Have you ever thought you could treat acid reflux naturally? Probably not because…
For the past 10 years (2003 to 2013) Nexium has been among the top 5 selling drugs in the US, and from 2005 to today, it’s been in the top 3!
That’s a whole lot of purple pills and millions of people suffering from acid reflux.
And the thing is, the side effects of acid reducers can arguably be worse than the acid reflux itself!
Here’s what I mean—this is just a partial list of potential side effects of Nexium:
Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste or change in taste
Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Bloating or excessive gas
Hair loss or thinning of the hair
Muscular weakness or pain
Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
Mood and mental changes
Swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
Swelling or inflammation of the mouth
Swollen joints; joint pain
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
Shortness of breath
Plus Nexium’s safety beyond 12 months of use has never been tested…yet there are countless people who have been on it for YEARS.
I call that being a human guinea pig.
And what’s really sad (and even maddening) is that acid reflux is 100% absolutely preventable.
Yes, you read that right.
Just by making some dietary and lifestyle changes to help your body accomplish good digestion, you can live a life free of acid reflux (and purple pills).
Here’s a letter I received from someone who’s done just that.
Donald made a few changes to his meals and as a result, has been acid reflux-free (and medication-free) for the last 5 years!
Here’s his inspiring story:
Your Great Taste No Pain product has worked wonders for my acid reflux for 5 years now. No more medications and no more stomach pains to deal with. Thanks again.
I wish medical doctors would have to take more courses in nutrition. Then they would realize that it’s all in the way you eat and the way you put food in your stomach.
Of course then they could not prescribe those expensive meds that ruin your digestive system and cause you more problems!
When I show my gastroenterologist my little cheat sheet for the way I eat, he just laughs and says whatever works for you.
I notice probiotics are becoming used more often now and you see them advertised on TV and in magazines. I have recommended your greattastenopain website to a lot of people and have received a lot of good vibes from all.
Thanks again for all your great help!
Although Donald’s story is very exciting, it’s not surprising.
Because now that he understands what acid reflux is all about, he can easily take the steps to make sure it never happens to him again.
If you’ve suffered from acid reflux and have been a slave to purple pills (or any of their “cousins”) now is the time for YOU to get your acid reflux education. And get on the road to feeling great without drugs and their side effects!
Here’s what you must know:
Get your PhD in acid reflux
Acid reflux is most commonly a reflection of these two things:
1) What goes IN your body (i.e. food) and/or
2) What goes ON once the food gets there. Let’s take a closer look at both of those.
What goes IN
I’ll go out on a limb here and say that most people don’t put Coca-Cola in the gas tank of their car. Not if they actually want it to run, that is.
But with the typical diets that most people have, they’re doing something just as ridiculous!
They’re chowing down on processed (packaged) foods and/or fast food and washing it down with soda and expecting to feel good, when in fact they’re literally creating a towering inferno in their chest.
Get the fire extinguisher!
Or, they might be eating foods that can actually be considered “healthy,” but in meal combinations that are very difficult for the body to break down efficiently.
In either case, my friend, poor digestion is the result and acid reflux is an almost-certainty for you.
Now let’s look at…
What goes ON
Now we’re looking at your innards, and there are 3 different things that might be going on here.
1- Mucha too mucha
When you eat a typical processed or hard to digest meal, your stomach tries its best to do its job–that is, begin the initial breakdown of the mess you’ve eaten.
It’s a real trooper–it will try and try and try to achieve success.
What this means is it secretes acid enzymes over and over and over. Believe it or not, this process can go on for 8 hours or more!
The end result: LOTS of acid and poorly digested food sloshing around in your stomach. And that’s precisely the same acid that comes gliding up your throat (especially when you lie down) and makes you feel like Puff the Magic Dragon.
Your problems continue further down the road too.
Because once your poorly digested mess passes to your small intestine, it has to work like the Incredible Hulk to try and finish the job, but it can only do so much. That means your foods still aren’t broken down as much as they should be as they pass through the intestinal tract.
Hello gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea!
