Thirty-five years ago, when I was in chiropractic school, I became aware of the many research findings showing Americans having low stomach acid as they grow older. How many Americans take the proton pump inhibitors, like Prilosec? They take it because they were told they have too much acid in their stomachs. I always ask, did you take the Heidelberg test? I’ve never had one person say yes.
With the Heidelberg test, you swallow a capsule that will register the level of acidity in your stomach. Why is this test skipped? I wish they would do it before giving a proton pump inhibitor. Why?
Now researchers are finding that people who take the proton pump inhibitors have strep in their small intestines that comes from their mouth. The small intestine in not made to have many bacteria, so this causes people gastric problems.
Most often people have too little acid and need some hydrochloric acid to help break down their food. Then they can absorb the nutrients which will help increase their health. Ask me about this the next time I see you!
Ginger might be your key to nausea relief. Whether the nausea is from pregnancy or car sickness or most other causes of nausea, ginger can be your cure. The best way to use it might be ginger tea. If in the car, those small ginger candies you can purchase at the health food store might be your best buy.
No one wants to feel nauseous. So why not try it. Nothing bad happens if it doesn’t work because herbs like ginger do not have the side effects of drugs. If you are drinking ginger tea, I think the best way is just to drink a little at a time. You can make the ginger tea from ginger you purchase or there are teabags you can use to make your cup of tea. This is a great going away gift for a college student. Have it on hand because the truth is, when you are nauseous, you DO NOT want to go out to get the tea. This might be part of your first aid kit!
Starting this week, I will confirm your appointment by text the night before, if I have your cell number.
I am messing up my schedule too much so I need to make a change. Why am I messing it up? I still use a paper calendar. I’m not always home by that paper schedule.
Simple solution is to confirm. Of course, there can still be mistakes because if I don’t have you on my schedule, I won’t text you. So please feel free to text me the day before your appointment or the morning of your appointment before 9.
I hope this will help as you know, I like to be perfect!! And that leads to today’s health tip.
It has been proven, over and over again, that your health as an adult was determined by your childhood. Listen to one of the experts, Dr. Gabor Mate.
This coming Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021, from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm MST, Scott Klumb’s film, Thriving on the Spectrum will be screening virtually for FREE! Please join him to watch his new documentary followed by a Q/A. Feel free to share the details about the virtual screening with anyone you think would be interested in watching the film on Tuesday night. Below is the link to register yourself for the screening: https://zoom.us/…/tJYoduytqzkuHNCt-9Pj0ItPiHQqFQaRCJCN