The standard medical take on acid indigestion - Acid Reflux Disease - is that it is caused by too strong, too much stomach acid, and the standard treatment is over-the-counter antacids or in extreme cases the new very strong antacids that can be obtained by prescription only.
But Dr. Joel Wallach, a naturopathic physician and nutritional expert of great renown, says that is wrong. He says it's just the opposite, that it's caused by too little or too weak stomach acid. Too little or too weak stomach acid results in incomplete digestion, especially of carbohydrates and sugars which then ferment in the stomach, and the resulting gases burp the stomach acid up past the cardiac sphincter into the esophagus where, even though it is weak by stomach acid standards, it is still strong enough to cause burning.
Wallach is a leading expert on the causes and natures of diseases, especially
their relationships to nutrition, specifically nutritional deficiencies.
He says the answer is more and stronger stomach acid rather than less
and weaker. He also says it helps to avoid carbohydrates, especially
refined carbohydrates and sugars, and to use salt, Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
because the chlorine (Cl) from the NaCl is a component used in the making
of Hydrochloric Acid (HCl).
It will also help to not take your minerals in dry form or liquid colloidal form because these have to be digested by the stomach acid in order to be absorbed into the bloodstream. When minerals have to be ionized by stomach acid, especially calcium, they will raise the alkalinity of the stomach acid which in turn will lower the alkalinity of the minerals, thereby compromising both. This is a dangerous proposition, especially for older people, who don't produce enough stomach acid anyway.
In addition to degraded digestion, reduced stomach acid leads to the proliferation of heliobacter pylori, a bacteria which, when it becomes too abundant in the stomach, has been cited as a factor leading to stomach cancer.
Furthermore, the stomach acid will compromise the alkalinity of the minerals, which is bad because you need all the alkalinity you can get and alkalinity is one of the primary functions of minerals in the first place.
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It doesn't get any better than that!
© Charles Martin Simon
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