Nothing ruins a great meal, or a good night's sleep as much as heartburn. If you've indulged in spicy, fatty or sugary foods, you might feel a burning in your chest that is NOT a heart attack.
If your chest burns, please MAKE CERTAIN that your heart is OK - even if it means an embarrassing trip to the emergency room to find out that it's not a heart attack, but simply indigestion.
Doctors may ask you if you've indulged in spicy, fatty or sugary foods. What they will not ask you is if you are taking digestive enzymes, and if you are supplementing with hydrochloric acid, or with minerals that provide chloride ions. Please read on and I will explain how this works.
Although Tums or Rolaids may feel immediately effective, they're not going to help you in the long run. And as you know, here at Life Enthusiast, we're all about your long term health!
Side Effects of Antacids - this might blow you away!
When you take antacids, the contents of your stomach become more alkaline, and move along to the next stage of your digestive tract, your small intestine. This pushes through under-digested material that is going to complicate your life later. It will support the growth of unfriendly microbes in your gut, and give rise to weight issues, liver problems and worse.
The more antacids you take, the MORE heartburn/indigestion you have!
This is called dose-dependent rebound hyperacidity.
Antacids can also cause:
- Antacids that contain magnesium may cause diarrhea.
- Antacids that contain aluminum hydroxide may cause constipation.
- Milk-alkali syndrome (high blood calcium from taking too much calcium).
If untreated, milk-alkali syndrome may lead to kidney failure or death.
The Truth: LOW Stomach Acid Causes Heartburn!
Cold, Hard Fact:
Declining mineral reserves will cause you to produce less stomach acid (HCl with pepsin). Stomach acid is necessary for good digestion, and if you do not have enough (many don't), you will feel heartburn.
To produce sufficient stomach acid that is necessary for good digestion, and to avoid heartburn, you need to have a good supply of chlorides, iodine, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B6.
With age, we all have less reserves. A conservative estimate is that 75% of people over 50 do not have enough stomach acid (HCl/pepsin) available for proper digestion. That's 3 out of 4 around your table!
To build your digestive power you need ample supply of the Chloride ion - from sodium chloride, potassium chloride, or magnesium chloride, all easily accessible. Your stomach will make the hydrochloric acid on demand from the stored reserves of ionic chlorides, as long as the other nutrients are also available.
You Do NOT need Antacids ~ You Need Chlorides!
To get Chlorides for healthy digestion... supplement with either one of these:
- Himalayan Crystal Salt (brine therapy - drink or bathe in it)
- Magnesium Chloride (oral or topical)
Either one will strengthen your digestion.
If you been following our Life Enthusiast Newsletters, you'll know that we like to repeat some important key points for emphasis, and here's the best one...
To be healthy or regain lost health,
you MUST absorb adequate nutrients,
and eliminate waste properly too.
1. Himalayan Crystal Salt ~ Chlorides Aid Digestion
Whole and Natural - The Best Salt on Our Planet!
Himalayan Crystal Salt is a Mineral Supplement
Contains 84 minerals and trace elements, unlike table salt (industrial waste) that has a meager 2 elements (sodium chloride).
Natural salt is food, much like fruits, vegetables, grains, and water. It's a whole food: an essential nutrient, with exceptional abilities and qualities that are fundamental to keeping us alive.
You need to read this article
"Himalayan Crystal Salt Brine Therapy".
Try it and you'll feel the natural minerals, trace elements and living energy.
2. Magnesium Chloride ~ Put an end to heartburn!
Fast, Effective Oral Magnesium Chloride
Easy delivery - just a few drops in your mouth.
Chloride ions are building blocks of hydrochloric acid, which is essential to your digestive system. Hydrochloric acid made in your stomach has two main purposes:
- Helps destroy germs that arrived with food
- Helps the enzyme pepsin break down proteins found in food, ensuring that essential nutrients are made available to your body.
For your immune system to fight off the daily invasion of germs, chlorine helps with hypochlorite - a chlorine-containing compound which is a well-known disinfectant - by forming in your white blood cells. Hypochlorite itself attacks the germs, or helps to activate other agents that do the work.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient for virtually every reaction in your body. It's involved in almost all cellular processes. Traditionally used to relieve back pain, muscle pain, and arthritic pain and stiffness.
Relaxing Way to Absorb Magnesium... Through Your Skin!
~ Only 1/4 cup in your Bath (or footbath) Every Day ~
Magnesium Crystals are an affordable, easy and pleasurable way to get magnesium into your body, through your skin (your body's largest organ).
Prove it to yourself - use Magnesium Crystals daily for just two weeks, time enough to feel how much this simple mineral can improve your life.
And if you'd like more concentrated effects, try...
Magnesium Gel or Magnesium Oil
Both use Energized Water to deliver magnesium through your skin and into your cells. Energized water has its molecules returned to a pure, super-hydrating state so that it easily gets into your cells, taking magnesium with it for immediate absorption!
The Viewpoint of Mainstream Medicine
Mainstream medicine talks exclusively about too much acid - NEVER too little.
And yet, the truth is... that is the issue - too little stomach acid.
Two very expensive - and profitable - prescription antacids are among the top five pharmaceuticals sold. Uh-huh... !
Drugs for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) solve nothing. Their long-term use causes significant nutrient deficiencies and cellular starvation. And lots of profit for their manufacturers.
Big pharmaceutical producers can't make big money on Betaine HCl with pepsin! These are CHEAP substances to produce and are natural, superior substances that can't be patented by drug companies for profit. That's why they do not promote them.
Simple, inexpensive heartburn cures...
Crystal Salt or Magnesium