You are not alone if you are asking "why do I have chronic heartburn?" Millions of people suffer from chronic heartburn. The incidence is rather high, so it must be that the causes are relatively common since so many people suffer from it. There are three causes that are thought to bring on this condition that most people will relate to.
The most common terminology for this condition is "acid reflux" because that is what causes heartburn; stomach acid rising into the esophagus so what causes the acid to rise?
If you over eat often enough that will cause the acid to rise and leave you wondering "why do I have chronic heartburn?" Your stomach becomes to full and pushes the acid up into your esophagus when it does not have enough time in between meals to process the food through digestion.
Certain foods are thought to cause heartburn as well. These foods include dairy products, spicy foods, heavily seasoned foods, coffee and acidic foods. Dietary restriction may calm the condition as well as the use of enzymes to improve stomach digestion.
Many heartburn suffers smoke! Although there is no proven cause of this condition there is some correlation that people who smoke suffer from chronic heartburn twice as much as people that do not. Why do I have chronic heartburn may be only one of the questions you are asking if you smoke or live with a smoker. Smoking has been linked to over 20 diseases, so if you smoke stop! If you are around smokers ask them politely not to smoke around you, if they refuse find new people to be around.
The best solution to chronic heartburn is to figure out the root cause, since anything else is simply a band-aid solution regardless of whether its natural or pharmaceutical. For natural treatments you can consider Betaine and plant based enzymes.
Why do I have chronic heartburn can be serious enough to warrant surgery to fix the damages, if you suffer from this condition you need to take the steps necessary to improve your condition.
We have a new 23-year-old addition to our work family. His name is Reid and he works in our finance department. Reid is a strapping and healthy looking young man. You would never think that he wasn’t in perfect health; but illness wears many hats and can slowly tear down your health. I have the pleasure of working with Reid every day, but have not yet sold him on our healthy life style. Reid enjoys and embraces our baking and food preparation for lunch, but that’s about as far as he’s embraced our way of a healthier lifestyle.
Well, Mama Yapp was cleaning the office and actually looking for dirty cups and glasses to wash. I love a clean office! While I was wiping off Reid’s desk I noticed this wonderful young man had a package of Rolaids sitting on his desk and it was almost empty! EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK! This poor guy was suffering in my office and I had no idea! I know handling our finances may be challenging at times-especially, as a new growing business-but knew that there was more to his acid reflux than stress. There’s been a problem brewing for years-maybe even since childhood.
Poor and/or inefficient digestion leads to low stomach acid and is the main cause of many ailments. If you think I’m exaggerating, here is a list of complications associated with low stomach acid:
Does excess acid cause acid reflux?
It’s funny how people assume acid reflux is normal and not the serious issue it truly is. As
points out, just because a lot of people take anti-acids, that doesn’t make it healthy. In fact, a healthy gut is actually very acidic and it’s people with
levels of stomach acid that often have compromised immune systems. Why? Because low acid levels promote the growth of sugar and other bad bacteria in your gut. This interferes with your body’s ability to digest efficiently. So even if you eat whole organic foods, thinking you’re being healthy, you may not be addressing the real problem. Low stomach acid turns any fruit you eat into sugar and feeds the bad bacteria in your gut. Unfortunately, this makes your body crave carbohydrates and more sugar causing even more damage. It’s a vicious cycle that causes much harm to your body. Acid reflux is really a sign of poor digestion and may lead to malnutrition! The Weston Price Organization states eating fermented foods improves digestion, supplies live enzymes and adds good bacteria to support digestive health and reduces acid reflux.
That’s an awful lot of over-the-counter and prescription medicine being sold. No wonder Big Pharma prefers medication rather than natural healing prospects.
suggests that replenishing your good gut bacteria with fermented foods is one of the first steps to take in healing acid reflux. Many people believe that eating yogurt will help, but he cautions against eating store bought processed yogurt as it is high in sugar and low in live probiotic cultures. Any dairy causes inflammation, so yogurt is just not effective. Dr. Mercola states that there may be very few instances where medication is needed on a
basis. Unfortunately, many people stay on medication for years. Consuming acid reflux medication over a long period of time increases your chance of:
Acid Reflux is more than heartburn and doesn’t stop at the stomach.
Did you know that there is a
between acid reflux and the colon? In a recent study comparing people diagnosed with acid reflux and those diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), 34% of the acid reflux patients also had IBS. Interestingly, 64% of those first diagnosed with IBS also had acid reflux. There is a definite overlap between the two diseases. Researchers are still trying to figure out which causes which, but to me it’s like what came first-the chicken or the egg? Does it really matter? The fact is that both acid reflux and IBS are painful diseases that can be healed with the help of fermented probiotic foods! We need to balance our gut bacteria and replenish live enzymes and amino acids to help our digestion and our health.
Yes, I know, I went there again. But it’s true! Heal your gut; heal your body. Heal your gut; heal your brain. Heal your gut; heal your life! Seriously, heal your gut and you heal your blood, skin, heart and the list goes on and on! It’s exhausting repeating this so many times and I know I may sound like a broken record, but I will keep saying it until my last breath! Sadly, I know many people who suffer from acid reflux. For example, my nephew Tim has been dealing with this most of his adult life and now has to sleep sitting up in a recliner bed. When you don’t catch it early enough, much damage may occur.
So after Reid learned about gut health and acid reflux he decided to drink the proverbial glass of Kool-aid (or should I say fermented foods) and come over to the green side. He left the office that day determined to begin the journey to heal his acid reflux, gut and health. Because Reid has had acid reflux for so long, I know that he’s not getting enough amino acids he needs. Fermented foods will not only replenish his good gut bacteria, but give him the amino acids his body needs to digest and perform at its best. We’ll be sure to update you on his progress!
But it’s about much more. It’s about you, your parents, your children and your friends too. It’s about
you care about! Be your own warrior and learn about the real causes of acid reflux and the importance of replenishing live enzymes, amino acids and good gut bacteria. How are you going to get your life and the lives of your loved ones on the road to health? From the inside out, it all centers on your gut bacteria! Is your gut waving a red flag?
Let the healing begin…