hepatitis, joint aches, gall bladder problems, kidney stones, allergies, even colo-rectal cancerhave all been linked to digestive problems.
Mainstream Medicine = Few Solutions
When it comes to curing gas, bloating, intestinal cramps, acid reflux, and other forms ofdigestive distress, mainstream medicine has few real solutions. For decades, they have treateddigestive problems with a patchwork of symptom-by-symptom remedies that ignore the rootcauses altogether. Antacids for heartburn. Laxatives for constipation. The pink stuff fordiarrhea. Simethicone for gas.And you know what?
They don’t work very well.
There’s a good reason why they call theseremedies “temporary relief.”In fact, one out of every five Americans still suffers digestive woes no matter how many pillsthey gobble down and how carefully they eat. And digestive problems are the number onereason people see their doctor – especially as they age.Why do digestive problems rear their ugly head as you age? For one thing, your organs simplydon’t work the way they did when you were 20. Your vision and hearing is less acute. Yourskin is less elastic. And you certainly don’t have the energy levels at 50 that you did at 25.Why should your stomach be any different? After 40, 50+ years of digesting everything youput in your stomachs -- not just food, but alcohol, medicines, grease, chemical flavorings,pesticides -- doesn’t it make sense that your stomach becomes
Of course it does.
It’s only natural that your digestive system slows down, just like the rest ofyour body. So it makes
enzymes. Things digest
efficiently.And while most people notice digestive problems as they get older, they can affect people ofany age – even young children. Many people start to notice gastritis, colitis or Irritable Bowelsymptoms as early as their late teens or 20s. What’s more, most of the digestive problemspeople suffer from today were virtually unheard of 75 or 100 years ago. Today’s high-stress,fast-paced lifestyle and on-the-go processed meals are the main culprit.
Another Hidden Cause of Stomach Pain: Could You Be a Victim?
The medical profession often blames your digestive pain on an overproduction of acid in thestomach. But this isn’t necessarily so! In fact, nearly half of all people over 50 with heartburnor indigestion actually suffer from a condition called
, or low stomach acid. It’sdifficult to diagnose, since the symptoms are very similar to acid overrun: gas, bloating,indigestion, and belching.