How to avoid heartburn/reflux eating red meat for breakfast?

Answered on June 23, 2014
Created June 23, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Hi tried ground beef cooked in 10g of fat in the morning, with vegetables. I really like the taste and how quick it is to cook. The only problem is that I get heartburn. I haven't had heartburn for years, it surely is the breakfast. I see that many people eat beef for breakfast, doing paleo. I can't eat only eggs since I need too many to reach the necessary protein intake. What do you suggest?

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on June 23, 2014
at 09:40 AM

Sounds like you're not producing enough stomach acid. If so, you might need to supplement with Betaine HCL, and some minerals such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, etc. which are needed to produce stomach acid.

There are several reasons this can happen such as poor nutrition, or malabsorption, use of antacids, or H. Pylori exposure. Digestive bitters may also help you produce some stomach acid.

Sadly, you need stomach acid to absorb those same minerals from food, so it's sort of a self-propagating cycle. If it's H. Pylori, mastica gum can help, or you can have your doctor test for it and prescribe the right antibiotics.

Also, you might not be producing enough bile (or did you by some chance have your bile duct removed?) If so, you might need to use digestive enzymes containing ox bile (or at least lipase) before each meal.

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