that you would like to use as is. See details of this theme (more like a program) under the Prices & License Model section of this About iThemes overview.

History of iThemes

IThemes started with one blogger and website manager who learned through personal experience how valuable and affordable WordPress could be for small business owners (I can totally relate, except I didn’t start a company as reputable as iThemes). The company developed in order to provide functional, SEO oriented, professional quality themes not just for bloggers but for small businesses in need of affordable and well designed websites as well.

Who is Behind iThemes?

Cory Miller is the online entrepreneur who founded and continues to operate the iThemes premium WordPress theme developer website. Chris Jean is the “ninja” coder.

Windows VPS or Windows Virtual Private Server is a method that can split a server into multiple parts. Each server that is virtual can have its own operating system on a full-fledged basis and one can also reboot each server independently.

The Windows VPS is a boon for the small to medium sized business which cannot afford to have an expensive server running and at the same time the business may be too large for a web solution hosting on a shared basis. Hence, the server solution is a balanced one that brings the best of both sides to you.

Let us now consider the relative advantages of Windows VPS as opposed to a Linux VPS.

First, depending on the type of package you subscribe for, the package will manage your backups totally on your behalf. This will ensure that the server is backed up daily so that you can restore it at any time, depending on when it was restored. All you need to do is to put through a request to the technical department.

Second, the Windows Virtual Private Server, especially the Windows 2008 Virtual Private Server, has the facility of regular system updates. Your system updates are done and managed on a regular basis and these are updated the moment the most recent updates are released.

Third, you can easily perform the capacity monitoring of the system. You get to know how much resource usage you will require at any given point of time. The hosting center of systems will precisely track the usage and will send out recommendations about the kind of hosting packages that will the most suitable, given your needs.

Fourth, the companies that are providing the server support also have excellent customer service system. You can just give then a call and they will be at your service. So you can be assured that the troubleshooting will not be delayed at any cost.

Fifth, you can also do some availability monitoring. You would not otherwise know about the potential problems your server may be facing. This can be a real irritant as when a problem actually crops up, it can catch you napping. And then you will need to do some crazy running around to fix the problem. In this case, however, you are alerted of any impending problem well in advance so that you can stay prepared and take precautionary steps to find remedies to the problem.

The solution is thus an ideal blend of efficiency and cost effectiveness. This is the ideal solution for the smaller and medium sized businesses which might have budget constraints but will still emphasize of high performance. Additionally, the customer support is good too.