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post #41 of 54
so how do you take HCL with different sized meals? I drink a smoothie in the morning and I've been nervous to take it since it doesn't really seem like a meal. Would you take the same amount? Maybe just one or something?
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post #43 of 54
I just wanted to say that I pulled out a grey hair yesterday that was grey at the tip and brown at the root!

This was so encouraging to me because my grandma and mom BOTH have osteoporosis now (my grandma very badly and my mom had 2 fractures this year). With the connection between grey hair and bone loss I am very happy that at least one of my hairs decided to go back to brown!!!!
post #44 of 54
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I just wanted to say that I pulled out a grey hair yesterday that was grey at the tip and brown at the root!

This was so encouraging to me because my grandma and mom BOTH have osteoporosis now (my grandma very badly and my mom had 2 fractures this year). With the connection between grey hair and bone loss I am very happy that at least one of my hairs decided to go back to brown!!!!
So have you been taking hcl? I did about 1.5 bottles of NOW brand and I think my stomach acid is good now - I also started taking 30mg/day of zinc. I did have to work up to the max of 6 tablets/meal before I got the fizzy feeling but I only needed to stay there for several days before I worked back down.
post #45 of 54
I have been, but not very consistently. I never got a fizzy feeling. I've been trying to do a lot more fermented foods. I drink kefir pretty much every day now (milk or water or both) and try to do other fermented things too.
Hope it keeps up!
post #46 of 54
I've never heard of HCL being connected to bone loss. Up until now I thought it was lack of vitamin D, K2 and magnesium and phosphorus.

I've had some grey hairs revert back too, just recently noticing this. I wish I knew why so I could help the process along... hmmm stomach acid huh?
post #47 of 54
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I've never heard of HCL being connected to bone loss. Up until now I thought it was lack of vitamin D, K2 and magnesium and phosphorus.

I've had some grey hairs revert back too, just recently noticing this. I wish I knew why so I could help the process along... hmmm stomach acid huh?
Well, I don't think anyone directly connected HCL to bones but I think it would make sense. The reason that I made that connection was because I've been hearing a lot about the correlation between early grey hair and a predisposition to osteoporosis. It may be wishful thinking but I am hopeful!
post #48 of 54
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I've never heard of HCL being connected to bone loss. Up until now I thought it was lack of vitamin D, K2 and magnesium and phosphorus.

I've had some grey hairs revert back too, just recently noticing this. I wish I knew why so I could help the process along... hmmm stomach acid huh?
Yeah, you need hcl to absorb minerals so as you improve stomach acid status you improve mineral status.
post #49 of 54
Here's a very nice page on it :

http://www.eczema.net/hydrochloric.html
post #50 of 54
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Here's a very nice page on it :

http://www.eczema.net/hydrochloric.html
That's a really interesting article!! So, I wonder if taking extra potassium is a good idea?
post #51 of 54

Reviving this very old thread, because I'm intrigued. I failed the beet test big time about 6 weeks ago. I was peeing pink for days. I've been working on ferments, kombucha, kefir, homemade yogurt and supporting detox on the way. We've also just added a Super Enzyme supp with meals or whenever I remember. I ate 4 or 5 beets yesterday with just a tiny bit of colored pee once or twice! Then it returned to normal today. Woohoo! That gives me hope that I'm doing something right. Any other thoughts or updates from the original posters from so long ago? I know I recognize many of the SNs.

post #52 of 54
still struggling with my digestion.... bumping this up!
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I'm glad this got bumped up because I've been searching for answers to my postpartum tummy trouble and I think this might be a way to help! I'm going to get some beets!

post #54 of 54

I know this thread is sort of old, but I see sort of recent activity on it. I also have post partum digestion issues. 8 months after my son was born I had horrible reflux which led to panic attacks. The panic attacks are gone now thank goodness. I was diagnosed with gastritis and reflux esophagitis almost a year ago. But within the last few months I get this aching pain a few inches below my right ribcage, could that be gall bladder pain? 

 

I recently gave up dairy, except for Ghee and have felt sick and my reflux is bad and I have no idea why. I have been popping my husbands TUMS even though I know how bad that is. After reading some stuff today and finding this thread I decided to give my HCL a try again because I had this terrible refluxy burping episode after dinner. I only took one and I still burped a few times but it subsided ALOT. I worried about taking HCL with gastritis but now I realize that gastritis can be caused by low stomach acid. I had never heard of the beet test and now I have to try it! Does anyone else have gastritis too, or just reflux issues? Has anyone improved greatly after the HCL?

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