Not everyone shall need every single supplement! In fact, I believe that most nutrients should come from the diet. This is why I always list food sources in the book and on the blog, for most of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and probiotics that are depleted in Hashimoto’s. However, some may require/prefer supplements and the supplements on the website are a resource for those that do.
It can also cause lack of stomach acid. And of course that affects digestion as it adversely affects the parietal cells which are supposed to line our stomachs.
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Chronic low stomach acid seems to be the culprit of a lot of autoimmune diseases. Robert an alternative model for you to consider which I came across recently and sounds convincing. Mostly people who suffer from low stomach acid do not have blood that is slightly acidic but rather slightly alkaline. Taking vinegar lowers blood pH bringing it into the normal range back.
The digestive organs break down food into small nutrient molecules that are used to supply the body’s energy needs, and also absorb the raw materials that are required for growth and repair. Mechanical digestion, such as chewing, breaks down food by physical action; chemical digestion uses digesting agents called enzymes to break down food particles even further, which occurs throughout the system – even in the mouth. Stomach acid is something that is curable. Digestion problems such as regurgitation, stomach gas and constipation are curable easily. Banana is a good cure for stomach acid and heartburn.
HCl: You Are Not What You Eat, But What You Absorb!
My wife NEEDS to take Betaine HCl pills but she has a big problem swallowing pills. I’ve gotten three different brands of pills and they are all too large for her to swallow comfortably.
- Good Luck – I feel for you.
- This condition is diagnosed when the pH of the gastric contents fails to drop below 6.5 following maximal stimulation.
- Because food and nutrients can’t be broken down, they sit in the stomach and cause bacteria to build up.
- By the real way i dont eat gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, coconut, peanut, Processed foods, food additives, etc.
- Lower acid levels would contribute to this by allowing these bacteria to live in the stomach or upper intestine.
So many people I meet suffer from health problems for which there are natural solutions. Lack of understanding and outright misinformation about health conditions can keep you in a loop of dependence on medications that do not truly restore wellness. One such condition is acid reflux. Our preferred, most effective way to increase stomach acid naturally is to use digestive bitters.
Plant enzymes are capable of digesting food before your own digestive process begins. In other words, plant enzymes can enhance the digestion of food and the delivery of nutrients to the blood even when the patient has a compromised digestive system. Would a digestive enzyme supplement help treat the symptoms of occasional heartburn, caused by acid reflux, slow stomach emptying, or an unknown reason (like I have)?
reflux, including some lifestyle changes and medications. A person might benefit from taking an HCL supplement and a pepsin enzyme to increase stomach acidity.
By the right time they find me, they’ve usually accumulated a list of western interventions trying to get their complexion back which includes topical creams, steroids which thin the lining of their gut (creating more gut infections/issues) and give the adrenals a run for their money, or antibiotics (which ultimately make your digestive and skin health worse…ugh). Traditional herbalists all over the globe agree that herbs with a bitter taste tend to promote digestive secretions and speed up digestion. Bitters increase the appetite by stimulating the taste buds, which “advise” the brain to send signals increasing the secretion of saliva, gastric juices, and digestive enzyme. All of which are necessary for the digestive tract to process food with maximum efficiency. Gentian (Gentiana lutea) is the most popular digestive bitter in Western herbalism.
Use of betaine HCl should be monitored by a healthcare practitioner and should be considered only for indigestion sufferers who have been diagnosed with hypochlorhydria. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is an important gastric secretion that enables the body to break down proteins, activate important enzymes and hormones, and protect against bacterial overgrowth in the gut. Achlorhydria (the complete absence of stomach acid) and hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) are common digestive problems.
Do You Have Enough HCL (Stomach Acid)?
The medical industry is not addressing the root cause of HCL deficiency and, instead, it continues to recommend antacids which stop the normal digestive process. another very important function of the HCL is to lower the pH of the stomach before food enters the jejunum, the top of the small intestine.