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Hack my SUPER DOOPER theory on stomach acid!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 30, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Greetings to all Paleohackers!

I am a 22yo/m whose been struggling with low stomach acid for the past couple of years and believe that it's the root cause to my stubborn acne. I am also dealing with seborrhoeic dermatitis that covers my entire nose and is spreading as we speak!

What confuses me are the signs associated with low or even 'enough' stomach acid. I have taken up to 6 HCL Now Foods(650g(ish)) and felt no warmth. Also, one of the symptoms to low stomach acid according to certain websites is excessive burping and bloating. The bloating hasn't gone yet but what is weird is that I have NO burping without any HCL pills, once I include 3-4 pills a meal I notice I burp around 1/5-10mins.

My thoery is that if you have a cup of HCL and place some food into it then gas will be produced, so this would indicate that there is ENOUGH stomach acid present. This could imply that NO burping could be associated with LOW stomach acid. If this is the case why are burps associated with low stomach acid on many websites that I've visited?

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In your opinion is burping an indicator of ENOUGH stomach acid?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 02, 2013
at 07:12 AM

how bout yeast?

61bef9200f6395868f19efe53081a5c3

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Um...i had h.pylori 6 years ago. They most certainly did not check my stool for that...they found it with ablood test. Dont go #2'ing in a cup if you dont have to!

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on April 30, 2013
at 10:58 PM

I'm not saying you're incorrect, but most of the time bacteria is not causing burping.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on April 30, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Why would acid alone make you burp?

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on April 30, 2013
at 08:24 AM

This might b useful to someone out there, but after 2/3 days of taking a few HCL pills with meals the white coat that dressed my entire tongue (Oral thrush, leukoplakia, ***insert condition that terrifies the socks of you here***) has completely disappeared.

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on April 30, 2013
at 10:42 AM

I have celiac and low stomach acid. I have been incredibly sick and I am finding at the moment what is working for me is having 2 meals a day and space them out so my poor tummy has time to digest the food and it appears to be working for me.

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on June 01, 2013
at 03:57 PM

I've been experiencing this exact same thing. I have been experimenting with HCL for well over half a year now, and what i've finally figured out is, that i have enough stomach acid. When i take ( up to 7x 650mg ) Hcl pills with a meal, ill feel super filled up and.. Burp a lot.

What you need to keep in mind though is, that low stomach acid produces the same symptoms as high stomach acid. And also that not everyone feels the burn, but feel ( Like me ) Just a heavy feeling in my stomach, like foods just sitting there going nowhere.

I'd advice you to really re-evaluate if the symptoms you feel without taking HCL is really stomach acid related, or it's something just like poor digestion.

Best of luck.

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61bef9200f6395868f19efe53081a5c3

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:41 AM

Um...i had h.pylori 6 years ago. They most certainly did not check my stool for that...they found it with ablood test. Dont go #2'ing in a cup if you dont have to! Lol

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on April 30, 2013
at 10:17 PM

Low stomach acid is almost always a sign of h. pylori overgrowth. My advice: get your stool tested.

61bef9200f6395868f19efe53081a5c3

(110)

on May 01, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Um...i had h.pylori 6 years ago. They most certainly did not check my stool for that...they found it with ablood test. Dont go #2'ing in a cup if you dont have to!

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on April 30, 2013
at 09:54 AM

Any burping is a result of acid. I think i read that if you're burping 5 minutes after you've eaten, it's due to low stomach acid but most people burp during meals.

Are you taking any anti-acid medication? (or have been before taking the HCL?) My burping usually subsides when i take a ranitidine 150 mg (which obviously reduces the acid levels). I'm still trying to find my dosage for HCL so don't want to offer advice without first hand experience. Chris Kressers articles over at SCD lifestyle are worth a read if you haven't read them?

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on April 30, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Why would acid alone make you burp?

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on April 30, 2013
at 08:21 PM

Burping is a result of GAS, not acid. The gas is from aerobic respiration from aerobic bacteria in your gut.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 02, 2013
at 07:12 AM

how bout yeast?

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on April 30, 2013
at 10:58 PM

I'm not saying you're incorrect, but most of the time bacteria is not causing burping.

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