Nutrition for IBS, Reflux and Bloated Stomach Relief

Low Stomach Acid

If you experience the following symptoms, you may have low stomach acid:

  • Acid reflux or heartburn after eating
  • Burping, flatulence, bloating and/or nausea after eating
  • Feel nauseous or lack of appetite in the morning
  • Diarrhoea, urgent bowel movements or constipation

The test for low stomach acid is quick, easy and cheap, so call 0879220671 or email Jess Keane Nutrition now to find out if low stomach acid is contributing to your digestive problems.

If the pH in the stomach is wrong

If the pH in the stomach is wrong, all the other digestive processes down-stream, from the small intestine to the large intestine, will likely be off balance.  This is because adequate stomach acid is required for protein digestion.  When the stomach reaches the correct acidity, the mixture of partially digested food is released into the small intestine, where fats and carbohydrates are digested and absorbed along with most vitamins (especially B12 and folate) and minerals (iron, copper, zinc and calcium).  Stomach acid is also a crucial part of the immune system; it kills bacteria that enter the body via the mouth and prevents intestinal bacteria from migrating up and colonising the stomach.

Hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid may also be associated with other conditions such as osteoporosis, stomach cancer, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and other gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or coeliac disease.

If you have made several diet and lifestyle changes and your health concerns persist, then call 0879220671 or email Jess Keane Nutrition now to find out if low stomach acid is contributing to your health concerns.