Bloated? It’s the number one complaint by clients!
For the record, “IT’S NOT NORMAL!”. Gas, bloat and dare I say, “farting” is not normal!
Indigestion is a sign something has gone wrong! Tums is not the answer!
- Leaky gut
- Tired after eating
- Undigested food in stools
- Burning in stomach
- Food allergies
Low or high stomach acid may be the problem!
An under active stomach does not produce enough hydrochloric acid (HCL) and enzymes for proper digestion. When food is not broken down properly, minerals are not absorbed. Cells need vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Healthy means a strong immune system. An under active stomach affects the colon. Constipation may occur. HCL is needed for proper digestion of protein. Protein needs to be broken down into smaller units called amino acids. Amino acids are vital for production of hormones.
Low HCL can be caused by:
- Meat and dairy consumption
Another life reason to GO VEGAN!
- Standard American Diet (high sodium and processed)
- Chlorinated water
- Iced beverages
Please quit pop, tonic and soda water!
HCL production decreases with age!
- Zinc or B6 is too low
- Use of antacids
- Low Salt intake
- Poor food combining
- Large meals
- Coffee and nicotine
- Microwave use
How many are you guilty of?
Low HCL overtime causes problems. It’s been associated with:
- Celiac disease
- Ulcerative coilitis
- Nutrition-deficient weight loss
Living bloated, pain and gas is crazy!
What can you do? Holistic helpers to boost HCL production!
- Lemon and water
- Apple cider vinegar with water
- Eat smaller meals
- Avoid red meat and dairy or GO VEGAN!
- Reduce fluids while eating (it hinders HCL production) SIP!
- Avoid eating when upset or stressed
- Eat raw fresh vegetables at every meal
They contain natural enzymes to help break down food.
- Avoid all processed foods
- Avoid caffeine
- Avoid combining proteins and sweets in the same meal
- Drink water consistently all day
No luck? Let’s talk! Have a few more tests and tricks up my sleeve….enzymes, betaine, pancreatin, papain, bromelain, bile salts, bitters and probiotics BUT there is a chance you may have high HCL.
I am saying, “just a chance!” because sometimes an overactive stomach is truly not. You could have lesions on the stomach lining that are burning but not due to excess acid.
Most people have low HCL but there are several simple ways we can find out!
Let’s banish the bloat once and for all! It’s not normal!
Find me and let’s solve the problem!
YES, there is high stomach acid (HCL) but usually means it’s low with most people, too!