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Old Sun, Jun-20-21, 21:44
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Old Wed, Jun-23-21, 08:30
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Twenty years ago I read the book “Why Stomach Acid is Good for You” by Jonathan Wright. I remember it as very helpful and it does talk about low stomach acid. I believe that’s it’s primary topic(I read it so long ago it’s hard to remember) what I do know is that gerd has not been a problem since then when I started eating very low carb. Before that I had taken either Prilosec or Nexium every day. I could not go a day without them. The book is available on Amazon.

I had the same experience especially after eliminating all grains and seed oils. I often wonder what the commonly prescribed and over-the-counter PPIs are doing to people long term. I don't care to find out first hand.
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Old Fri, Jul-02-21, 03:04
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I had the same experience especially after eliminating all grains and seed oils. I often wonder what the commonly prescribed and over-the-counter PPIs are doing to people long term. I don't care to find out first hand.


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Why Popular Heartburn Drugs PPIs Are Linked to Premature Deaths


At last count, doctors wrote over 100 million prescriptions for drugs like dexlansoprazole (Dexilent), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix) and rabeprazole (Aciphex). Such drugs have been mainstays for treating heartburn, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and ulcers.

Initially, doctors thought these drugs had minimal side effects. The FDA considered PPIs so safe that it approved drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium for over-the-counter sale. But researchers continue [to] ask whether PPIs are linked to premature deaths from a range of conditions.


I have to admit, as skeptical as I am, I didn't expect this stark a headline.

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Red warning flags have been flying over PPIs for years.

Researchers in St. Louis introduced their latest study in BMJ (May 30, 2019) this way:

“Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used either as prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Several studies suggest that taking PPIs is associated with a number of serious adverse events including cardiovascular disease, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, dementia, pneumonia, gastric cancer, Clostridium difficile infections, and osteoporotic fractures. Some of these adverse events are associated with an increased risk of death.”


I should write a book: Over The Counter DEATH.
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Old Sun, Jul-11-21, 12:23
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Since taking ACV before meals, I've had less attacks of acid in the throat at night. (Strangely, I had one after a fast and didn't have one after a spicy curry with beers).

After researching further, I now think the underlying cause is a hiatal hernia. It seems like they are very common but are usually benign and go unnoticed. I completed the IQoro questionnaire and the result was highly probable (but they do have a very overpriced product to sell). It's also sore when I press my Xiphoid Process (bottom centre of the ribcage where the top of the stomach is). I've never had heartburn and I've had a very quiet and indistinct voice all my life and wonder if this is related.

It seems like surgery is not worth the risk so I'm going to try some mechanical methods that I've come across:

a) Using a football mouthguard as a cheap alternative to the IQoro - I've ordered the Vettex DoubleGuard.

b) Massage as directed by Erik Dalton.

c) The water and gravity method described in this video (if you can concentrate!) although I might try to find something more dense than water. This also contains a massage technique similar to Daltons but it's dynamic (involving the breath and bending over).

d) Yoga poses or other stretches - The Chair is the only one I've found so far that looks like it might help. (I had been doing several inverted poses as part of my morning routine which wouldn't have helped).

I've been home office working since the start of Covid and have been using a standing desk which should have helped. However, I've also noted that I have a habit of tensing my lower abdomen when standing thus increasing abdominal pressure.

The wife's against me raising the bed so sleeping downstairs on a raised settee will be a last resort.
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Old Mon, Jul-12-21, 03:39
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I'm glad the ACV is helping.

I think acid reflux is worse after fasting because the stomach makes acid in anticipation of a meal and then when there's no meal there's nothing to work on/digest.
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Old Mon, Jul-12-21, 04:44
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Since taking ACV before meals, I've had less attacks of acid in the throat at night. (Strangely, I had one after a fast and didn't have one after a spicy curry with beers).

After researching further, I now think the underlying cause is a hiatal hernia.


Good luck with your strategies. More than half the battle is figuring out what the problem really is.

I see a definite, and unhappy-making, trendline, from an attitude about actually fixing problems towards "management of symptoms" which are two clearly different things.

If it can't be fixed, yes, we want our symptoms managed. But I do wonder if decades of bad eating advice created so many of these problems that the medical system struggled with priorities.
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