Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is not caused by too much acid. Acid needs to be in your stomach but not in you throat. Your stomach has a protective lining to prevent the acid from burning it. Your throat doesn't have a protective lining. Acid is not supposed to be in the throat. There is a valve in the throat to prevent reflux. The valve is activated by high acid levels. When you eat something your stomach releases acid and the valve closes. This keeps the acid in the stomach. The acid digest and purifies the food. You need acid to digest calcium and Vitamin B12. You also need acid to kill stuff that you don't want to take up residence and live in your intestines. So why is the acid getting past the valve and into the throat?

Acid reflux is a result of fermentation. Fermentation happens when food rots instead of digesting. Fermentation creates explosive gasses that force the acid up into the throat. These gasses force the valve open and the acid just goes along for the ride.

The food rots instead of digesting for two reasons.

1) Chemical preservatives stop the food from digesting. You have acid, enzymes, and bile to digest the food but they cannot digest chemical preservatives. You cannot digest a food in 3 hours that has been preserved to last on a shelf for 30 years. As a result the food lays in your gut partially digested and begins to ferment. The fermentation creates the gas and the gas forces the acid up into the throat. It mostly happens at night because your are standing or sitting during the day and gravity helps to keep the acid down.

2) Poor digestion due to low acid levels. Yes, I said low acid. Stress stops acid production. This shouldn't be a problem since no one has stress. High stress equals low acid. Low acid equals poor digestion and doesn't trigger the closing of the valve.

Combine these two things together and you get acid reflux. I had acid reflux. Everyone I knew had acid reflux. Acid reflux got me started into nutriton. I got tired of waking up choking on my own vomit. I was determined to fix the problem and I did. And you can fix your acid reflux too. I can eat a sausage pizza and go right to sleep and not have to worry about reflux. I make my own pizza from home made dough form my bread maker. The sauce is from tomatoes or tomato puree with no preservatives, real cheese, and local grown ground pork that I season myself. It's more work and much less convenient than picking up the phone and ordering a pizza, but if I do that I'll get acid reflux just like everyone else.

There are three main things that you must avoid.

1) Processed, chemically modified fats and oils

2) HIgh fructose corn syrup

3) MSG (monosodium glutamate) and it's 35 different names

Store bought bread even whole wheat contains all three of these as well as sugar and yeast to really get the fermentation going.