Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD
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This groundbreaking book unleashes a brilliant new plan for permanently curing heartburn by relieving the root cause of the problem: low stomach acid.
acid can do over a long period of time. I have worked with thousands of patients who arrived at the Tahoma Clinic with diseases as disparate as rheumatoid arthritis, childhood asthma, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, depression, and many others only to find that they all had one thing in common: their stomachs were putting out a less-than-optimal amount of acid. In many cases, by restoring normal gastric function using safe, inexpensive acid supplements; pepsin and other digestive
minerals and herbs and all, and that’s an approach I haven’t tried. If I need to stay a few days, that’s OK, I’m staying with my brother here in Seattle.” “You’ll just need a day or two at most,” I said. “You’ll need to have your stomach tested …” “My stomach? The rosacea’s on my face.” “I know. But your face is reflecting a gastrointestinal problem.” “Heck of a reflection … so if rosacea ‘reflects a gastrointestinal problem,’ how come no one told me that before? Besides, this gas and
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higher and/or more frequent doses of PPIs, as is often recommended for “intractable” heartburn or for treating peptic ulcers, produces a state of achlorhydria (virtually no stomach acid). In addition to the consequences of chronic acid-suppression, there are many serious concerns associated with the use of PPIs. The most common adverse effects include diarrhea, skin reactions, and headache, which can sometimes be severe.7–9 Other adverse effects, which occur less frequently, include impotence,
osteopathic physicians, 159, 160 osteoporosis, 16, 21, 26, 33, 41 pancreas, 14, 49, 142 pancreatin, 141, 155 pantoprazole, 28 papain, 141, 155 parietal cells, 47 Parnelli, Vincent and Theresa, 73 Parsonnet, Julie, 93 Pepcid, 19, 27 and Helicabacter pylori, 94 and histamines, 48 and reflux, 137 and zinc absorption, 72 peppermint, 144 pepsin, 16, 38 and asthma, 107 and B12 absorption, 69 and bitters, 142 and replacing HCl, 138 peptic