➡️ Having low stomach acid can cause things like cramping, heartburn, nausea, acid reflux, constipation/diarrhea, undigested food in stools, bad breath, weak hair/nails, dry skin, and hair loss. You can improve your stomach acid levels by chewing your food better, limiting processed foods, having some ginger, eating fermented veggies (kimchi, sauerkraut, etc), and taking some raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) before a meal.
➡️ Raw apple cider vinegar is a fermented liquid made from crushed apples, bacteria, and yeast. It’s rich in protein and enzymes that can help break down bacteria in food. Raw apple cider vinegar can increase stomach acid levels because its acidic properties introduce more acid into the digestive tract. It is loaded with healing compounds, it kills bad bacteria, and can help with weight management. By increasing your stomach acid, it supports your digestive health by helping your body to absorb essential minerals from foods. Also, for those who frequently suffer from gas/bloating after meals, ACV is one of the best remedies.
👉🏻 HOW TO TAKE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Drink one tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before a meal to stay fuller longer, increase nutrient absorption and improve digestion. Diluting it in a small amount of water will help to prevent damage to the enamel on your teeth.
✅ Stomach acid is essential to proper digestion. Low amounts prevent the stomach from absorbing necessary nutrients and vitamins, and also leaves the body vulnerable to infection.
✅ While treatment depends on the underlying cause, incorporating lifestyle changes and improving your diet can help you increase stomach acid levels on your own.
✅ Before pursuing any alternative treatment, discuss your options with your ND/MD. Your condition may require a more conventional approach.