Tag Archives: hydrochloric acid

Heartburn is not what you think

November 14, 2015

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Heartburn is not what you think by Paula Owens —  Hydrochloric acid (HCL) plays an important role in digestion. It is needed to activate enzymes that breakdown protein. HCL is also required for proper pH levels, bacterial balance, a healthy microbiome and the absorption of B12, folate and many other important nutrients. HCL is our […]

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Digestion: GERD is a very common problem

February 20, 2013

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by Dr. Mona Morstein —  Last year, Pharmacy Times published a list of the top-selling pharmacy drugs for 2010, and Nexium®, a proton-pump inhibitor used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), or heartburn, was in the number two spot. The sales of Nexium brought in more than 6 billion dollars to AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company […]

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Stomach pain: Where does it come from?

September 27, 2012

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by Dr. Jane Hendricks —  There are two primary types of stomach pain. There is nausea, reflux and burning, which is usually felt in the upper GI. And there is cramping, which comes from the lower intestines. This occurs when the stomach and the first portion of your small intestine become irritated, due to over-acidity […]

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The law of dual effect in homeopathy

August 21, 2012

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by Curt Burbach —  At the heart of the homeopathic practice is the law of dual effect. Simply stated, it means that each time an agent is applied to the human body, two effects result. The first effect occurs right away and is short-lived. The second effect occurs later, has the exact opposite effect as […]

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Calcium and vitamin D means better protection

August 18, 2012

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by Dr. J. Ann Dunn —  Conventional medicine says that we need to take 1,500 mg of calcium every day to fight osteoporosis. But the truth is more complicated than that. There is evidence that we probably don’t need to take any more than we would find in a quality multivitamin. A recent study looked […]

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Digestion, acid reflux and the antacid debacle

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Alexander —  The human digestive system is nothing short of miraculous. Its intricacy and efficiency go beyond anything ever designed by human scientists. This amazing system takes every kind of diverse food, chews and kneads it to a pulp, and subjects it to extremely acidic and alkaline conditions. And like a powerful […]

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