One of the most important factors in digestion is stomach acid. Too little acid or too much can cause digestive problems. Stomach acid (Hydrochloric acid) is critical for not only all protein digestion, but also for mineral absorption and more importantly it is the first line of defence against infections such as bacteria entering your body.
Lack of acid makes you prone to infections and it can lead to indigestion and bloating. The likelihood of developing allergies can also increase because large undigested food enters the small intestine and triggers allergic reactions. What are the signs of not enough acid?
-Heartburn or Indigestion
-Feeling like food is sitting in the stomach for too long
-Undigested food in stools
Your naturopath can advise you on what steps to take to restore your digestive system, give us a call today.
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