What is Acid Reflux?
Acid Reflux is a condition that is the natural result of untreated heartburn over a long period of time. The esophageal sphincter, for various reasons, begins to allow stomach acids to travel back up the esophagus, causing chemical burns to the lining of the esophageal walls from the back of the throat all the way down to the stomach entrance itself.
Left untreated or ignored, the condition can become chronic, leading to Barrett’s Esophagus, a precancerous condition caused by chronic tissue damage in the esophageal lining.
But wouldn’t too much acid at least thoroughly “burn up” and break down the food we eat? This is the counter-intuitive part of acid reflux and heartburn.
What are the symptoms of Acid reflux?
We get it. Acid Reflux is awful and extremely painful and instant relief using drugs is tempting, but it does not fix the foundational problem. Symptoms such as:
What is the root cause of Acid Reflux?
In most cases, reflux stems from not enough – and not the right kind of – acid in the stomach. While we think of acid reflux as being “too much acid” it is almost always the opposite that is true.
And with not enough acid in the stomach, proper protein digestion of food is hopeless. This alone leads to food sitting in the stomach longer than it should, which can lead to stretching and even compromising the esophageal sphincter, and then the abnormal acids produced from the protein rotting, putrifying and fermenting, these abnormal acids can make their way back up your throat.
To make matters worse, Big Pharma and the US medical establishment decided that deactivating or turning off the acid pumps in your stomach and forcing your undigested food into your small intestine by relaxing the pyloric valve was a good way to stop the acid reflux. Egads!
Indeed, the esophageal pain and symptoms usually abate with a drug assault on your stomach acid production. But it means that you are simply pushing the problem further down the digestive tract, leading to poor nutrient absorption, bloating, and gas from poorly digested proteins. So the Prilosec and the Nexium and even the Tums will mask the symptoms of your poor gut health, but will make matters much worse in the long run!
Gas and bloating are typically less irritating problems for us to deal with than a real bout of reflux-induced heartburn, so it often takes years for the acid pump inhibitors to demonstrate obvious problems in the patient.
But make no mistake: we will look back at acid inhibitors as the dark ages of reflux and heartburn management. As is so often the case, the right combination of whole food concentrates can nourish your gut back to health and end reflux at the source of the problem, rather than masking acid in your stomach and pushing undigested food into your intestines to fester. Then the small intestines just push the undigested food down further into the colon … and the colon is a strong organ, but it cannot take 20 years of undigested food going through it.
In reality, heartburn getting worse and worse, despite the drugs. There is a BETTER way! Most acid reflux suffers don’t have ENOUGH acid in their stomachs. You read that right.
The real nightmare with acid reflux is how readily doctors are making matters worse for millions of people worldwide. Prescribing so-called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), we are creating a wasteland of poor digestion affecting EVERYTHING downstream from your stomach. These neutralize the acid in your stomach so you can no longer digest protein – the building block for everything in your body! Seriously. The problem is NOT overflowing acid in your stomach and it never was. So why on earth do doctors think it’s okay to meddle with the production of digestive acids BOGGLES THE MIND! Prescribing PPIs and ignoring any acid/alkaline balance (the real problem) is a MAJOR failure for medical systems the world over.
And that last one, poor digestion, is made worse by suppressing the production of acid. Let’s be clear. If you have acid reflux or severe heartburn a doctor will want to disrupt your natural digestion with PPIs. Drugs are all they have at their disposal. They have to follow the standard of care.
Doctors will try to suppress the acid production. Folk medicine will have you chug vinegar and pray (which will actually help!) Misguided friends will tell you to avoid MOST foods… All these solutions ignore the root cause: Healing the gut wall, restoring the microbiome, and helping the stomach to relearn how to make and release – at the right time – acid in the stomach. You need to have your stomach produce the correct acid, in the amount you need, released at the correct time, to balance and heal the reason for the acid reflux.
What role do whole food supplements play in Acid Reflux?
By nourishing the gut long-term, we eliminate the causes of heartburn in the first place, but short-term there are also several food-based solutions that are safe and effective and never impact your stomach’s natural acid production, which is fragile enough as it is without medicating and suppressing those functions. Zypan tablets will re-teach your gut to this.
Sometimes, it is best to have your protocol personalized for severe heartburn, so consider taking the Symptom Survey and we will help you nourish your gut back to health.
The protocol below for our patients mixes short-term relief with long-term gut health to provide you with foundational healing so your acid reflux will go away for good!
Acid Reflux Protocol
Gastrex (3 in between breakfast & lunch, 3 in between lunch & dinner and 3 before bed.
Do this for 10 days, then switch to Zypan (3-4/meal one hour after eating. Set a timer.)
LongLife Energy Enzymes (2/meal)
Okra Pepsin-E3 (3/fifteen minutes before a meal)
DiGest Forte (1-2 tabs per meal – preferably a few minutes before a meal. We also recommend sucking on a tablet once or twice a day to activate the bitter receptors in your digestive tract. For severe digestive problems after a poorly combined meal, take 3-4 after the meal.)
Multizyme (Take 3-4 with meals for severe heartburn, or open a capsule and sprinkle the substance on the back of your tongue. This will immediately get rid of heartburn.)
Lact-Enz (If eating pasteurized dairy – take 3-4 capsules with the dairy)
Zymex Wafers (4/twice a day for foundational sugar-craving (candida overgrowth) help)
Lactic Acid Wafers (4/twice a day for inconsistent bowel movements)
Questions about this protocol? Why not ask Dr. Jack and Mary directly? They will respond to patient texts at 801-556-1477 and emails to email@example.com. There are no “dumb questions” and you can expect absolute discretion and privacy.
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- The protocol above is designed to address your issues at the foundational level, and not to treat disease. This means, in our opinion, most of our health problems, short of accident or trauma, are of a dietary nutritional deficiency. The listed protocol or supplement provides your body with essential micro and macronutrients to help and assist normal nutritional balance.
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- MediHerb products, shown in italics, often speed healing response and should be considered for most protocols unless contraindicated.
- We recommend adding the General Health Daily Fundamentals pack to each protocol. This adds in the critical foundational nutrition each protocol needs. It contains Catalyn––an entirely whole-food and glandular broad-spectrum multivitamin, Trace Minerals-B12, and Tuna Omega-3 pearls for your DHA and EPA omega 3 fatty acids daily requirements.
- Spacing out the daily doses throughout the day improves absorption and is strongly recommended.
- Most supplements should be taken with food except for PMG’s, most calcium products, Gastrex, Chlorophyll Complex™, Okra Pepsin E3, Cholocol II and Zymex II. Also, most herbs work more efficiently if taken away from food.
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We can help you stop this insanity. Real concentrated nutrition, with some natural compounds to bring your stomach back into proper pH balance is all most people need to solve their heartburn problems forever.
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