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Dr Whiting on Indigestion, Heartburn, and Acid Reflux

phoenixnutritionals.com (CLICK HERE) Of all the over-the-counter medications available, one of the most popular groups is the antacid. These come in chewable tablets, capsules and liquids. They come in a variety of flavors and strengths. Many of the previously prescription strength antacids are now available over-the-counter as well. These medications are used by millions of people on a regular basis to relieve indigestion, gas, bloating, heartburn and acid reflux. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those using these products dont need them at all. Most people suffering from indigestion, gas, bloating, heartburn and acid reflux do not, in fact, have excess stomach acid as is often portrayed, but rather the opposite and their symptoms are being caused by a lack of stomach acid instead. Millions of people suffering from indigestion, gas, bloating, heartburn and acid reflux are addicted to antacids and have taken them for years. When abused these medications can produce several nasty side effects of the long run. When we neutralize the natural digestive acids and natural digestive enzymes present in the stomach, our digestion of foods, especially protein foods, is greatly reduced. Over time, this can lead to protein deficiency and all the problems that go along with that. Antacids and protein digestion are a bad combination, leading to premature aging, and many other problems. Antacids & calcium absorption difficulties is another area where we need to be concerned. Calcium