Adrenal Exhaustion

The adrenal glands are two busy little hormone factories that sit atop the kidneys.  They produce epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), dopamine, glucocorticoids (cortisol, cortisone, corticosterone), mineralcorticoids (aldosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone), and sex hormones (androgens, estrogens, progestins).  This spectrum of hormones regulates “fight … Continue reading

Low Stomach Acid (Hypochlorhydria)

Most children and many young adults can usually eat whatever they like without experiencing gastric distress.  Unfortunately, the older we get, the less hydrochloric acid our stomachs produce.  Most people over age 40 could benefit from some form of digestive support. … Continue reading

Ulcers, Peptic

An ulcer is an open sore or lesion.  Peptic ulcers are found in the stomach or duodenum.  Peptic ulcers in the stomach are referred to as gastric ulcers, those in the duodenum as duodenal ulcers. The usual symptoms of peptic ulcer include … Continue reading

Indigestion, “Acid”

Antacid medications are big business.  Huge advertising budgets are spent to convince us that indigestion is caused by too much stomach acid and that alkalizing drugs are the solution.  This approach does provide temporary relief, but it is more beneficial … Continue reading