If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then keep reading because you’re going to discover a simple test that you can do at home to see if you’re like 90% of patients who were prescribed the wrong medication for their heartburn.
And you’ll discover how to quickly fix your digestive problems in an all natural way so you can eliminate your dependency on PPI’s.
In this article I’m going to show you how to HEAL your stomach naturally. I’ll be sharing an easy and safe at home test you can do to see if you’re one of the 90% of people who are misdiagnosed.
I’ll also be sharing certain foods to eliminate from your diet, as well as a couple critical nutrients to get your tummy happy and healthy again.
Yes, heartburn happens when the pressure and gas in your abdominal cavity gets too high.
The main cause of excess gas is low stomach acid.
Research has proven that low stomach acid leads to both poor digestion of carbohydrates and bacterial overgrowth which causes an overload of gas.
Bad bacteria start to party and feast on poorly digested carbohydrates, especially refined carbs: sugary snacks, pizza, bread, cookies, cakes, etc.
The result is intense fermentation… and too much GAS.
Dr. Robillard’s book “Heartburn Cured” reveals a shocking fact:
“30 g of carbohydrate that escapes absorption in a day could produce more than 10,000 mL of hydrogen gas. That is a huge amount of gas!”
The excess gas problem explains why PPI’s and antacids often amplify acid reflux.
By suppressing stomach acid with a PPI, the carb digestion becomes worse. This increases bad bacteria and fermentation even more.
In one study 30 people with acid reflux were given 40g of Prilosec (a PPI) for at least 3 months. 11 out of the 30 developed significant bacterial overgrowth, versus 1 in 10 of people in the control group.
The next question you might be asking yourself is: what causes low stomach acid?
Want to know if you have too much or too little stomach acid?
I’ll be sharing a simple at home test in a few minutes, but first let's look at the critical role of stomach acid and why it’s important.
In Dr. Jonathan Wright’s book “Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You” he tells a story of the gray man.
This man was in his 60’s and his wife had brought him into Dr. Wright’s holistic clinic. She was afraid that her husband’s 30 years of PPI use was leading to serious health problems.
Dr Wright had never seen anything like it.
The man’s skin was gray, devoid of any pink hues. He had suffered from chronic fatigue for years.
He was originally prescribed Tagamet (an acid blocker) for his chronic heartburn and indigestion and had been taking it since it came out in 1977.
Dr. Wright asked the gray man if his doctor measured his stomach acid levels before prescribing any medication. He hadn’t.
So Dr. Wright performed a simple test that measured the his stomach levels. And not to Wright’s surprise, the gray man’s stomach acid was very low.
Then Dr. Wright gave him a couple of diet changes.
He told him to slowly wean off his acid blocking prescription medication.
And recommended 3 supplements: digestive enzymes, probiotics and betaine HCl (hydrochloric acid).
The enzymes were to help break down the food in his stomach (because with age we naturally lose our ability to produce more enzymes).
The probiotics were to fight off the bad bacteria in his stomach and intestines.
The betaine HCl was the most important of all 3. It helped restore the gray man’s stomach acid levels back to normal and have a healthy functioning stomach.
“Slowly but surely, his gray skin color returned to normal, healthy-looking brown and pink skin tones. His fatigue dissipated, too, replaced by increasing energy. His wife also noted an improvement in his mood and attitude. Six months later, he declared himself back to normal.”
In his book Dr Wright goes on to say: “Even in severe cases diagnosed with acid reflux, actual testing also shows hypochlorhydria in over 90 percent of cases.”
Now I’m going to explain the critical role of stomach acid, why you actually need it, and how antacids and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are actually doing more DAMAGE than good.
There are 2 ways to test your stomach acid levels.
The first is the Heidelberg Stomach Acid Test Protocol.
This is a test that you will perform with a doctor or naturopath. It’s the most accurate test you can take. The only drawback is that it costs roughly $350 and typically isn’t covered by health insurance.
The second test is the most reliable way to measure your stomach levels at home. And it’s cheap, quick and safe.
What you’ll need to do is buy some betaine HCL and consume one capsule with a high protein meal. Then pay attention to how your stomach feels.
There’s basically only 2 main outcomes from this test:
After eating you will feel some distress, heaviness or burning in your stomach. These are signs that you do not have low stomach acid.
You’ll notice that your stomach feels good. This means that the betaine HCl is having a positive impact. You’ll go on with your day and you’ll feel little to any heartburn. Outcome #2 means that you’re low in stomach acid.
If you experience result #1, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with water and drink the solution. That will help relieve the pain quickly.
But if you experience outcome #2, then it’s a smart decision to start taking betaine HCl to get your stomach acid levels where they need to be for good digestion.
The main kind of betaine HCl to avoid are ones with Pepsin, which happen to be the most common form
Pepsin is an enzyme for digesting protein. The issue with Pepsin is that some people are sensitive to it and have reactions. The second issue with pepsin is that it’s derived from animals… which come with their own set of complications (from hormones to antibiotics and ethical reasons).
HCL Breakthrough is an ALL natural source of betaine hydrochloric acid that increases stomach acid and hydrochloric acid to support digestion and detoxification.
It’s 100% vegetarian, derived from beets and contains no animal byproducts.
HCL Breakthrough does NOT contain pepsin, like nearly all HCl products out there.
Instead it contains 5 different types of enzymes to digest proteins, fat, and carbohydrates. Making HCL Breakthrough even MORE powerful than any other HCl formula on the market today.
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HCL Breakthrough is going to WIPE OUT your heartburn, acid reflux and any bacterial overgrowth happening inside your gut.
You just need to take 1 to 2 capsules when you start a meal.
The best part is: It works FAST. You’ll begin feeling immediate relief.
What you can expect when you begin using HCL Breakthrough:
No more stomach pain after a big meal
You can stop avoiding certain foods, and begin enjoying food again (like chocolate)
You won’t wake up at night anymore because your distressing heartburn will be gone. You’ll start enjoying full nights of sleep again.
Within just a few days you’ll be able to dramatically reduce, if not eliminate all usage of your proton pump inhibitors and antacids
Your doctor will think it’s a miracle that your heartburn and acid reflux disappeared
You’ll experience the relief and freedom from heartburn you’ve been longing for
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