What Really Causes Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD?

What Really Causes Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the causes of acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD. PPI, Tums, and H2 Receptor blocker are medications used to treat these conditions but it also has a common side effect called Achlorhydria, a condition where it has an absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions. These medications are also causing these conditions which creates the same problems.

Side Effects of Achlorhydria
• Acid Reflux
• Heartburn
• Low B12
• Constipation
• Low Magnesium
• Low Zinc

The common cause of acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD has to do with the autonomic nervous system where the esophagus valve is opened because of the low stomach acid.
Cause of Achlorhydria
1. H. Pylori – this microbe depletes the stomach acids
2. Zinc Deficiency
3. Potassium Deficiency
4. Sodium Deficiency
5. Chloride Deficiency
6. Iodine Deficiency
7. Vitamin B3 Deficiency
8. Hypothyroid Conditions

Best Source for Increasing Stomach Acid
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• Betaine Hydrochloride

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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