5 Ways to Naturally Improve Stomach Acid Production
Stomach acid is essential for optimal digestive health.
Have you ever considered the fact that you MIGHT NOT be producing enough stomach acid?
Today I want to share with you 5 Ways to Naturally Improve Stomach Acid Production as the third part in my stomach acidity series.
The digestive system is 30 feet long and the stomach itself is only a small portion of that.
The stomach is a temporary storage place for food. Only water and alcohol are digested here, which is why you get drunk on an empty stomach. Additionally, HCL is here, which is the only acidic organic in the digestive tract. The HCL kills bacteria and helps break food down so that it can effectively send food on its merry way.
Naturally increasing its production, then, is ideal.
- Use a quality sea salt. Pink Himalayan Salt is my favorite because not only can it help with acid production, it also contains important minerals like magnesium which helps fight high-stress levels (and is great for those recovering from Adrenal Fatigue).
- Chew. Take your time when eating meals. Did you know that digestion begins in the mouth and that you have digestive enzymes there as well? Chew your food slowly so as to break it down as much as possible before it even reaches the stomach.
- Eliminate all food sensitivities. Consuming foods on a daily basis that you are sensitive or intolerant to (here’s more info how you can do this with me using your hair at a very affordable rate) causes a decrease in stomach acid production.
- Adaptogen Herbs. I take a supplement (and recommended it to my clients) that combines full-spectrum, plant-sourced enzymes with key digestive herbs to “potentize” digestion, soothe the GI tract, and calm the mind. Not all supplements are created equal! Here are the supplements I recommend.
- Be calm. Overall stomach acidity levels drop as we become more stressed. Learn to manage stress, especially around meal times when the body’s job is to digest food.