Cancer & GERD

Metabolic Inflammatory Conditions

GERD Representation

Where does it all start? This important question can determine the success or failure of medical treatments so we better get it right. Actually there are several starting places to chronic illness but the one I want to talk about here starts in the stomach, which starts screaming at us with a host of GERD symptoms when things start going wrong in our lives.

One of the most important points for doctors and patients to realize is that GERD is a deficiency disease meaning it is not caused by excess acid it is caused by deficient acid. When the stomach does not produce enough acid the food sits in the stomach and repeats back up to the esophageal sphincter. It is, as they call it an excess acid condition only because it is an acid mix, just not high enough to create proper digestion, but high enough to burn tissues that it is exposed long enough to. (more…)

Skip Antacids: Natural Heartburn Cures

Indigestion, a term that describes discomfort in the upper abdomen, includes a group of symptoms that include heartburn, bloating, and nausea. Millions of people suffer from indigestion, and drugs to control the symptoms are among the pharmaceutical industry’s biggest sellers, with millions of people taking both over-the-counter and prescription medications to fight acid reflux. But these drugs come with a number of risks, says naturopathic doctor Michael T. Murray. (more…)

Stop with the antacids already

Have you ever noticed how young people in good health never seem to have indigestion? It is because their stomachs make enough acid to digest their food. But as we age, our stomachs make less and less acid. By the time we are 60 years old, our stomach acid has dropped off up to 75 percent less from when we were 20.

Okay, now think this through. If we are making significantly less stomach acid, then what’s up with the billions of bucks we spend on antacids to treat our “acid reflux”, GERD and etc.? Maybe, just maybe, it isn’t an overproduction of acid in our tummies but rather a lack of it. Millions of dollars go into advertising to convince us that we need the latest and greatest antacid when in fact we usually need more hydrochloric acid. (more…)