Category Archives: Gastroenterology
Acid Reflux | Helpful People With Acid Reflux Naturally In Syracuse Area There are lot of different types of cells in the stomach all working very hard to keep you healthy and to allow for proper digestion. Interestingly the Ph of your saliva is healthiest at 7.4. And if you were to look at the Ph of the stomach it is .8, just before the food leaves and moves into the small intestines. This is a logorhythmic scale, meaning that from your mouth to your stomach there is a 1,000,000 fold difference in acidity. Your body goes through tremendous effort to get your stomach this acidic. The job of the stomach is to be an acid producing machine, and the group that thinks that humans are smarter than the body, give acid stopping medications to stop its normal functioning. A thinking doctor sees that acid reflux is a result of slow digestion. Often these patients are constipated. Food sits in the stomach from a loss of the right acids and it rots, ferments, and putrefies. Those are the acids that blow back up and cause a lot of pain. Instead, I would rather take the approach of speeding up digestion. Helping the body to produce more HCL acid, digest food quickly, move it out of the stomach quickly, and then there is nothing to blow back up in the first place. So now look at the repercussions of western medicine thinking its smarter than the human body. 1. It’s a scientific fact that in order to properly absorb minerals and most of your nutrition you need a very acidic environment. Which means that things like calcium are not getting absorbed. Which means possible muscle cramps, insomnia, decreased immune function, and decreased bone mineralization, and decreased healing capacity especially from all of the minerals you are not getting. 2. That highly acidic environment in your stomach is meant to be one of many protective barriers for you. If you were to eat food with bacteria, for example……the acidity should kill the bacteria and protect you, but this won’t happen optimally if you are taking acid stopping medications, which leaves you open to possible infections. Many Americans are taking antihistamines and since phase 3 digestion is histamine…….they are really taking anti-digestives. Remember when you eat and the stomach is stretching. Your nose may start to run a little. This is a completely normal response and is the result of phase 3 digestion. Interestingly, there are several studies which indicate that allergies and asthma are directly related to low hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach. Part of the problem with these medications is that they are putting a piece of duct tape over the check engine light. You cover up some of the symptoms and it fixes nothing. Theoretically you are being prescribed these meds for the rest of your life. If they were actually fixing something you would take them, be fixed relatively quickly, and then not need them anymore. So again, … Continue reading
Irritable Bowel Syndrome | Colon Health Your home is built on a foundation. And the “Health” of your home has a direct correlation with the health of the foundation. Similarly, the health of your colon has a direct correlation with the health of everything else in your body. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Bowel Habits & Frequency “They” say that the average American has between 10 and 20 pounds of rotting fecal material in their bowel. (The rising numbers of colon cancer makes sense). Improving your health begins with making sure you are having 2-3 good bowel movements every single day. We need to make sure food goes from your mouth to the toilet as quickly as possible. This way you will often clear up any potential acid reflux problems and your colon will be happy. A diet high in refined and processed carbohydrate leads to a distressed, inflamed, gassy, irritable bowel. These types of foods need to be reduced to a minimum. Your immune system makes up about 60% of your immune system. Mostly this is because of the GOOD bacteria that are supposed to be there. Attention to this is vital to any good program for restoring your health. If you or someone you know is sick all the time look to the health of the bowel. Gas & Bloating Often this is the result of a poor diet and an imbalance in the gut flora. It is important in any good program designed to improve your health to pay attention to this. Gas and bloating are not normal. People just have it so long they think it is normal. The “BAD” bacteria love an alkaline gut, which is the result of a diet high in refined and processed carbohydrate. Call for your free consultation with our clinical nutritionist so that we can discuss your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)problems and how we can design a plan to help make you as healthy as you can be and that you are getting the proper nutrition. Thank you and I will look forward to seeing you soon, and being a part of your health team!