Struggling with constant, nagging heart burn? indigestion? GERD? gastritis? These are all-too-common gut issues that are often treated with band-aid solutions like antacids (Mylanta, Gaviscon) and acid pump blockers (Zantac, Somac, Nexium, Losec).

From a Western medicine Biomedical approach, these products makes sense because often these conditions are short-lived as patients avoid triggers e.g. the chilli crab wedding dinner, the triple-choc birthday cake, move beyond their stressful life situation e.g. funeral etc…

However when these issues become long-standing, we can no longer rely on Western medicine as they’re not the cure – they’re temporary Band-Aids. Root causes are the many forms of stress: lack of sleep, poor nutrition, toxic workplace/relationships, occupational hazards e.g. chemicals, mold in the house, lack of sunshine (vitamin D for immunity). This stress travels to your weakest link e.g. skin causing rash, brain causing migraines, joints causing arthritis or in this case the gut causing indigestion.