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"Defend Yourself Against" ACID REFLUX

Updated: May 18, 2023

"Ever eaten a meal and instantly have burning pain and soreness in your stomach and throat? Ugh it’s horrible!"

If you experience a burning sensation in your throat or stomach after eating, you’re likely experiencing acid reflux.

Acid reflux is a digestive disease in which stomach acid and food back up into the esophagus. This occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter, which is a valve that's supposed to stop food and acid in the stomach from coming back up into the esophagus and throat area, doesn't stay closed properly. This can cause damage and create disease over time.

More than 3 million cases of acid reflux are reported in the U.S. every year. If you get acid reflux more than twice a week, this condition is called GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. This affects about 20% of the population and is the most common diagnosis in gastroenterology.

Before we go any further, we want to make this very clear, we are not here to diagnose or cure any disease. Our sole intention for this blog is to bring to light the symptoms, common causes, and some potential solutions for recognizing and overcoming acid reflux.

If you are experiencing symptoms and these solutions do not help, please seek medical attention immediately.

That being said, some other common symptoms you may experience are nausea, excessive salivation, bad breath, a sour or bitter taste in the mouth, burping, chronic dry cough, recurrent sore throat, hoarseness when talking, chest pain, and even asthma symptoms.

Common causes for acid reflux are foods high in acidity or high in fat. Some of these include; citrus fruits, tomatoes, chocolate, coffee, cheese and spicy foods. Other causes include; eating large meals, being overweight, smoking, stress and anxiety.

Another cause could be physiological, like your body not producing ENOUGH stomach acid.

This can be caused by an underlying disease or by stress alone. When we are under stress, physical, emotional or chemical, our body can go into a mode called “fight or flight”. In this mode, the body shuts down the digestive system including the stomach and focuses the body's energy and blood to the arms, legs and head to either “fight” or “run”.

Most people can experience this physiological change just by drinking caffeine, which is found in coffee, green tea, and dark chocolate, or by not getting enough sleep, overworking, or mental stress.

When you are stressed your body does not digest your food properly and food can sit in the stomach longer than it is intended to. This can cause organic acid to be produced from the extended breakdown of carbs, proteins, and fats due to lack of stomach acidity and motility. This organic acid can create gas that can cause acid to bubble up and cause acid reflux symptoms.

A great way to ensure you are digesting your food sufficiently is to take consider taking prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, and HCL supplements. These products can help you digest your food sufficiently. (CLICK the underlined words to be taken to some supplements we like and their uses)

The way to overcome acid reflux symptoms related to stress is to look for ways to counter stress, whether it is physical, emotional, and/or chemical, even perfumes and colognes can be a culprit.

Also, reduce caffeine intake, drink sufficient amounts of water, eat good foods, avoid toxic chemicals like cigarettes and alcohol, meditate, and learn to take breaks but also get plenty of exercise.

While there are many common drugs that treat symptoms, like antacids, it is absolutely critical that if you want to get over this condition, you cannot ignore your body's warning signs or just quell symptoms. You must focus on what you are doing, thinking, or putting inside, on, around your body. Change is the key to true health.

Not facing the issue at the root can lead to severe intestinal damage, progressive disease, cancers and death.

If you are experiencing symptoms and believe you may need further help, please contact your Doctor or Health professional in your area.

Always remember, prevention is the best medicine.

Don’t forget to checkout the video version of this blog on our YouTube Channel,

Thanks again and remember….


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