Dr. Weeks’ Comment: You need an acidic stomach. You need the acid there to annihilate your food – start breaking it down in the process of digestion to amino acids and fatty acids and other “building blocks” of your cells. Taking antacids interfere with your digestion and therefore people taking these popular drugs are malnourished. Read this post from 1993 about why stomach acid is important HERE and how to get off these drugs HERE Then read below the new research which damns these drugs.
Heartburn drugs linked to fatal heart and kidney disease, stomach cancer.
A study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System has linked long-term use of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. The researchers found that such risks increase with the duration of PPI use, even when taken at low doses.