Stomach Acid: Too Much or Too Little? — In Praise Of Tradition


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As my gut problems have gotten worse, so has my rosacea. Enzymes used to literally stop it in its tracks before I became intolerant to them. I seem to get fevers after eating and headaches every time. Also I have sinus infections all the time. I have not eaten gluten nor dairy for 7 years.

My doctors put me on Prevacid a while back and it made my issues 100x worse. I’m also on antibiotics a lot and I read that could be a cause? SCD was working great for me for a few months, then all of a sudden it totally stopped, and I would love to find the cause. do not take probiotics if you have low stomach acid.

Can Low Stomach Acid Really Cause Heartburn?

PA is a genetic, autoimmune disease like arthritis, which also runs in my family. Guess what?

Hi Chet, if you’ve been on Prilosec you have very low stomach acid. Those were only approved by the FDA to be taken for 8 weeks or so.

Take 1/4 teaspoon before meals. Learn how to make your own digestive bitters or try our favorite brand of bitters, Urban Moonshine. Keep a journal with lists of the foods you eat, the time it takes you to complete a meal, and any acid-related symptoms that you experience within an hour after your last meal.

When I am eating mostly vegetables, the fact that I have low stomach acid is not as painfully important, as meat is harder to digest. However, I still have a far better time of it when I use Apple Cider Vinegar – and, when I do use it, I lose weight, without making any other changes. Low stomach acid tends to cause illness, because, the food is putrefying inside you, instead of moving on through. This can lead to sluggishness and, also, your body shuttling some of the poisons that result into your fat cells.

Should I be taking additional enzymes and a probiotic along with the hcl pills?. I am on a desperate search for answers as my skin & gut condition are terrible!. I would appreciate any advice you can offer.

I did not eat 3-4 hours before sleeping, I raised the bed 8 inches at the head, drink water, chamomile and ginger teas, slippery elm tea w/ marshamallow and licorice root, chew sugarless gum w no mint. No Diary, no high fiber, no caffeine, no alcohol, no sugar or refined flour at all.

Foods and Supplements to Reduce Stomach Acid

It amazes me doctors still prescribe acid suppressing meds without determining the acid levels. I understand acid level declines as you get old. I am not sure if taking HCL supplement helps. Drs. said no, but offer no alternatives.

I’m guessing this is indicative of low stomach acid?. If so, how many pills can I safely go up to?.

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