Digestion

“Your Heartburn May Not be What you Think it is.”

So many of us tend to believe the burning sensation in our gut or throat after a
meal is from too much stomach acid. However, the fiery feeling is actually from
having low levels of stomach acid or hypochlorhydria. When our stomach acid
gets too low, we may experience symptoms that can lead to digestive issues such
heartburn, nutritional deficiencies, and gastrointestinal infections. Although age,
stress, and excessive alcohol use can cause low stomach acid, recent studies show
long term use of medications such as antacids and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
may also cause hypochlorhydria. Hydrochloric acid (HCL) plays a vital role in the
digestion of food and protects the gut from unhealthy bacteria. A natural course
of action to treat low stomach acid may be changes in your diet, digestive
enzymes, and Betaine HCL supplements to assist with the breakdown of food and
restore the amount PH of acid in your stomach.
Come to Millers on Digest Day, April 27 between 11:00 am – 4:OO pm to learn
more about the steps of digestion and check our web site throughout the month
of April as we continue Our Digestive Series.

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