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Before you take another antacid - know this!

by , 26 June 2013

If you use antacids once or even twice a week, pay attention. While antacids may relieve your symptoms of excess gas and treat the symptoms of stomach or duodenal ulcers, they may be doing more harm than good. Here's why…

Do you use antacids once or even twice a week? It’s time to change that habit!

Research has linked the long-term use of acid-blocking medication to:

  • A higher risk of hip fracture,
  • Pneumonia,
  • Macular degeneration,
  • Lower levels of circulating vitamin C, and intestinal overgrowth of the life-threatening bacteria called clostridium difficile.

And as if this list wasn’t bad enough, researchers have just reported another side effect of taking antacids…

Revealed: Taking antacids could cause dementia

According to Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing, the study tracked 1,558 African-Americans. They were all about 65 and older. And none of them had any signs of dementia for the past five years. During the study, 275 developed early signs of cognitive impairment.

But those who took acid-blocker medication had a greater risk of developing dementia than those who didn’t.

“This makes perfect sense, when you consider that stomach acid is one of the body’s natural defences against disease. Destroy stomach acid and you allow both bacteria and viruses free reign,” says Dr Wright.

Basically shutting down your normal digestive processes will cause problems, the ones noted above and many, many more!

There’s a good reason why you’re were given the ability to concentrate acid in your stomach at birth. And why this acid is 100,000 times as strong as the acid in our bloodstreams.

“Firstly it helps with the digestion and assimilation of over 20 essential nutrients. It prevents infectious diseases in the intestines. And lastly it maintains the right acid-alkaline balance to support the growth of good bacteria,” Dr Wright explains.

So while you won’t hear it from conventional medicine or drug companies, listen to what common sense is telling you. Shutting off your stomach’s acid, continuously, is asking for trouble!

Rather than risk ‘losing your marbles’, “don’t take acid-blocking medication for any longer than it takes to get to a doctor skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional and natural medicine,” Dr Wright advises.

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