Go back in time a few years and you'll recall that
commercials for stomach drugs used to feature some middle-
aged guy who just ate a whole pizza groaning and holding
his stomach saying, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing."
But now digestive problems plague people of ALL ages--even
infants and young children.
It used to be that a kid would have an occasional stomach
ache if he ate too much candy. Now kids are being
diagnosed with acid reflux as young as a few months old.
Let me make one thing very clear: These kids are NOT
"diseased." Their bodies are reacting to the highly
processed, acid-forming foods and food combinations they're
And as parents, every one of us owes it to our children to
minimize the impact that the food giants and fast food
monsters have on our children. If you are over 45, you
probably don't remember having stomach problems daily as a
kid... there's a good reason for that: You didn't!
Hint: It's the food.
Here is a letter about this very subject that I received
yesterday. It saddened me to see how irresponsible and
drug-dependent some people have become:
After years of persuading, my daughter will eat things
like jelly sandwiches, top ramen, crackers and fruit for
lunch. I can't make a diet for her based on your
We will have to go back to the antacids to help her since
she gets stomach aches every day from her reflux.
SB: My first question is, who is in charge?
Both of my children ate EVERYTHING that was put on the
table because that's what they were fed. And they LOVED
it. And now they're older and choose healthy (and tasty)
Did they balk sometimes when they were little? Sure.
It's what all kids do. Did they used to beg me to take
them to McDonalds like the other kids' parents?
But I love them too much. I know what acidic foods do to
the body and I happily said no to their requests.
What really boggles my mind is that Julie thinks it's OK
to continue to medicate her 5 year-old daughter daily,
instead of giving her time to adjust and develop a love for
healthier foods. She didn't even give the kid a chance.
She threw her hands up in the air and reached for the pill
bottle (and jelly jar).
Julie didn't mention which drug her daughter was taking,
but it doesn't matter. Here's a quick low down on what
antacids do to everyone's body, including a little 5 year-
The drugs given for acid reflux are antacids, H2 blockers
or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Antacids neutralize the acid in your stomach. H2 blockers
stop the action of histamine (a hormone that tells the
stomach to secrete acid). Proton pump inhibitors shut down
the acid "pumps" in the stomach.
But acid digestive enzymes are NEEDED to properly digest
proteins. So when the stomach secretes acid when you eat
meat, cheese or other protein, it's doing its job and
should not be interfered with.
But that's exactly what these drugs do, something that is
absolutely horrible for you.
They all stop the stomach from doing what it must do to
digest your food.
And what happens then?
Your digestion is destroyed.
Your stomach senses this and tries to secrete more acid to
start digestion up again, but it's either stopped in its
tracks or the acid is neutralized again.
All that acid has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is
Voila--you have acid reflux.
Also, your barely digested food ends up sitting in your
stomach for 8-10 hours or MORE, fermenting and rotting.
And that leads to gas, stomach aches, constipation or
diarrhea, and a tremendous build-up of toxic wastes and
bacteria in the colon. Talk about smell!
Plus any naturally occurring nutrients in your foods are
completely destroyed during this process. So since your
body isn't getting nourished like it needs to be, your
hunger signal will be triggered and in just a short
time...Bam! You'll feel hungry again.
So you want to eat even MORE! (And that means you become
larger and larger too.)
Does that sound like something that's OK to give a 5 year-
old? Or even a 65 year-old?
At any age, if you want REAL relief from acid reflux (or
to prevent it to begin with), do the only thing that makes
any sense. Eat foods and food combinations that digest
and naturally. Eat foods that the human body was designed
We weren't born with a biological need for jelly
sandwiches and top ramen noodles.
And even if that's what your kids LOVE right now, they
will get used to eating what humans have happily eaten for
thousands of years (without stomach troubles). The key to
that is YOUR love and consistency (and setting a good
Think about this: Kids in the 37 countries that have
longer life-spans than the United States eat the foods that
are unique to their cultures and they're grateful--they
don't hold out for jelly sandwiches. And for the most
part, they don't have stomach issues. That's why they far
outlive Americans and have far fewer medical problems.
Do what's right for your children, and set them on a good
track to be healthy for life.
To your health,
PS: Rhonda and Lynn are thrilled to be done with acid
YEAH! I have exciting news to share!
I received your Great Taste No Pain Manuals on Monday,
March 23, 2009. I read them from cover to cover. My
husband and I agreed to try the Great Taste No Pain way of
eating for 4 days.
Everything went great. We ate till we were full, many
times not being able to eat everything on our plate. The
bloating, the excess gas, and acid reflux went away after
only one day.
I could hardly believe the new me. I was finally able to
sleep flat without having to prop myself up on several
pillows. How could combining food correctly make such a
difference? But it has. I knew Friday we were on the
right track for when I weighed myself and had lost 6 lbs.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
My husband and I are thrilled. Finally, we can eat what
we want, but in the correct way.
But then Friday night, we were invited to a wedding
rehearsal dinner where they served items that were not the
right food combinations. I ate hoping it would be OK, but
it was not. Regretfully I experienced the same problems
again. The bloating, the excess gas.
I am a true believer in Great Taste No Pain. I will in
the future be better prepared to stay on this correct way