Your Stomach: What is Really Making You Miserable and What to Do About It

Your Stomach: What is Really Making You Miserable and What to Do About It

by Jonathan Wright

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Overview

Most Americans suffer stomach problems. Many lead lives of utter misery. Whether you call it heartburn or acid reflux, this painful affliction is also associated with throat cancer. Shockingly, the problem may not be too much stomach acid, but too little! And antacids and acid blockers may actually be making the problem worse. This powerful little book offers solid scientific information about one of the most common and distressing ailments in America. There is also fascinating information about little-used all-natural supplements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607660002
Publisher: Axios Press
Publication date: 09/25/2009
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Your Stomach 1

A Very Widespread Problem 2

A Medical Mistake? 3

We Need Stomach Acid 3

Stomach Acid Declines with Age 5

What Really Causes Heartburn 6

What Else Might Cause Acid to Back Up Into the Throat? 7

Why Antacids Might Make the Situation Worse 9

Why Do Antacids Appear to Help- at Least Temporarily? 11

What Is Really Happening? 12

Doesn't Everybody "Know" that Antacids are the Stomach Medicine of Choice? 14

What Drug Companies Actually Say 15

Don't Many Doctors Agree with the Drug Companies? 18

Doesn't the Government Support the Use of Antacids? 19

Why Antacids May Be Bad for Your Bones 19

So Acidity in the Stomach and Acidity in the Rest of the Body are Two Separate Issues? 21

Other Medical Conditions Associated with Low Stomach Acid 22

Antacids and Stomach Ulcers 24

Additional Medical Conditions that Might Be Indirectly Linked to Low Stomach Acid 27

Side Effects of Prescription-Strength Antacids 29

The Case against Antacids 32

The Alternative Approach to Stomach Problems 32

Finding an "Integrative" Doctor Who May Be More Open to Alternative Approaches 39

Notes 41

Bibliography 81

Index 145

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