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3 Common Misconceptions about Heartburn/Acid Re-flux

Heal Heart Burn, Reflux and Indegestion

Do you or a loved one suffer Heartburn or Acid Re-flux?

It feels like an acidic burn sitting in your stomach or chest. It can even feel sickly as it works its way up to the throat and in many cases, is quite painful

People find this happens after excess alcohol consumption, eating a large meal, or going to bed too soon after a meal.

Acid Re-flux can be caused by over-eating, consuming foods that are high in sugar, too much coffee, citrus fruits, alcohol (particularly red wine) or even chocolate.

As a former sufferer, I know how horribly uncomfortable it feels. I used to rely on popping 'Quickeze' and 'Mylanta' which reduced some of the symptoms, but did nothing to resolve the issue long term.

My problem became so serious that I went to see a Gastroenterologist who said I had to be medicated for life!

Can you imagine???

That was not the answer I wanted to hear. I said “no” to the medication and began to change my diet and heal my Gut, for good.

I am now 100% symptom free!

I want to share with you some common misconceptions that may be able to support you or your loved one in becoming symptom-free as well, for good.

1. People with Heartburn/Re-flux often misunderstand how serious this health issue is.

Un/mistreated, this can potentially lead to stomach ulcers, scar tissue that blocks the oesophagus and can even increase the risk of cancer of the throat or stomach.

2. Self-Medication is only symptomatic!

As a Naturopath/Nutritionist I have noticed that people often self-diagnose and self-medicate with over-the-counter-medication and this is not always appropriate. In fact, these medications are only symptomatic.

Make sure you see a health care professional who can diagnose the issue.

3. Heartburn/Re-flux can be a result of EITHER excess OR in-excess of gut acid production.

For example…
When the acid is in excess, it creates a condition called hyperchlorhydria. Normally the pH will return to normal after a couple of hours post eating. In this condition, the stomach remains overly acidic outside of meal times, causing irritation and inflammation.

Alternatively, when your stomach acid is low it can also do damage. The food breaks down too slowly after a meal. This causes the food contents/acids to rise towards the oesophagus, causing irritation and inflammation. Even though the acid is low for effective digestion, its still acidic enough to irritate the oesophagus or the throat.

In conditions of low acid, over-the-counter-medications which are designed to reduce acid may NOT the best option!!!

As a Naturopath/Nutritionist, I want to let you know about my personally designed Gut Food Product that I wish was around when I needed it!

Grasses of Life Pre-biotic Gut Food has been formulated to fuel your friendly gut bacteria. It's all natural and good for any tummy!

It was designed to support healing and soothing the inflamed areas and to reduce symptoms of Acid re-flux/Heart Burn.

It contains real foods such as Marshmallow Root, fermented L-Glutamine, Slippery Elm, Inulin (from artichoke) and Aloe Vera (with no preservatives, flavours or colours) and is vegan friendly!

If you experience Re-flux or heartburn, we invite you to give your GUT some “tender loving care”!

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Cheers, Scott.

Pre-biotic Gut Food
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Can I Take Probiotics with Anti-Biotics?

So can You Take Probiotics while taking Anti-Biotics? The Answer is Yes! This would have to be one of the biggest myths around. It doesn't make sense to wait until you finish the antibiotic medicine while your good beneficial bacteria are being decimated! 

We used to believe that taking a probiotic would result in the death of the good bacteria we are adding in. Researchers have given this the big thumbs up to adding additional probiotic bacteria during treatment, going as far assaying that it will actually reduce the side effects of the Anti-Biotics, such as diarrhoea and harmful effects on the gut bacteria. 

You're not wasting your money, researchers now suggest that we should take a probiotic during anti-biotic treatment.

Probiotic Bacteria are necessary to maintain great health. Bacteria aid our Metabolism, help reduce pathogen colonization, aid gut health, make vitamins like B12 and aid the immune system as well as many other health benefits. 

It's probably one of those important health habits that you can do for life... "Add Beneficial Bacteria to Your Diet" every single day!

Taking PROBITOICS WITH ANTI-BIOTICS is OK!

What Can You Do to Help Re-balance Your Gut?

One of the fastest way to help re-balance your gut starts with the diet. For centuries fermented foods have played a critical role as a staple food in many cultures. Well before we knew about the benefits of fermented foods, consumption dates back as far as 6000 B.C. It was used as a way of preserving food long before fridges and modern preservatives.  

We now know that Fermented Foods contain all natural bacteria that help to support normal digestive function. Ironically our ancestors consumed probiotic foods daily. Now we are lucky if we eat any at all in our diets.

Fermented Probiotic Foods

Naturally Fermented Foods You Can Add to Your Daily Routine.

Superbiotic Grasses Concentrate 600mls Fermented Probiotic
Grasses of Life PapayaPlus with Green Tea and Chilli
Activated Fermented Turmeric

The Warning Signs You Need Probiotics!

Probiotic Bacteria Small

You may not know you need probiotic so this list might help you.

  • Recent Antibiotics Use
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Sugar Consumption (cravings)
  • Recent Illness 
  • Smelly Gas / Wind / Bloating
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Chrohns Disease
  • IBD

Want more? Then ask our Naturopath Scott for Help!

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Hi I'm Naturopath/ Nutritionist Scott Collins,  I have helped hundreds of people in the last 11 years. What I have found is that the right strategy can help "Fast Track" results than by going it alone.

If you want to get more results with your nutrition click on the link and book a live video consultation with me.

My aim is to help provide a personal strategy just for you and discover what you want to achieve. 

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