The general population has low stomach acid which is called hydrochloric acid, HCI and a decrease in digestive enzymes. This can result in eating over-processed foods, chemical use, stress and getting older. It’s not just our stomach that aids the digestive process. The liver, gallbladder and pancreas play a role as well. They all need to be balanced in order for it to run smoothly.
read what he said STOP! Don’t reach for tums! Taking some form of antacid actually makes the problem worse and just suppresses the problem, instead of fixing the too little stomach acid that is the actual cause of heartburn, GERD and indigestion.
If there is too little acid, then we cannot absorb the amount of nutrients from food that nature intended. If this pattern continues, over time we can suffer from malnutrition (due to not absorbing food nutrients) that affects our immune system, such as anemia, depression, osteoporosis, food allergies and cardiovascular diseases. What’s very interesting that Medical Doctor’s do not make it a normal practice to test for low HCI levels when apatient complains of stomach issues. Instead they prescribe a pharmaceutical that can worsen the problem by stopping the production of stomach acid. Why give a patient an antacid if they are already suffering from low acid??? I was surprised to learn that Asthma in children were sometimes linked to stomach issues. Dr. Bray researched children 6 months to 12 years who had asthma and found over 80 percent had low stomach acid. Instead of putting these children on steroids or some other form of conventional treatment, he tried a diluted solution of HCI and pepsin ( powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products.) before each meal and it helped!
http://ecloyalty.com/?p=2877 This is a crazy fact: pharmaceutical industry made more than $7 Billion a year in antacid product sales!!!
I suggest trying something natural. Your body easily recognizes whole foods from the earth and is ready to process and absorb it. Here are some helpful supplements that you can try:
Papain from papayas – this has a mild soothing effect on the stomach and aids in protein digestion
Bromelain from pineapples – it’s an anti-inflammatory which reduces tissue irritation
Try drinking the juice of half a lemonsqueezed into water, or apple cider vinegar 30 minutes before eating
Rosemary, ginger, cumin, or orange peel makes a great tea to consume before eating
HCI supplement before each meal
Niacin (vitamin B6) – stimulate HCI production
Others you can try are; barberry bark, dandelion, fennel and vitamin C