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OK, here we go....
For months I've been meaning to volunteer the pharmaceutical knowledge of my brain. Here goes a very important blog.
The proton fallacy. Hopefully you have read the "type A and low stomach acid" blurb found below D'Adamo's blog on the home page.
If I had a dime for every patient who comes up to my consultation window at my pharmacy to ask about heartburn, I'd be a very, very rich woman.
To compound the issue, Prilosec OTC is on manufacturer backorder. Obviously the reasons for this are two-fold:
1)people are not eating and/or living right for their blood type.
2)THERE IS A "RING" OF PEOPLE IN THE TWIN CITIES WHO ARE STEALING PRILOSEC OTC AMONG OTHER OTC PHARMACEUTICAL ITEMS, HAHAHA......
We have mug shots of the suspects in our office. Oh dear....what is our world coming to?
So....everyone is whining and complaining about their heartburn. It's like the end is nigh.
"What will we do without Prilosec OTC?"
Well, I'll admit, sometimes I send people over to the H2 antagonists (pepcid, zantac, etc) or tell them to call their physician for a prescription (omeprazole generic, Nexium, protonix, aciphex, prevacid) because I'm being a dumb grumpy burnt out chain pharmacist.
However, as time is a precious commodity at my "factory" I give them the "real talk" when I DO have the time and the patient has the open-mind to listen to naturopathic reason. I am blessed to be working in a neighborhood full of people who are very open-minded.
The theme of my talk is, "despite popular pharmaceutical company induced opinion, stomach acid IS a good thing."
WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM TO BRING A SPECIAL REPORT FROM GRUBSTER:
"COFFEE CHUG X AM (MORNING) + BEER POUND X PM (EVENING)= OH S___, BAD ACID REFLUX DUDE."
NEXT TIME A LITTLE MORE DIETARY COMMON SENSE WOULD BE HELPFUL.
Back when he was 22 years old and surveyor for an engineering firm, this was his lifestyle during a summer internship. And five years later, gee, things have not changed much. He's drinking beer as we speak. Men....
Back to our regular program: