November 3, 2010

Acidophilus and GERD

What in the world could gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acidophilus bacteria have to do with each other?

Truth is acidophilus bacteria and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has a lot to do with each other and that’s what this article is all about.

First off I have to mention one of my favorite two-time Nobel Prize winners, Linus Pauling. Linus Pauling is one of those unsung heroes few people are aware of that helped make our world a better place.

He strongly believed that all degenerative diseases could be linked back to a mineral deficiency.

Now you might ask yourself, “What do mineral deficiencies have to do with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acidophilus?

In the course of tracking down the root cause of gastroesophageal disease (GERD) I found an interesting, yet hidden connection, between minerals, healthy flora and the cause of gastroesophageal acid reflux diseases (GERD).

You see a healthy flora is necessary for a healthy gut and the gut, or gastro intestinal tract, is the core of all life and vitality.

Of course with a holistic view point, everything is ultimately interconnected, yet the gut is essentially the place where all nutrition is extracted from the foods we eat and then delivered to each of your 50 trillion cells in order to sustain life.

Truth is healthy flora, like acidophilus, cannot thrive in an acid pH environment very long. Your gut is where food goes after your stomach acid has broken it down into small food molecules. It is in the gut where acidophilus and other beneficial microorganisms thrive to help break your food down into even smaller molecules, like vitamins, minerals and their many co-factors.

According to leading doctors and researchers on the subject, if you suffer from even the beginning stages of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), like heartburn and acid reflux, the worst thing you can do is start popping antacids.

First off, you may not really be suffering from producing too much acid, secondly antacids were proven many years ago to have absolutely no medical benefit and in fact often increase symptoms of heartburn, acid indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

So instead of taking harmful GERD causing antacids, try taking a supplement of live-cultured acidophilus instead. Many GERD suffers experience almost instant relief of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), plus they’re essentially addressing the “root cause” of their acid reflux problems, whether from over, or under production of stomach acid.

Neutralizing stomach acid in either case can be a serious mistake on you or your doctor’s part. Make sure you don’t end up taking any drug that covers symptoms for any extended period of time and if you are, ask your doctor to work with you to get you free of the drugs, symptoms and root cause of GERD.

Finding the right mineral rich diet combined with a good probiotic blend of acidophilus and a healthy active lifestyle are they master keys to naturally eliminating the root cause of your gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) concerns.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Ecologist

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September 6, 2011

Louise Garand @ 9:21 pm

I have been diagnosed with Barrett’s disease. Would Acidophilus capsules help? My acids are very high. I have cut out many foods to keep my acids down but it is hard. Hopefully you can help. Louise

April 1, 2013

John @ 8:34 pm


I enjoyed reading your blog on ‘Acidophilus and GERD’ I found it to be very informative.
I’ve been suffering from acid reflux for several years now can’t seem to get paste it. I’ve changed my diet, avoid foods not suitable, take vitamins. Nothing seems to be working as I continue to suffer from acid reflux daily. Are their any specific foods, vitamins, probiotic blends you could suggest to help deal with acid reflux.

Any help would be appreciated.

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