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Month: May 2017

Stomach acid: friend or foe?

I am willing to bet just about every one of you reading this has at least a passing familiarity with Tums, Rolaids or Maalox or been tickled pink by Pepto Bismol – some of you may even consider these antacids great friends.  After all, global antacid sales are well over $10 billion annually so that’s a lot of people buying them.  But I’m here to tell you, at the risk of Big Pharma taking a contract out on me, that the uncomfortable burning sensation you feel after a big meal is more often caused by low stomach acid than by too much and, by taking antacids regularly, you are likely making the situation worse.  read more