Put Down the Pepcid. Step Away From the Tums.
The mainstream medical approach to treating heartburn and GERD involves taking acid suppressing drugs for as long as symptoms are present. Unfortunately, not only do these drugs fail to address the underlying cause of heartburn and GERD, they actually make it worse!
In This eBook You’ll Learn:
- The truth about the damage that acid suppressing drugs are causing millions of people every single day
- How long term use of acid suppressing drugs can lead to much more serious digestive disorders and even cancer
- How simple dietary and lifestyle changes can prevent and cure these common digestive issues
What Everybody Ought To Know (But Doesn’t) About
Heartburn & GERD
If you ask the average Joe on the street what causes heartburn, he’ll tell you “too much stomach acid.” So, when I explain to patients that GERD is almost always caused by not having enough stomach acid, rather than too much, they are initially doubtful. “If that’s true,” they say, “then why do my antacid drugs provide relief?”
I’m not denying that the symptoms of heartburn and GERD are caused by stomach acid refluxing into the esophagus. Nor am I arguing that reducing or eliminating stomach acid with drugs doesn’t relieve those symptoms.
But anyone familiar with the scientific literature could tell you that heartburn and GERD are not considered to be diseases of excess stomach acid. It is not how much acid that is the problem, it is the fact that the acid is making its way out of the stomach and into the esophagus.
The Hidden Causes of Heartburn
What’s crucial to understand is that any amount of acid in the esophagus is going to cause problems. Stomach acid belongs in the stomach – not in the esophagus. That is why we have a ‘lid’ on our stomach called the LES. The LES (lower esophageal sphincter) is the muscle that acts as a valve between the esophagus and stomach.
For decades the medical establishment has been directing its attention at how to reduce stomach acid secretion in people suffering from heartburn and GERD.
Instead, the question researchers should have been asking is, “what is causing the LES to malfunction?” Since it is universally agreed upon that this is the underlying mechanism producing the symptoms of GERD, wouldn’t it make sense to focus our efforts here? That’s exactly what we’re going to do in this eBook.
In this eBook we’ll cover the three steps to treating heartburn and GERD without drugs. These same three steps will also prevent these conditions from developing in the first place, and keep them from returning once they’re gone. We will also cover:
- How low stomach acid causes bacterial overgrowth
- How bacterial overgrowth in the bowel can in turn lead to carbohydrate malabsorption, increasing intra-abdominal pressure and causing GERD
- The surprising connection between GERD and IBS
- The significant role of H. pylori in GERD