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Whether you prefer to call it acid reflux, GERD or simply indigestion; the problem is quite uncomfortable, potentially harmful to health, and growing. Chronic We’re finding that even children and babies can be chronically affected these days.
Virtually all the reflux medications on the market either work to reduce or neutralize hydrochloric acid in the stomach, or they turn off the pumps that produce it altogether. The problem is that we cannot digest our food properly once this happens, no matter how fresh and healthy that food is.
You see, hydrochloric acid is produced so that when our well-chewed, liquefied food reaches the stomach, the proteins can be separated from the rest of the contents, to allow for proper absorption of all nutrients in the intestinal tract.
Hydrochloric acid also acts as a protective barrier to kill dozens of potentially harmful microorganisms that ride in with our food and water. When we turn off the acid production, we’ve opened the doors to a profusion of characters that may do us harm.
And here is a little known fact, the majority of indigestion sufferers Continue Reading »