By Rudy Silva
Your stomach was made to be an acid chamber, so it could digest
protein. It was designed to keep its pH 3.0 or less. When your stomach's
pH moves above 3.0, it automatically produces more acid to bring
the pH down below 3.0.
Your stomach is happy and working like it should when its pH
is 3.0 or less because it can do the job it was intended to:
- - break protein into its individual amino acids
- - prepare vitamins and minerals to be absorbed in the intestines
- - destroy incoming bacteria and pathogens
- - reduce chances of coming down with stomach cancer
- - keep stomach content acidic so when it goes into the duodenum,
it triggers pancreas digestive juices.
- - reduces the chances of having allergies, skin disease,
asthma, depression, lupus, grave's disease, osteoporosis,
accelerated aging, and other conditions.
What is heartburn or acid reflux?
Acid reflux or heartburn is a condition where your stomach acid
has gone to areas where it does not belong. Specifically it has
moved into your esophagus, which is the long tube that comes from
your throat to your stomach. There, this acid will burn and destroy
If you have heartburn or acid reflux, you will feel a burning
or painful sensation coming up your chest. Stomach acid has push
back up into your esophagus through a valve that is between your
esophagus and upper stomach.
Acid reflux is the movement of your stomach acidic contents moving
into your esophagus. Heartburn is the result of the stomach content
in your esophagus - the pain or burning sensation you feel in your
What is the cause of heartburn or
Heartburn is caused by the esophagus valve opening and allowing
acid to "reflux" or move up into your esophagus where
it burns your sensitive tissue. Heartburn is not caused by excess
stomach acid, as is promoted by the medical community. The major
cause is a faulty esophagus valve, called the lower esophageal sphincter,
LES, which allows acid back into an area where it does not belong.
What is the recommend medical treatment?
Doctors prescribe what the pharmaceutical company's create
and push. A few of these drugs are:
- - Prosilec
- - AcipHex
- - Nexium
- - Protonix
- - Antacids
What do these drugs do?
They either neutralize or block the formation of stomach acid
causing its pH to go above 3.0. As the acid pH moves up to 4 and
higher, it is becoming more alkaline. Under these conditions it
will not burn your sensitive esophageal tissue and the result is
you do not feel the burning sensation. This leads you to believe
that you are cured, but you have to continue to use the drug to
What are the side effects of this
The side effects of using these drugs are that it keeps your
stomach at a pH higher than 3.0 and your stomach is not allowed
to stabilize its pH to 3.0 or less.
You now have a stomach that exists with its chemical make up "out
of spec." Do you accept or produce products that are "out
of spec" and expect these products to work as they were intended?
I think not.
What are the natural remedies to use for heartburn or acid reflux?
The natural remedy and lifestyle for eliminating heartburn or
acid reflux is to:
- - stop doing and eating the things that promote acid reflux
- - start doing the things that help eliminate acid reflux
- - start taking natural remedies that will help to strengthen
or normalize your lower esophageal sphincter, LES.
One of the secrets in controlling and eliminating heartburn and
acid reflux is to take HCl acid pills. Heartburn often occurs not
because of excess acid in the stomach but because of not enough
acid in the stomach. But taking HCl pills should be done under the
direction of your doctor.
Your stomach is your first line of good health. Keeping your
stomach working right will assure you that you will get the right
nutrition into your blood to prevent the many diseases that occur
when you are under nourished.
Silva, natural nutritionist, has written a special report
on how you can eliminate and cure your heartburn, or acid reflux,
using a natural diet and natural remedies.