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Do you really need that acid blocker?

Sep 1

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9/1/2016 4:50 PM  RssIcon

When you shut down the production of stomach acid you decrease the absorption of minerals. If you decrease magnesium this leads to more muscle spasm. As a chiropractor for over 34 years I see many patients that have spastic muscles. Magnesium is also crucial for liver detoxification pathways, cardiovascular and neurological health. Acid blockers also decrease the absorption of calcium which is crucial for bone health. Long term use leads to osteoporosis. This affects 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 8 men. Decreasing the absorption of minerals from food is bad for your health. I do my best to tell patients that the symptoms that brought them into the office could be a direct result of the drugs they consume regularly.


In addition to the above, acid blockers decrease B 12. This is a crucial vitamin for the process of methylation. This in turn can raise your homocysteine levels increasing the risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease and stroke.


A new study from Stanford University released in June of 2015 examined over 2.9 million patients taking PPI's and documented a 16% increase risk for a heart attack and double increase in dying from heart disease. (PLoS One. 2015 June 10; 10(6):e0124653).


The production of stomach acid is important to your well-being. Undigested food including inadequate protein digestion irritates the stomach mucosal lining. Acid secretions destroy bacteria, viruses and fungi before they enter into the small intestine. This is not a good thing for your well being.


Once patients understand that these drugs are detrimental to their health I instruct on how to "Get Off" PPI's based on my clinical experience.

·         After 2-4 weeks, miss 1 dose of 3 of PPI

·         After 4-6 weeks , miss 1 dose of 2 of PPI

·         After 6-8 weeks, miss 2 doses of 3 of PPI

·         After 8-10 weeks, quit PPI, continue l-glutamine and then taper by symptoms.

 

In detail I teach the elimination diet that is crucial to the success of eliminating the PPI's. I often will utilize IgG delayed food sensitivity reactions to pinpoint trigger foods.

 

Patients often complain that it is a "hassle" to eat healthy. I explain that poor diet will eventually lead to the following:

  • Ulcer disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue

A little hassle "Will Add Years To Your Life and Life To Those Years.” I promise you that it is worth the effort!

 

 

 

 


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