Chances are everyone over age 50 is guilty, without exception. Why? Because symptoms of aging are unnoticeable until we get symptoms. As we become seniors we all begin to lose that life-giving and life-preserving substance from our stomachs called hydrochloric acid. The pharmaceuticals make billions and billions of dollars on our ignorance. What’s more, instead of putting hydrochloric acid in, they take it out with antacids until we are sick, or worse—we have stomach cancer.
For some reason the lack of that most vital stomach acid produces symptoms of acid indigestion and heartburn. Bingo! We are set up for advertising deception and huge profits for the drug companies.
The deception is completed when we actually get temporary relief as the advertisements claim. The FDA is silent and the crime goes on. And it gets worse! They even claim that one gets “healing” from these antacids like the "healing purple pill." Nothing could be further from the truth. Would any thinking person reason that he is getting "healing" from a substance that actually shuts down the stomach acid pump?
Ahh, but they put in a disclaimer. "Symptom relief does not rule out other serious stomach conditions." So the public can’t say that they weren’t told. This is criminal and nobody objects because the public gets "relief" from heartburn, acid indigestion and acid reflux, temporarily. But the price is high. What is "temporary relief" to the total breakdown of health?
Just because we may not at this moment be having heartburn, acid reflux or acid indigestion does not indicate that we do not have low stomach acid. Aging guarantees it.
The human stomach is created as an acid machine—not an antacid machine. We need to preserve this acid machine at all costs. It is the very foundation of health and longevity.
While the rest of the body is normal at a pH of about 7.2, we need to keep it slightly alkaline for optimal health. But the stomach is very acid, as low as a pH of 3 or 4, if normal.
The amount of hydrochloric stomach acid we have is directly related to how well we digest and assimilate our food. It follows that food assimilation is basic to health.
As the years pass we silently lose stomach acid. This is the cause: Acid indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux are the symptoms and deteriorating health is the effect. But we never relate the loss of stomach acid to developing health problems.
When we do not digest our food because we are low on stomach acid, we develop putrefaction or rotting food in our stomachs causing organic acids of fermentation and causing the symptoms of heartburn, acid indigestion and acid reflux. Often this translates to stomach or colon cancer. It is very serious!
For the want of a nail, the shoe is lost. It is so simple and the cost is oh so low and the benefits are oh so unbelievable. Now we can assimilate our food and nutrition with betaine hydrochloric, which helps normalize stomach pH, supports protein digestion and absorption of minerals. The result is the disappearance of flatulence, indigestion, malassimilation, pernicious anemia, demineralization, vomiting and diarrhea.
My confession: I didn’t leave home without betaine hydrochloric in my wife’s purse, but I always forgot to take it before meals. When overwhelming therapeutic evidence finally prompted me, I developed the habit of taking betaine hydrochloric before every meal and even with my vitamin food supplements. Oh man, what a difference! You’ll see!