Did you know that the term ‘acid reflux’ is completely misleading?

Doctors named it the wrong thing many years ago and the label ‘acid reflux’ stuck.

Basically, you get reflux (not acid reflux) when you don’t have enough stomach acid to keep your stomach environment sterile.

Yeast and other nasties begin to grow in there and they ferment and produce gas, heartburn, and pressure as well as reflux.

If your stomach acid levels are healthy you have a pH under 1 and your pepsin works to digest proteins.

You can absorb all the minerals from your food, as well as all the B vitamins.

When your stomach becomes less acidic and the pH creeps up e.g. around 2.5, you are in trouble.

Now you can’t absorb iron or digest your proteins, so your body begins to crave sugars and carbohydrates because they are easier to digest.

The heart burn will make you reach for antacids, like Nexium for instance.

Antacids are the most popular over-the-counter drugs sold globally doing untold harm to the population.

Some antacids contain Aluminium which was never meant to be eaten.

Aluminium thickens the blood, causing stress on the heart and kidneys, causing bone and tooth decay and arthritis.

A lack of HCL (HCL is hydrochloric acid or stomach acid) in the stomach is the hidden cause of anemia, burning sensations in the stomach, systemic alkalosis, and allergies because of the starvation caused by the non-absorption of vitamins and minerals such as iron from the food.

HCL protects us against bacteria and parasites that enter our stomach from the food we eat.

If we have enough HCL we never get food poisoning and our bodies are strong and healthy.

Hydrochloric Acid is the guardian of your body!

Judicious use of HCL supplementation is the key.

This way your body starts to assimilate minerals, adding to your mineral reserves.

Once this happens your HCL production starts to naturally increase again.

While you are doing this, the minerals you are now getting from your food will balance your pH levels.

Here is how you judiciously supplement with Betaine HCL.

Drinking ½ teaspoon of baking soda stirred into 8 ounces of water will remedy an overdose of HCL.

If reflux occurs at night or at least 2 hours after a meal, bicarb of soda dissolved in water is a safe remedy.

If you are in a continual state of stress or fight and flight, you will need more Betaine HCL.

Your body must learn to relax and unwind again so your digestion will improve easier.  

Regular treatments like energy healing, massage, reflexology or cranio-sacral therapy at the Purple House are ideal to restore calm and wellbeing.

Lots of people are on low salt diets and this is another reason why they don’t digest their foods.

Salt, specifically sodium chloride, plays a crucial role in maintaining various bodily functions, including the production of stomach acid.

Without enough salt, your body cannot produce hydrochloric acid (HCL), which is essential for digestion.

Low stomach acid impairs the absorption of essential nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Here are some important natural solutions to keep your digestion firing away:

There is a saying: “You are what you eat,” BUT, it would be more accurate to say: “You are what you absorb.”

If you suffer from reflux, you are likely only getting 10% of the nutrients from your food!

That’s a lot of wasted energy, all the way from the farmer who grows it, to you walking the supermarket aisles looking for the right products, prepping/cooking your meal, and washing the dishes afterward.

I am not even talking about all the money you just wasted because your food ended up in the toilet rather than inside your cells.

So, treat yourself properly and supplement with Betaine HCL if you suffer from bloating, burping, tiredness, brittle nails, hair thinning, low immunity, anemia, and lack of energy.  

Addressing low stomach acid is not just about alleviating digestive discomfort; it’s about enhancing your overall health and well-being and setting yourself up for a long, healthy and happy life.

Remember, small changes can make a significant difference, and your journey to digestive wellness begins today.

And, if you are tired of feeling dismissed and want to take control of your health – remember we are here to help you. 

The Full Health Audit can provide the clarity and support you need to address the root causes of your health concerns.

Ring our friendly team on 03 64283007 OR click here to visit our website for more information and to shop online, book appointments, read past blogs or download our free e-books !

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