Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You

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jonathan wright and stomach acid

I eat protein meals. I wish I wasn’t nauseated all the time. That’s so amazing Debbie, I couldn’t be happier for you.

I show all the symptoms of low stomach acid,nausea, vomiting , feeling of rotting food in stomach and several trips to the E.R upon many other symptoms. I have been so sick for about a year almost to the point of not being able to eat. I have now started to take hcl with pepcin and i can finally eat again!

The tone of this muscle plays a large role in its ability to keep acid contained to the stomach, and the determining factor of how well it functions is the amount of acid present in the stomach. A highly acidic environment in the stomach will trigger that muscle to become very tight and restrict the flow of acid into the esophagus. Conversely, when stomach acid drops, the muscle loosens up, and acid can more easily enter the esophagus. This explains why low stomach acid can be a major cause of acid reflux symptoms. That means people with more stomach acid are less likely to develop symptoms of acid reflux.

jonathan wright and stomach acid

If it crawls up the esophagus, it will irritate the delicate lining of your food pipe, causing a burning sensation. Do you think this makes sense? Yes? Then check the graph below – it shows the average change in stomach acid levels between ages 20 to 80 (from Wright, 2001 p.20).

You have no idea how common your story is. I hear it all the time. Betaine HCL and low stomach acid is the tip of the ice berg for someone like you. Please work with a local functional medicine practitioner or work with Jordan and I 1-on-1. There is a root cause for your issues and it is likely a pathogen of some type.

After I interviewed Dr. Wright, I became confident that I did suffer from low stomach acid myself — and I began his treatment protocol. That was not because I had digestive complaints such as heartburn, but because my fingernails have ridges and are weak, thin and split a lot.

While I was aware of removing dairy products, the link to stomach acid, pepsin, B12 and intrinsic factor, and the ability to possibly provide permanent relief naturally without steroids is a truly preferable therapeutic protocol in my opinion. Reading about the link between Rheumatoid Arthritis and low levels of stomach acid expanding it to other autoimmune diseases as well as other illnesses as a result of being immunocompromised was enlightening.

I had such horrible heartburn and ate tums like candy for around four months. Then came the bloating, gas, sulfur burps, slow digestion, nausea, and stomachs pain. I stopped taking them and all that’s really subsided is the sulfur burps and then I started having other symptoms, like vomiting and muscle spasms. Whenever I eat, it feels there’s is a rock just sitting there. My doctor believes it to be digestive issues caused by stress.

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When we carefully test people over age forty who’re having heartburn, indigestion and gas, over 90 percent of the time we find inadequate acid production by the stomach. If heartburn were caused by too much stomach acid, we’d have a bunch of teenagers popping Rolaids instead of elderly folks. But of course that’s the opposite of what we see. Digestive problems such as heartburn, GERD, indigestion may be associated with not enough hydrochloric acid. The stomach secretes hydrochloric acid.

I started the PPIs on Friday, DEC 18 (18 days ago). It did get better, and I drastically changed my diet to be 4-5 small meals a day of boiled eggs or a lean meat (chicken, fish) and steamed leafy vegetables (baby spinach, chard), cauliflower, and turnips, and salads. I did not eat 3-4 hours before sleeping, I raised the bed 8 inches at the head, drink water, chamomile and ginger teas, slippery elm tea w/ marshamallow and licorice root, chew sugarless gum w no mint. No Diary, no high fiber, no caffeine, no alcohol, no sugar or refined flour at all.

jonathan wright and stomach acid

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