Acid blockers and malnutrition – what’s the connection

Your prescription for Osteoporosis, Visual Disturbances Heart disease, Dementia, Stomach cancer and so much more WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
By Juliana Mazzeo – MS, CDN – Medical Nutritionist
Acid blockers or proton inhibitors range from the acid and its contents along with the gases up into mild antacids, which neutralized stomach acid, to the esophagus. The esophagus, unlike the the powerful proton pump inhibitors that prevent stomach does not contain acid secreting cells, stomach, cells from producing stomach acid. We and thus it is very sensitive to this acid. This know them as the little purple pill, Nexium®, action causes a burning sensation in the Pepcid®, Aciphex®, Protonix®, or as calcium esophagus, which can mimic signs of a heart What is acid reflux? Acid reflux is plain old
Physiology of the stomach
indigestion. Because of the pricey medicines The stomach is a vat of acid. Specialized advertised to patients, acid indigestion was give parietal cells secrete this acid. This acid is required to breakdown proteins [meat, fowl, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and legumes] into its smallest What is the cause of acid reflux? There are
units of amino acids. When acid production is many causes of indigestion. The main one being neutralized or cellular function inhibited, food poor diet, structural problems, obesity, cannot be digested. Instead it will remain in the hypochlorohydria [inadequate stomach acid], stomach, rotting, fermenting and putrefying by processed foods, consumption of vegetable oils bacterial action. Thus, undigested carbohydrates specifically foods fried in rancid vegetable oils ferment, undigested fats rancidify and undigested that have been hydrogenated, [cottonseed, proteins putrefy. All this gives rise to gas, soybean, corn, Crisco and other vegetable bloating, and indigestion and ultimately shortenings] consumption of sugar, excess alcohol intake, smoking loss of digestive enzymes, inadequate chewing, and large meals. Consequences and side effects associated with
use of acid blockers
How do these factors cause the “hyper
acidity”? Let’s say we just consumed a huge
Long term health complications related to acid processed meal such as French fries, extra large soda and 2 hot dogs on white buns. The arrival of include nutrient deficiencies, increased risk of this large bolus in the stomach contains foreign stomach cancer, low immune function, poor chemicals and preservatives that the stomach digestion of proteins, osteoporosis, heart disease, does not recognize. Let’s add to that, depression, pernicious anemia, poor eye sight, insufficient chewing [digestion of foods starts in paralysis, severe neurological problems and the mouth by proper chewing and salivary dementia to name a few. We will discuss each enzymes] and insufficient enzymes [which one in detail, including how to manage this anyone eating the Standard American Diet has] will cause this mass to lay in the stomach-giving rise to fermentation and bacterial action. Fermentation expands and gives rise to gas and Let’s start with stomach cancer. Your stomach
distension. As these gases rise, they are trapped is your second line of defense with regards to the mimicking chest pain. This pull and tension of consumption. [The mouth and tonsils are the first the overloaded stomach insults the gastro line of defense]. Bacteria and viruses in our food esophageal valve to the point where it is pulled and water are generally destroyed by stomach open. This overstretched valve allows stomach acid. Once this defense is down, the foreign invaders travel to the small and large intestines where 2/3 of the immune system is located and Arthritis
create other problems such as Irritable Bowel Poor protein absorption causes the body to steal Syndrome, arthritis, Colitis etc. A particular protein from joint surfaces, with the end results being arthritis. Glycoaminoglycans found in considered the main cause of stomach ulcers and cartilage are composed of proteins. Thus, no can potentially lead to cancer. Yet many studies show that most people harbor these bacteria, but it only causes problems in certain individuals. H. Pylori survives in a state of hypochlorohydria Pernicious Anemia
that is inadequate stomach acid. Once it This is a very prevalent condition in the elderly. implants itself in the stomach it is generally Methylcobalamin is the active form of B12 and is the key nutrient to treat dementia. B12 absorption is dependent on intrinsic factor. What Low Immunity
is intrinsic factor? Intrinsic factor is a protein Immune cells are made of immunoglobulins, made by the parietal cells in the stomach. These which are made up of protein from the food we are the same cells that secrete stomach acid. eat. When protein digestion fails, there is These are the same cells that are destroyed by inadequate protein to produce a strong immune these potent acid blockers medications. B12 and system. A poor immune response can lead to any several other vitamins are protein dependent and health problem from a simple cold to cancer and protein bound. In other words, once this nutrient is ingested, it does not travel by itself in the body, but it is escorted by protein. So if you Osteoporosis
don’t digest protein because it is putrefying in Calcium plays a major role in bone remodeling your gut because you are blocking stomach acid, and is dependent on the presence of stomach acid for absorption. No stomach acid means no deficiency is a very serious problem because it calcium absorption. So the idea of taking can mimic dementia. B12 deficiencies also Tums® for calcium supplementation [which is cause irreversible paralysis and neurological recommended to all pregnant women by their disorders. A good way to make sure you get doctors] is absurd and a great marketing ploy. optimal amounts of B12 is to supplement daily Tums is nothing but calcium carbonate [lime with at least 1-5 mgs [NOT micrograms] of sub stone/dirt], a chalk, which neutralizes stomach lingual B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin. acid. If the acid is neutralized, how is the Many of the elderly are being treated for calcium absorbed? Bone matrix is much more than calcium, rather, it is a matrix of many dangerous anti-depressants, when in reality they nutrients that include: magnesium, phosphorous, are lacking a simple inexpensive vitamin. An boron, manganese, vitamin D3, vitamin K, important point to remember is that B12 is only vitamin B6 and folic acid for cell division to found in animal products. There is no such thing name a few. Taking just calcium without the as B12 from plant foods – that is a myth. B12 in other co-factors causes calcium to end up in soft plant foods are known as B12 analogs, which tissues such as arteries, tendons, joints and teeth. only increase the need for more B12. Don’t be A side note: lack of gallbladder leads to
osteoporosis, weight gain, fat malabsorption, and immune disorders. Without bile, the body Heart Disease
cannot break down fat; it cannot absorb fat- By now most of us are familiar with the term soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, K, and all fat-soluble co-factors such as Co Enzyme Harvard first identified this marker in 1969. Q10, Lutein or any of the other carotenoids. Unfortunately, Dr. McCully, a pathologist, got Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of kicked out of Harvard for his theory that osteoporosis and as well, deficiencies have been homocysteine causes heart disease, and not cholesterol. Dr. McCully lost all his funding and it took him 30 years to get his name back. Just goes to show how politically motivated science fibrillation, nausea, constipation, anxiety, joint is, and how in the interim people suffer from pain, hypertension, blood clots, impotence, improper diagnosis and dangerous treatments. headache and abdominal pain to name a few. So what is homocysteine? It is a byproduct of the amino acid methionine. Problems occur What Are The Non-Toxic Therapies To
when there is insufficient methylation to convert Managing This Condition?
