Acid Reflux – “Purple Pill” only solution? posted on June 23, 2011 acid refluxdigestionheartburnpurple pillstomach acid Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus Do you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn? These conditions or symptoms initially started from an overproduction of stomach acid. The reality is that not all literature supports that notion. My opinion is that all of these acid reflux symptoms are a result of digestive incompetence. Specifically, low acid production and low digestive enzyme capacity. Many things can influence this: stress, not eating enough whole & live foods, consuming too many processed foods and even low hydration. Completely blocking stomach’s ability to produce acid is counter intuitive. Adequate stomach acids help to inhibit the growth of yeast, fungus, bacteria, and parasites. These acids are necessary for protein digestion and assimilation. They are also critical for the absorption of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Lower vitamin B12 statuses have become associated with this acid blocking drugs. To back this up, chronic use of the “Purple Pill” and other acid blocking agents cause pneumonia, osteoporosis, and even intestinal parasite overgrowth (C-Diff). Instead of relying solely on these acid drugs, people should drink more fluids away from meals, eat smaller meals, use specific digestive enzymes depending on the situation, and utilize good bacteria to reset the intestinal floral balance. These are just a few tips and triggers for acid reflux and heartburn. Some products that we recommend are: Superzymes, Probiotic Support, and G.I. Restore. All of these are available online at lenandjoe.com.