Iatrogenic medical advice: Re – proton pump inhibitors

FDA warning about increased risk of fracture with long-term self-prescribed PPIs. The label warns that these drugs are to be taken for 14 days only, to allow the esophagus to heal from GERD. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm213307.pdf

Wait till FDA uncovers the link to bowel disease….

Blocking stomach acid production is a bad idea – it makes more sense to find ways to optimize it (for this we need a simple diagnostic test to measure it). It is vital for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, and essential amino acids. Strong stomach acid production is a natural defense against acidophobic microbes, a class to which many pathogenic organisms belong.

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