Another great reason to use HCS for intestinal bacterial overgrowth. So there are two theories that our doctors are looking into – one is the “Chloride” in the Himalayan Crystal Salt is necessary for adequate acid production. The juice of the aloe plant naturally helps reduce inflammation, which may ease symptoms of acid reflux. Drink about 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice before meals.
For our purposes, let’s combine heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD into one topic because the cause and natural “cure” are the same for each. 25 million people experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux every single day of their lives. As a result, prescription drugs designed to treat these painful conditions make pharmaceutical companies in excess of $13 billion per year. In fact, Nexium (the Purple Pill) is currently the 2nd most prescribed drug in the U.S. following Lipitor. Typically, acid reflux is believed to be caused by excessive stomach acid production and is treated with antacids that neutralize the acid.
Acid blocking drugs prevent you from properly digesting food and cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Long term use can also cause deficiency in vitamin B12 which can lead to depression, anemia, fatigue, and nerve damage. They also cause dangerous overgrowth of bacteria in the intestine called Clostridia, leading to life-threatening infections.
Because of the feeling of burning sensation in the center of the chest this disease is also popularly known as Heartburn disease. The reason people with low stomach acid (we call it hypochlorhydria,) often get heartburn and reflux, is that much of the food they eat sits in the stomach too long and ferments.
The undigested food acts as fuel for unhealthy bad bacteria in the gut, which then causes its ability to overgrow. The overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut impairs proper digestion leading to symptoms such as bloating, constipation, gas etc. in addition to anxiety, and a weak immune system. The healthy good bacteria keeps this bad bacteria in balance, preventing it to overgrow. The healthy good bacteria also assists in breaking down the food that is eaten and unable to be fully digested by the other parts of the GI tract.
- perform optimally, biochemically.
- But this tactic misses the boat entirely, because acid reflux is NOT caused by too much acid in your stomach, it’s more typically caused by too little.
- If you have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may spend mealtimes avoiding certain foods and drinks.
I am learning about the benefits of salt. It is amazing. I love to try this product before I tell my friends how it is.
Results of a study from Sweden published in 2004 suggested that regularly salting food increases the risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the chronic backflow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus that leads to heartburn. Specifically, the study found that people who habitually add salt to their food at the table were 70 percent more likely to develop GERD than people who never use extra salt. Eating salted fish or meat more than twice a month increased the risk by 50 percent. Increasing your body’s natural production of stomach acid – one of the simplest strategies to encourage your body to make sufficient amounts of hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) is to consume enough of the raw material. A high-quality salt, such as Himalayan salt crystals, will not only provide you with the chloride your body needs to make hydrochloric acid, but it also contains over 84 trace minerals your body needs to perform optimally, biochemically.
However on closer analysis we can see that the key issue in terms of salt health is the sodium content. The sodium content is identical between Himalayan sea salt and commercial salt. This is exactly where my patient ran into trouble. Again I couldn’t find anything credible on Himalayan sea salt as a way to boost circulation. Many people with circulation issues have high BP too so we need to be super careful about making unfounded claims regarding this condition.