More on the Stomach Acid Connection – great post from The Paleo Mom

The Paleo Mom

Check out this post from one of my favorite bloggers, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne a/k/a the Paleo Mom, called The Stomach Acid Connection.  Sarah is a PhD in medical biophysics who began writing the blog in response to her own health problems.  She explains the science behind a lot of health dysfunction, and why certain approaches (like a Paleo-type diet) are helpful in improving health.  I like her because she is science-based and does a great job explaining highly scientific information to the average person … especially those of us who did not excel at biology (ahem!).

Taking Betaine HCL with Pepsin (an acidifier for the stomach) and digestive enzymes have helped improve my IBS-D symptoms over the last couple of months.  If you are having digestive problems, looking into the possibility that you have low stomach acid is a good idea.

Progress??? Dare I say it?

Well, here I am 4 days into Week 4 of my Elimination Diet.  If you’ve been reading the earlier posts, you know I am suffering from Post-Infectious IBS-D, and have been the entire year.  There hasn’t been a day I haven’t suffered diarrhea and usually multiple times, unless I’ve used immodium.  Until now.

Today, I did not make my normal morning visit(s) to the bathroom.  Nor did I at noon, or after work.  And here I sit at 10pm, and still no bowel movement.  I’m stunned.  I’m almost afraid to write it down for fear I will jinx myself.

I am not on immodium and I haven’t done anything new or different.  Just the same old Elimination Diet with supplements.

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