One in ten Americans experiences heartburn symptoms at least once a week.
The underlying mechanism of your heatburn symptoms may very likely be too little stomach acid rather than too much!
If you take acid stoppers (antacids), it will be worse. This is self explanatory.
If you eat the standard American diet (SAD), it will be worse. SAD results in multiple nutritional deficiencies of the minerals and nutrients necessary for your body to produce adequate digestive acids.
When your body does not produce adequate digestive acids, you will suffer from nausea, heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, and more! The reason is simple. If you produce only enough stomach acid to digest half of your meal, the other half lies in your stomach, rots and erments, producing acids and gasses of fermentation. Antacids relieve the burning caused by these acids, but make the whole thing worse by depleting your digestive acids, making you permanently ill from the first day you start taking these drugs.
Good Digestive Acids vs. Bad Digestive Acids
Not all supplements are created equal. It is important to know the difference between one that will be easily absorbed and support your body's natural systems and one that will not. I recommend whole food supplements from Standard Process.
Ask us about a simple test to determine whether you are producing too much or too little acid.
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Sciatica and chiropracticSciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities. Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1). In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).
The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.
The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.
In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.
Posted in chiropractic, Chiropractic News, Sciatica, sciatica treatment, Understanding Sciatica
- Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
- Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.