According to Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA, apple cider vinegar has lots of healing benefits. It has been used for hundreds of years by traditional healers. It’s alkaline property assists your body in restoring proper pH levels and brings health and balance back to your digestive system. (more…)
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…)
Years ago, people used the amino acid glycine as a sleep aid, to accelerate wound healing, and to quickly stop panic attacks. In fact, in the early 1990s glycine received a huge amount of research attention with doctors reporting a whole host of health problems it could help improve, or even eliminate.
Yet, it was quickly overshadowed by pharmaceutical compounds, relegating glycine to the status of old-fashioned or inferior. (more…)
Acid reflux, and the heartburn that results, occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. About one-third of Americans experience heartburn on a regular basis. Treatment with both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications might temporarily stop the burning, but the relief can come at a substantial health cost.
Conventional doctors generally blame excess stomach acid, or hyperacidity, for acid reflux, even though a mechanism to support this claim has not been found. A defective or weakened lower esophageal sphincter, the valve at the top of the stomach, is generally where the blame is placed, although that does not address why excess acid is the culprit.
Many holistic doctors believe that the cause of acid reflux is actually too little stomach acid, or hypoacidity. From what is known about how the digestive process works, these claims can be substantiated.