Do you have acidity, gas and constipation on regular basis? If yes, then you are not alone. More than 900 million people suffer from acid reflux and/or heartburn in the North America. This can be a real health nightmare. These conditions can have you racing to the bathroom one minute… then they can leave you blocked up, unable to go to the toilet. Such conditions can even result in more than just preventing you from eating your favorite food. In most cases, it leaves you frustrated and embarrassed, averting you from getting involved in social activities with your family and friends. But wait… is this the end of the story? No, this is the beginning of a lot more serious problems because undigested food sits rotting in your stomach for long periods of time, causing indigestion, embarrassing gas, occasional diarrhea or constipation and other symptoms. The situation is even worse if you have a few of the other issues on a routine basis like heartburn, indigestion, embarrassing gas, belching, nausea, cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, food sensitivities and intestinal trouble. These are hidden warning signs telling us that our digestive tract is in trouble.

Acidity and heartburn are warning signs of the wrong food in our body

Almost 100 million people receive prescription drugs, that is, antacids for their acid reflux. But the problem is, these medications usually don’t help in relieving the acid reflux. Often, they actually make the problem worse! Most people with indigestion think that they have too much acid. Actually, the truth is often the opposite, that is, insufficient stomach acid. You must have plenty of hydrochloric acid inside your stomach for strong and healthy digestion. “Good” acid is absolutely essential for breaking down the foods you eat. However, when your acid level is too low, it can create significant indigestion.

Acid reflux makes changes in our esophagus at the cellular level. Over time, this can damage the tissues of the esophagus and increase the risk of cancer. This will happen because the stomach has a lining that protects it from acid, but the esophagus does not have such lining and can easily get damaged. Sometimes this tissue damage in the esophagus leads to a condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. Cells of the Barrett’s esophagus change into cells that are similar to intestinal cells, a condition known as precancerous and later esophageal cancer. Although Barrett’s esophagus may or may not develop into cancer, people who have GERD and Barrett’s esophagus are more likely to develop esophageal cancer. The incidence of acid-reflux-related Adenocarcinoma is rising faster than any other cancer in the North America. The National Cancer Institute says the prevalence of this type of cancer has risen 6-fold in 30 years.

Now you have seen that a condition like regular acid reflux can change to esophageal cancer during the passage of time. Taking regular prescription or over-the-counter medicine can only control the acid but cannot treat the condition. Changing your diet and lifestyle can help improve the condition.

A blocked Colon is the root cause of almost all illnesses and diseases

When food becomes backed up in your digestive system, two things happen. First, food turns into a heap of rotting, decaying, fermenting sludge that glues itself to the inside of your intestinal walls. Second, your body can’t effectively eliminate toxins. So they get reabsorbed back into your body because there’s no other place for them to go! As a result, not only is your health being destroyed by a poor digestive system but also your body is being starved of essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The worse your digestive problem is, the more toxic your body becomes! This is just like a car running on cheap gas which creates more problems than just not going anywhere! A body without nutrients is not a happy body.

A war inside the body

Indigestion is basically a war inside your body. There are more than 400 types of bacteria in your digestive tract. The “friendly” bacteria in your gut actually trigger your immune system to attack bad bacteria, viruses and other potential health threats. Even if you’re having one bowel movement a day, studies show that you may have as much as five to ten pounds of rotting, fermenting, toxic sludge in your digestive system. All that begins recirculating these health-robbing toxins back into your body which puts out the red carpet for dozens of other health problems like low energy level, sleep problems, weight gain, mood swings, irritability, anger, skin problems, weak immunity and other chronic health problems. The reason for this is that up to 70 percent of your immune system actually lives in your intestines.

Help from Advanced Genomics

Advanced Genomics is a preventive healthcare Inc. and it can help you to know exactly why are you suffering from all these health issues. They have the expertise to understand your inside body signals to find out the root cause of chronic health conditions, information about the diseases you are likely to affect in future, and health risk of diseases that runs in your family.

Dr. Nisha Dogra
CEO and founder of
Advanced Genomics