Book Review: Why Stomach Acid is Good For You — Theresa Diulus Nutrition & Lifestyle

The FDA has even recognized this significant risk. Mandated label changes now require both prescription and over the counter acid-blocking medications to carry a warning stating the increased risk of bone fracture associated with high doses and/or long-term use of these medications. One of the biggest misconceptions I encounter from patients about acid reflux is that it results from having too much stomach acid.

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It seems logical that the root problem is low stomach acid. Elevated ammonia levels will pickle your brain. I had high-functioning Asperger’s Syndrome. Between healing my gut, chelating mercury and arsenic with Andrew Cutler’s protocol, and now getting ammonia under control I’m not doing too bad now. I don’t know what caused low stomach acid but mercury does very bad things to the digestive system.

If I was you I would test something to raise my stomach acid levels. @Bet – Thanks so much for sharing your story. It’s going to help so many people.

Why Stomach Acid is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn Indigestion, Reflux and GERD by Lane Lenard, Jonathan V. Wright (Paperback,

This is what we’re told by the companies who want to sell us medications that block the production of acid by the stomach. Most people who take an acid blocking drug do get relief, so the logic seems reasonable. Cleary something isn’t working. This post covers common misconceptions around acid reflux, the problems with common acid reflux medications, and what you can try instead.

I have nausea and sickness everyday. I’ve lost a lot of weight. My symptoms are every day. I tried lanzoprozol for excess acid but they did not help. The doctors don’t know what it is.

No burning in the stomach or esophagus and no heartburn!! I thought I was home-free…but 1.5 hours later, and I can feel it in my throat (as usual). Am I to assume that this burning is my same ole’ acid reflux that I experience after eating, or is this from the HCL?

Stomach acid is necessary for good digestion and nutrient absorption. In “Why Stomach Acid is Good for You” by Dr Jonathan Wright, readers are forced to confront this question and learn that big pharmacy and misinformed medicine have successfully made us believe a lie.

It does sound like you’re suffering from low stomach acid, so we’d suggest continuing to test it out. Hi Lori, I’ve now reached 8 HCL pills (with a high protein meal), but still had zero burning/warming sensation.

This link is compounded when we think about the role of fatty acids in mood stabilization. Low stomach acid will not trigger the correct environment for pancreatic enzymes to function optimally in breaking down fats. Sub-optimal fat digestion means we won’t benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fats, nor the wide array of beneficial effects of fats for fertility, skin health, immunity, etc. Therefore, although the drug companies are well aware that GERD isn’t caused by too much stomach acid and that low stomach acid causes serious health problems and complications, they continue to sell billions of dollars worth of antacids to an unsuspecting public.

Betaine HCL supplementation is a safe way to have great digestion and make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need from your foods. Have you tried it yet? Tell us about your experiences in the comments. Because the time frames can vary person-to-person, as well as how they drink the solution, this test is only a good indicator that you might want to do more testing to determine your stomach acid. In theory, if your stomach is producing adequate amounts of stomach acid you’ll likely belch within two to three minutes.

‘ as well as hormone replacement protocols for women and men. @Debbie – Yes, hair falling out could be the result of years upon years of low acid levels resulting in low nutrient status of the body.

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