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Could Your Heartburn Actually be Caused by Too Little (Not Too Much) Stomach Acid?

Common “knowledge” is that heartburn and GERD are caused from having too much stomach acid. However, today I want to challenge you to see the flaws in that theory and consider that it may be from having too LITTLE stomach acid. Stomach Acid & Your Age It is statistically a fact that the incidence of heartburn and GERD increases with age, while stomach acid levels generally decline with age. How does this make sense? If heartburn was caused by too much stomach acid, wouldn’t your chances of having heartburn go down as you age? In fact, according to Jonathan Wright, MD of the Tahoma Clinic in Washington State, when stomach acid is measured in people suffering from heartburn and GERD it is almost always low, not high. What...

What’s the Fuss about Gluten?

I strongly believe that the food you eat should make you feel good. But what if it doesn’t? It continues to be a hot ‘buzz’ word: ‘gluten’. It seems like every label you read claims it’s ‘gluten free’, but many people still aren’t even sure what gluten is-or why we should avoid it, for that matter. What you need to know: Gluten is basically an ingredient found in wheat, rye and barley products. While it can be found in obvious things like bread, it can also show up in all different types of processed foods. Ever see ‘modified food starch’ on a label? That’s gluten. Many people have a sensitivity or allergy to it, creating various unpleasant symptoms. The Telltale Signs of Gluten Intolerance - Ask Yourself: Do you...