What To Do For Heartburn & Stomach Problems

If you have a chronic health condition, it's almost a given that you have a chronic stomach problem This video talks about what you can do about it and some considerations how to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, you should check it out

Hello everyone, Dr Jason West with stomach disorders segment, specifically heartburn, indigestion and more upper GI stuff, there's a lot of lower GI problems that we're covering on a different video like irritable bowel syndrome, fissures and hemorrhoids and stuff like that but we're going to talk about the top part of the stomach today Almost all of my chronic disease patients or chronic illness patients have some type of stomach problem because you are what you eat or maybe you are what you absorb but what you're putting into your system, if we can't get it to the right place, you don't feel very good So a couple things to consider about that Number one, is we might want to make sure we're putting the most healthy things as possible into your stomach and I was talking with a gentleman the other day that termed it perfectly, the closer your food is to earth, the least amount of steps possible, if you're picking it right out to the ground or right out of your gardener from the farmers market, it's a lot healthier than if it's process and goes through a supermarket system and it's shipped across the country and if it's predigested, pre-fabricated, pre-synthetic, if it's one step away from being plastic, it's not good for your system either

But so many stomach problems start by not chewing correctly We had a patient that said that they had solved their chronic health and indigestion problem for chewing their food more and I said, "How many times are you chewing your food?" And he said, twenty-five to thirty and I looked at at him, man, I don't know if I have ever chewed food that much I went in and did a whole bunch of research and that's actually a pretty good recommendation If you're having stomach problems, chew your food a lot more, make sure you're getting enough water that you can actually get everything to move through and avoid, well I still gonna say cancer, but that's not the right word, I was going to avoid acidic foods, specifically soda pop, diet soda pop, you're taking acid, you're putting an acid environment in, actually really disrupts the normal chain events that happened in your stomach Now if you're having acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, one of the things that you want to determine is which is it

Is it too much acid that's being generated or is it not enough of the right type of acid because if you're putting food in your system and it doesn't break down, it'll sit there, it'll ferment, it'll rot and it'll decay it can't go south so it comes north and that's where you get all that heartburn and indigestion and so one of my favorite things to do for people is to give them a proteolytic enzyme to help break down the food Now a natural, non-invasive, really inexpensive way to test that hypothesis to see if you're having the wrong type of acid is to use some Bragg's natural apple cider vinegar, about a tablespoon and half a glass of water after meals, if it helps your digestive process, one either keep doing it because it's hard to argue with results or you can switch to some type of a pill or a tincture that helps to break the food down and that's what I typically do I have a mild case of heartburn, it's totally controlled by some enzymes, if I take the enzyme, helps to break down the food, you don't get the burping and belching that you have and you don't get flatulence going out the other end because you're digesting things in a timely manner, the opening on the bottom of the stomach opens up because the food's digested everything drops down, you don't have that decay or acid reflux that's going up Now the flip side is if you take the proteolytic enzyme or the apple cider vinegar, makes it worse it means you have an over stimulation of the vagus nerve, you're actually having Hyperchlorhydria which means too much acid and phosphorous is a mineral that helps to down regulate the vagus nerve, it's really helpful in people that are producing too much acid and too much acid happens about 20% of the time, not enough is about 80% of the time, now some things that you can really help to calm the stomach down, you can use some a really neat product, it's called bottled sunshine, you can do some what called montmorillonite clay or some bentonite clay and what happens is the A D E and K that are in bottled sunshine help to heal and soothe irritated GI tissue and the bentonite clay and the mop more like clay, what it does is, acts like a lint roller and a disk gets rid of stuff that's in your system I also really like the herb slippery elm and okra because it acts, again, to pull out problem stuff out of the crevices of lower GI system and helps to get you regular, sometimes you need a little bit of magnesium sulfate or some epsom salts or you can even use vitamin C to get everything to open up a little bit further down

That bottled sunshine is so amazing for helping GI disorders heal in the upper part and if it is a bacterial problem, you can use a wonderful homeopathic called an anticardium which has the antidote for the aged pylori bacteria You want to help with your immune system if you think there's any ulcer considerations So lots of water, digest the food, making sure that you get a proteolytic enzyme, if that aggravates it which is not very common you can use phosphorus to down-regulate Now some really neat treatment options for for people that have really bad upper GI problems, one, is there something called pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy which is a magnet therapy which basically helps to charge up unhealthy cells, it's an external therapy, it's not painful it really helps, almost like a stomach massage, the only real contraindication is you can't be pregnant and you can't have a pacemaker because it is a magnetic therapy, there's also an amazing nerve reset therapy that you can do where you can inject superficially in the skin overneath the stomach get over the stomach area and what it does is, it makes the nerves open and close and reboot Acupuncture, I've seen to be really really effective and then of course, stress management

Is there an outlet for things that are building up inside your system? Are you doing prayer? Are you doing meditation? Are you doing your best to forgive others? Are you journaling? All of those things I see really really good outcomes for stomach problems Hey, thanks for watching the video on GI problem, stomach problems, heartburn There's a link to the supplement page that talks about what you can do to heal and soothe irritated GI tissue, how you can help digest foods and if it's a problem with too much acid, here's the link to the mineral of how you can get it to calm down

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