Acid Reflux

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What causes acid reflux?

Stress and low levels of stomach acid inhibit digestion and are major causes of acid reflux. Many people with acid reflux are under the misconception that they are OVER producing stomach acid, but more often they are not producing ENOUGH stomach acid. When food is not digested effectively, it ferments in the stomach forming gases and alcohols. The gas build-up creates pressure within the stomach, forcing digestive juices to flow back into the oesophagus. This causes pain and discomfort to the delicate wall of the oesophagus. Chronic acid reflux can eventually cause damage to the oesophagus resulting in conditions like hiatus, hernia and Barrett’s Oesophagus. Other causes of acid reflux are a defective lower oesophageal sphincter muscle, diet, lifestyle, insufficient nutrients and pregnancy. If you suffer from acid reflux please see CAUSES OF STOMACH PROBLEMS and the effects of bad digestion.

Acid reflux signs and symptoms

Acid reflux symptoms may vary from person to person. Common symptoms associated with acid reflux are chest pain, pain behind the breastbone or in the pit of the stomach. This pain can extend all the way up to the throat, resulting in nausea, the regurgitation of a bitter fluid, sensitive teeth and a sore throat. These symptoms are also symptoms of other serious health issues. If symptoms persist please consult your healthcare professional.

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To promote good digestion, combine or eat foods that have roughly the same digestion time and do not neutralize each other. Protein-rich foods require a highly acidic environment for digestion, while carbohydrates (fruit, starches and sugars) and fats require a more alkaline environment. In addition, fruit ferments very quickly, and also digests rapidly. It is recommended that you eat fruit by itself and allow a timeframe of 30 – 60 minutes before you eat other foods.