31 Jan Treat Acid Reflux/G.E.R.D. without medication!
Antacids are not the solution for acid reflux because they neutralize hydrochloric acid (HCl), which is an essential digestive secretion in the stomach. Contrary to what pharmaceutical companies advertise, acid reflux and esophageal disease are caused by a stomach that has become too alkaline, not overly acidic. Using apple cider vinegar before meals can help increase stomach acidity and improve digestion. However, our modern diets lack the necessary enzymes for digestion due to processing, leading to a heavy burden on our bodies natural digestive and pancreatic enzymes, resulting in acid reflux and nutritional deficiencies at younger ages.
Consumption of dead calories like soft drinks, alcohol, medications, and high carbohydrate diets can further deplete the optimal HCl levels in our stomachs, leaving us unable to break down stomach contents and nutrients in a timely manner. This causes slowed digestion of proteins and gaseous secretions from the breakdown of simple processed carbs, resulting in bloating, gas pressure, and reflux problems.
The cure for acid reflux lies in restoring proper HCl levels in the stomach to enable adequate function as our creator designed it. Pharmaceutical medications that prevent normal stomach acid production and reverse it into an alkaline organ do not align with our natural physiology. It is vital to restore HCl reserves to achieve optimal stomach function and avoid side effects of inadequate stomach acid, such as anemia, muscle cramping, restless legs, bone loss, and protein and mineral deficiencies.
However, it is essential to note that most people will not be able to come off prolonged use of antacids or protein pump inhibitors (like Nexium) abruptly, as they may experience acid rebound issues. Instead, they will need to start an HCl and digestive enzyme protocol to establish proper stomach function before gradually reducing medication use. Visit www.DrJoeyJones.com to learn more about improving HCl reserves and restoring proper stomach function, or to schedule a consultation, please call my office at (205) 823-8284.