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pH Alkaline Water To Treat Reflux – What The?

pH Alkaline Water Could be an Adjunct Treatment of Reflux Heartburn

What if simply by drinking alkaline water could be the simplest way to treat reflux?

 It sounds crazy but the research is very interesting let me tell you.  Prior to becoming a Naturopath I was diagnosed with (GERD) or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease at the age of 25.  I was in a lot of trouble back then and needed to be medicated daily to control my symptoms. It was quite horrible and I am sure those of you who are GERD sufferers, your with me on that one. So you can imagine my delight to discover research suggesting that water that has been pH modified can assist in reducing the symptoms of GERD.

Firstly, lets look at what all the fuss is about. Simply put GERD is when the acidic contents of the stomach flow backwards causing oesophageal tissue irritation, which can be painful. The real concern is that over time this can lead to potential cancerous changes in the oesophagus. So it’s essential that we stop these acids from back flowing.

Lets get back to the research, what they found is that water with a pH of 8.8 could reduce pepsin (a protease enzyme that breaks down proteins). The problem with pepsin it’s great in your gut but not in the soft tissues of your throat. The researchers suggest that damage done by GERD is not from acidity rather from the pepsin enzyme irritating your soft tissues. 

They concluded that through altering the diet and with the addition of Alkaline water, pepsin became inactive, along with a reduction in HCL acidity too. This lead them to further conclude that Alkaline water a useful and safe way to treat reflux disease. To me this is pretty cool, as I used to suck down a ant-acids just to cope. No I wonder what else is possible? 

*Koufman and Johnson, Potential Benefits of pH 8.8 Alkaline Drinking Water as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Reflux Disease, July 2012, The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 121(7):431-4

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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.

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