B34a6a7f0d3ed941d17e8606d83f8c3b
1

Hack my SUPER DOOPER theory on stomach acid!

by (30)
Updated about 4 hours ago
Created April 30, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Greetings to all Paleohackers!

I am a 22yo/m whose been struggling with low stomach acid for the past couple of years and believe that it's the root cause to my stubborn acne. I am also dealing with seborrhoeic dermatitis that covers my entire nose and is spreading as we speak!

What confuses me are the signs associated with low or even 'enough' stomach acid. I have taken up to 6 HCL Now Foods(650g(ish)) and felt no warmth. Also, one of the symptoms to low stomach acid according to certain websites is excessive burping and bloating. The bloating hasn't gone yet but what is weird is that I have NO burping without any HCL pills, once I include 3-4 pills a meal I notice I burp around 1/5-10mins.

My thoery is that if you have a cup of HCL and place some food into it then gas will be produced, so this would indicate that there is ENOUGH stomach acid present. This could imply that NO burping could be associated with LOW stomach acid. If this is the case why are burps associated with low stomach acid on many websites that I've visited?

TLTR

In your opinion is burping an indicator of ENOUGH stomach acid?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7
3979 · May 02, 2013 at 7:12 AM

how bout yeast?

61bef9200f6395868f19efe53081a5c3
110 · May 01, 2013 at 2:43 AM

Um...i had h.pylori 6 years ago. They most certainly did not check my stool for that...they found it with ablood test. Dont go #2'ing in a cup if you dont have to!

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
12677 · April 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I'm not saying you're incorrect, but most of the time bacteria is not causing burping.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2
2904 · April 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Why would acid alone make you burp?

B34a6a7f0d3ed941d17e8606d83f8c3b
30 · April 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM

This might b useful to someone out there, but after 2/3 days of taking a few HCL pills with meals the white coat that dressed my entire tongue (Oral thrush, leukoplakia, ***insert condition that terrifies the socks of you here***) has completely disappeared.

Total Views
2.5K

Recent Activity
C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

Last Activity
39D AGO

Followers
0

Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly

6 Answers

142d7e06e608cff536ab78e6ca78ce38
1
518 · April 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I have celiac and low stomach acid. I have been incredibly sick and I am finding at the moment what is working for me is having 2 meals a day and space them out so my poor tummy has time to digest the food and it appears to be working for me.

22b66be3ecf04164945dfc83bd414bb5
0
0 · June 01, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I've been experiencing this exact same thing. I have been experimenting with HCL for well over half a year now, and what i've finally figured out is, that i have enough stomach acid. When i take ( up to 7x 650mg ) Hcl pills with a meal, ill feel super filled up and.. Burp a lot.

What you need to keep in mind though is, that low stomach acid produces the same symptoms as high stomach acid. And also that not everyone feels the burn, but feel ( Like me ) Just a heavy feeling in my stomach, like foods just sitting there going nowhere.

I'd advice you to really re-evaluate if the symptoms you feel without taking HCL is really stomach acid related, or it's something just like poor digestion.

Best of luck.

61bef9200f6395868f19efe53081a5c3
0
110 · May 01, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Um...i had h.pylori 6 years ago. They most certainly did not check my stool for that...they found it with ablood test. Dont go #2'ing in a cup if you dont have to! Lol

B120d28d9620626012de121b6075ce51
0
134 · April 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Low stomach acid is almost always a sign of h. pylori overgrowth. My advice: get your stool tested.

61bef9200f6395868f19efe53081a5c3
110 · May 01, 2013 at 2:43 AM

Um...i had h.pylori 6 years ago. They most certainly did not check my stool for that...they found it with ablood test. Dont go #2'ing in a cup if you dont have to!

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1
0
384 · April 30, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Any burping is a result of acid. I think i read that if you're burping 5 minutes after you've eaten, it's due to low stomach acid but most people burp during meals.

Are you taking any anti-acid medication? (or have been before taking the HCL?) My burping usually subsides when i take a ranitidine 150 mg (which obviously reduces the acid levels). I'm still trying to find my dosage for HCL so don't want to offer advice without first hand experience. Chris Kressers articles over at SCD lifestyle are worth a read if you haven't read them?

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2
2904 · April 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Why would acid alone make you burp?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7
-1
3979 · April 30, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Burping is a result of GAS, not acid. The gas is from aerobic respiration from aerobic bacteria in your gut.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7
3979 · May 02, 2013 at 7:12 AM

how bout yeast?

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
12677 · April 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I'm not saying you're incorrect, but most of the time bacteria is not causing burping.

Answer Question

Login to Your PaleoHacks Account

Get Free Paleo Recipes