Once you have checked with your doctor and have been cleared from all serious conditions, ask him/her about how to correct the situation without medications.
HCL and digestive enzymes taken at the “beginning” of each meal will help break down protein, carbohydrates and fats and prevent harmful bacteria from flourishing. This is very important for proper digestion, avoiding leaking gut and to assimilate the vitamins and minerals the body needs.
Medications – proton pump inhibitors – What do they do? These stop the stomach from naturally producing the much needed HCL (hydrochloric acid) and the necessary enzymes to break down food. Without proper digestion, vitamins and minerals are not readily available for absorption, resulting in vitamin and minerals deficiencies.
It is not necessary that you follow everything below. Just read and see if anything resonates with you and feels doable. Just start there and make changes as you can.
We are not born with acid reflux. These are symptoms that come about as a result of a combination of things; but the majority of these can be reversed in a reasonable period of time with a little knowledge and information.
We do not have to be perfect and give up all the foods we love but you may want to know some of the foods eaten regularly or in excess that trigger the acid reflux symptoms.
Minerals are alkaline in their natural form and are the building blocks of our cells. We have trillions of cells in our body making up every tissue from bones to organs. If the cells are nourished with high quality alkaline vitamins and minerals then excess acid leaves the body and we start feeling better. IntraMax , Red Desert clay, Concentrace minerals are all excellent for adding in additional vitamins and minerals.
Note: At age 32, I was tested and found to be producing 1% HCL. This happened because in my teen years I went through an anorexia/bulimia phase, which stopped my stomach from producing HCL. When I got over myself back then, my stomach never went back to producing any hydrochloric acid; therefore my stomach did not properly digest food. I did not know this, so as the years went on the lack of digestive enzymes and HCL contributed to a major decline in my physical health, as I was not assimilating or absorbing nutrients.
Herbs prescribed by a good Chinese Herbalist can often unclog a digestive tract that is sluggish and then of course adding fibrous foods once things are moving smoothly again will be advantageous.
Many people find the simplest solution for constipation or sluggish bowels is to take Magnesium powder. The body cannot store magnesium and yet is necessary for more than 300 bodily functions. Magnesium can be taken more than once a day. Many believe that magnesium is more important than calcium because without it calcium cannot be broken down and therefore does not move into to the bones.
The above will help point you in a direction toward feeling better. So start where you are and just do what feels right for you !
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