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Simple way to improve digestion

Well-being through stomach acid

Q: I can’t thank you enough for writing your book on hydrochloric acid. I also just read another book on blood types that said that people who have type A blood are often short on stomach acid. When you combine the information from both books, you have a recipe for greatly improved digestion and well being. I talk to many people who are looking to improve their health, and I emphasize simplicity. Supplementing with hydrochloric acid leads the way very many times.

Reading Dr. David Brownstein’s books on iodine and salt and your book on stomach acid really opened my eyes to how many snow jobs there are in the mainstream medical community. These books may never become best sellers, but for some of us, they are a godsend–simple and cost-effective. In a land where people are going bankrupt over their health challenges, it is time to have simple truths extolled!

Dr. Wright: Thank you for letting us know how helpful the book Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You has been. Because insufficient stomach acid production (called hypochlorhydria) adversely affects the digestion and absorption of so many vital nutrients, this condition contributes to many, many otherwise unrelated health problems.

Symptoms of hypochlorhydria include bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation, heartburn, and acid reflux. I know it might sound contradictory, but low stomach acid production is much more commonly associated with heartburn and acid reflux than high stomach acid output. That’s why supplementing with hydrochloric acid and pepsin capsules frequently eliminates heartburn.

It’s not uncommon to experience low stomach acid production as you grow older. To find out if you’re in this category, go to a doctor skilled and knowledgeable in natural medicine and ask him or her to do a gastric analysis.