Gastric Balance: Heartburn Not Always Caused by Excess Acid

I wasn’t convinced that I had too much stomach acid because I wasn’t getting any heartburn or belching before I went to the doctor – I only had the ‘lump in my throat’ feeling plus I am constantly clearing my throat (hawking is it called?). I stopped taking the PPIs and have not taken them since although I am very scared of developing oesophageal cancer by not taking them.

I have done hormone testing twice, levels of E in range, Pg slightly low and I supplement with bioidentical progesterone, Vitamin D levels in the optimal range. I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy- no Celiacs, Chrohns, etc. and gallbladder is fine. I had Hpylori 6 years ago, I was tested again this year and it was negative. I have cut out sugar and grains, hoping it was SIBO, no improvement. My only issue is extreme and excessive bloating- intense bloating that makes me look 6 months pregnant- to the point I have to take my pants off.

Had a protein, and the HLC, and this afternoon I have felt wonderful. No burning of the throat, GERD, etc. I am also sipping on ac vinegar.

Believe it or not, it’s actually not too hard to heal conditions relating to reduced stomach acid, but it does require a little determination and work. Personal experience shows that this systematic guide is a great path to better GI health. Going against everything we’ve been taught over the years, reduced acid production in the stomach is behind a slew of gut health issues that contribute to or directly cause acid reflux. In the end, the acids in our stomach break down proteins into the crucial nutrients and amino acids.

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In addition, she can be seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan and The Telegraph discussing IBS as an Official Media Spokesperson to the IBS Network. A stomach acid level of 3-5 suggests that your levels are too low. You swallow this capsule like a small pill and it tests the pH of your stomach acid. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements/products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

acid like an infection. Natural supplement options include apple cider vinegar and digestive bitters.

I have not lost much weight from it, in fact this is the heaviest I’ve been. That being another reason I’m not sure if I do. Please help. I have been on Prilosec for 8 yrs. I am 39 years old, recovering from Breast cancer.

For years, I was convinced my stomach hated me. Much like most people in my family (my parents bought the jumbo size of antacids monthly), I thought I had excess stomach acid, which led to the usual burning sensation after eating, bloating and general discomfort. I began buying my own antacids, only to find popping them made the problem worse.

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Low acid levels might contribute to obesity due to creating low nutrient status which will drive disease but that’s the only connection I can draw at this time. Am trying a 200 mg of potassium now and thinking that is helping with the being tired part. But I really think that I just haven’t been absorbing the nutrients. In the past I tried betaine HCL and got up to 7 capsules at a meal with no discomfort but didn’t understand as much at that time about nutrition.

I’m still trying to figure it all out…I’ve been told years ago that I have IBS and GERD and a nutritionist said I have digestion problems and put me on a digestive enzyme…I have weaned myself off of my supplements and only take Juice Plus supplements and have started back on a probiotic called Dophilus (sp?) Plus…I had been taking it for many years and decided to stop taking it thinking I wouldn’t need it eating Vegan…I was only off of it for a few weeks then decided to go back on it after reading something that made me think I should stay on it…then I read your article about what certain probiotics can do if I do have low stomach acid…I order my supplements from LifeSourceVitamins which I’m very thankful to have learned about a couple years ago…very reputable and helpful company! I’m thankful for your info and am hoping to figure out my body without having to have certain tests performed to “diagnose” my issues due to cost! Thanks for any help/info/suggestions/advice you might care to share with me. HI Gemma – sorry to hear that.

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