November 19, 2010

Diet And Acid Reflux

[[Dear Friend,]]

Acid reflux is usually triggered from overeating. Frankly overeating is really bad for you anyway you look at it. Not only can your diet habits be responsible for triggering an acid reflux, according to scientific studies it will shorten your lifespan.

Correct diet, activity levels and natural attitude are a few of the common denominators to extraordinary health, other than quality of air and water, nothing determines your health more.

So in a way I guess you could say acid reflux is one of those symptoms that are warning you could be in danger of a premature death. It would be ridiculous to believe acid reflux is a cause of death, when actually acid reflux is a symptom you?re accelerating your aging process . . . acid reflux is only the symptom, that cause is your diet..

Take an example from the Okinawans; they really know how to live.

It just so happens that, Okinawa, Japan has the highest percentage of indigenous 100 year olds in the whole world. They also have 80% fewer heart attacks than people in the United States, 50% less incidence of colon cancer and less than 25% of the cases of ovarian, prostate and breast cancer.

Many Okinawans live to be super-centenarians, that is, they live 110 years of longer. Imagine being an octogenarian grandparent, which means having eight generations of grand kids.

If you enjoy your food like I do, you?ll love this once you give it a try: eat less more.

The key to curing your acid reflux issues is to eat less, don?t eat till your full and eat 4 to 7 times a day, oh yeah and drink naturally alkalized water in between meals.
A study of Okinawan longevity revealed that they eat 7 servings of vegetables and grains a day. Plus they eat 2 servings of ?fermented? soy, like tempeh or tofu, eat very little dairy and plenty of wild caught fish every week.

NOTE: Unfermented (green) soy can cause acid reflux symptoms because the soy allergens and other phytotoxins. Fermentation eliminates the phytotoxins that can trigger acid indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux.

If you can?t eat and live like a super centenarian islander, then at least try to spread your meals out further, eating less, but eating more often through the day.

Here are a few more tips: Try not to eat at least 3 hours before bedtime, eat your protein before your carbohydrates and focus on eating 80% raw fruits and vegetables . . . lightly steamed or grilled is acceptable.

You acid reflux is directly triggered from your diet and obviously is a symptom, or sign, you need to make some lifestyle modifications and starting with your diet is a sure bet.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Advocate

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October 19, 2010

Acid Reflux and Cornmeal

Most corn these days is full of pesticides and herbicides and it?s not beyond the possibility your cornmeal is from a genetic modified source (GMO). Most people think cornmeal is good for them, thinking it?s just another yellow vegetable, but don?t forget corn is not a vegetable, it?s a grain.

Grains can trigger allergies, asthma and acid reflux disease symptoms.

Funny thing about grains, their seeds that have built in plant-made herbicides and pesticides called phytotoxins. One of the most common of these plant-made toxins is called phytic acid.

Phytates are toxins that are designed to protect the seed.

You see Mother Nature designed the seeds of fruits and vegetables to be spread around by those that eat them, often discarding the pit or passing the seeds in their body waste.

The problem with grain/seeds is if they get eaten, they can?t grow knew plants and would become extinct. That?s where phytotoxins come in–they help ensure the future propagation of the species.

Acid reflux can have many causes, but one of the most common causes of acid reflux is a mineral deficiency.

Phytates are found in very high quantities in all the processed cereals, especially cornmeal. These phytates, or phytic acid, actually keeps the corn kernel, or seed, in a hardened, dormant state. Phytates ward of mold, fungus and are designed to absorb certain minerals.

This way, when the corn falls upon fertile ground rich with the perfect growing conditions, the phytates will dissolve and allow the corn seed to sprout and grow. What happens when people eat unsprouted seed or in this case cornmeal flour, is that all their minerals are inhibited or blocked from being absorbed into the body.

Acid reflux is triggered from a ?lack? of stomach acid, in most cases. Your body requires specific minerals to make bile ?salts? and other digestive acids. Once these mineral salts are depleted from your body?s store house of nutrients, it causes a chain reaction of other deficiencies.

Your enzymes, hormones and stomach acids depend on minerals and their cofactors to help run and regulate all your metabolic processes.

I like cornbread as much as the next guy; however, if you are older, your minerals, nutrients and cofactors are usually on the low side.

So if cornmeal triggers heartburn, acid reflux or indigestion, better not eat it until you get your body?s nutritional storehouse restocked with viable essentials.

Always go into any subject, whether it?s acid reflux or anything else, do your due diligence. Don?t just take my word or anyone else?s word for it . . . look into the matter yourself. I apologize if I?m preaching to the choir.

Obviously you know what you?re doing or you wouldn?t be here now reading this article, right?

Anyway, keep searching, the root cause of your acid reflux exists and perhaps it?s even from eating too many unsprouted grains like cornmeal and not enough enzyme rich fruits and vegetables, who knows?

Truth is YOU are the last authority of your own health . . . read on and live well!

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Ecologist

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