You are what you eat – or so the health enthusiasts have been telling us for decades. The problem is that they are WRONG. You are not what you EAT – you are what you ABSORB, and the best diet on Earth will not sustain health if an important ingredient is missing: stomach acid. That’s right, acid. You cannot absorb nutrients that are vital for health if this essential part of your digestive system is destroyed by antacids, or if you were born with a tendency to low stomach acid, or if your stomach has been damaged by junk food, drink, tobacco, stress and antibiotics.
If you fall for the propaganda of the drug companies, you are being conned into believing that “excess acid” must be neutralised. This is a blatant, self-serving lie! A seven-billion-US-dollar lie, to be exact: that is the amount the drug companies earn every year selling their profoundly damaging antacids and acid-suppressing drugs.
Nature didn’t put acid into our stomachs so the drug companies could earn billions suppressing it. Nature put it there for a compelling reason: it is absolutely necessary for health. Our stomach acid is so strong that it can reduce the toughest steak into meat soup in about an hour. Imagine what happens to that steak when it hits an acid-deficient stomach — indigestion, malabsorption, and sometimes unpleasant and anti-social symptons – not because of too much acid, but because of too little.
Some people don’t have warning symptoms, and years of malabsorption result in crumbling bones, degenerative diseases and even cancer.
Read more about Stomach Acid in Chapter Three