GERD-FREE with d-LIMONENE (C)
C. Norman Sheasly, M.D.,Ph.D.
Significant heartburn is a major problem for which the proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have gained the number three spot on the PharmacoMafia’s income list! The problem with the little purple pill and its clones is that they block a major immune defense–hydrochloric acid (HCL). Hydrochloric acid is essential for proper digestion of protein and is a remarkable protector from ingested bacteria, etc. Individuals who take these drugs regularly Prilosec (R); Nexium (R) is?not significantly better than Prilosec but many times more expensive; Prevacid (R); Protonix (R), etc have a marked increase in pneumonia and other infections. Furthermore, in the long run they will wind up B 12 deficient, as HCL is essential for absorption of B 12!
There are many alternatives and other approaches which can assist in management of GERD–Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder. Obviously it is best to start with stress reduction, smaller meals, avoiding spicy foods and alcohol, etc.
The safest and least expensive protection from GERD is d-Limonene. This extract of orange peel coats the stomach and may help you recover completely from GERD. You can take it once or twice a day.
If you are dependent on a proton pump inhibitor, I suggest you continue while adding d-Limonene twice a day. After several days try cutting the PPI to every other day for a week and then every third day, etc, weaning slowly. Even if you can cut only to every other day, you have given your body extra immune protection. And under the best of circumstances, you can wean entirely!
THREE MORE ESSENTIAL BOOKS
HOMEOPATHY and MENTAL HEALTH CARE:
Integrative Practice, Principles and Research
Edited by Christopher K. Johannes, Ph.D. &
Harry van der Zee, M.D.
This is the BEST homeopathy book to date, a comprehensive anthology which provides a bibliography of excellent scientific articles. I recommend it for ALL professionals and for lay individuals who want to avoid the deep pit of prarmaceuticals
The Patterns in Psychological Cancer Treatment
By Rob van Overbruggen, Ph.D.
This is the definitive work on the psychic aspects of cancer. The bibliography alone is worth having for the comprehensive encyclopedia of references. For professionals working with cancer patients and for those with cancer, this book is a MUST!
COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH FOR WOMEN:
A Comprehensive Guide for Major Diseases and Common Conditions
By Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP, FAAN , AHN-BC
Going beyond The Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice and several other innovative books, Carolyn provides essential treatment guides for Evidence Based Therapies, Methods of Use, Dosage and Treatment Effects, Cautions and Handy Tips for everything from Alzheimer’s to Stroke. This is an essential authoritative reference for both men and women in making decisions about health and illness.
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