In this Let’s Chat, I touched on three conditions that popular belief says is caused by too much of something in your body. But read on to find out why popular belief could be wrong about what’s causing you the problems of acid reflux, calcium deposits and high cholesterol. If you’d rather watch the video, scroll to the end of this post for the link.
Acid reflux: too much to too little stomach acid?
Let’s start with this question? If there is too much acid in your stomach, why is there any food left to reflux? When you eat, shouldn’t you food just be incinerated? Yet, there is something left over to back up into your esophagus.
Let me propose that there is too little stomach acid or your stomach acid is too weak or there’s not enough digestive enzymes in your stomach and your food.
I have personally experienced acid reflux and digestive enzymes have helped me. And, they have done so without any drug side effects. I have a systematically compromised digestive system but it has improved to the point that if I miss enzymes at a couple meals, I’m still ok – no reflux.
You can also use apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon* in a glass of water 15 minutes before your meal.
*I’m not exact in my measurements when using foods as medicine; there is no terminal risk of overdosing.
Calcium deposits: too much or too little calcium?
Calcium needs several other minerals to be present in order for your body to be able to use it – primarily Vitamin D3 and magnesium. Some studies suggest that up to 80% of the US population is magnesium deficient. One way that is possible is the amount of sugar in the standard America diet.
Magnesium is needed for many body functions including metabolizing sugar and helping us to excrete the excess. That can surely cause low magnesium and thus not enough is available to work with the calcium.
One thing that can help calcium deposits is apple cider vinegar. According to WebMD, “Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, it probably contains some pectin; vitamins B1, B2, and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.”
You’ve probably been hearing about apple cider vinegar every where these days. But with properties like those listed above, it’s no surprise. Be sure it is unpasteurized and unfiltered to get the benefits.
Cholesterol: too much or too little?
Cholesterol gets a little more detailed that just too much to too little. The two main types at HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein).
The HDL cholesterol scavenges and removes the LDL — or “bad” — cholesterol. It reduces, reuses, and recycles LDL cholesterol by transporting it to the liver where it can be reprocessed. HDL scrubs the wall of your blood vessels, keeping them clean and healthy. Adios heart attack and stroke.
Logic suggests that since the HDL removed the LDL, is there some natural way to increase the HDL in your body? Why yes, there sure is. But first, we must reject the outdated notion that fat makes you fat. Healthy fats are vital to our bodily functions. Some vitamins are only soluble with fat. You can get your healthy fats in foods such as olive oil (extra virgin), real butter, flax seeds, avocado and fatty fish.
You are the only person that lives in your body. I hope you will tune into it, listen to the messages it sends you and do what you can to take care of it. Wellness is your choice.
Check out the accompanying video here. Did you learn something that could be helpful to you? Do you have a wellness question you’d like an answer to? Leave me your comment or question – on Facebook or here on the blog.