When our bodies are improperly hydrated, there is not an adequate amount of free moisture to flush out every microbial self-appointed czar that infiltrates our open borders (i.e. mouth, eyes, nose, and skin membranes) and to maintain the lubrication of all of our systems. This allows that czar-want-to-be to wreak havoc and effectively disrupt our internal systems very quickly.
Symptoms are the body’s way of communicating an issue. You’re not broken and your body does not hate you. It is simply trying to talk to you, so start listening. And the sooner we listen, the easier the issues may be to resolve.
Since our gut, or more specifically our small intestine, is the window to the rest of our internal ecosystem and is where a large part of the microbes that call us home live, we know that disturbances in the small intestine can cause a domino effect throughout our bodies.
Acids were likely mentioned in high school science, and unless you took your education that route, is likely only discussed in regards to your water, the rain, or your body. In all of these scenarios, acidic is bad, except for when we’re discussing our stomach. Acid effectively breaks down the proteins and other materials thatContinue reading “Stomach acid”
Heartburn is not always due to TOO MUCH stomach acid, but can also be caused by TOO LITTLE stomach acid. So before you grab those antacids, read this: You likely have heard that the “gut” is the seat of your body’s immunity and that you have good bacteria that keep the bad bacteria at bay.Continue reading “Heartburn”