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Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD Paperback – August 20, 2001
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My suffering relieved, I relived the days when heartburn was impossible. There was a time I could gulp jalapeno peppers like candy. I could eat a double order of Nick's Famous Coney Island Dogs piled with onions, washed down with a (small) pitcher of beer. I laughed at heartburn.
When the 14 days ended, the heartburn returned with a vengeance, worse than ever. Warning labels proscribed continued use of the remedy. There has to be a better way, I concluded, and started researching heartburn online. This book turned up among the search results.
Following the book's advice, I swallowed a spoonful of fresh lemon juice to combat an attack of heartburn. The lemon juice caused some alarming turmoil in my stomach, but the heartburn subsided. I had some lemons on hand, so I squeezed them into glass bottles of drinking water. I put the juice of half a lemon in each quart bottle.
For the next few months, I drank lemon-spiked water. The heartburn abated from day one. I didn't need to take the acid tablets the book recommends.
I am a beer and coffee lover, so there were occasional flareups. I might forget to take the onions out of my gyro. I fought these flareups with chewable papaya enzyme tablets, which work better than any antacid.
My shopping habits changed. Instead of buying antacids in jumbo bottles, I bought lemons by the 5-pound bag. I squeezed one or two lemons a day into my drinking water.
Eventually, water didn't taste right without lemon. I ended my lemon water addiction. In 3 years, the heartburn has not returned.Read more ›
After being warned by a pediatrician about the high incidence of stomach cancer among patients taking acid suppressors, I scoured the health food stores and web looking for alternative therapies until finally finding Dr. Wright's & Lenard's book.
They explained in detail how the stomach and, by extension, the whole body, are severely compromised by low stomach acid. The doctors expose the drug companies - who have known since the 1800s that the symptoms of low stomach acid mimic and are much more common than those attributed to too much acid - for the greedy pushers that they are.
The doctors warn of an impending stomach cancer epidemic and other related health problems if the drugs that are currently dispensed like candy (and are amazingly available over the counter) continue unfettered.
In my own personal experience, I have been under treatment for GERD and heartburn for over 10 years with typical emphasis on acid reduction, e.g., Prilosec, Nexium, and a lot of Rolaids. I was off drugs the same day I received this book and feel much better by taking over-the-counter supplemental acid and pepsin.
No doubt the drug companies will attack the truth here. There is a lot of money to be made by selling expensive products that at once reduce and yet sustain the indigestion symptoms daily until the patient eventually dies.
This information is a lot like that of Australian medical researcher Dr. Barry Marshall, the man who was ridiculed but later vindicated for discovering that the cause of many ulcers is a helicobacter pylori bacterial infection. While initially controversial, this book will hopefully similarly end up changing the dependence on dangerous acid-reducing drugs and save lives.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you take any type of antacid, you must read this book. If you have any type of digestive upset, you must read this book. Read morePublished 11 days ago by anonymous
I read this book because I think my husband suffers from low stomach acid. It has good information based on scientific observation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathy Mendel
it's a good book. Dr. Wright makes a good point regarding stomach acid. FDA confirms acid reducers are not to be used beyond 14 days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Irina Kozina-roston
Dr. Wright presents his unique approach to curing digestive ills by actually eliminating the cause of them rather than treating the symptoms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pete E
I love this book and the honesty it presents itself that stomach acidity will decline as we age. But it does not mention anything about a poor parathyroid function will affect... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Albert T.