pH of gastric juices need to be at a certain level to break down the foods we eat, such as proteins, starches, sugars into micro-nutrients we need to survive.
pH is influenced by numerous factors, one being strongly related to bacterial release of organic acids and ammonia in the gut.
Test for the right stomach ph… breath test- lactulose test. When someone has GERD or gastro-esophageal reflux disease –it should not automatically be assumed that the cause is over-abundance of stomach acid, probably the opposite.
Proton pump inhibitors, e.g. Prilosec, “the purple pill” is over prescribed and can do more harm that good because it lowers or destroys the normal stomach pH. What’s worst is that when one tries to come off it or wean off, there is a terrible backlash or rebound, where one can experience even more pain or discomfort. It needs to be weaned off very slowly.
About Dr. Peters: Dr. Peters medical practice is focused on anti-aging and longevity. Helping clients look, feel and live longer and better by delaying, preventing and reversing the signs and symptoms of aging. She received the most prestigious cosmopolitan education around the world. A graduate with a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), she completed her medical internships
and fellowships at Cornell Medical Center, New York, Harvard School of Public Health and Ospadali Galleria in Genoa, Italy. She is a past scholar of Leopold Schlep Foundation, and the Organization of American States (OAS), New York.
Her medical affiliations include American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, European Academy of Quality of Life and Longevity Medicine and the International Hormone Society. Board Certified with the American Academy of Family Physicians, she is a diplomat with the American Board of Family Practice and an award-recognized physician from Harvard School of Public Health.