Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (sprue) is an intestinal malabsorption syndrome characterized by diarrhea, malnutrition, and abnormally low calcium in the blood. A biopsy of the small intestine in this condition reveals microvilli that are flattened, thus significantly reducing absorptive surfaces. Because of … Continue reading

Achlorhydria

Achlorhydria is the total absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. People with this condition need to take very large amounts of supplementary Betaine Hydrochloride and digestive enzymes with every meal. See also the chapter, “It Begins with Digestion”, in … Continue reading