“When medical experts refer to heartburn and gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD) as an EPIDEMIC, it seems they are telling the truth.”
In fact, the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Digestive Diseases recently discovered that more than sixty million people experience heartburn at least once a month, and twenty five million experience symptoms daily.
It’s easy to see why so many people are looking for a new answer to heartburn and GERD considering the symptoms they cause.
The word ‘suffer’ hardly seems fitting.
If you’re one of the millions of people who face the excruciating pain brought on by this curable disease then you probably received your diagnosis after more than a few unpleasant surprises like a
- Burning sensation in your chest
- Sour or bitter taste
- Regurgitation of your stomach contents
- Pain of swallowing
What if your treatment was the CAUSE of the pain which some call ‘almost unbearable,’ and not the solution?
The fact is that the majority of heartburn and GERD cases are mismanaged each year specifically because of a few simple misconceptions that, if corrected, could result in dramatic industry-wide changes in the way we treat disease. Which myth is causing people to feel this pain now, and every moment of the day?
Heartburn and GERD is caused by ‘too much’ stomach acid.
Most people have heard the myth that they have ‘too much acid’ perpetuated by many sources; the pharmacist, the traditional doctor, and even friends and family who care about you most, are often misinformed.
You see, when doctors and specialists look at GERD, they think ‘simple, fast, and easy.’
“How can I quickly find a simple solution that requires a little investigative effort on my part, but easily provides my patient fast relief?”
Which target are they failing to hit? Current elimination and future prevention.
Instead of identifying the root cause of your ‘pain,’ they will often do one of the following things:
- Ask you to swallow a liver damaging, inflammation-causing pharmaceutical drug
- Tell you to go to the store and self-medicate with over-the-counter antacids
While these provide temporary relief to your symptoms, they aggravate the cause.
Several studies show that acid secretion declines with age, and it is also well established in the scientific literature that the risk of GERD increases with age.
And here’s a surprising fact: More than 60 million prescriptions for GERD are filled each year, and that doesn’t cover the millions of people we see spending more than 13 billion dollars on ‘self-medicating’ with antacids. Everyday people like you and I are just looking to eliminate the pain that only gets worse with age, because exposure to environmental factors and unknowingly making poor life choices can lead to a complete depletion of the stomach acid you need.
In fact, well-renowned researcher Dr. Jonathan Wright of the Tahoma Clinic has spent years demonstrating that GERD and heartburn sufferers nearly always have LOW stomach acid, not high. In publishing his research he wrote:
“When we carefully test people over age forty who’re having heartburn, indigestion and gas, over 90 percent of the time we find inadequate acid production by the stomach.”
He uses the term ‘inadequate’ acid production, because there’s no perfect measure for everyone.
When you think about it, he’s got a good point. If there is no ‘one size fits all’ measure for stomach acid, is it possible to have a ‘one size fits all’ solution (like antacids or prescription drugs)?
Not likely, because there is no way to determine the right course of action to follow without getting to the root cause and first answering the question, “How much stomach acid do I have, and is that too much, or not enough?”
As you can imagine, you’re not the only one asking that question. GERD is, in fact, the most common digestive issue we face. This is all the more terrifying because it can lead to cancer or scarring that can lead to throat closure.
That’s why we measure stomach acid and other critical factors, not to mention listening to what you’re experiencing and when, before working with you to create the plan that ends your pain.
In fact hundreds of patients have worked with Holistic Specialists to finally cure the painful root cause of GERD and heartburn.
When you work with us you’ll be treated using a unique-to-you strategy to address the problem at the root cause that begins and ends with one goal: elimination of GERD before the tissue damage is permanent, or worse, your cells develop cancer.