I also have loose stools, which I thought was from no grains/low fiber in the diet, but now I’m seeing that loose elimination may be due to low stomach acid. Glad I found this page – I feel like my symptoms fit very well with the smptoms of low stomach acid.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I really want to get rid of the SIBO totally, not just mask the symptoms and I am considering starting on the SCD. However I read that SIBO won’t resolve unless the root cause is treated, and that root cause might include low stomach acid. So I thought – okay, I’ll test it.
Below we will tell you how to safely increase stomach acid naturally. Sadly, there are no direct ways to increase stomach acid levels through diet or lifestyle.
He started treating my anxiety and said the cause of the low stomach acid was an imbalance between my sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. I have been doing treatment for that since March 2017.
now reading about low acid I’m not sure if I have that instead of acid reflux. Stomach acid supports the digestion of meats (mainly protein) in the stomach. The milk issue likely had more to do with the inability to digest the milk sugar called lactose. @Chris- Yes it’s about what we eat but about what we absorb in the GI tract. Malabsorption of foods which is common for those with low stomach acid can cause a range of problems from brain stuff down to weight loss.
If you’re someone who believes that you don’t like meat, I challenge you to test for low stomach acid, supplement with Betaine HCL, and regain your desire to eat meat again. I think she’s totally justified and validated in her feelings. I BELIEVE she feels bad, sluggish or nauseous when she eats a large portion of meat. And the reason is because she doesn’t have the ability to digest it. She needs more stomach acid to properly break down the protein structures.
Low stomach acid can cause allergic reaction in foods, which, for some people clear up once they can properly digest those foods. Allergies can lead to weight gain. The first is that you won’t notice anything, as you go about your normal life after the meal nothing will change. This means it is very likely you have low stomach acid levels.
Those foods seem to make my symptoms worse. It hasn’t eliminated my symptoms. Hi Guys! I have your book and your protocols, I bought and read through your package. I have completed the indepth food allergy test – no allergies.
Hope I have not over stayed my welcome. To everyones good health. I’ve been wondering for awhile if I have acid reflux. whenever I ate greasy foods I would have bad gas to the point my stomach hurts and constant burping and nausea.
How does my stomach acid get low anyway?
I have been taking Omeprazole for around 10 years. Firstly 20mg per day and increased to 40mg per day about 5 years ago. During that time I have had substantial