this byproduct into a non-toxic compound. What We obviously need to start with a clean whole nutrients does this reaction require? It is very foods diet, free of processed foods and rancid simple: ample amounts of B6, B12 and Folic fats. Eating fast and inadequate chewing must be acid in its three forms. In fact the prescription addressed. If you are overweight, a weight version of folic acid is useless as it contains only reduction program will be of great help in this one form. So do not rely on your prescription to condition. To improve digestion, I always decrease your homocysteine levels. Once again, consuming the typical standard diet. Vital enzymes are only found in raw or fermented Let’s get back to digestion. Folic acid, like B12 foods. The average person rarely consumes is also protein bound and requires protein transport. So in a stomach where no acid exists, sauerkraut, beet kvass, or other cultured folic acid suffers the same fate as B12. Folic vegetables that enhance digestion and absorption acid deficiencies cause neural tube defects [It of nutrients. So every time we eat, we use up took the FDA 30 years to admit this fact and to precious enzymes to digest food. That is why finally recommend supplements for women of constant eating/grazing and chewing gum are a child-bearing age, at the expense of thousands of babies born with birth defects and spinal specifically, pancreatic enzymes, have thousands deformities, not to mention their immeasurable of functions including searching and destroying suffering and the suffering of the parents], heart cancer cells. Therefore, eating excessively, disease, cancer and Alzheimer due to elevated eating sugar and refined carbohydrates we are homocysteine levels. Insist on getting your constantly stressing our pancreas to secrete homocysteine levels checked which should be If there is an active ulcer, the medication must be Poor Eye Sight
continued until endoscopy shows a healing. As stated before, lack of stomach acid inhibits Gastrex®, from Standard Process, taken 10 absorption of protein. The eyes rely heavily on minutes before meals. Gastrex® relieves protein for proper function. Thus one of the first organs to respond to lack of protein, are the eyes. gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach and Therefore, acid blockers are directly related to the first part of the intestines, the duodenum. This product quickly relieves an over acid stomach. Great for gastritis, heartburn, Chron’s, Acid Rebound
Taking these acid blockers on a regular basis eventually leads to rebound where the person Okra Pepsin® from Standard Process is used in will make excess acid once the medication is conjunction to heal any ulceration. This product assimilation of nutrients by removing mucous Side Effects of these drugs
Due to their cholinergic effects, some of these medications interfere with nerve function. Side Multizyme® from Standard Process are enzymes effects of interfering with nerve function can without the hydrochloric acid containing lead to EKG abnormalities, potentially fatal pancreatin, fig, almond and pineapple. They assist in protein digestion and can be used during for HMOs to take care of you once you are sick. treatment of ulcers. Multizyme® can also be There is no day but today to take charge of your taken in between meals to alleviate muscolo health and restore your vitality and health so that you may live a productive, healthy and long life. Zypan® from Standard Process is a digestive enzyme containing hydrochloric acid, which To your enhanced digestion and optimal health. should be used upon resolution of ulcer. Remember, acid reflux is more often than not Juliana Mazzeo, M.S., CDN 2005
caused by achlorohydria, that is low or lack of Medical Nutritionist
stomach acid. So supplementing with Zypan® will promote digestion, absorption and assimilation of foods, which will result in better health, and prevention of preventable diseases. For individuals who eat large amount of protein, they would benefit from using Betaine HCL® 1-3 tablets per meal. In my practice, I have had great success using this product for many types of gastro-intestinal problems, including food allergies and sensitivities. Cholacol® from Standard Process is a bile acid product. Bile is made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile is essential for absorption of fat soluble nutrients, and metabolism of fats. In addition, bile acts as a cleanser in the intestines to remove environmental toxins inhaled through the lungs. Bile acids must be supplemented if you have had your gall bladder removed to prevent all the health issues associated with lack of a gall bladder. Recommendations are 1-2 with each meal for the
rest of your life.
Health starts in the digestive tract and death
starts in the colon. Our basis for eating food is
for it to give us energy to support life. The
inability to digest our food and assimilate its
nutrients is a sure prescription for many diseases.
These western conditions are preventable.
According to the National Academy of Science, 95% of all disease is caused by diet, the environment and lifestyle. Only 5% can be attributed to our genes. In essence we cannot blame our parents or grandparents for certain conditions. This is a way of shunning responsibility for our health. Our health is in our hands. Don’t wait for the government or your doctor to take care of your health, and don’t wait


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