Acid blockers are a typical case of having things “ass- backwards.” The majority of patients with GERD or reflux are not suffering from excess stomach acid, but rather not enough acid and/or digestive enzymes. Acid blockers will temporarily ease the problem, but can actually make matters much worse.
In my practice I give patients additional digestive enzymes with EXTRA acid! It will generally help 85% to 90% of the patients.
In the following excerpt of an article on this subject you will read that the use of acid blockers can actually physically harm you. Please read on:
“What you don’t know about this class of drugs can ruin your health. It can even kill you.
We’ve written before about the dangers of acid blockers and how, in many cases, they are likely exacerbating stomach pain while causing serious disease. New research gives us even more reason to stay away from these dangerous drugs.
Did you know that acid blockers don’t merely shut off acid pumps in the stomach? Recent research warns that they also shut off production of acid inside the mitochondria every cell in our bodies!
Yikes. The health of our mitochondria determine our overall health. Yet here we are blithely interfering with their cellular energy production and detoxification processes.
Sometimes our cells need more acid and sometimes the opposite. But you can be sure that no drug company knows (or cares) precisely what your mitochondria need to keep your cells happy and flourishing. Each cell may have hundreds or even thousands of mitochondria.
As if this news is not scary enough, in his most recent newsletter (Second Opinion, August 2016), Dr. Frank Shallenberger discusses a brand new study showing that acid blockers do not simply cause acute kidney disease (acute interstitial nephritis)—they may also be associated with chronic kidney disease.”
If you or a loved one suffer from digestive disturbances, the combination of acupuncture and targeted supplementation can literally change everything. Please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.drscottdenny.com and complete your complimentary health analysis.
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