The holidays-Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are the time for families, food and overeating. For some the resulting heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion or gerd is occasional. But for some 4.7 million people these symptoms are every day.
Most individuals with heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion or gerd are on some form of proton pump inhibitors which decreases the production of stomach acids or antacids that neutralize stomach acids. Thank goodness we have these medications to reduce the burning in the throat and stomach. The question is – “Why do we have these symptoms to begin with?”
This next statement is going to be “confusing”. From nutritional research the most common cause is too little acid in the stomach!!! Therefore the food ferments (rots) in the stomach. The gas formed by the fermentation heads south, bloats the stomach, or blows open the sphincter muscle at the top of the stomach. When this happens and the stomach acid makes it way up into the esophagus. The esophagus is not designed to handle the acid. End result - heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, gerd.
Taking a digestive enzyme to assist in digestion could possibly make all the difference. In order to get nutrients from our foods, supplements, as well as full value of medications, digestion must take place. Proton pump inhibitors and antacids give relief from acid in the wrong place – the esophagus. They do not help with digestion. To have digestion taking place in the stomach you need to add a digestive enzyme with each meal. Come by Healthy Herb Vitamin Wellness Center for information on a digestive enzyme for your situation.