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Interesting Information: Do YOU Have Acid Reflux or Heartburn?

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Interesting Information:  October 5, 2014

Do YOU Have Acid Reflux or Heartburn?


My cousin Johanna Sweat posted Dr. Mark Hyman’s video on curing heartburn and acid reflux on Facebook in the past few days.

Dr. Hyman is part of the growing movement called “functional medicine”–which seeks to determine the CAUSE of health problems and to cure the cause, rather than treating the symptoms, usually with drugs–like acid blockers used to treat heartburn and acid reflux.

Dr. Hyman has excellent medical credentials and connections, by the way.   He is the new director of The Cleveland Clinic Center For Functional Medicine, for instance.

In the video below, which I hope you will watch, whether or not you have acid reflux or heartburn, he explains that the acid blocker medicines are (1) very powerful, (2) have serious and dangerous side effects, and are (3) a creature of Big Pharma’s profit drive and are NOT AT ALL about your health.  Too many doctors are prescribing these drugs instead of figuring out what the real problem is–which is part and parcel of why our medical system is so broken these days.  As I’ve said before, doctors are caught in what I’m calling a “kool aid” loop where they are captive by Big Pharma information and where contradictory information is simply not getting to them.  Often, our government regulatory organizations are part of this problem as the foxes own the chicken house.

Having said that, I have done other posts on new information coming out now about acid reflux/heartburn and the acid blockers.  There is at least one well-researched book, for instance.

Diet, of course, is one underlying cause of acid reflux/heartburn, but Dr. Hyman also points to other causes  for which one can be/and should be tested.  And it is very clear that another underlying problem is NOT ENOUGH STOMACH ACID, rather than too much–particularly as we age.   You might have a common parasite that is causing the digestive issue.  Or you might have gut issues that include the overgrowth of certain organisms–which can be cured with diet changes.

Do take time to watch, ok?

3 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn and Acid Reflux – Dr. Mark Hyman.

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October 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm