A deficiency in stomach acid can lead to a myriad of health issues. Try this test to see if you have low stomach acid.
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0:00 Introduction: Stomach acid deficiency
0:15 The best tests for low stomach acid
2:25 Stomach acid deficiency symptoms
2:40 Atrophic gastritis
3:06 Atrophic gastritis symptoms
8:20 Atrophic gastritis causes and remedies
10:55 Learn more about low HCL!
Today I’m going to cover the best tests for low stomach acid and what to do for a deficiency in stomach acid.
The best tests for a stomach acid deficiency:
1. Riddler’s gastric acid reflux point test
Press on your rib cage one inch below your breastbone and one inch to the left. If the area is tender, you may lack stomach acid.
2. The baking soda test
Dissolve 1/4 tsp. of baking soda in eight ounces of water and drink it in the morning before eating. If you don’t have enough acid in your stomach, you may start burping after one to five minutes.
3. The betaine hydrochloride test
Take one betaine hydrochloride supplement before eating, and add more with each meal. If you have low stomach acid, your symptoms will be relieved.
Symptoms of low stomach acid (low hydrochloric acid):
• Acid reflux
Another common problem people experience as they age is called atrophic gastritis.
Symptoms of atrophic gastritis:
• Mucosal atrophy
• Low hydrochloric acid
• Low B12 or folate
• Low iron
• Intolerance of red meat
• Cognitive decline
• Brittle nails
• Restless legs
• Thinning hair
• Acid reflux
• Muscle cramps or muscle twitches
• Bad breath
Common causes of atrophic gastritis:
1. H. pylori
What to do:
• Consume sulforaphane
2. Low hydrochloric acid
What to do:
• Take betaine hydrochloride
• Take methylcobalamin and methylfolate
In some cases, you may need to fix the inflammation in your gut before you increase your stomach acid. You can do this by consuming cabbage juice, wheatgrass juice powder with water, zinc, and probiotics. It’s also important to get on a Healthy Keto® diet.
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Thanks for watching! Give one of these tests a try to find out if you have low stomach acid. I’ll see you in the next video.