For many Australians, heartburn and acid reflux are a daily problem. Often a quick fix is to pop an antacid or take a Nexium or Pariet, prescribed by a medical doctor. This may take care of the symptoms but is definitely not a permanent solution, nor does it address the cause.
Research has shown that antacids can prevent the absorption of nutrients like B vitamins, magnesium and iron and they can cause an overgrowth of bacteria, compromise the immune system and may increase the risks for cancer. Surely this is not a satisfactory outcome!!
Next time you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might like to consider simply changing your eating habits. Supplements are also available to soothe and heal the gut mucosa, repopulate the bowel flora and generally get things working well again without the use of pharmaceutical medication.
Absorption and assimilation is essential for the uptake of nutrients. Dysfunctional digestion may be the root problem of many vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Poor digestion may result in pain, bloating, diarrhoea, or constipation. Many of these symptoms are grouped together under the heading of IBS syndrome.
Help is at hand. Phone Sue 0408 804 345 for further details