Today, we talk about the stomach. We've all had an upset stomach at some point in our lives. You know . . . a tummy ache, heartburn, indigestion or acid reflux.
And this discomfort could be caused by stress, food poisoning, a virus, bacterium or Gastroparesis, with most of the time these symptoms clearing themselves up in 1 to 3 days, and a more serious condition taking up to 10 days.
So what causes this upset in the first place?
Well . . . to figure that out, we must first understand the stomach.
As we know from previous Health tips . . . the human body is built to naturally maintain a healthy balance of "acidity" and "alkalinity". A normal blood pH level is a 7 on a scale of - 0 to 14. With 0 being the most "acidic" and 14 the most alkaline.
Okay . . . so where does the stomach fit into all of this?
Well . . . the pH of gastric acid of the stomach needs to be between 1.5 and 3.5 on that same pH scale, with that being "its" neutral range. This is unlike the rest of the body where its neutral range is between 6.5 to 7.5. As you can see . . . it's well below the neutral of 7 for the body. The reason for this . . . is that the stomach acids need to be able to break down and burn up your food. Therefore, needing to be a lower range which is "more" acidic.
Now . . . contrary to the belief of what science tells us . . . the real reason we have acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn or stomach upset . . . is NOT due to the stomach acid being "too high" in intensity . . . but rather because the stomach acid is "too low".
You see . . . in the theory of science . . . if the stomach acid was "too high in intensity", which is what they tell us, you'd have acid reflux that would burns up the esophagus . . .
The stomach's primary digestive juice, "hydrochloric acid" can actually dissolve metal. This would mean on the pH scale of 0 to 14 (if neutral is 1.5 to 3.5 for the stomach), "too high" intensity would have to be below 1.5 because that would make the "acidity" higher, more potent and more intense. AND this theory would allow this acid to eat the lining of the stomach and esophagus due to it being as strong as battery acid. This theory is incorrect!
What's really happening is this stomach acid b