causes of acid reflux

August 26, 2011

Causes of the Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can be known by a lot of names. Heartburn, indigestion, and GERD (short for gastroesophagael reflux disease), are all commonly used terms used for what many people simply call acid reflux. But no matter what you call it, it is not much fun to live with. There are ways to control the symptoms of it, and reduce the uncomfortable flare ups that cause millions of individuals to seek out medical help. Here we’ll discuss the causes of acid reflux. Educating yourself with this knowledge will make living with acid reflux possible.

It may surprise you to learn that food is not the only cause of acid reflux, although it is certainly a contributing factor. Moreover, just because you are suffering with symptoms of acid reflux right now, does not mean that it will continue to affect you for the rest of your life. Acid reflux can be set on by certain medical conditions such as pregnancy, or by prescription or over the counter medications you may be taking. By simply improving your health or switching medications, you may be able to put a stop to your acid reflux symptoms.

Now let’s get down to it. What are some common causes of acid reflux? In all honesty, there are many.

Smoking – Smoking weakens the esophageal sphincter, which allows stomach acid to easily flow back up into the esophagus. Smoking also stimulates stomach acid and promotes movement of stomach contents, which makes it more difficult to keep them from refluxing out of control.

Overeating – Consuming too much food at one time can cause it to back up out of the stomach and up through the esophagus. This can be easily rectified by eating smaller portions or by eating less food more frequently.

Laying down after eating – Some people only experience symptoms of acid reflux at night, and it is commonly caused by laying down after eating. When you lie down, pressure is placed on the lower esophageal sphincter. When pressed, it can cause food to back up and reflux, which can cause the uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux.

Eating late in the evening – For the same reasons that it is bad to lay down after eating, one should not eat too late in the evening. Food needs time to digest in the stomach before a person rests and becomes inactive.

Alcohol intake – Drinking alcohol in excess causes an overproduction of stomach acids. As a result, the body finds it difficult to control and it frequently bubbles and moves back into the esophagus.

Obesity – The relationship between obesity and acid reflux is not clear, but overweight individuals are more likely to experience symptoms of acid reflux than those within a healthy weight.

Stress – Stress is a common culprit for many medical conditions, and acid reflux is one of them. Stress is arguably the biggest trigger for acid reflux as it causes an increase in stomach acid production and movement which often results in it backing back up into the esophagus.

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September 13, 2008

Acid Reflux Remedy – Find The ‘Real’ Cause Of Your Pain. . . And The Solution

natural acid reflux remediesYou might know what to call it, but do you really know what acid reflux, GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) or heartburn is?

Let me assure you, if you knew what really causes your acid reflux pain, you would have the solution to your suffering.

Have you ever solved a riddle only to feel silly afterward because it was so ridiculously simple? Well, that’s how I guarantee you’ll feel after you discover the solution to your long suffering acid reflux pain and indigestion issues.

The secret is your happiness depends on you finally discovering what the root causes of acid reflux, heartburn and GERD are.

The question is how would you know if you solved your problem, when you don’t even know what your problem is?

This is a universal issue in modern medicine today. How can anyone get better if medical doctors ignore the real cause of the problem? In fact, that’s more than 99% of the victory right there. Almost too simple isn’t it? Hate to say I told you so, but the secret is to recognize the cause of your suffering with the source of the problem, where the answer is.

Imagine you’re in sudden pain. The pain is shooting from “somewhere” in your body, but it doesn’t really take any time at all to realize it’s coming from “under your foot.” So naturally you would lift your foot to recognize and isolate the cause of your problem and see the source of the suffering. Perhaps you were standing on a splinter of wood, a piece of sharp glass or an angry bumble bee. Regardless of “what” it was, you have without much hesitation discovered the “root cause” of your pain and the “natural remedies for acid reflux” all in one simple step.

Home remedies, naturopathy and Alternative Complementary Medicine (CAM) all work the same way. By following your “body’s lead” and by-passing time consuming stubborn thinking patterns, you quickly find the solution to your pain and suffering was here all along.

“It maybe even sitting right on your cupboard, in your refrigerator, or a tree.” wink – wink 🙂

If that’s the position in which you find yourself now ? you already have the solution, yet you’re still unsure what the problem is . . . you’re just sitting there frozen by your old thinking habits and you’re making this more complex than it is.

Follow your “gut-feeling” and you will find one answer to all the seemingly different problems that seem to plague you.

That kind of power is available to anyone willing to accept personal responsibility for their own thoughts, actions and health . . . “follow the lead and listen to your body’s inner intelligence” . . . besides it only has your best interest at heart.

