January 14, 2011

What Causes Heartburn?

Heartburn and indigestion is a form of gastrointestinal tract upset.

Despite often having a single cause a gut imbalance can trigger a wide variety of gastrointestinal and even non-gastrointestinal complications.

Heartburn is usually one of the first noticeable effects or signs of this internal imbalance.

Once your digestive system falls out of balance you may experience several symptoms that seem unrelated to your heartburn issues, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Bad breath
  • Headaches and much more . . .

Your indigestion and heartburn are really two symptoms of the same digestive imbalance.

The important thing is to learn to understand your symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. Those symptoms are all that stands between the cause of your heartburn and your remedy.

Your body/mind communicates directly to more than 60 trillion cells and your heartburn symptoms are nothing more than those 60 trillion cells talking back to you.

There is a reason why you are experiencing a heartburning sensation in your chest and throat area. Whatever you just did may be a clue to stop doing that.

If you lay down after eating and you got hit with heartburn, that should be a clue not to lie down after eating and if you really read into it, it’s suggesting you go for a walk and get things moving.

Walking is one of the most under rated activities, if you can walk you should be doing it as much as possible.

Walking and swinging your arms acts as a pendulum that helps circulate blood and move stagnant lymph fluid. Your lymph fluid is part of your endocrine system, which is part of your immune system as is your digestive tract.

Heartburn can become chronic when activity levels drop and eating the wrong things increases. The lack of mild activity and dumping of food wastes and toxins in your cells steal vital energy from them.

This loss of cellular energy leads to a build-up of more toxins, enough to trigger symptoms of digestive imbalance. Ignored secondary stress can create more symptoms of indigestion and heartburn, eventually causing more complications from inflammation that can lead to degenerative disease.

So doping up your body to hide your heartburn can be the cause of it becoming chronic. The real cause of heartburn comes from not enjoying variety in life. Try avoiding the same old foods and reach for more fresh foods, less white bread, less sugar, less animal fat.

Adopt mild exercise into your lifestyle, try deep breathing exercises (yoga) or even mild stretching (Tai Chi) if walking is painful . . .you’ll be surprised at the benefits.

Heartburn can also be caused from chronic dehydration – discover a natural source of good mineral water and drink half your weight in ounces every day.

Note: Avoid drinking large amounts of anything with your meals . . . the trick is to drink plenty in-between meals and eat small meals throughout the day. Better to have 5 small meals than 1 or 2 large meals.

Pay attention to the foods you mix too. If you just eat fruit with your steak and you feel heartburn, then separate those foods. By the way fruit should be eaten between meals too.

The cause of heartburn is one of the first big symptoms of a digestive struggle that is stressing out your cells . . . remove the cause, don’t just block the symptoms.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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October 12, 2010

Carboplatin Taxotere Cause Heartburn

Taxotere, taxol or paciltaxen and carboplatin are usually used together for chemotherapy. People suffering from lung cancer or ovarian cancer commonly referred to paciltaxen and carboplatin as just ?PC.?

These two chemicals are administered by intravenous (IV) injection over a period of several hours and one of the most common adverse effects besides the usual fatigue is heartburn or acid indigestion.

The whole premise if using chemical therapy is to poison the cancer cells to death. The problem is chemicals like taxotere and carboplatin can also kill you.

Anyone undergoing chemical therapy will be well briefed on the dangers and risks involved with such a barbaric approach to wellness. Someday our great grandkids children will look back at the 21st century and call it The Chemical Dark Ages.

Heartburn is the least of your worries with ?PC? therapy.

Paciltaxen and carboplatin are harsh chemicals that actually damage your Red Blood Cells (RBC), preventing them from clotting blood and make it difficult to stop bleeding should you cut yourself. You?ll also notice while using ?PC? chemical therapy that you?ll bruise very easy for the same reason.

Red Blood Cells (RBC) aren?t the only ones at risk; your White Blood Cells (WBC) are also damaged by carboplatin taxotere treatment weakening your immune system. I can?t think of anything quite like getting heartburn along with a flu infection, fatigue and all the muscle aches and pains too.

The heart burn experience from taxol and carboplatin arises usually in the aftermath of nausea and vomiting. Chances are you?ll be downing a lot of anti-vomiting medications to help you tolerate all these adverse effects.

Stomach indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux will likely be accompanied by severe stomach pain along with constipation if you?re dehydrated, otherwise ?PC? therapy will trigger diarrhea too.

These chemicals are the one?s responsible for hair loss the first 3 or 4 weeks after your first treatment. Hair loss from ?PC? affects your eyebrows, lashes and body hair as well.

The worst part about suffering from heartburn and vomiting during your chemotherapy is the stinging mouth sores some people get.

Remember if you?ve chosen chemotherapy with taxol and carboplatin, the effects listed here are temporary and will go away once you?ve completed your chemotherapy treatments.

Always seek a health professional who is well versed in alternative therapies for any health issue whether its cancer or heartburn, both can be cured naturally. It?s important to remember which ever route you chose, it is your body that heals itself in the end, so why not start by working with it in the beginning?

Be careful NOT to take more drugs with your ?PC? therapy to block all these symptoms. You may want to find the remedies for heartburn and the rest of it before you start the heavy drugs.

Always ask you doctor?s opinion, especially while going through a severe regime like Carboplatin taxotere. Hopefully your doctor will suggest nurturing your immune system with raw whole food sourced nutrients and give you a heartburn remedy before you go any further.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Ecologist

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September 21, 2010

Low Stomach Acid Symptoms

Most people who are suffering from GERD and other related conditions will first look into excessive stomach acid as the main cause. While this is indeed a common trigger for GERD, it is important to note that the condition can also be caused by insufficient stomach acids. Low stomach acid symptoms are quite similar to the symptoms caused by excessive amounts of stomach acids, and they can be just as damaging and painful.

Low stomach acid symptoms occur because the entire digestive system relies heavily on hydrochloric acid in order to dissolve the food as it reaches the stomach. When a condition occurs in which a person has an abnormally low amount of stomach acid, the characteristic acid symptoms may result.

Insufficient hydrochloric acid can adversely affect the digestion of protein, carbohydrates and fat in the stomach. When this happens, the stomach is at increased risk of being overrun by bacteria and fungus, both of which are kept in check by stomach acids. Hydrochloric acid also serves the additional function of helping the body absorb vitamins and minerals more efficiently.

Even worse than GERD, undigested food that collects in the small intestines and colon can cause an abnormal bacteria buildup as well, and this can cause the liver to absorb too much toxin. This can cause a considerable amount of stress on the system, and a number of health conditions and illnesses may result. Among the low stomach acid symptoms are: fatigue, excessive gas and/or flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia, aches and pain, and mood changes.

If you are looking for a completely natural way to ease the suffering associated with low stomach acid symptoms, the Reflux Remedy Report is a guide well worth looking into. With the help of this collection of tips and advice, numerous people all over the world have already discovered for themselves why natural methods are often the best choices for ridding the body of stomach acid symptoms.

One of the features that make this guide so useful is the organization of these remedies. They are outlined in a step-by-step format, and are very easy to understand. With the help of this guide, you will find proven treatment methods that will help you get rid of low stomach acid symptoms for good, and you do so in a totally natural manner that is free of side effects. The guide also comes with a handy bonus section that offers dozens of reader tips and suggestions on how to get rid of heart-burn related symptoms. Since the guide is available for download you can be well on your way to freeing your body of these ailments within just a few minutes!

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