Hydrochloric Acid

Any of the following symptoms can occur when the stomach is unable to produce enough HYDROCHLORIC ACID: [     ]  Indigestion or sourness 2 to 3 hr. after meals [     ]  Abdominal bloating, distension [     ]  Full, sluggish feeling after heavy … Continue reading

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 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