The cause of this is not 100 % clear but my suspicions are that when I was pregnant with both my children I vomited continuously . I suspect it could have caused damage to my stomach lining. @Danielle – With children you should definitely seek out a qualified holistic practitioner to help out. To answer the burning question in your head yes she could have low acid levels, actually sadly we are hearing more and more of children who do. But again you need to work with someone get some testing and change her diet to reduce toxic foods in it.

It’s more likely something more basic, like you are eating too many carbs, or too small meals!. If you are having malabsorption issues you should also see some other signs which would be red flags, such as oily, grey floating poop (no fat absorption) or other weird poop issues. You may also develop allergies and skin irritations.

I have eaten paleo on and off for 2 years but decided to start SCD as I used to eat lots of sweet potato, quinoa, flaxseed and other such things. I do not drink nor smoke, I meditate, I exercise when able to and try to eat organic where possible.

The Gut & Acid Reflux

Smaller food particles are more easily digested in the stomach. Zinc is necessary for the production of stomach acid. A lack of this mineral can contribute to hypochlorhydria.

  • Losing weight, especially in the belly area, can be helpful.
  • Not necessarily.
  • Controlled trials are needed to evaluate the effects of hydrochloric acid and digestive enzyme supplements in rosacea.
  • At any rate, it’s pretty confusing not to have clear-cut answers on at least whether I have low or high stomach acid.

People have used baking soda as a home remedy for acid reflux for many years, but how effective is it, and is it safe? Find out more about how it works, how to use it, and some of the risks and side effects.

I had a slight burning sensation in my stomach and some gurgling for the next few hours. However, my lower left side and back pain diminished greatly. I had a heavier dinner (more meat) for dinner and took another.

Also, in Japan, pickled ginger is routinely served with raw fish to protect the system from any potential parasites in the fish. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to increase HCL in the stomach. Adding a natural version of hydrochloric acid in supplement form can help improve absorption of nutrients and aid in digestion.

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