Reflux can present as pain or burning in the stomach and/or esophagus. It is caused by the lack of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the gut, not by too much acid. Too much sugar in the diet will interfere with the body’s production of hydrochloric acid and enzymes. These are needed to break down food and absorb the nutrients.
Without an adequate supply of HCL, the food sits too long in the stomach and produces its own acids. This acid irritates the lining of the esophagus and/stomach. When you take an antacid, you relieve the pain AND you stop the normal function, which is to break down food and absorb the nutrients for use in the body. Over time, you become deficient in many vitamins and minerals which leads to other health problems.
Why not go to the source of the problem? At The Natural Health and Healing Center, we evaluate you to see if there are stressors involved, such as food intolerances, chemicals, or immune challenges). A nutrition program is created just for you to address your specific needs.
If you are already taking an antacid, it’s not too late. You can improve your body’s function.