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Acid Reflux Treatment and the Dangers of Antacids

Acid Reflux Treatment – “Educate, Don’t Medicate”

This was the headline of just one of the many well written articles by health and medical experts warning about the dangers of ‘mediating’ vs ‘treating’ acid reflux or heart burn.

One common class of ant-acids has now been linked to increase stomach cancer,  heart disease and dementia, which is why I decided to write this article and provide you with some solutions in this video:

As far back as 2010 the FDA in the US sounded alarms on the use of common PPI drugs like omeprazole because they can increase many life threatening conditions.

According to Mitchell Katz, Director of the Los Angeles County Health Agency and the Director of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the United States’ second largest municipal hospital system these dangerous drugs should only be used for:

  • Bleeding ulcers
  • Infection with the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a rare condition that causes your stomach to produce excess acid)
  • Severe acid reflux, where an endoscopy has confirmed that your oesophagus is damaged

AND FOR AS SHORT A TIME AS POSSIBLE.

The reality however, is that they are massively over prescribed and wrongly prescribed.

What is really shocking is that an estimated 50% of  acid reflux and heart burn is actually caused by LOW stomach acid, not high acid. This is why you need to at least try the simple test I mention in my video.

In 1996, a British physician wrote about a condition is called atrophic gastritis.

Atrophic gastritis (a condition where stomach acid is very low) is associated with a wide range of serious disorders that go far beyond ‘heart burn’ the stomach and oesophagus. These include:

  • Stomach cancer
  • Allergies
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Depression, anxiety, mood disorders
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Skin diseases, including forms of acne, dermatitis, eczema, and urticaria
  • Gall bladder disease (gallstones)
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Graves disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease (CD), Ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Type 1 diabetes

If you have acid reflux and any of the other problems above then make you doctor aware of this article:      http://gut.bmj.com/content/38/3/306

The Dangers and Unwanted Effects of PPI drugs

 

There are many different causes of heart burn, but only one type of common medical treatment, regardless of the cause – ant-acid drugs.

There various types of ant-acid drugs, all of them with both short term and long term side-effects.  The most commonly prescribed and most dangerous though are the Proton Pump Inhibitors (known as PPI’s).

In the UK the most common PPI’s are

  • omeprazole (losec)
  • lansoprazole
  • pantoprazole

There are others, and they often have different names in the USA such as zantac and nexium

Common short term side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Headache

Serious immediate side effects:

  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reduced liver function
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Serious allergic reactions

This is just the tip of the ‘seriously hazardous’ effects of drugs like omeprazole when taken long term (anything more than 1 year).

Serious Long Term Side Effects

  • An increase in stomach acid production (called “acid rebound”), which can create more heartburn—causing a vicious cycle.
  • Interference with calcium and protein absorption in the body, which can lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures.
  • Dry mouth, which can lead to tooth problems.
  • Increased risk of food-borne infections.
  • B12 deficiency

And Even More Seriously

  • Stomach Cancer increase by 2-8x
  • Heart disease increase by 21%
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dementia

If you would like a more holistic approach to finding the cause of your acid reflux then call the clinic on 01707 662 704 and quote ‘Acid Fix’ so we know you’ve read this article.

 

It’s Your Health

Why You Need To Take Your Health Urgently!

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Just today I came across 6 articles that spurred me to remind you of this.

Most people say their health is important, yet only look after it once they lose it. And then they go to the doctors. Yet 80% of the time the advice they will get is inappropriate or dangerous.

Here’s why.

Nearly everything a doctor does is learned from a drug company rep. And as governments are beginning to realise – drug companies as a whole are more interested in your money (via tax)than your health.

And here are the 6 articles that reminded me of this today:

  • Drug companies hide the adverse effects of their drugs

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/drug-companies-adverse-events/2015/07/27/id/659132/

  • Drug companies are being investigated more and more for corruption and bribery

http://www.pharmatimes.com/Article/15-07-30/11_pharma_firms_in_Romanian_bribery_probe.aspx

  • Diabetes drugs increase heart attack risk

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587%2815%2900044-3/abstract

  • Antipsychotics are a major cause of death in the elderly

http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201503/are-antipsychotic-drugs-more-dangerous-dementia-patients-we

  • Aspirin and Bowel Cancer

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203800

  • VERY IMPORTANT – commonly prescribed drugs for heart burn actually increase heart attack risk. This is something that can definitely be avoided IF you get the right help. So give me a call if you know someone with heart burn.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/09/heartburn-drugs-could-increase-heart-attack-risk-scientists

If you want to start getting EPIC health, then call us on 01707 662 704, and get involved with building your health, your family’s health, and the health of the community.

Responsibility-life questions

If you haven’t already watched my Philosophy and Prosperity videos, and listened to the related EPIC Health audios, then you can do so now, and find out how most people can make huge improvements to their health and future health of their family and friends:

https://youtu.be/i4catymWFeU   Prosperity of Health

https://youtu.be/Wl7YELyQ2F8 Map Your Philosophy

http://www.thepainreliefcentres.co.uk/epic-health-intro-part-1/

https://soundcloud.com/drchris23/epic-health-part-2

https://soundcloud.com/drchris23/epic-health-part-3

February 11, 2014

Legitimised Drug Dealers

South Africa’s health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has described multinational drug companies as ‘genocidal’ and ‘satanic’.

Combine this with this quote from a former vice president of Pfizer, Peter Rost, about the drugs industry,

It is scary how many similarities there are between this industry and the mob. The mob makes obscene amounts of money, as does this industry. The side effects of organized crime are killings and deaths, and the side effects are the same in this industry. The mob bribes politicians and others, and so does the drug industry Continue reading

Lowering Fevers May Cost Lives

lowering fevers may cost livesI’ve said it before – lowering a fever with drugs like ibuprofen and paracetamol may often be the wrong thing to do.

For one, it slows the immune system.

The drugs themselves interfere with the healing process.

But now there is evidence that shows the practice of lowering fevers in colds and flu may be causing up to 1000 deaths a year. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2014; 281: 1778 20132570)

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February 3, 2014

Medicine is Crashing

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If you have been reading my emails and blog for any length of time you will know that medicine is not all that it is hyped up to be.

Medicine, it would seem, is crashing all around us.

This is not to say that medicine is truly excellent and at the moment irreplaceable for severe trauma like broken bones, reviving people from heart attacks, acute infections and genetic diseases.

But these problems only amount to about 1% of what medicine is treating.

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