Acid Reflux disorders (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GE
Testimonial by David Bowman
I used to have terrible acid reflux. I was sleeping on a special pillow, but half the time I ended up sitting up all night in my easy chair because the acid reflux was so bad. We were starting to think I should go in and have that surgery. Then Gail started giving me Primal Defense and I noticed that my Acid Reflux was a little better. So I took a little more. I now take about 4 Primal Defense Ultra a day and, if I don't eat late at night, I just don't have the Acid Reflux anymore at all!
Testimonial by Carol
My Acid Reflux disease was so bad that my esophagus was damaged and I could barely talk. I was scheduled to go in for that operation, but first I wanted to find out about this Primal Defense I heard about. Gail talked me into trying it. After one year on Primal Defense my doctor couldn't even find any signs that I had the disease!
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When acid juices of the stomach splash upward into the esophagus, the result is commonly called heartburn or "acid reflux". Normally, a ring of muscles called the esophageal sphincter prevents stomach acid from entering the esophagus, but if the muscles relax or open under pressure from acidic juices from the stomach, acid reflux may result. Persistent heartburn that occurs two or more times per week is called gastroesophageal disease (GERD), or more commonly, Acid Reflux Disease. Chronic GERD has the potential to scar and damage the lining of the esophagus.
Common heartburn has many causes. It may be caused by wearing clothes that fit too tightly, or lying down too soon after eating. Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine can relax the esophageal sphincter and allow stomach acid to enter the esophagus. Poor digestion is the most common major contributor to GERD. People with GERD appear to have a predisposed weakness in their gastrointestinal tract.
According to Jordan Rubin in his book, Patient Heal Thyself, people with Acid Reflux disease (GERD) should avoid deep fried foods, hydrogenated oils, margarines, shortening or lards. They should cut back on dairy products, alcohol, sodas, artificial sweetners and white flour and sugars, especially late at night. He also suggests that they take Primal Defense in higher dosages, Omegazyme with each meal, Acid Defense before bed, and RM-10 to help heal existing damage.
Beneficial soil and plant based microbes used to be ingested through food grown in rich, unpolluted soil. However, for the last 50 years our soil has been sterilized with pesticides and herbicides, destroying most bacteria, both bad and good. Our modern lifestyle, which includes antibiotics, chlorinated water, agricultural chemicals, pollution and poor diet, is responsible for eradicating much of the beneficial bacteria in our bodies. A lack of beneficial microorganisms often results in poor intestinal and immune system health, contributing to a wide range of illnesses including GERD or Acid Reflux Disease. Primal Defense effectively replaces the beneficial bacteria in our digestive system resulting in an astounding positive change for many people that suffer from these ailments.