No one is immune from the occasional stomach ache. However, prolonged or regular reflux, whilst common, is not normal.
Digestive complaints such as heartburn or GORD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease) are often associated with eating excessive amounts of sugar and refined foods that damage the “good” bacteria in the gut, leaving room for the “bad” micro-organisms to flourish. The situation is often made worse by the use of protein pump inhibitors (PPIs), the medications often prescribed to treat reflux.
PPIs may limit the gut’s diversity by reducing its natural acidity and creating an environment that is either more or less favourable to certain microbes. Because your gut bacteria influence your intestinal absorption of calcium and other vitamins and minerals, these drug-induced changes could explain why people who take PPIs are more likely to fracture certain bones and have nutritional deficiencies.
The good news is that you can start restoring your “good” bacteria in as little as 24 hours when you make food changes and very quickly get rid of reflux and the need for PPIs altogether.
At Real Food Coaching, our team will help restore your gut health, to relieve your symptoms and reduce the need for medication.
If you have been experiencing reflux and would like to improve your symptoms naturally, schedule an appointment with Real Food Coaching today!
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