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How Antacids Harm Your Digestive System

Summary: Antacid medications stop your body from performing its normal digestive processes and in the long run do more harm than good.
Air Date: July 11, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Michael Murray, ND
Michael T. Murray, ND, is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world's top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books, including his newest with co-author Joseph Pizzorno, ND, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Atria, Third Edition, 2012).
  • Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
How Antacids Harm Your Digestive System
Antacid therapies – particularly the proton-pump inhibitors – increase your risk of various gastrointestinal cancers and can lead to serious nutrient deficiencies and intestinal infections, among several other unpleasant side effects.

Bottom line: antacids prevent your body from performing its normal digestive processes and in the long run do more harm than good.

So, what are some viable alternatives? If you suffer from digestive distress will you deal with it your entire existence?

Special guest, Dr. Michael Murray, joins Dr. Mike to shed some light on this topic.

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