Approximately 20% of the population has GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease) otherwise known as acid reflux. (1) Millions of Americans are on PPI’s (protein pump inhibitors.) This drug stops the body from producing stomach acid. It’s actually a misconception that GERD is caused by too much acid. It’s actually caused by a weak Lower Esophageal Sphincter (The valve that connects the esophagus and the stomach) When this valve doesn’t close properly, the stomach acid leaks into the esophagus.
One of the questions I get most is how to deal with GERD and how to get off PPI’s all together. While this video won’t tell you how to get off PPI’s, it will help you deal with symptoms and give you a couple of tasty recipes to sooth your stomach. Have a look: