What is gastric gut? I’m gonna answer the question with another question:
Do you have heartburn, GERD, indigestion, bloating, gas, hunger soon after eating, or a constant sense of fullness?
THEN you may have Gastric Gut.
Poor gutl health affects every aspect of your life:
If you HAVE Gastric Gut AND want to improve your gut health, you may need to change your diet. Nutrition is the key to improving our gut health. The proper diet can heal an imbalanced digestive system and prevent further damage.
How Does Gut Acid Affect This?
There’s a valve at the bottom of the esophagus, called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). In the case of Gastric Gut, the LES doesn’t close properly or opens too often. Then the gut juices flow into the esophagus, and causes the symptoms.
NOW for the controversy.
I’ve gotta say, information on this part swings from one end of the pendulum to the other.
Too Much Acid Theory: When stomach acid levels are high, it affects the surrounding parts of the body. This acid goes into the esophagus and does it’s harm, causing GERD and Acid Reflux.
Too Little Acid Theory: Gastric Gut happens when there is low acid, low digestive enzymes, or malabsorption of carbohydrates. Bacterial overgrowth can easily happen at this point. This overgrowth leads to the symptoms mentioned above.
When you experience heartburn/GERD, indigestion, sense of fullness after meals, bloating after meals, gas, hunger one or two hours after eating, it is a signal about the acid in your gut.
Which theory do I believe? I believe in the “Too Little Acid Theory” for most people. My favorite health author, Anthony William, Medical Medium says:
When you have bacteria and toxin-based acid coming up and causing acid reflux or heartburn, it means you actually have a lack of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is the good kind of acid that actually destroys bacteria, which in turn prevents acid reflux. In other words, if you have the bad acids, it means you do not have enough of the good acids.Anthony William, Medical Medium
How To Heal Gastric Gut
Well, considering Anthony William’s statement, we need to get enough good acids.
Good acids can be helpful, by getting these daily foods and supplements:
- Apple Cider Vinegar shots
- Digestive Enzymes
- Short-chain fatty acids
- Ginger or chicory tea
- Chew foods really well
- Eat while sitting down
- Limit processed foods (sugary, starchy, seed oils, and junky foods)
I love this quote about healing. It TRULY is one of the greatest freedoms God give us! It’s amazing to see the power of making this choice toward overall health.
Have you read my other articles about more gut profiles?
Here is the article about Stressed Gut.
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