GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Symptoms of GERD are:
Sometimes no symptoms at all.
A thin mucousal lining in the esophagus is what causes GERD. To better understand read all the the movie below.
What thins the mucousal lining?
A pH imbalance from eating to much acidic foods and drinks and not enough alkalizing foods. Alkalizing diet
Coffee, Tea and Soda have tannic acid which damages the mucousa lining.
Drinking or eating anything that is hot or very cold weakens the esophagus. Especially hot foods and drinks. Because the body can warm things (but it take a lot of energy to do so) but the body has no internal cooling system.
A lack of HCL can contribute to a thin mucousal lining in several ways. One way because without adequate HCL (hydrochloric acid (stomach acid)) the food ingested does not fully digest or break down. This food then ferments causing gas and acid. It also contributes to the pH imbalance in the body.
Another reason can be understood when you think about the skin on your hands. If you use your hands a lot the body will compensate for that and make the skin thicker or stronger (even to the point of callousing). So it is with the HCL. Having high amount of HCL encourages the body to produce more mucousal lining (as long as it has enough minerals to replenish the lining).
What is ironic is most conventional treatments for GERD include taking antacids.
I usually suggest someone takes something to improve their digestion. I often suggest Food Enzymes.
What nourishes the Mucousal lining?
Foods high in minerals such as Sodium (not sodium chloride found in salt) found in Cabbage, celery, alfalfa and alfalfa sprouts. And in herbs marshmallow and slippery elm (my first choice), and calcium, broccoli, any green vegetables and the supplement SKL (Skeletal Strength) which I believe is the best calcium supplement in the world.
Some people can take Stomach comfort sparingly until the body rebuilds the digestion and mucousal lining to help with the symptoms. But I suggest you do not take it at meal time.
My mother has really bad esophageal problems. Never diagnoses with GERD, she did however, have a severe narrowing of the esophagus to the point that she could no longer eat solid food and She was vomiting blood. She cut out the coffee and drank Herbal Beverage instead and took slippery elm. She now can eat even white chicken meat.
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