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Saturday, June 27 2015

Low stomach acid, or hypochlorhydria , can cause havoc. Millions of people have very low stomach acid due to poor diet, poor soil quality, and excessive use of antibiotics. Symptoms of hypochlorhydria include acid reflux, bloated belly, chronic flatulence, irregular bowel movements, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic illness.

Does it seem as though your stomach never “goes down” after you eat a meal?  If so, your stomach acid may be too low.

Most cases of gastric reflux stem from lack of acid in the stomach. Yes, I know that is exactly opposite of what you have been told, but clinical results prove the point. When you fix the acid reflux problem with acid, it seems to be fixed for good. However, if you pop a handful of antacids like Rennies, you may have to keep taking them for life and the problem exacerbates over time.

The lack of acid appears to affect the closure of the sphincter muscle that keeps the acid from trickling up into the oesophagus (the big tube that food goes down into the stomach). Sadly, then weak acids such as pyruvic acid, lactic acid and others creep up to the oesophagus and cause the classic burning feeling.

Taking antacids causes a decrease of acid in the stomach; however, you must understand that the stomach should be an acid organ!  Making an acid organ alkaline may reduce symptoms for a short period of time, but will also promote infection (due to lack of acid sterilising the gut), decrease digestion and absorption (because acid is needed to break down the food) and bloating and flatulence (when there is limited acid, the food begins to ferment and putrefy causing an increase in stomach cramping, gas and bloating).  Think of a chemistry lab!!

As we age our body’s production of stomach acid decreases significantly and bizarrely increasing the acidity naturally can be the solution to the classic symptoms of low stomach acid. In addition, numerous health problems that are rarely associated with a decrease in acid product are often changed when the gut function is improved.  By increasing the acid in the stomach you will assist in improving the sphincter muscle’s ability to keep acid in the stomach.

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