Taking Magnesium With Barrett's Esophagitis

by Carol Morris
(Alpena, MI)

I have Barrett's Esophagus and I am wondering if taking Magnesium will give me indigestion? So many vitamins and medication give me indigestion and acid reflux that I have just about given up on feeling better.

Thank you for any information that you can give me.

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Barrett's Not What Doctors Say it Is
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Carol,

Great question- and one I LOVE educating people about. While doctors tell people that heartburn and esophagitis are problems of too much acid, this is almost NEVER the case and, surprisingly enough, is VERY often completely resolved with the addition of a product called Betaine Hydrochloride which is made with a digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid!!

I know that you are thinking that I'm CRAZY suggesting that you take hydrochloric acid when you 'feel' too acidic. But ALMOST NO ONE with heartburn is 'too acidic', the vast majority don't have ENOUGH acid- the symptoms are almost identical.

As far as supplements are concerned, you can actually do that experiment at home and mix any supplement in a glass with water and watch what happens. Pretty boring. But if you put it in a glass of water in which you've dissolved a couple of Betaine Hydrochloride, then you can sit and watch it dissolve.

So, while it is VERY counterintuitive, it is really worth a try it. You start out with ONE tablet in-between meals on an empty stomach. You should feel nothing. Then in between the NEXT meal, take 2 tablets.

The next day take 2 pills in-between both meals, etc and keep going up UNTIL you start to feel acidic. Then drop back to the HIGHEST dose that does NOT make you feel acidic and continue this daily.

Over time, your need will decrease as you begin to produce your own HCL and won't need the pills so much. Changing your diet to include more green vegetables and/or green juices and smoothies while decreasing your grain intake also helps to accomplish this.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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