Do You Know if You Have Acid Reflux or Heartburn?
If you have acid reflux, heartburn or what they call GERD, you probably have been abusing your stomach, of course your body also, by eating poorly, taking medication, using excess pain killers, or not exercising much.
Most diseases occur when there is a deficiency in minerals or vitamins in the body, and this deficiency starts weakening a part of the body that eventually becomes diseased.
Heartburn and acid reflux are one of the diseases that prevent certain minerals and vitamins from being absorbed into your body and, especially if you start taking drugstore heartburn relievers that reduce the acid in your stomach.
Heartburn or acid reflux occurs when the stomach contents, which is acidic, flows into the esophagus and starts to burn the sensitive tissue there. The burning is felt below the collar bone. Sometimes this burning or pain can be mistaken for heart pain.
So how does the stomach content move back into the esophagus where it should not go? There is a valve between the end of your esophagus and the start of your stomach. This valve is called the Lower Esophagus Sphincter, LES. If this valve is weak and there is increase pressure in your stomach, this pressure can open this valve.
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Your stomach was made to be an acid chamber. This means that your stomach acid needs to be around 1.5 to 2.5 pH, so that it can perform all the functions that it needs to.
When your stomach’s pH moves above 3.0, your stomach automatically produces more acid to bring the pH down below 3.0.
So how can your stomach acid move above 3.0 pH.? Here are a few conditions that can cause this.
- You use acid reducer, acid blocker or drugstore Tums
- You drink too much water or liquid with your meals
- You over eat during your meals
- You mix too many different foods during your meals
- You lack digestive enzymes to breakdown your food
- You don’t eat enough vegetables with your meals
- You don’t eat enough fruits during the day.
There are many other conditions that lead to acid reflux.
Your stomach is happy and working like it should when its pH is 3.0 or less, because it can do the job, it was intended to:
- break protein into its individual amino acids
- prepare vitamins and minerals to be absorbed in the intestines
- destroy incoming bacteria and pathogens
- reduce chances of coming down with stomach cance
- keep stomach content acidic, so when it goes into the duodenum, it triggers pancreas digestive juices, reduce the chances of having allergies, skin disease, asthma, depression, lupus, grave’s disease, osteoporosis, accelerated aging, and other conditions.
In this book, you will find a new way of eating. Most of the problems that occur with eating are over eating. Most people eat more than their body needs to keep them healthy and