Pesky Heartburns

Most of us have experience heart burn one time or another.  However if acid reflux is a regular occurrence, you should seek treatment that gets to the root cause.  More than just a nuisance, indigestion can be the first step towards a whole series of health conditions.

When you take an antacid, proton pump inhibitor, or histamine receptor antagonist, you may temporarily reduce the burning sensation.  However, without the acidity, your gastrointestinal tract cannot digest and absorb protein and minerals.  Over time, this can directly lead to muscle loss, depression, brittle bones, painful muscle cramps, joint pain,  poor skin health, and slow tissue healing just to name a few.

Part of the reason indigestion is so common may be because it is a generic label we give to a number of different conditions.  Bacterial colonization, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, sluggish gallbladder, food sensitivity, hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid production), and rarely, hyperchlorhydria (excess acid) are some of the causes of chronic heart burn.

Instead of hiding the symptoms your body is trying to tell you, natural therapy can help you get to the bottom of the problem.

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