You’ll never guess the underlying root cause of acid reflux.
Do you know that acid reflux affects an upward of 20% of Americans every week?
Continued exposure to acid reflux can lead to a more deadly problem or a disease called Barrett’s esophagus. It is an erosion of your esophagus and your stomach lining.
I want to give you some data and some truths that you may not have otherwise been privileged to understand.
I want to share something with you because I want to give you some of this direct information that is irrefutable and undeniable, so this is not an opinion but an actual scientific fact.
In Guyton’s Physiology Seventh Edition, page 790, it says, “Pepsin, the important peptic enzyme of the stomach, is most active at a pH of two or three, which is extremely acidic,” and is utterly inactive above approximately five. An antacid can quickly raise your pH to six or higher.
So, in medical literature, they teach students that if you don’t have acidity in your stomach between two and three, you do not digest foods properly. An antacid can quickly raise your pH to six or above, which guess does what? So, is that antacid, in fact, the answer to your acid reflux?
It is not.
You might be shocked to know the opposite direction is the truth.
It would help if you had more acidity added to your stomach. Wait. What?
Does acid reflux mean I need more acidity?
Yes, because your body’s designed to break foods down in the stomach.
There’s a little valve that sits on the base of your stomach that goes to the small intestines.
That valve will only open up, releasing the contents of your stomach when your acidity is at that two or three.
So, if your acidity in your stomach is not high, guess what happens
The foods that you’re consuming, especially proteins and fats, start to go rancid and putrefy. So if you think about your garbage on a hot day, you can smell it. It starts to be nasty. It’s giving off an odor.
That’s what happens inside of your stomach.
If it is not acidic to break down your foods, it starts to go rancid and putrefy; thus, the emission of the gas from the food that does not digest starts to make its way up to your GI tract.
So, every time we take that antacid, yes, you are getting the relief of the symptom, but you are never addressing the cause.
Here at Synergy, our goal is to make sure you know what is causing you to feel the way you do. We do this mainly through a form of muscle testing known as Nutrition Response Testing; this technique allows us to test your body to see what foods, metals, & chemicals, are harming you and your body, as well as what ingredients will supplement your body and help get it back on track with properly functioning organs.
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