Is Low Stomach Acid Leaving You Susceptible to Parasites?

Heartburn. Indigestion. Acid Reflux. GERD.

These are some of the most common health complaints. In fact, 60% of the adult population will experience GERD symptoms of some type in a 12 month period and 20-30% will have weekly symptoms.

Low hydrochloric acid or stomach acid is the number one cause of GERD symptoms, not too high stomach acid like most people are taught. Digestive unrest is assumed to be from too much stomach acid, but is almost always from a lack of it. Rarely ever does a person produce too much stomach acid. When you don’t have enough stomach acid to properly break down food, the food just sits there and doesn’t get released into the small intestine. Breakfast backs up, lunch backs up and pretty soon dinner is on top of it all, causing you stomach upset and causing you to burp excessively. Sound familiar?

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Most doctors are approaching this all wrong by prescribing PPIs. PPIs are Proton Pump Inhibitors and are what are widely prescribed and used for this condition. In fact, PPIs are among the highest selling classes of drugs in the U.S. with $9.5 billion in sales last year. Nexium, was the top selling of all drugs earing nearly $6 billion in 2012, according to IMS Health which tracks drug sales and marketing. Prilosec and Prevacid are some of the other widely used, over the counter meds for these conditions.

Hydrochloric acid is what first protects you from pathogenic substances like parasites when ingested. Pretty much nothing gets past hydrochloric acid when you are producing adequate, healthy amounts. Again, this is your body’s first line of defense when it comes to killing parasites.

When you have GERD symptoms, your stomach acid is most likely too low. You then make it even lower by taking PPIs at your doctor’s suggestion. You then have no protection against bugs. Bugs come in through unwashed produce, raw fish, undercooked meats and other contaminated foods. It’s much more common than you’d think. It is believed that 95% of the population has or has had a parasitic infection at some point.

Most people that are suffering from GERD symptoms are under a lot of stress. Stress weakens a strong constitution and provides an environment in the body that is conducive for parasites to thrive and wreak havoc. This taxes the adrenals and you continue to produce insufficient hydrochloric acid. The cycle continues.

Find out more about parasites here.

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Sources:

http://www.digestionsessions.com

https://www.consumerreports.org/health/resources/pdf/best-buy-drugs/PPIsUpdate-FINAL.pdf

http://www.healthline.com/health/gerd/statistics

 

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