That heartburn, acid reflux, and even GERD you may have suffered with or currently suffer with, is actually caused by LACK of stomach acid—not having too much!
Your stomach acid is your friend! It has a job—multiple jobs. Here are just a few:
When you have acid reflux/heartburn, it is not too much stomach acid causing the direct problem. It is your stomach acid coming up through your esophagus when a muscular valve, called the lower esophageal valve, relaxes incorrectly and allows the acid in your stomach to flow backwards. It can also be caused by undigested food—due to low stomach acid—coming back up through the valve into your esophagus.
We encourage you to not stop your PPI’s cold turkey or you cold find yourself experiencing a severe rebound of your symptoms and end up with a worse condition than before.
Nutritional therapy that combines a supplemental protocol to heal your digestion along with diet and lifestyle changes will help you work with your body to get off your PPI completely!
Hydro-zyme (Gastroesophogeal Support) - 1 bottle
Gastrazyme (Supports healing of GI tract) - 2 bottles
HCL-Ease (Hydrochloric Acid w/enzymes) - 1 bottle
Take your regular dose of your PPI medication every other day for 1-2 weeks as your symptom levels allow. If your symptoms become beyond your tolerable level, take 1/2 a dose daily for a few days. Then wean back to a reduced dose every other day.
During this weaning time, use these stomach-healing nutrients DAILY:
On the OFF days from your PPI medication:
If you are having intolerable acid reflux:
When you can tolerate occasional symptoms on your OFF days, the next step is to go completely off your OTC medication and begin the process of rebuilding your digestive juices.
If reflux symptoms are still present after a meal, use either 1-2 additional Hydro-zyme or Apple Cider Vinegar (1-2 Tbsp in 4 oz. of warm water). If this does not give you some relief, we will need to do the HCL challenge to see if you need more HCL supplement until you have rebuilt an adequate amount of your own stomach acid.
After the 1 week of Phase 2, we will have you do the HCL challenge. If you are needing more than 5-10 of the Hydro-zyme, we will recommend the Betaine PLUS HP for a stronger dose of HCL to limit the amount of capsules you have to take.
Add a good Probiotic, like our BIO-DOPH, to your daily regiment. This will add the good, healthy bacteria to your digestive system.
CAUTION—stop supplements if you experience an allergic reaction, such as rashes, hives, congestion.
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