Your digestive health is central to your overall health.  When your gut doesn’t digest your food properly, you won’t just be experiencing gastric discomfort. You’re also not getting the full benefit of the nutrients in your food and your overall wellbeing is compromised.  What’s the best way to support your gut health?



In our busy lives, it’s tempting to take the approach that’s easiest and most convenient and that usually means opting for conventional medication. It’s very understandable – after all it usually offers immediate relief of symptoms.

However, what’s often overlooked is the long-term effect of treating just the symptoms in the short term: you don’t address the underlying condition that’s causing the problems and there are some serious side-effects to consider which are all too quickly overlooked.


Antacids or acid blocking medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 Blockers are usually the treatment of choice for digestive ailments. Most antacid disclaimers advise that the product should be stopped after 14 days, whilst PPIs and H2 Blockers’disclaimers state that the product should be discontinued after 8 weeks. The truth is, conventional medication only offers short-term relief of symptoms, it doesn’t address the root cause of the problem, the underlying issues.

The way that PPI’s and H2 Blockers work is to suppress the body’s natural secretion of gastric juices.  Antacids are alkaline-based and are used to neutralize stomach acid.  Doing this on a regular basis has been found to increase the occurrence of food allergies.  According to Professor Erika Jensen-Jarolim and colleagues at the University of Vienna “Medications that reduce acid secretion or neutralize the acidity within the stomach may set up a situation where harmless food proteins become potential allergens, which can then trigger an immune system response resulting in an allergic reaction.”

The body is unable to absorb the vital nutrients essential for optimal functioning  without sufficient levels of stomach acid. Without the proper digestion of these nutrients, the brain, bone, immunity and nerve functions are all compromised.

Apart from anything else, there are also a significant number of side effects of antacids:  Anxiety, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headaches, Fatigue, Kidney Stones, Hypercalcemia, Mood Swings, Muscle Pain, Nausea, Osteoporosis, Renal Failure, Rickets, Urination Frequency and Discomfort.


Research shows that Pinolenic acid –found in high concentrations in Siberian Pine Nut Oil –is known to help with digestion, balancing out the stomach environment and preventing food from fermenting in the digestive tract. This leads to the effective relief of bloating, pain, acid reflux and other stomach problems. It is a natural solution which optimizes your digestive processes.

The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil is a supplement with NO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS and can be taken on a LONG TERM BASIS. Visit our page on the various digestive disorders that DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ treats as well as dosage advice and directions.

There are a number of other positive side effects to using a natural remedy such as Siberian Pine Nut Oil including:

  • improved complexion
  • lower cholesterol
  • increased energy, immunity and metabolism.

We recommend taking the cold-pressed natural oil – just a teaspoon three times a day is the recommended dose – as opposed to capsules.  We believe that the less processing there is, the better.  The additional processing involved in producing the oil in capsule form can expose the oil to metal as well as heat which can result in a loss of quality and nutritional value.

There’s significant evidence that Siberian Pine Nut Oil has a positive impact on a wide range of digestive health issues.  It cannot be overstated how one’s digestive health impacts dramatically on one’s overall well-being. A happy tummy really does mean a happy you!