How Low Stomach Acid Affects Your Lifestyle

gut health health tips Mar 17, 2021

I’ve been reviewing a lot of blood panel reports from client’s who would explain their lifestyle status as HIGH STRESS.

I get it! As a working professional mom, we love the challenge of trying to “do it all” but sometimes ignore the chronic cascade stress curve we’re riding on. When you operate at 100 mph, 24/7 without proper care with your diet, rest, exercise, stress management and supplements the body will start to breakdown from cortisol dominance.

I’m finding a common denominated among stressed-out mamas, correlations to low stomach acid.

Stomach acid is a key component in the digestive process. When the stomach cannot produce enough acid, key minerals and proteins can’t be absorbed into this body. This leads to vitamin and mineral deficiency. So you may be eating all the right foods but without proper digestion and absorption you may be feeling blah and suffering with chronic symptoms due to nutrient deficiency.

Stomach acid is also responsible for killing harmful bacteria from foods and neutralizing enzymes.

Causes of low stomach acid

#1 STRESS

#2 POOR DIET 

Other factors:

  • Eating your high reactive foods (aka food sensitivities)
  • Consuming too much sugar
  • Age
  • Eating too quickly (Define quickly in a society of go/go/go) ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Over the counter and prescription drugs
  • Gut dysbiosis / infections

Beyond vitamin & mineral deficiency, low levels of stomach acid levels are linked to other health conditions:

  • Gut rot (aka stomachaches/nausea)
  • Acid reflux / heartburn
  • Malnutrition
  • Skin irritations
  • Leaky gut potentially leading to additional food sensitivities
  • Aches & pains
  • SIBO (small intestine overgrowth) 

How to improve stomach acid levels

  • Find BALANCE to help reduce the chronic state of stress. Your BALANCE may seem crazy to some but feels right for you. Be honest about where you stand on the chronic stress cascade.
  • Consume Raw apple cider vinegar which aids in digestion
  • Consume Digestive enzymes which helps breakdown food
  • Consume fermented veggies but only if your gut is in the right state. Fermented veggies naturally improve your stomach acid levels and can improve digestion. Start slow and test it out as fermented veggies aren’t for everyone especially if you have a condition like IBS, gut dysbiosis, anxiety, or certain food sensitivities.

Schedule a Break thru the Gut Rut strategy call with me today to start understanding your reactive foods and how to balance your system to start feeling good. Schedule your session here-> BREAK THRU

Be Gutsy as a Mother,

-Mary

 

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