No girlfriend, you don’t “just have heartburn”
Over 1/2 of Americans take antacids regularly. PPIs are the most commonly used drugs in the world.
I see so often the amount of people that undergo unnecessary gallbladder removal due to acid reflux. Like as if the gallbladder is a useless organ. 😤Ya maybe if you didn’t need to digest fat to survive.
This is honestly all nonsense. Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD can be healed naturally through nutrition! Hold me to it.
Not to mention, western medicine fails to recognize that heartburn is actually due to low stomach acid, not too much! Taking the PPIs + antacids are only creating more digestive distress in the long run.
To put it simply, we need stomach acid to break down and assimilate the food that we eat, especially protein. It is also the first line of defense against invaders like bacteria, SIBO, candida and parasites. Taking PPIs + antacids will prevent the absorption of nutrients and breakdown of food by suppressing stomach acid even further.
And no, acid reflux is not the only symptom of low stomach acid and in fact you may not have that symptom at all.
Other symptoms include: food sitting like a brick in your stomach, bloating, burping, hiccups, weak hair, skin and nails, constipation, acne, depression, diarrhea, being hungry all the time, having a hard time or opposition to meat.
If this is not addressed, this is when the low stomach acid cascade kicks in and your metabolism takes a hit. (See above)
And here’s the kicker, low stomach acid is not the root cause of your heartburn.
What caused the low stomach acid in the first place? 9x out of 10 its stress in the form of:
⫸ A low protein diet – if you don’t use it you lose it
⫸Mineral + nutrient deficiencies – this is the double edged sword, you need minerals to create stomach acid but can’t create minerals unless you are breaking down your food well
⫸ Fluoride + chlorine in your drinking water inhibiting enzymes to make acid
⫸ OTC drugs + pharmaceuticals
⫸ Processed/ packaged food
Just to name a few…
Conclusion, address digestion first. All else will fall into place.