Approximately 60% of all people over 60 years have low acid levels in their stomach and about 10% of all 10 year olds also have this deficiency ie a lack of vital Hydrochloric Acid and the enzyme Pepsin.
This is more common amongst those with higher stress levels which prevents oxygen from nourishing the cells of excretion in the stomach.
Most people also overwork the stomach by eating whilst stressed, watching TV or on the run.
They eat poorly combined food, many drink with meals which dilutes the stomach digestive juices, and many eat too much sugar which contributes to fermentation of the food and subsequent production of lots of gas, injurious acids and toxins ( poisonous disease-producing substances).
There are degrees of HCL insufficiency, from mild to significant.
Deficiency of HCL causes one to have deficiencies in Amino Acids and major minerals like Calcium and Magnesium which often leads to respiratory problems and connective tissue disorders, circulatory and hormonal deficiencies and even depression, due to a lack of amino acids for regulating neuro-transmitter production.
Food allergies are very common, and pernicious anemia, belching, burping, indigestion, heartburn, bloating, abdominal pain, fungal overload, bowel spasms and constipation or diarrhoea.
Naturopaths are able to assess your stomach function, the health of the stomach mucosa ie whether the stomach is inflamed or not, and diagnosis and prescription of healing agents will be entirely dependent on this careful, individual examination and assessment.
This is one of those situations where self-diagnosis and treatment is definitely counter-productive, the telling question is, “is the stomach under-producing or over-producing Hydrochloric Acid and Pepsin?”.
Appointment for your personal assessment can be made by phoning Carolyn on 0427239676.