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Antacids, Pepcid, Prevacid, etc DON’T CURE Heartburn

Do you take Tums, Maalox, Rolaids, Alka Seltzer, Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac, Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec?

These drugs do not cure your heartburn or GERD. They just mask symptoms while causing a host of new problems.

Heartburn and GERD are painful conditions that produce symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest and may be accompanied by a dry cough, trouble swallowing, hoarseness or the feeling that your are choking.

Guess what?

We need stomach acid to properly digest food.

Lowering your stomach acid means you aren’t going to be able to break down food in the stomach, especially protein.

You will be unable to extract nutrients and minerals like calcium and magnesium.

Studies show that low stomach acid leads to osteoporosis and increased fractures.

We need stomach acid to defend the body from foreign invaders.

Lowering stomach acid opens the door to pathogens that cause pneumonia and intestinal infections.

Usually the problem is not too much acid in the stomach but it is a problem of too little acid!

The heartburn happens when the acid is in the wrong place, like your esophagus.

There are no safe medications!

All drugs have side effects but the drug companies downplay them.

Medication can harm your brain and organs and do damage even if you just take them once.

A recent analysis estimates 128,000 Americans die each year as a result of taking medications as prescribed. [source]

Even over-the-counter aspirin kills thousands of Americans every year. Taking aspirin daily is not a good idea for most people as it can lead to dangerous bleeding and other side effects. The bleeding may be in the gastrointestinal tract or even in the brain, causing a stroke. 

If you are on medication, work with your doctor to wean off the drugs while you use natural methods to heal your body.

There are many lifestyle changes that can be made to ease heartburn and gastric reflux starting with changing what you eat and checking for food sensitivities.

What to do!

Try a real food diet and support your system with GI-Relief capsules or many people like GI Revive Powder.

Using DiGize Essential Oil topically and a few drops in a shot of water can help bring immediate relief.

In my book, The Reclaim Diet, I walk you through a plan to rule out food sensitivities that may be causing or contributing to your GI issues. I will show you how to get away from inflammatory foods and nourish  yourself with a real food diet, rich in healthy fat, moderate animal protein, vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts. 


Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) extract (root) (Glycyrrhiza spp.)350 mg
Marshmallow extract (root) (Althaea officinalis)200 mg
Slippery Elm (bark) (Ulmus rubra)100 mg
Aloe Vera (Gel, dehydrate powder) (Aloe barbadensis)†50 mg

GI-Relief supports the health of the esophagus and stomach.

  • Its mucilaginous botanical ingredients help soothe the mucous membranes of the GI tract.
  • Although aloe vera has significant gastroprotective efficacy, some forms of aloe vera can produce a laxative effect.
  • GI-Relief’s aloe vera ingredient comes from the inner fillet of the aloe vera plant, which avoids this effect.

Why you want to use Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL)

  • Licorice root preparations, which support the stomach and duodenum, can cause blood pressure to rise in some individuals when given in higher amounts.
  • Therefore, the licorice in GI-Relief has had its glycyrrhizin removed, which prevents increases in blood pressure. 

GI-Relief also contains slippery elm bark (Ulmus rubra) and marshmallow root (Althea officinalis), both of which contain mucilaginous components that can help soothe the digestive tract.

Suggested use:

  • Take 1-2 capsules with each meal or as recommended by your health professional.
  • Serving Size: 2 Capsules
  • GI-Relief can be taken out of the capsule and mixed with warm water to drink as a tea.

GI Revive Powder

Suggested Use:
As a dietary supplement, mix 8 grams (approx. one tablespoon) in water or other liquid per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.

Serving Size: one tablespoon

  • Amount Per Serving
  • L-Glutamine … 1.5g
  • N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine … 1g (shellfish free)
  • Citrus Pectin … 1g
  • Deglycyrrrhizinated Licorice … 400mg (DGL)(Glycyrrhiza glabra)(root)
  • Aloe Vera Extract … 300mg (Aloe barbadensis)(leaf)
  • Slippery Elm … 200mg (Ulmus rubra)(bark)
  • Mucin … 200mg
  • Marshmallow … 100mg (Althea officinalis)(root)
  • Chamomile … 100mg (Matricaria chamomilla)(flower)
  • Okra Extract … 100mg (Abelmoschus esculentus)(fruit)
  • Cats Claw … 100mg (Uncaria tomentosa)(bark)
  • Methylsulfonylmethane … 100mg (MSM)
  • Quercetin … 100mg
  • Prune Powder … 100mg
  • Zinc Carnosine … 75mg

Other Ingredients: Tapioca dextrin, natural peach flavor, certified organic stevia leaf extract powder, citric acid, vegetable cellulose, natural flavor, silicon dioxide, decaffeinated black tea (Camellia sinensis)(leaf).

See my posts:

Tums Aren’t Solving Your Problem

Gas Bloating Belching, Oh My!


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