Stomach and Acid Reflux and Recommended Treatment
Your stomach was made to be an acid chamber, so it could
digest protein. It was designed to keep its pH 3.0 or less.
When your stomach's pH moves above 3.0, it automatically
produces more acid to bring the pH down below 3.0.
Your stomach is happy and working like it should when its
pH is 3.0 or less because it can do the job it was intended
- break protein into its individual amino acids
- prepare vitamins and minerals to be absorbed in the
- destroy incoming bacteria and pathogens
- reduce chances of coming down with stomach cancer
- keep stomach content acidic so when it goes into the
duodenum, it triggers pancreas digestive juices.
- reduces the chances of having allergies, skin disease,
asthma, depression, lupus, grave's disease, osteoporosis,
accelerated aging, and other conditions.
What is heartburn or acid reflux?
Acid reflux or heartburn is a condition where your stomach
acid has gone to areas where it does not belong. Specifically
it has moved into your esophagus, which is the long tube that
comes from your throat to your stomach. There, this acid will
burn and destroy tissue lining.
If you have heartburn or acid reflux, you will feel a burning
or painful sensation coming up your chest. Stomach acid has
push back up into your esophagus through a valve that is between
your esophagus and upper stomach.
Acid reflux is the movement of your stomach acidic contents
moving into your esophagus. Heartburn is the result of the stomach
content in your esophagus - the pain or burning sensation you
feel in your chest.
What is the cause of heartburn or acid reflux?
Heartburn is caused by the esophagus valve opening and allowing
acid to "reflux" or move up into your esophagus where
it burns your sensitive tissue. Heartburn is not caused by excess
stomach acid, as is promoted by the medical community. The major
cause is a faulty esophagus valve, called the lower esophageal
sphincter, LES, which allows acid back into an area where it
does not belong.
What is the recommend medical treatment?
Doctors prescribe what the pharmaceutical company's create
and push. A few of these drugs are:
What do these drugs do?
They either neutralize or block the formation of stomach
acid causing its pH to go above 3.0. As the acid pH moves up
to 4 and higher, it is becoming more alkaline. Under these conditions
it will not burn your sensitive esophageal tissue and the result
is you do not feel the burning sensation. This leads you to
believe that you are cured, but you have to continue to use
the drug to be cured.
What are the side effects of this medical treatment?
The side effects of using these drugs are that it keeps your
stomach at a pH higher than 3.0 and your stomach is not allowed
to stabilize its pH to 3.0 or less.
You now have a stomach that exists with its chemical make
up "out of spec." Do you accept or produce products
that are "out of spec" and expect these products to
work as they were intended? I think not.
What are the natural remedies to use for heartburn or acid
The natural remedy and lifestyle for eliminating heartburn
or acid reflux is to:
- stop doing and eating the things that promote acid reflux
- start doing the things that help eliminate acid reflux
- start taking natural remedies that will help to strengthen
or normalize your lower esophageal sphincter, LES.
One of the secrets in controlling and eliminating heartburn
and acid reflux is to take HCl acid pills. Heartburn often occurs
not because of excess acid in the stomach but because of not
enough acid in the stomach. But taking HCl pills should be done
under the direction of your doctor.
Your stomach is your first line of good health. Keeping your
stomach working right will assure you that you will get the
right nutrition into your blood to prevent the many diseases
that occur when you are under nourished.
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