An interesting phenomenon has taken place over the last several decades and it’s been an endless money-making vehicle for drug companies.
The invention of new “diseases” that are tailored around drugs that have been developed!
For example, no longer are we just looking at high blood pressure that exceeds 140/90—we now have pre-hypertension for which a variety of drugs are available.
Metformin is now being prescribed for people who have pre-diabetes (blood sugar of 140 to 199 mg/dL) instead of just full-blown type 2 diabetes.
And of course, heartburn has now become gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for which the almighty acid reducer is the king of relief.
Let’s look at what’s really going on with GERD and how you can get relief without drugs.
GERD—what is it really?
GERD is really nothing but chronic heartburn. Acid rises up out of your stomach and refluxes into your esophagus (and sometimes into your mouth), setting your chest on fire and causing burping, belching and inflammation in your esophagus.
When this happens at least twice a week, interferes with your life, or your doctor can see damage to your esophagus from the acid, you are diagnosed with Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Doctors claim that GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)—a ring-like muscle that separates your stomach from the esophagus—doesn’t close properly for some unknown reason, and your stomach contents slide up into the esophagus.
But let me ask you a question—about 7 million people in the US have GERD, so you mean to tell me that 7 million people in this country have “mysteriously faulty” LESs?
What a crock and a golden opportunity for drug companies to sell acid reducers.
Why acid reducers are useless
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most widely used treatment for GERD, with over $14 billion in annual sales in the US alone.
They include brand names such Nexium®, Prevacid® and Protonix®.
PPIs “work” by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced by glands in the lining of your stomach. Less acid in the stomach translates to less acid that can come rising up in your throat.
Well, that may be a good sounding theory, but shutting down one of your body’s innate functions isn’t a smart thing to do.
In this case, crippling the acid producing capability of your stomach can lead to these consequences:
- Impaired digestion--because your stomach needs acid to break down proteins
- Increased risk of chronic kidney disease—because PPIs damage arteries that serve the kidneys
- Vitamin B12 deficiency--since acid is needed for your body to assimilate B12
- Food borne illness--stomach acid helps kill dangerous microbes in your food
- Imbalanced gut flora—due to poor digestion and its impact on the intestinal tract
- Increased susceptibility to fractures--due to inadequate digestion and poor nutrient absorption
- Increased risk of heart attack—because PPIs can damage the inner lining of blood vessels, causing inflammation and eventually plaque buildup
What really IS going on with GERD
If you have GERD, I’d be willing to bet your LES is perfectly fine. Instead it’s far more likely that you’re either bringing GERD on yourself by the meals you eat, or your body doesn’t have enough enzymes to get the job done.
Here’s what I mean:
Your meals may be ruining your digestion!
Unfortunately, the typical meals in the Standard American Diet are comprised of practically every type of food under the sun (many of which are highly processed) and are next to impossible for your system to break down properly.
When you eat meals that your body can’t digest efficiently, you are putting out the welcome mat for heartburn and GERD—it’s a given.
However, when you pair the right foods together and make your meals easier for your system to tackle, you can pave the way for complete, comfortable digestion and NO MORE GERD!
I will show you everything you need to know about easy to digest meals in the Great Taste No Pain health system.
All it takes are a few simple adjustments to the foods you eat together, and it can make all the difference in the world in how you feel!
Plus the dishes in the recipe section are downright delicious!
Your enzymes may be runnin’ on empty
As we age our body’s ability to produce enzymes decreases, and eventually you can reach the point where you don’t have enough for digestion to be carried out like it should.
I can practically feel the heartburn lighting your chest on fire.
That’s when an enzyme supplement like Digestizol Max can be a Godsend.
Digestizol Max’s super-effective blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes works alongside your body’s own enyme resources to help make sure ALL of your foods are broken down like they need to be, and they move through your digestive tract like they should!
Plus its soothing blend of herbs (including ginger and fennel) helps to ease inflammation in your digestive tract.
Work with your body—not against it
When you work with your body to help it accomplish that which Nature intended it to—instead of using drugs that suppress one of your bodily functions—a whole new world of feeling better can open up for you fast.
Embrace the power of sound digestion and all that it can do for you.
To your health,