The multi-billion dollar antacid industry has you believing that stomach acid is bad for you.
While you may use antacids for heartburn relief or indigestion, they are not a cure for what causes these problems in the first place.
Contrary to popular belief, indigestion is usually caused by low stomach acid, and it affects up to half of our population.
Using over-the-counter antacids that neutralize stomach acid can actually make your digestion worse, leaving you at risk for malnutrition and mineral deficiencies.
It may take the pain away, but then the person feels bloated, gains weight, feels lethargic, because their ability to digest protein to build muscle and repair organs has been majorly diminished.
We’ve got it all backwards. Something is actually BLOCKING the stomach from opening up the bottom valve and letting food pass through to the intestines. Because here’s a fact straight from anatomy textbooks: Between meals your stomach acid dies down to a pH of around 5 (higher on the scale is more alkaline). But when protein/fat enters the stomach, it triggers the stomach to lower the pH (make it more acidic) to around 1.5-3. Bathing protein (like meats) in this strong acid breaks it down for your body to absorb it.
The low pH is the only thing that triggers the bottom valve of the stomach to open!!
So when the stomach is blocked from working correctly, whether due to metal toxins or potassium deficiency or an allergy, the pH does NOT lower so therefore the bottom valve does NOT open fully, meaning food stays in the stomach excessively long and starts going UP, taking acid with it. Here’s an important fact: The acid is NOT acidic enough to open the bottom valve, but IS acidic enough to burn the alkaline, tender esophagus lining!
So pouring on the antacid or acid-reducer “quenches the fire” but still does nothing to fix the problem—it’s still coming up but at least not “burning” you.
But what are the consequences of lowering stomach acid?
Symptoms of Low Stomach Acid
Bloating, belching, and flatulence immediately after meals
Heartburn (often thought to be caused by too much stomach acid)
Indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation
Undigested food in stools
Hair loss in women
Multiple food allergies
Weak, peeling, or cracked fingernails
Top Causes of Heartburn
Metal toxicity from metal teeth fillings
Parasites or other infection in the stomach
Stomach or duodenal ulcer
Solve heartburn for good by getting to the root causes! Whether metal toxicity or an ulcer, there are natural effective solutions for both. An evaluation will determine what is blocking your stomach from working correctly and will allow it to heal and give you efficient digestion that nourishes you and creates energy, not an energy drain! (Eliminating that “sleepiness after meals”!)