What is Low Stomach Acid? How to |

Jonathan Hunsaker: Do you have stomach acid problems? Do you take antacids after a meal? Do you want to learn more about it? Stay tuned to find out Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx

Thanks for tuning in Listen, so many of us have issues after a meal with our stomachs, whether it’s acid reflux, or indigestion, or gas, or bloating, and it turns out a lot of this has to do with low stomach acid Let’s go talk to Doc Nuzum to find out more right now Dr Daniel Nuzum: Stomach acid is hydrochloric acid

And hydrochloric acid has a pH of zero It’s the marker Zero pH is hydrochloric acid If you go up, sulfuric acid is 18 pH

Distilled water has a 7 pH Hydrochloric acid is pure acid So, the resting pH of your stomach should be 4 When you consume food, your stomach has to reach a 2-3 on the pH scale before it can empty So, the contents of your stomach after you eat, in order for that to empty into the small intestine, the pH has to drop down to between 2 and 3 on the pH scale

Think of this If you eat something that has a very high pH, like bread, think how much acid your stomach has to produce to bring that 8 ½-9 pH down to a 2-3 on the pH scale That’s a huge drop in pH If that takes more than 2 hours to happen, the food in your stomach starts to go bad Remember, your stomach’s 98

6 degrees So, if you consume that chicken at 8,2 pH, and it takes 4 hours for your stomach pH to reach a 2-3 before it can empty, the chicken went bad before your stomach could empty How can you tell whether you have a low stomach acid production? If you have reflux, or you have indigestion, or you have bloating when you eat, those are all low stomach acid production conditions In the reflux model, when someone eats, if their stomach acid production is too slow, the food in their stomach doesn’t break down fast enough and it starts to putrefy Putrification always produces gas, and that gas puts pressure on the valve at the top of the stomach, and that valve starts to open up to release that gas

Well, when it does, it has all these vapors and acidic and alkaline vapors that come off of the stomach then, and they burn the esophagus and you end up with what’s called esophagitis When someone has indigestion, or they have bloating, the acid production was so slow that the food actually started to putrefy in the stomach The pH finally hits low enough, between 2-3 on the pH scale, the food empties into the small intestine, but it has gone bad That causes an inflammatory response in the gut and you swell up When the gut is healthy, it should be all knit together nice and tight like this

See? My fingers are knit together nice and tight Only small particles are going to come through this tight-knit mesh When the gut wall gets inflamed, it swells up When it swells up, all those fibers start to separate, the membrane stretches out and becomes hyperpermeable We call that leaky gut

Chemicals in our food, and the antibiotics, and the preservatives, and all those types of things that we consume, outside of that, this process of the food putrefying in our stomach before it empties into the small intestine, because of low stomach acid production or slow stomach acid production, is another contributing factor to virtually all inflammatory conditions that human beings suffer from If you want to know what to do about low stomach acid, check out my next video Jonathan Hunsaker: Thanks, Doc I love learning from Doc Nuzum, and I hope that you do, too If you do and you want to see more of these videos, be sure to subscribe to our channel, give us a big thumbs up below, let us know that we’re doing a good job, comment, and as always, share with your friends

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