STOP! If you are taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor

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Proton Pump Inhibitors are medications that stop the production of acid in your stomach. Taking these medications, is like “Not putting water in your swimming pool to stop from drowning” It might sound absurd, but that’s essentially what you would be doing, is stop the production of Hydrochloric Acid in the stomach to stop heartburn while you are increasing the chances of indigestion or poor digestions, because of the lack of stomach acid.

Wikipedia – “PPIs (as well as other antacid preparations), by suppressing acid-mediated breakdown of proteins, lead to an elevated risk of one’s developing food allergies. These undigested proteins then pass into the gastrointestinal tract, potentially leading to sensitization to a range of foods or drugs. It is unclear whether this risk occurs with only long-term use or with short-term use as well.”

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