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10 simple ways to fight heartburn


 

As I write this, I’m attending a training program in Houston, Texas.

Yesterday I saw a chiropractor perform a simple adjustment on two patients that completely cured their acid reflux and heartburn symptoms.

I did the same thing six years ago – but I used herbs to eradicate H pylori.

The solution depends on the cause, because despite what the pharmaceutical companies want you to believe, heartburn isn’t caused by an antacid drug deficiency.

Yet antacid drugs have been among the best sellers for more than a decade as millions of people suffer from heartburn or acid reflux.

But what if heartburn had nothing to do with having too much acid in your stomach?

Once you know how and why heartburn develops, you can begin doing something about it.

Oh, and when I say heartburn, I also refer to stomach pain, stomach burning and acid reflux, as they’re all much the same thing.

Here are ten reasons you might get these symptoms, along with some tips on how to alleviate them:

1. H. pylori infection – this bad bug screws into your stomach lining, causing redness, swelling and pain that feels like your chest is on fire. If H. pylori is causing your heartburn, you need to get rid of it. Read on…

2. Cow’s milk has been shown to create stomach and intestinal inflammation in some people. Tip: switch to goat’s milk.

3. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It causes inflammation in the intestine that can feel like heartburn. Tip: eat a gluten-free diet.

4. Low stomach acid – as strange as it may seem, tests on some 2,000 patients showed heartburn more frequently in people who had LOW levels of stomach acid, not high levels. Tip: try hydrochloric acid supplements with meals under the supervision of a trained professional.

5. Candida overgrowth – Candida is a type of yeast that overgrows when your good bacteria and stomach acid levels drop too low. It overgrows in the mouth, throat, stomach and intestine and can cause heartburn. Tip: run a comprehensive stool test to check for Candida overgrowth.

6. Hiatal hernia – a hiatal hernia can cause heartburn and acid symptoms. Your doctor can check for this. Tip: a good chiropractor can perform a manipulation to resolve the hernia (I’ve seen this done on patients who report full resolution of their heartburn afterwards).

7. Alcohol consumption – alcohol can burn the lining of the stomach, causing pain and burning sensations. Tip: minimize alcohol consumption and only ever drink alcohol with food.

8. Parasite infestations – there are dozens of parasites and bacteria that can overgrow in the gut and cause heartburn. Tip – run a comprehensive stool test to check for parasites.

9. Dehydration – if you don’t drink enough water, your stomach lining ends up looking like a dry desert. The protective mucus that is made to protect your stomach lining degrades, opening up your stomach tissue to erosion by acid. Tip: drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.

10. Eating spicy food – as simple as it may seem, reducing your consumption of spicy foods can really help to reduce heartburn.

These tips will make a difference if you suffer from heartburn – and if they do, I really do urge you to bite the bullet and get a stool test done.

Remember, treating the symptoms is a life long process. Treating the cause will get your health back.

And as you may probably know by now, it took me four years of bad health before I took a stool test. That was the biggest mistake of my life.

A stool test lets you zero in on the cause, treat it, and get back to good health.

Don’t forget, the test is done in the comfort of your own home (you send the sample off) and there’s a full refund if the results come back blank.

You can get a test here. Have a look right now.

Best

Dave.