That acid indigestion you have may not be from too much stomach acid. Instead odds are good that it is caused by too little stomach acid. And if you have too little stomach acid and are treated medically with antacids, you will be made permanently sick, for life, from the very first pill.
If you read Health Alert you know that I have alerted all readers to the epidemic of low stomach acid (or even zero stomach acid) in America. If you are over age 60, join the club… far more than half of all Americans this age suffer from low stomach acid. Some estimates are up to 90%. And close to a third of all postmenopausal women suffer from achlorhydria (zero stomach acid production)! And these conditions not only affect older people. I have had to correct this problem in children!
Amazingly, besides indigestion, this problem can cause over 50 different health problems and “diseases.” If treated medically, many of these symptoms of low stomach acid will be treated with prescription drugs as if they were separate diseases. All these treatments are 100% unwarranted. And some of these treatments will make low stomach acid worse, insure that you develop intestinal problems like leaky gut syndrome and colitis, make you prone to internal infections, lead to more and more prescriptions for life, and guarantee that you will never, ever get well.
Low (or Zero) Stomach Acid
The most common symptoms and diseases caused by low or zero stomach acid are:
- bloating, belching, and flatulence (often very severe) immediately after meals;
- heartburn and reflux (often thought to be caused by too much stomach acid);
- chronic indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation;
- Crohn’s disease;
- gallbladder disease;
- undigested food in stools;
- acne and all kinds of skin problems;
- rectal itching;
- candida yeast infections;
- food allergies;
- iron deficiency;
- soft, weak, peeling, or cracked fingernails;
- chronic fatigue;
- memory loss;
- autoimmune disease;
- headaches; and
- leaky gut
In addition, because you cannot properly digest, absorb, and utilize B vitamins and minerals, low stomach acid can be a prime cause of:
- diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, emotional problems like depression, etc., and
- all types of chronic pain from joints to muscles to gut to spine.
Due to the lack of acid that kills microbes that may enter your body by mouth, you will be prone to:
- all types of bacterial, fungal and viral diseases.
Since you cannot properly digest and utilize immune‐building nutrients, you will be plagued with:
- chronic infections, colds, flu, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, and more.
So you can see just how absurd antacid prescriptions are for the majority of heartburn sufferers that are actually suffering from low stomach acid
. The medical treatment with antacids and acid sopping drugs is the biggest disgrace in all of medicine
. This one practice actually causes serious disease in millions of Americans—all for drug company profits from selling antacids, proton pump inhibitors, the little purple pill, and the rest. You simply cannot fall for this, or you will be insured of staying sick and dying prematurely.
What to Do
If you suffer from chronic indigestion, heartburn, reflux, or bloating right after meals, you are almost assured of being deficient in stomach acid. But just to be sure, simply buy a bottle of Zypan® and take a pill with meals. If this burns your stomach, you are one of the very rare individuals who actually has excess acid. If your digestion stays the same or improves, you are stomach acid deficient, and you need to get started on the four steps to a cure for more than 50 conditions:
Step One—Address Low Stomach Acid: Start increasing the dose of Zypan® from 1 up to 4 tablets per meal. If your problems disappear, you need to take Zypan® for 6 months while you begin to change dietary habits (see below) to insure better stomach acid production.
Step Two—Improve Your Diet: In order to develop better acid production in your stomach, start with diet. For lots of people, vegetarianism can lead to low stomach acid. You would do better to eat a Mediterranean diet with plenty of healthy protein (meat, eggs, fish, etc.) and nutritious fats (olive oil, flax oil, cod liver oil, etc.). This will go a long way toward helping you resolve low stomach acid. If you have zero stomach acid, this dietary change may be an absolute requirement.
Step Three—Replace Table Salt: You also need to eat healthy salt. A low salt or salt‐free diet can contribute to low stomach acid. In all cases, throw out all table salt and eat only Celtic Sea Salt®. Use only their light gray sea salt which is served up in a small ceramic grinder. All metal grinders will rust when grinding real sea salt. You will love this salt. Unfortunately, the millions of prescriptions for low salt diets have caused serious problems over the decades. I agree with eliminating table salt. But real salt is absolutely necessary for your body, and especially for your production of stomach acid. We have light gray Celtic Sea Salt® and a great ceramic grinder at a big discount at HealthAlert.com, or call 1‐800‐231‐8063 (M‐F, 7‐5, PST).
Step Four—Add Apple Cider Vinegar: You can drink a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with your meals. This will help with digestion and will stimulate better stomach acid production. Some people with achlorhydria actually need to get a prescription for straight hydrochloric acid. Drops are put into a glass of water with meals. It is rare to need this, and we have a better way…
When Zypan® Is Not Strong Enough
A third of all postmenopausal women with achlorhydria is a giant number. It is a shocking number. And it is even more horrendous when you consider that most of these women will be prescribed antacids and proton pump inhibitor drugs, which will make their conditions, their health, and their lives much worse. But for some folks, especially those with the most serious low stomach acid or achlorhydria, Zypan®—which is hydrochloric acid in the form of betaine hydrochloride combined with pepsin, pancreas extract, and enzymes—is not strong enough.
In this case, you need to go to Betaine Hydrochloride, a more acid form of digestive aid. Start with 1 to 2 tablets taken with your meals and judge your response. If you stay the same or start to get better, you can up the dose. I have had some patients who initially needed 12 Betaine Hydrochloride per meal before the bloating, gas, heartburn, reflux, etc., stopped. With any of these protocols, if you experience stomach burning or tingling, you need to cut back on the dose until that burning or tingling is gone. So remember…
- Low stomach acid is epidemic.
- Zero stomach acid is not unusual.
- All medical antacid and acid blocking treatments for these conditions is bad medicine that will make you worse and insure that you remain permanently ill for life.
- Changing your diet is essential to improving your stomach acid production.
- Making sure that you get light gray Celtic Sea Salt® in your diet is essential.
- A couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water with meals may help.
- The Zypan® test will help diagnose low stomach acid.
- Using Zypan® will help rebuild your stomach acid production.
- In some cases—especially with severe low stomach acid or achlorhydria—you may need to use Betaine Hydrochloride.
- In some cases, up to a dozen Betaine Hydrochloride per meal may be needed.
- Any burning or tingling with your therapy means that you need to lower the dose.
Four almost free steps to curing more than 50 conditions and “diseases” without drugs—now that is the pragmatic future of health care.
Treatment of the symptoms of disease will almost always fail to help you truly resolve your health problems. For that reason, none of the treatments/protocols in this article are intended to treat any disease or condition. Rather, they are designed to treat you. You will be shown how to identify, address, treat, and/or eliminate the underlying causes of your health problems—giving you the opportunity to finally get well and even cure yourself.