By vitalhf, Oct 9 2019 01:00PM
By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.
Everything we hear about stomach acid is that it is “bad” for you. Medicines abound that help sop it up or stop the body as much as possible from producing it. But what if we are wrong? What if what we are doing to control it is the exact OPPOSITE of what we should be doing? What if we allow the burning to just go on?
Let’s handle the last question first. Don’t do that. Chronic heartburn is nothing to mess with. The long-term ramifications could be serious and it cannot be ignored. Serious not only from the possibility of developing Barrett’s Esophagus or cancer, but serious because of the nutritional deficiencies that are causing a slow degradation of function in your body. This is due to the inability to breakdown and absorb nutrients that are critical to repair and growth of tissue, and are needed to make hormones, enzymes, cells and other important physiological components in the body. Further, every organ in the body has a mineral that it is dependent upon for function, and in the absence of it, cannot perform up to par. It’s like putting cheap gas in your car. Your car will still run, howbeit that it may sputter, chug and lurch and just not perform with the efficiency expected. Why would we expect the body, when nutrients are not available for function, to perform any differently?
Our bodies NEED acid in the stomach.