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

Gallbladder Disease

There are two forms that gall bladder disease normally takes.  One is gallstones (cholelithiasis) whereby bilestones or calculi form in the gallbladder or in the common duct.  The other is inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), caused by chemical irritation due to the … Continue reading

Cholesterol, Elevated

High blood cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) usually have little or nothing to do with the amount of cholesterol eaten.  Cholesterol is a vital bodily substance.  It is a constituent of bile; it helps to convert sunlight into vitamin D; it is … Continue reading

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

In women susceptible to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), the menstrual cycle brings on mood changes – such as depression, anxiety, emotional reactivity, sadness, hopelessness, tension, tearfulness, anger, withdrawal, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, food cravings, binge eating, feeling overwhelmed or out of … Continue reading


Vasculitis is inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel.  It may be an autoimmune disorder, or it may simply be caused by hidden allergies.  Almost any substance could be an offender, depending on biochemical individuality.  Common offenders are caffeine (coffee, tea, … Continue reading