Acid reflux affects 50% of Americans. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is heartburn. Acid reflux is not a disease caused by excessive acid production in your stomach; your stomach makes hydrochloric acid for many reasons including digestion of protein and uptake of calcium. Acid reflux frequently occurs because of low stomach acid which is why proton pump inhibitors typically just perpetuate the problem, hide the symptoms but cause a cascade of dysfunction over time.
Do the prescriptions you take deplete your nutritional status.....the answer is almost always yes! Does your doctor inform you of this....likely no. It's important to know the cascade of dysfunction that can occur with nutritional deficiencies so they can be corrected when medication is necessary.
It's commonly thought that diseases like cancer and Alzheimers are genetic in nature. It may be that one has inherited a tendency toward these diseases, but it's not necessarily the determining factor of whether one gets it.
Studies are now showing the correlation between cancer and Alzheimers and metabolic syndrome. Did you know that 80% of those with Alzheimers also have type 2 diabetes? Managing blood sugar is imperative for optimal health.
If cancer and Alzheimers run in your family, please contact me for a free phone consultation and learn how PREVENTION is the best insurance you can own.