Do you feel overlooked, overworked and underpaid?
It could be your stomach!
You might have been popping antacid tablets without a second thought …
But, did you know that these seemingly harmless pills might be doing you more harm than good?
While antacids provide you with temporary relief from pain, burning or acid reflux, they mask the underlying issues that caused the problem.
What most people don’t realise is that long term use of antacids leads to poor nutrient absorption.
The food that you eat can’t be used for cell renewal, because its not digested properly.
Compare a healthy stomach to a small campfire that keeps you warm.
Now, imagine your campfire isn’t going so well.
Perhaps, there are just some smouldering embers left.
You wouldn’t dream of putting wet logs on those embers would you?
Instead, you would carefully add bits of dry kindling, and wait for a small flame to flicker before you add bigger logs.
Antacid tablets kill your stomach fires.
Its’ like putting water on your campfire.
Without a healthy functioning stomach, your digestion is broken.
Stomach acid, primarily composed of hydrochloric acid (HCL) helps break down food, particularly proteins, into smaller molecules that can be absorbed by the body.
You will also run low on other vital vitamins and minerals.
Without sufficient acid to regulate the lower oesophageal sphincter, stomach contents can flow back into the oesophagus, causing discomfort and a burning sensation.
This is a big mistake!
We believe that we have TOO much stomach acid, when in reality we have too little.
Stomach acid acts as a natural barrier against harmful bacteria and pathogens.
With reduced acid levels, the risk of bacterial overgrowth in the stomach and small intestine increases.
This can lead to conditions like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), causing symptoms like bloating, gas, and abdominal pain.
Did you know that healthy stomach acid levels destroy ingested pathogens, parasites and bacteria?
So, a healthy stomach and healthy immune system go hand in hand.
When stomach acid levels are low, the body’s first line of defense is compromised, making it easier for harmful bacteria and viruses to enter the digestive system and impact overall immune functions.
Low stomach acid has been linked to various chronic health conditions, including autoimmune diseases, allergies, and skin problems.
Now, its time to see how you can naturally boost your digestive system.
Some popular folk remedies are adding lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to your drinking water.
Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi also work wonders for your digestion.
Stress impacts your digestion heavily, so avoid eating on the run, or when you are feeling upset or uptight.
Pay attention to slowing down when you eat, and chew each mouthful a hundred times.
Yes, that’s what is required by your body, but we have forgotten how to eat, chew and swallow the right way.
The very best action step for optimal health is supplementing with Betaine HCL every meal.
Betaine HCL capsules are to your stomach what fire starters are to a smouldering campfire on a rainy day.
When your digestion is healthy, its easy to feel warm and relaxed from the inside out.
These simple lifestyle changes will make your stomach feel rewarded and appreciated!
Your hair, skin, nails, and even your eyesight will get an upgrade from the fresh influx of nutrients!
To help your body relax and restore, book in for a healing session with Pete or Grada.
Healing can also be done remotely over phone or zoom and is just as effective.
To have a look under the bonnet of your car and get not only your stomach, but every system working, book in for a Full Health Audit / Complete Health Analysis with Pete.
Help is only one call away, so reach out now!
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