Unfortunately, the corruption of our “disease-care” system by the financial interest of the pharmaceutical companies virtually guarantees that this crucial information will remain obscure, Drug companies they make more than 7 billion a year selling acid suppressing Medication, the last thing they want is for doctors and their patients to learn how to treat gerd on their own and without OTC. So once again it’s up to us to discover the truth and be our own advocates. Gerd is the extreme heartburn, that will go into cancer. What is especially disturbing about this is that heartburn and Gerd are easily prevented and cured by making simple dietary and life style changes.`
The Doctor had told me, that I have gerd and I had no idea, I didn’t have heartburn. So he said to take OTC medicine. And I have been taking all of the different ones for over a year. After a while, it stops working and I have to switch to another brand. So last week I started researching and found this article from Chriss Kresser on Heartburn/Gerd and WOW what, was going on. Taking anti-acids was doing more harm and no good. It was the opposite of what you should be doing and it was actually making things worse. Drugs for heartburn and Gerd are really a cash cow for the pharmaceutical companies. Nexium, the most popular, brought in 5.1billion alone making it the second highest selling drug behind Lipitor. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Digestive Diseases, sixty million people experience heartburn at least once a month and 25 million experience symptoms daily. Gerd is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease a more serious form of heartburn. Heartburn an Gerd are caused by too little stomach acid.
So now let’s get rid of Heartburn and Gerd Forever in three simple steps.
Reduce- factors that promote bacteria, carbs
Replace-stomach acid, enzymes, and nutrients
Restore-beneficial bacteria and a healthy lining in the gut.
The first study at Duke University. Five patients with severe Gerds and a variety of other problems, such as diabetes. In spite of the fact that some of the patients continued to drink, smoke and engage in other Gerd unfriendly habits, in every case, the symptoms of gerd were completely eliminated in one week with a very low carbohydrate (VLC) diet. So in a month I will let everyone know if this works. I have stopped taking antacids and take some apple cider vinegar and HCL with pepsin and bitters.