Stomach acid is very important to your health. It is important to know acid reflux is usually caused by too little stomach acid. Low stomach acid makes it difficult to digest food, making it sit for days in your digestive system, which lets bacteria grow and thereby creating gas. When there is gas in the stomach, it opens up the sphincter to your esophagus, which causes heartburn by allowing stomach acid to enter your esophagus.
If you experience gas/bloating, constipation along with acid reflux, one of the best things to take is Pearls Probiotics. Healthy bacteria will inhibit the bad bacteria from overgrowth which produces gas that opens up your sphincter allowing stomach acid to enter your esophagus.
Taking Essential Enzymes by Source Naturals does wonders for acid reflux. It is especially important to take if you are on acid reducers. It contains the full spectrum of digestive enzymes, to greatly help you digest the food that would be undigested and fermenting due to low stomach acid that creates gas that opens your sphincter allowing acid to reflux. Taking digestive enzymes also reduces the amount of stomach acid needed to digest your food properly. (Take one capsule at least twice a day with meals)
Another wonder for acid reflux is apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar will gently and safely increase your stomach acid to help your digestion, absorb nutrition properly and detoxify. Apple Cider Vinegar also greatly helps with high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, arthritis, sleep, immunity and allergy, headaches, constipation, sugar cravings, weight loss and fatigue. My favorite Apple Cider Vinegar is made by Bragg’s which is a 100 year old company specializing in making organic apple cider vinegar. Take 2 tbsp with water, with meals. Adding honey will make it taste better.
Having said all this, our digestive system is highly connected to our nervous system. Most people with digestive issues are holding onto emotions that need to be healed. What emotions need to be healed and for what reason are specific to the individual. To learn more on how to heal visit emotional healing part of the site , or set a private session with Michael.