Things I have learned in nutrition therapy so far:
Acid reflux is rarely caused by too much stomach acid. It’s usually caused by too little.
- Stomach acid breaks down proteins.
- Bile from the liver, stored in the gall bladder, breaks down fat.
- I have too much stress in my life. Okay, I already knew that one. But the nutrition therapist reminded me that my body doesn’t make a distinction between being late for one of the kids’ appointments and being chased by a bear. And, since I’m stressed all of the time, my body is like, “OMG! there are bears EVERYWHERE!” So my new catch phrase is BEARS EVERYWHERE!
- I need to drink more water and learn to meditate.
In the interest of stress relief, we went to the beach this weekend and I got to see stuff like this: