Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid—are the longstanding go-to treatment for acid reflux/GERD.
PPIs “work” (and I mean that in the loosest sense of the word) by raising your stomach’s pH and shutting down its acid production. With less acid in the stomach to shoot up in your throat, you feel relief from your reflux.
What could possibly go wrong?
What many people don’t realize is that acid reducers are a wolf in sheep’s clothing, opening you up to serious health issues as well as increasing your risk of DEATH in several ways:
- They increase your risk of chronic kidney disease.
- PPIs raise your risk of heart attack.
- They destroy your immune function, opening you up to a variety of sicknesses and disease, including cancer.
- PPIs also raise your risk of dementia and Alzhemier’s.
- And they increase your overall death risk by an incredible 50 percent!
Yikes! But here’s some good news
At this point you may be thinking, “OK, but now what do I do for my reflux? I shouldn’t have to suffer every time I eat!”
Of course not! Here’s the good news:
Just by making some simple changes to help your body accomplish good digestion, you can live a life free of acid reflux (and purple pills)!
Here’s a letter I received from someone who’s done just that.
Bill made a few changes to his meals and began taking Digestizol Max digestive enzyme formula, and has been acid reflux-free (and medication-free) for the last 5 years!
Here’s his awesome story:
After trying your Great Taste No Pain dietary suggestions, I noticed an almost immediate difference in my level of heartburn.
But as much as I tried to adhere to your program, I still suffered occasional reflux symptoms and felt frustrated.
Then you wrote a blog about acid reflux and mentioned that sometimes it can also be due to not having enough digestive enzymes. So I decided to try your Digestizol Max.
That made my dreams come true! Between eating easier to digest meals using your advice, and helping my body’s enzyme levels with Digestizol, I am happy to be able to say that I have been acid reflux and purple pill-free for the last 5 YEARS!
I wish medical doctors would have to take more courses in nutrition and supplements.
Of course then they could not prescribe those expensive meds that ruin your digestive system and cause you more problems!
Thanks again for all your great help!
Although Bill’s story is very inspiring, it’s not surprising.
Because now that he understands what acid reflux is all about, he can easily take the steps to make sure it never happens to him again.
If you’ve suffered from acid reflux and have been a slave to purple pills (or any of their “cousins”) now is the time for YOU to get your acid reflux education.
And get on the road to feeling great without drugs and their side effects!
Here’s what you must know:
Get your PhD in acid reflux
Acid reflux is most commonly a reflection of these two things:
1. What goes IN your body (i.e. food)
2. What goes ON once the food gets there
Let’s take a closer look at both of those.
What goes IN
With the typical diets that most people have, they're rolling out the red carpet for reflux and heartburn!
Some people have diets loaded with processed (packaged) foods and/or fast food, wash it down with soda and expect to feel OK, when in fact they're literally creating a towering inferno in their chest.
Or, they might be eating foods that can actually be considered "healthy," but in meal combinations that are very difficult for the body to break down efficiently.
In either case, poor digestion is the result and acid reflux is an almost-certainty for you.
Now let's look at...
What goes ON
Now we're looking at your innards, and there are 2 different things that might be going on here.
1- Waaaay too much
When you eat a typical processed or hard to digest meal, your stomach tries its best to do its job--that is, begin the initial breakdown of the foods you've eaten.
During this process it secretes acid enzymes over and over and over. Believe it or not, this can go on for 8 hours or more!
The end result: LOTS of acid and poorly digested food sloshing around in your stomach. And that's precisely the same acid that comes gliding up your throat (especially when you lie down) and makes you feel like Puff the Magic Dragon.
Your problems can continue further down the road too.
Because once your poorly digested mess passes to your small intestine, your pancreas and gallbladder have to work like the Incredible Hulk to try and finish the job, but they can only do so much. That means your foods still won’t be broken down as much as they should be as they pass through the intestinal tract.
Hello gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea!
Plus your body ends up expending FAR more enzymes than it should have to in order to accomplish digestion.
And that can lead to...
2- Waaaay too little
Some people instead have underproduction of enzymes.
This is commonly due to your diet as well.
You see, when you spend years or decades in the cycle I just described above, eventually your body may not be able to produce enough enzymes anymore…and your digestion suffers as a result.
That's why many elderly people have digestive issues when they never did before. Their eating habits catch up with them and they're "runnin' on empty" with enzymes.
This can also be the result of years of using acid-reducers. The medications stop acid production in your stomach, so that means your foods are even MORE poorly broken down when they reach your small intestine, and even MORE enzymes are needed to finish the job.
That’s why you see constipation, bloating and excessive gas listed as side effects of acid reducers—and now you know why that is so.
Goodbye to acid reflux
Now that you know what causes acid reflux, here's what you can DO about it to become acid reflux-free just like Bill!
1- Make your meals easier for your system to break down
When you ditch the processed junk, fast food and soda and instead eat real foods in easy to digest combinations, you will be astonished at how quickly your body responds.
Many people have seen a difference with the very first meal!
I'll help you every step of the way with my Great Taste No Pain health system.
In Great Taste No Pain, I spell out the physiological reasons why eating a typical modern diet is so detrimental to your health, and why eating certain foods together can make ALL the difference in the world for you.
When your body can digest your foods easily and efficiently, any overproduction of acid, wasting of enzymes and digestive agony can quickly subside.
2- Support strong enzyme levels
If you suspect that your body may be already challenged with enzyme production (especially if you've been a Tums or purple pill popper for a while), or want to help conserve what you do have left, enzyme supplementation can make a huge difference for you.
And it doesn’t get any better than Digestizol Max.
Digestizol Max’s complete blend of 15 natural, plant-derived enzymes (so it's even OK for vegetarians) will give your body a boost in breaking down everything you eat--proteins, starches, carbs and fats alike.
Plus its herbal formula can help soothe an inflamed digestive tract!
If you’re ready to be rid of acid reflux and, like Bill, want to be able to say that you too have been “Acid reflux-free and medication-free for 5 years” it’s time for your new life to begin NOW.
Give your body the help it needs to accomplish digestion like Nature intended, and I’m sure you too will see a difference VERY soon!
To your health,Sherry Brescia