Why acid reflux doesn’t mean you have too much stomach acid-but the opposite!
Most of us have experienced at some point of our lives periods of stomach upset, a burning session in the stomach and sometimes also in the esophagus.
For some people, this is not just an occasional situation, but they pretty much live with these symptoms.
Going to a Western trained MD, he quickly will diagnose you with “acid reflux” or GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease.
He will say that too much acid in your stomach causes this condition.
He then will prescribe a powerful drug like “Nexium”, a so called proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that inhibits the stomach cells to produce any more Hydrochloric Acid (HLC). This can alleviate the symptoms for a while, but in the long term it will make the condition worse.
Not only do those drugs cause serious nutritional imbalances, they leave the root cause of the problem untreated and mask it by only treating the symptoms.
So what are the true causes?
You will be very surprised to learn that the real symptom is often NOT too much HCL, but too little of it!
How can that be if you are experiencing this burning sensation in the stomach?
As said, your stomach produces too little HCL, an acid that is needed to digest food, mainly protein. By having too little of it in the stomach, the ingested food can’t be properly digested and starts putrefying in the stomach. This then causes the unpleasant and painful symptoms.
Sometimes, the problem doesn’t lie in the stomach itself, but “further up the food chain” in the pituitary gland that regulates the production of HCL in the stomach.
So how can you really treat this condition?
By giving the body back what it desperately needs- Hydrochloric Acid in form of whole food supplements, preferably given after a meal.
When the problems is caused by the pituitary gland, it is a bit more complex. Then the cause why this gland does not work properly needs to be discovered and treated. This can easily be done with Autonomic Response Testing, the technique I use to help my clients.
So again, if you suffer from “acid reflux”, try taking a supplement that contains HCL with meals and you if you experience less symptoms then chances are high you produce too little HCL. In this case, I recommend taking HCL with every meal.