What Is Generally NOT Known About Acid Reflux!  (Part 1 of 2)

[Including its Role in Developing Degenerative Diseases!]

The lack of this knowledge by those who suffer from over-acid conditions, like Acid Reflux, will in time result in far worse health conditions and diseases.  For example, cancer cannot grow in a body that is pH balanced; but will proliferate when the body is too acidic.

In Part 1 of this 2-Part article, I will share the first of three causes of Acid Reflux.  So, let’s begin…

Acid Reflux is a modern diagnostic term for a condition that has, for centuries, been known by many other names, such as heartburn, indigestion, and over-acidity.  And now long-term Acid Reflux is called, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Its original terms, “heartburn” or “indigestion” described the backward flow (or Reflux) of stomach “acid” into your esophagus, hence the new term “Acid Reflux.”  

Symptoms resulting from this backward flow are mild to severe burning of the esophageal lining and chest pain.  Ongoing stomach-acid assaults on the esophagus will, in time, damage and ulcerate the esophageal lining causing other esophageal-related conditions, and worse.

The commonly known causes of Acid Reflux are lifestyle-related and include diet, drugs, smoking, inhaling secondhand smoke, alcohol, caffeinated beverages, and tight clothing around the abdomen.  

However, there are other causes, including other lifestyle practices, that interfere with the laws (or principles) of digestion and lead to Acid Reflux that you may not be aware of.  

HOW THE BODY WORKS:  When you do not understand and/or respect the Law of Gravity, you cause injury to yourself.  The same applies to the nutritional biochemical laws that govern the healthy function of your body, and in this case, specifically, the laws that govern the healthy function of the Digestive System and prevent Acid Reflux.

Here is how the body works:  At the onset of smelling, tasting, or chewing food, the stomach lining is signaled to release gastric acids into the stomach, so it is ready to digest the foods you consume.  Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) is its primary gastric (stomach) acid. 

CAUSE #1:  However, when your body is unable to produce sufficient gastric acids, the undigested food sits too long in the stomach and begins to ferment and rot.  

Sufficient gastric acids in the stomach are the signal for the small intestines to open and receive the stomach contents to begin the next phase of digestion.  However, when this does not occur due to insufficient gastric acids, the fermented, rotting stomach contents try to escape in the opposite direction, thus backflows into the esophagus, causing the symptoms of Acid Reflux.

So, one cause of Acid Reflux (which also causes stomach ulcers) is the acids of the fermenting and rotting foods due to insufficient HCL and other gastric acids.  

Also, without sufficient gastric acids in your stomach, you have lost one of your body’s first lines of defense and that is to destroy pathogenic bacteria and other germs that come in by way of the esophagus.

ELIZABETH HAS NO MORE ACID REFLUX.  Elizabeth suffered from severe Acid Reflux 4 to 5 times a week until she started Clinical Nutrition Therapy.

In Part 2 of this 2-part article, I will share the 2nd and 3rd causes of Acid Reflux, what is actually happening to your body when you take anti-acid and acid-stopping drugs, and provide you with healthier solutions to end Acid Reflux once and for all. 

FOR HELP no matter where you live, please call me at 940-761-4045.  First Consultation Free! 

Dr. Smith is the owner of ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION (Est. 1981) in Wichita Falls, Tx, with clients residing in 37 U.S. states and seven international countries.  Since opening her business, she has continued to hold a successful track record of over 90% in helping her clients improve their health. 

Information for Nutritional and Bioenergetic Education only and not for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition or disease.