Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and the reason you might be making things worse for you!
Over the last few years, clients who hire me for nutrition coaching have increasingly had issues with heartburn and acid reflux.
Because you are not producing enough stomach acid to break your food down properly.
I see this issue, time, and time again, with my nutrition coaching clients. Their gut health intake forms are littered with red flags we need to fix.
The first thing you need to know is drugs like Prilosec are making your problem worse.
What? Yep. You read that right. They are making your problem worse!
Acid reflux and heartburn plague a lot of people. These issues are caused by NOT ENOUGH acid being created.
A scary by-product of taking a product like Prilosec, you are at an increased risk of dementia by 44%! - https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/can-heartburn-medication-cause-cognitive-problems-201603219369
You want hydrochloric acid to be created to help break down your food, namely protein, and help kill bacteria—especially protein.
If protein is not broken down correctly, there can be a few things that can happen as a consequence:
Lower neurotransmitters due to not enough available amino acids to create them.
There might also be a loss of muscle mass as well from your body, not having enough protein available to recover adequately.
Proper acid levels will help you feel better, break down food better, and ultimately lead to better health and longevity.
So you might be asking, ok, what can I do to help my heartburn and acid reflux out?
There are a few tools I add