Are antacids really helping?

Are antacids really helping?

Are you taking antacids, are they helping?

We are often made to believe that acid reflux or GERD, is due to high stomach acid levels. For some this maybe the case, but many people have LOW stomach acid and actually need to increase it. We obviously need alkaline foods, but the stomach itself needs to be acidic.

Millions of people are taking acid suppressing drugs that unfortunately don’t address the underlying causes of reflux, but also cause all sorts of problems such as:

  • mood issues (this can be a major symptom particularly in children)
  • constipation
  • stomach aches
  • headaches
  • muscle aches/twitches/weakness
  • overgrowth of bad bacteria/candida etc. in your gut
  • reduced resistance to infection
  • inflammation of the oesophagus
  • osteoporosis and much more.

If you don’t need them, antacids reduce nutrient absorption, so they are linked to the hundreds of ailments caused by a lack of important vitamins and minerals.

As a former sufferer of acid reflux, I know the symptoms, they’re really unpleasant. I saw so many Dr’s and Gastroenterologists. They kept prescribing acid reducing drugs which were making me feel worse so I stopped taking them in the end. Finally after addressing the root causes I found relief; no more constipation, pain, sore throats, aches, feeling nauseous, lack of appetite…. the list of symptoms goes on!

Please feel free to contact me. I offer FREE 15 minute calls to chat about this topic or any other nutritional questions you may have.

Please note: If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with your GP or other health-care professional.  

References

https://chriskresser.com/how-your-antacid-drug-is-making-you-sick-part-a/

http://www.hormonesmatter.com/importance-stomach-acid-antacids-make-you-sick/

http://gastrodigestivesystem.com/stomach/low-stomach-acid

http://drhyman.com/blog/2013/09/26/7-steps-reverse-acid-reflux