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Acidity

At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through it. If the LES doesn't close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by your stomach can move up into your esophagus. This can cause symptoms such as a burning chest pain called heartburn. If acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week, you have acid reflux disorder, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)

Getting to the root cause of reflux

What is the root cause of the problem, and how do we correct it? For reflux, the root cause is sometimes very straightforward. It may be what we are eating. Some common triggers of reflux include:
  • Fried foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Citrus foods
  • Tomato-based foods
  • Processed foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Smoking

Acid reflux could be caused by other factors, as well

  • Eating right before bed
  • Eating with an already full stomach which can cause the food to come back up.
  • Being overweight and having a big belly which can push your stomach up, causing reflux.
  • Chronic stress affects the nerves in your stomach, making it impossible to process the food properly. This will cause food to go up instead of down. In fact, in order to digest your food well, you have to relax. So, breathing before eating is a very important tool.
  • Loss of magnesium, which is caused by stress. Magnesium is needed to relax the sphincter at the bottom of your stomach that actually lets the food go down. When you don’t have enough magnesium, the food goes up.
  • Food sensitivities that may not be diagnosed by your average physician, including gluten and dairy.
  • Bad bacteria or yeast growing in your stomach. If you have been on a lot of antibiotics, if you have been on hormones, if you eat a lot of sugar and processed food, you could grow bad bugs in your gut, and they ferment and push things around and cause reflux.
  • H. Pylori, a bacterium that affects a number of people in our population, can sometimes be linked to reflux.

So, there is a whole series of causes, everything from what you are eating, to your lifestyle, to stress, to smoking, caffeine, alcohol, to bacteria in your gut, to food sensitivities - all these things can trigger reflux.

Correcting your acid reflux at its source

The key to solving this problem isn’t taking an acid blocker, which can cause all sorts of problems. It may give you symptomatic relief, but there are problems with these drugs. They may cause an increase in pneumonia, in bloating, in overgrowth of bad bugs in your gut. They might also prevent mineral absorption. You need some acid in your stomach in order to digest your food and absorb the nutrients it contains. So, reducing the acid in your stomach could lead to mineral and vitamin deficiencies. For example, a B12 deficiency is really common. If you’ve been taking an acid blocker for many years, then you can get a zinc deficiency or a B12 deficiency that can cause depression. It can cause neuropathy, memory problems, digestive issues, osteoporosis, and much more.

So, the key isn’t taking the drug. It’s finding the cause. Functional Medicine is medicine by cause not by symptom, and that is exactly what we do with the reflux. There are some really simple actions you can take to see if there are any specific triggers that are causing your problem.

  • Fix your diet. The things that are common and easy to remove are spicy foods, citrus foods, tomato-based foods, and fried foods. Simple.
  • Get rid of possible food allergens for a short period of time, like two weeks. Gluten and dairy are the most common ones.
  • Try to get rid of the triggers for a few weeks, like alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine, all of which trigger reflux. Not forever, but try it for a little while, and see if it’s causing your problem.
  • Change your lifestyle. For example, don’t eat three hours before bed. Give yourself a chance to digest your food.
  • Deal with stress before you eat. Try a very simple technique called "Take Five." Take five breaths before each meal. Count in to the count of five, out to the count of five, and breathe deeply. You’ll notice a huge relaxation in your nervous system, and you’ll digest your food better.
  • Try specific supplements to help. Licorice is a common favorite. We call it deglycerized licorice or DGL, which helps to coat the stomach and prevent reflux. You can chew two or three tablets before you eat. You can use a glutamine, aloe, and licorice combination that can be taken as a powder, a teaspoon in water, 10 to 15 minutes before you eat. It really coats the stomach lining and helps you digest your food. Try probiotics, like Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria. Also, you can use digestive enzymes that help break down the food. Also, magnesium is a very powerful relaxation mineral for the digestive system that helps prevent reflux. Then, lastly, you can add something called zinc carnosine, which has been shown to help reflux.
  • Get tested. If you are still not getting better after taking these steps, then, you’ll want to do some testing, which you can do with your Functional Medicine doctor:

Food pH



The following products are recommended for bringing order to the Lifestyle Disorders.

Supplements for Acidity

  • Super-B
  • Milk Thistle
  • Fiber
  • Multivitamin
  • Gluta-C
  • Omega-3
  • Protein Powder
  • Primrose Omega
  • Glusel E
  • Metsulin
Dosage recommendation can be sought from our specialist at My HealthWorks Clinics/ Telephonically.

Cure Adicity through Yoga

  • Kapalabhati Pranayama
  • Halasana
  • Ushtra Asana
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Vajrasana
  • Pawanamuktasana
  • Anulom Vilom