If you feel this letter has touched you, rang a familiar bell or shined a little light on the answer you have been looking for, it was by no accident. You have attracted what you needed to know. Now what you decide to do here will change your life in a new way, I promise!

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June 20, 2008

Are You Suffering From Recurring Acid Reflux And Still Drinking Soy Milk? Then STOP!

Read This Article Before It?s Too Late . . .

causes of acid refluxYou?ve already read about how aluminum containing antacids block crucial minerals. I?ve shown you how an acidic pH depletes stomach acid balance.

You probably know causes of acid reflux and heartburn involve poor digestion due to weak or depleted stomach acid, contrary to mainstream medical propaganda . . .

And I hope you’re beginning to see why sudden heartburn attacks produce large amounts of burning acid. It?s only your body trying to compensate for low stomach acid . . . I can’t emphasize enough how your heartburn and indigestion is all from a lack of consistent amounts of digestive acids in your stomach, rather than an over abundance.

These violent upsurges erupt into your throat and mouth causing the pain and embarrassment of foul belching and the rest of it, threatening further damage to your esophagus. This is more than an inconvenience for millions of people who at a high risk for getting Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

I know you care about your health and you are looking for a natural solution and it can be frustrating without the right guidance. You are quite aware that eating the wrong foods and eating before bed as well as other lifestyle factors are at play. But if you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to help I have something that may be of help for you today.

There are a few more tricky turns in the road ahead that you need to be aware of . . . let’s talk soy.

The sad thing is millions of people who are trying to do the right thing are still being deceived by certain so-called health foods. These so-called health foods are being mass produced and under go harsh chemical processing.

The main culprit I want to bring to your attention today is soy products.

At one time in the not too far past soy protein was only a toxic by-product of the vegetable oil industry. Today advancements in the manufacturing technology have made it possible to produce Soy Protein Isolates (SPI), turning pure waste into huge profits. Additional synthetic nutrients, sugars, emulsifiers, flavorings and preservatives have transformed this unsavory waste product into a billion dollar industry.

The Chinese have always consumed ample amounts other types of beans simply because the raw acid reflux causesoy beans contain huge amounts of toxins. As far as we can tell, around A.D 700 during the Zhou Dynasty in China people began fermenting soy to make tempeh, natto, miso and soy sauce. Many years later Chinese scientists found by boiling soy curds and adding plaster of Paris they could make tofu.

The Chinese knew of the toxins and that the anti-nutrient side-effects were not neutralized during the cooking process the same as during fermentation.

Recent animal studies have shown that diets high in these same anti-nutrients, in this case trypsin inhibitors, caused enlargement and diseases in the pancreas, including cancer.

Trypsin is an enzyme essential to help break down and digest proteins in both animals and humans.

Trypsin is one of the three principal digestive protein enzymes, the other two being chymotrypsin and pepsin. Trypsin supports proper digestion (starting in the stomach) in the small intestine where a mineral rich alkaline environment ( about pH 8 ) sustains its maximal enzymatic activity.

Without Trypsin you will suffer reduced protein digestion, serious gastric upset and develop chronic deficiencies in amino acids. What’s really going on is soy’s notorious anti-nutrient toxins are setting the stage for acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion for literally millions of Americans . . .

Civilizations that depend on soy-based foods use traditional preparation methods that help neutralize or minimize these poisons. The fermentation process reduces the toxins and anti-nutrients. Tofu comes from the pressed curds of the soybean which also minimizes the toxins, but not as much. The rest is thrown away and the bulk of the poisons along with it.

The truth be known the Chinese do not eat large amounts of tofu and they always combine it with mineral rich fish broth, followed usually by consuming Omega 3 rich fish as well. For some reason we Americans believe you should live on this stuff . . . wrong again!

I believe you are getting the picture, but let me make sure you get the whole picture . . . strangely enough Americans are the main consumers of unfermentated raw soy products second to the Japanese.

Other hidden toxins from raw industrial processed soy include haemagglutinin, goitrogens, phytic acid, nitrates, and phytoestrogens.

Hemagglutinin is a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. How’s that sound for heart healthy?

Nitrites are potent carcinogens formed during the spray-drying process of making Soy Protein Isolate (SPI). Test animals fed SPI develop enlarged organs, particularly the pancreas and thyroid gland, and increased deposition of fatty acids in the liver. SPI is used as textured vegetable protein. You’ll find it in diet beverages, commercially baked goods and fast food products, usually as a meat filler or substitute.

