Most of us after a certain age have all experienced symptoms like:
- Gas and Bloating
- Heartburn/Acid Reflux
- Feeling full after a meal
- Anxiety/mood swings
- Stool poorly formed
- Abdominal Cramps
- Fatigue after eating
- Poor Appetit
- Stomach upsets easily
Few of those situations could be embarassing when you are out with friends or at a restaurant! So, if you are like me you went to consult your family Doctor! The chance is that if you suffer from acid reflux your Doctor will mostly prescribe you anti acid medications.It make sense for the average person! The explanation is quite simple and anyone would believe what they are told and run to the pharmacy and buy anti acid medications. Do not get me wrong I would have done the same thing if I had acid reflux. Here is the explanation from our healthcare system.
Now look at the picture above. You can see the stomach full of acid and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is wide open.So, it is normal that the acid in your stomach will regurgitate in your esophagus and damage it. This situation could cause serious problems in the long run! The function of the (LES) is to open when the food is ready and once in your stomach it should automatically close to avoid dammage to you esophagus. The problem here is that the (LES) stay open or often weak and barely close to prevent that acid reflux. Now when a Doctor tells you that you have too much acid in your stomach and it regurgitates in your esophagus, he is right but not because there is to much acid in your stomach! First of all , the (LES) should always close after the food is in the Stomach.So,what could be the problem with the (LES)?
L.E.S stand for: lower esophageal sphincter
Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You!
"The stomach is naturally designed to secrete enough acid to turn even large meals into the equivalent of soup! It doesn't matter how much acid there is in the stomach. As long as the LES stay closed, we won't get heartburn or reflux. Remember, stomachs are built for the very purpose of containing and working with very strong acid".Jonathan V. Wright M.D. and Lane Lenard, ph.D -Why Stomach acid is good for you!
So, for what ever reasons if we do not have enough stomach acid (the PH is also important) the (LES) will never close.
Now if you look at the picture above you have one healthy stomach and the other one is a sick stomach with GERD. Do you see the difference? The healthy stomach has a ph between 1.5 to 3.5 that is pretty acidic and can turn any meals into soup! So as you can see the L.E.S. stay close because the PH is pretty acidic. In the example of the stomach with GERD the PH is not strong enough to make the L.E.S. close.
N.B: It is important to have a good ph in your stomach while you eat. That is why you should avoid drinking 30 minutes before eating , while you eat and wait 30 minutes after your meal to avoid diluting your stomach acid.
How low stomach acid can make you sick.
Stomach acid outpout commonly declines as we age,due to a loss of the cells that produce the acid in the stomach. This condition is called Atrophic gastritis.With low stomach acid you will not be able to digest correctly your food. A poor digestion is the beginning of digestive problems like:
- Leaky Gut
- Allergic reactions
- Poor absorbtion
- Celiac Disease
- Iron Defiency
- B12 Deficiency
- Ulcerative colitis
*IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
*SIBO: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
"The upper gastroinstinal (GI) system refers to the stomach and pancreas. This is one of the primary ares of dysfunction in the body. It has the highest priority in the foundations of health. " You cannot expect to resolve problems further down the digestive system without addressing stomach acidityDicken Weatherby, N.D.- Signs and Symptoms analysis from a Functional Perspective.
How can Kinesiology help you with digestive problems?
The body's capacity to repair itself is greater than is normally believed, because people do not consider the energy aspect, balance is the key. Kinesiology helps ( not cures) to rectifies imbalances before they become illness.In a session for digestive problems I will be able to tell you what is going on at the energy aspect. I will do different muscles testing of the muscles related to the digestive system organs like: Stomach, Liver, Small Instestine and colon and will be able to help you in having a better digestion!
Thanks for reading!
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By: Michel Bourgeois, Licensed Massage Therapist & Energy Kinesiology practionner in Mesa & Apache Junction, Az