There’s no misery quite like that of chronic acid reflux. The burning. The bubbling. The sleepless nights.
And the FEAR that any meal could turn into an hours-long battle with yet another painful flare-up.
Yes, there’s nothing quite like it… but a food allergy sure comes close!
Since misery just LOVES company, I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised by the latest research, which finds a direct line from acid reflux to food allergies.
So if you’re taking a heartburn drug and have a sudden reaction to a food that’s been perfectly fine before it’s not a random coincidence. And it isn’t rotten luck, either.
It’s BECAUSE of the very meds you turned to for help.
Because the new research reveals acid reflux drugs such as proton pump inhibitors could DOUBLE your risk of needing meds for food allergies. And if you’re over the age of 60, those same meds are linked to a shocking 500 percent leap in risk.
How acid reflux meds trigger food allergies
Acid reflux drugs work by slashing acid levels in your gut. And yeah, that might SEEM like a good idea if your own belly feels like a kettle boiling over.
But there are two problems with tackling acid reflux this way.
- The acid itself often ISN’T the main problem… it’s just a symptom (more on that in a moment).
- You actually NEED that acid – and when those levels drop, it has a domino effect in the gut.
You NEED acid to digest your food, of course. So when acid levels plunge, like when you’re taking a heartburn drug, your dinner may end up not being fully digested.
This leaves behind much larger-than-usual proteins in your gut. And your immune system isn’t expecting them to be there, so it goes on high alert. And it treats them as a threat.
That triggers an immune response – and that’s exactly how a food allergy begins.
And the new study finds that if you’re on acid reflux drugs, it can happen to you… even if you’ve never had an allergic reaction before.
Next thing you know… BLAM. You’ve got a food allergy along with your acid reflux. And now, you might end up on drugs for the allergies and facing side effects from THOSE too.
Get heartburn RELIEF without the RISKS
It’s misery on top of misery. And it’s completely unnecessary since in many cases you don’t have to take drugs to get control over acid reflux and heartburn.
Instead of meds, try some DGL.
The “L” stands for licorice. And while the Halloween hype has started already, I’m NOT talking about Twizzlers.
Licorice root is a natural antacid that can help settle some of the most raging cases of heartburn.
The only downside is that natural licorice can also contain glycyrrhizin, which at high levels can suck the potassium out of your body and lead to heart rhythm problems.
That’s where the “DG” comes in.
DGL or deglycyrrhized licorice is licorice with the glycyrrhizin removed. That way, you can get the acid reflux calming benefits without the risks.
Any halfway decent supplement joint or vitamin shop should be able to hook you up with it. Or you can pick up a bottle online.
Not ready to give DGL a try yet? A teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a tall glass of water can bring instant acid reflux relief without the risks.