Goitrogens are substances that depress thyroid function and cause gout. This is may be why so many people are experiencing increased thyroid and gout issues each year.

Phytic acid is present in the bran or hulls of all seeds. Phytic acid blocks the absorption of essential minerals like, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc. Mineral deficiencies of this magnitude harms nutrient uptake and depletes stomach acid, clearly leading to acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. By simply sprouting your beans and seeds you can eliminate phytic acid poisoning.

Fact: The Japanese apparently eat 30 times the soy that Americans do. Perhaps that?s why they have much higher rates of liver, pancreas, thyroid and stomach cancers . . . oh yes I almost forgot that includes cancer of the esophagus as well. If ignored, acid reflux will lead to GERDs disease, which very often leads to cancer of the esophagus and that thought alone makes me want to stay away from all forms of soy products myself, how about you?

There are other alternatives to dairy and soy beverages, try almond, hazel, oat or hemp milk. They’re all delicious and nutritious too.

Well I hope I helped you make a connection today. Sometimes the cause of the problem is so close to you it takes someone else to point it out.

Live well,

Martin Jacobse
Medical Investigator

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June 12, 2008

Fluoride In Your Water May Be Aggravating Your Heartburn

Heartburn | Acid Reflux Disease | Fluoride

If you’ve been following my latest articles on the root causes of acid reflux, you learned how aluminum can block vital minerals

and other nutrients needed for proper digestion. But that’s not the only reason to avoid aluminum exposure . . . scientists have suspected for years that aluminum deposits in the brain may also contribute to Alzheimer’s disease as well as many other disorders.

Here are a few sources of aluminum exposure you should be aware of:

???? Aluminum cookware


Soda pop cans

???? Antacids

???? Antiperspirants

???? Baking powder

???? Bleached flour

???? Process (fake) cheese

???? Table salt

???? Municipal water

The truth is aluminum is part of a healthy diet when derived from normal food sources in trace amounts. However today you are exposed to abnormally high amounts of aluminum from other sources. Too much aluminum disrupts healthy mineral absorption, interfering with normal stomach acid levels, triggering painful heartburn, acid reflux and poor digestion.

Simply put, acid reflux is usually the first symptom of a serious mineral imbalance and excessive aluminum is associated with calcium, magnesium and copper deficiencies.

The common myth is that acid reflux is caused from too much stomach acid, but more often than not it is the lack of it that is the real instigator. If you’ve tried everything else and you’re still suffering form heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion . . .

Why not at least consider trying a different approach?

By first eliminating all aluminum from your reflux diet, including cooking with aluminum foil and eating with aluminum utensils you can begin to make a positive change. The next step is to find a natural way to increase your magnesium levels. Magnesium will help your body get rid of the toxic levels of aluminum already in your body.

Fluoride Actually Increases The Absorption Of Aluminum Into Your Body.

Fluoride is a waste product from the production of aluminum. Aluminum is not found as a pure source in nature and must be extracted from a combination of other raw materials, creating fluoride as a by product.

To make matters worse the FDA began allowing municipal viagra soft water facilities to add Aluminum sulfate to drinking water, as a so-called “purifier. This has been going on officially since 1974. Of course studies support the theory that the amounts are negligible. Yet I find it suspicious like the first studies “proving” the ant-cavity power of fluoridated water that were funded by the aluminum industry.

Yet before deceiving health authorities that fluoride was safe, it was only approved as an insecticide or for rat poison.

If you don’t believe me then I guess it’s only a coincidence that fluoride increases the absorption of aluminum and no ill-harm was intended. Yet regardless of whether it was intentional or just very profitable is really beside the point now, isn’t it?

So I hope starting today you will begin eliminating aluminum from your diet and seek nature’s solution to your recurring acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion problems.

Simply drinking natural mineral water can help stop your acid reflux, indigestion and heartburn pain. Quality mineral waters have been cherished for ages for their ability to cure all sorts of illnesses and imbalances. Restoring a healthy mineral balance has undeniably been proven to improve overall health.

So what do you have to lose but your misery and misconceptions about heartburn and the risk of developing GERD, ulcers and leaky gut syndrome.

I sincerely hope I have been of some help here to day.

Live well,

Martin Jacobse

Medical Investigator

P.S. If you are interested in discovering how you can stop the pain, frustration and misery of stubborn acid reflux, heartburn and stomach issues you will love what Joe Barton has put together for you. With the Reflux Remedy Report you can access everything you need to conquer your acid attacks and improve your overall health.

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