low stomach acid
Quickly learn the signs and symptoms of Hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid. Including burping, gas, avoiding meat, constipation, and weight gain.
One of the most common methods of supplementing for low stomach acid is using Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL).
Did you know stomach acid is actually good for you? Dr. Jonathan Wright wrote a whole book on the topic because he felt it was so important for overall health.
Proper stomach acid production is crucial to unlocking perfect digestion. The digestive process downstream from the stomach is controlled chiefly by pH changes. When the food (chyme) in your stomach reaches a pH of about 2-4, the valve at the bottom of the stomach (pyloric sphincter) starts to slowly release the stomach contents into the duodenum. From here, the pH raises up and down as it travels through the intestines and out the other end.
I came across a great series of 6 articles that explains how and why GERD happens. I think it should be essential reading for anyone on the SCD diet because it explains in very simple terms how and why many people on the typical standard American diet (SAD) have acid reflux and how doctors treat the symptoms with medicine handed to them from the evil pharmaceutical empire. It also helps that the author backs everything up with legit sources and studies.