Plus your body ends up expending FAR more enzymes than it should have to in order to accomplish digestion.
And that can lead to…
2- Waaaay too little
Some people have the opposite problem from what I described above—they instead have UNDERproduction of enzymes.
This is commonly due to your diet as well.
You see, when you spend years or decades in the cycle I just described above, eventually your body may not be able to produce enough enzymes anymore…and your digestion suffers as a result.
That’s why many elderly people have digestive issues when they never did before. Their eating habits catch up with them and they’re “runnin’ on empty” with enzymes.
This can also be the result of years of using acid-reducing medications (like Nexium). The medications stop acid production in your stomach, so that means your foods are even MORE poorly broken down when they reach your small intestine, and even MORE enzymes are needed to finish the job.
That’s why you see constipation, bloating and excessive gas among the side effects of Nexium I quoted above—and now you know why that is so.
3- You need a little help from your friends
The Beatles had it right–we all need a little help from our friends.
And that includes your gut.
The friendly flora in your small and large intestines has a hand in the digestive process, breaking down starches and fibers that you eat.
Problem is, most people’s typical diets feed the UNfriendly bacteria in the gut. When the bad guys outnumber the good, poor digestion (including lots of gas, bloating and constipation) can result.
Goodbye to horrible acid reflux: Treat Acid Reflux Naturally
Now that you know what causes acid reflux, here’s what you can DO about it to become acid reflux-free just like Donald!
1- Change what goes IN
When you ditch the processed crap, fast food and soda and instead eat real foods in easy to digest combinations, you will likely be astonished at how quickly your body responds. Many people have seen a difference with the very first meal!
And if you don’t know where to start, I’ll help you (just like I helped Donald) with the Great Taste No Pain health system.
In the Great Taste No Pain manuals, I spell out the physiological reasons why eating a typical modern diet is so detrimental to your health, and why eating certain foods together can make ALL the difference in the world for you.
When your body can digest your foods easily and efficiently, any overproduction of acid, wasting of enzymes and digestive agony can quickly subside.
Now, if you have gluten challenges on top of everything else, no worries. Great Taste No Gluten is for you.
You’ll get the same food pairing information as in Great Taste No Pain, along with a collection of delicious gluten free creations and guides for eliminating gluten from your life.
2- Help what goes ON
There are two parts to this:
1- Enzyme help
If you suspect that your body may be already challenged with enzyme production (especially if you’ve been a Tums or purple pill popper for a long time), or want to help conserve what you do have left, enzyme supplementation can make a big difference.
And a great quality supplement is Digestizol Max.
Digestizol Max is loaded with 14 natural, plant-derived enzymes (so it’s even OK for vegetarians) that will give your body a boost in breaking down everything you eat–proteins, starches, carbs and fats alike.
Plus its herbal formula can help soothe an inflamed digestive tract…
Aaaahhh, you can almost feel the relief already!
2- Flora help
The average person who eats a typical diet is very likely walking around with seriously imbalanced gut flora.
And if you add in the possibilities of stress, medication use, exposure to environmental toxins or past or present use of antibiotics (which all harm your gut flora too), chances are great MOST people have or are close to having harmful bacteria overgrowth (aka dysbiosis).
Not only does this hamper your digestion but it can mean your immune system is practically non-existent!
That’s why an effective probiotic supplement like Super Shield is so helpful for the vast majority of people.
Super Shield pays attention to both of your intestines–it contains certain bacteria that inhabit the small intestine (Lactobacillus species) and others that live in your colon (Bifidobacteria species). So you’re covered from one end of that long intestinal tract to the other!
And less gas, bloating and constipation could soon be a reality for YOU.
If you’re ready to be rid of acid reflux and, like Donald, want to be able to say that you too have been “Acid reflux-free and medication-free for 5 years” it’s time for your new life to begin NOW.
Give your body the help it needs to accomplish digestion like Nature intended, and I’m sure you too will see a difference VERY soon!
And when you do, please write to me like Donald did. I’d love to hear from you.
To your health,
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