The Heidelberg Test
Hello Curious One!
So I got my hydrochloric acid results back. I FLUNKED with flying colors. Yahoo! Now I can do something about it. The test was actually much simpler than I thought. No string, just a little metal transmitter pill (you poop it out later). I swallowed it and within a few minutes the location signal popped up on the computer screen. The technician then measured the pH of the acid in my stomach; it was very low – about 1.0 – like it should be. Our stomach is the only place in the body that makes acid. And boy do we need it, especially when digesting protein. Check this cool factoid out: If one little drop were to escape from your stomach it would burn clear through any organ that got in it’s way. That’s some sexy danger.
Next I drank a half a cup of sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda). Zoom! The pH shot up immediately. For over an hour we watched as my stomach struggled to re-acidify. They had never seen it take so long. I felt proud, uniquely messed up. I just wasn’t making acid. No wonder I have a hard time digesting my food!
Many of you suffer from constipation, heartburn, burping, gas, and belly pain. If you’ve already adjusted your diet, ditched the animal products (especially dairy), refined sugar and processed carbs then you’ve probably seen a big difference. If not, the step would be to experiment with removing wheat & gluten. Of course all the while we’re consuming lots green drinks, green smoothies, salads, yummy raw foods, good fats, taking enzymes, probiotics, B12, superfoods, aloe, getting colonics, drinking alkaline water, and exercising. Wow, you’re busy!
Well, I’ve been doing all of this and more for years now and I still get the belly stabs. I’ll let you know how it goes, but I’m convinced this test holds a key to my healthy digestive future. The protocol is really simple. Once my 21 day fast is over, I’ll need to take hydrochloric acid supplements before each meal. No biggie! Hydrochloric acid before, enzymes after. DONE!
Ask your naturopath or holistic doctor about this procedure. Who knows, perhaps you are in the same boat and will feel great relief. I am told that you can also experiment on your own. Basically you start with one tablet before meals, if you DON’T feel a warm sensation after taking it, then you needed more acid. Increase the dosage till you do feel warm in the tummy, then back off by one. From what I understand, most folks dealing with this need between 2-4 caps per meal. I’ll keep you posted with more info once I get going on my own. Again, I’m not your doctor, I’m your Kris! ? Check with the OPEN MINDED white coats, get on the university of google and then play.
Peace & a sane tummy,
PS. Today is day 12 of my fast. I’m more than half way there. AMEN.
PSS. My hand looks so granny! Sheesh.