I have always suffered from poor digestion and get bloated whenever I eat. I have been able to identify red meat, dairy, and gluten as the main offenders and have cut them out which has helped a lot-plus I am losing a little weight.
Lately however I have been waking up with nausea early in the morning. I am susceptible to heartburn, and from what I have googled, the fact I now work nights, and snack when I get home may probably be the culprit.
I also discovered I may actually have hypochloridia, or not enough stomach acid. Maybe this is why I have trouble digesting tough foods like red meat? Also, sorry for the yuck factor, my stools have a lot of undigested food. I know what healthy and non healthy stools look like as I worked in a nursing home. Is it possible the lack of acid is the reason the food isnt digesting? BTW digestive enzymes and probiotics do help to a certain extant. Anyhoo, I just started taking Betain HCA. Only been a couple days but I am feelin better and my you know whats are looking better and there are fewer of them.
Thanks for your thoughts, and have a very happy new year!

Hy Bonny

You wrote, “I have always suffered from poor digestion and get bloated whenever I eat.”

If you have poor digestion, your indigested food is collected in the intestines. It is fermented by bacteria and yeast with producing of many toxic substances, gases (gas, bloating). In turn, this toxic mass causes irritation, inflammation, porous gut, allergies, lowering beneficial intestinal bacteria and dysbiosis (Candida-yeast overgrowth or small intestine bacterial overgrowth-SOBO), nutritional deficiencies, etc.

This toxic mass has only two ways to go, first up to the mouth and second down to the colon and anus.
By going up, it causes dyspepsia, belching, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, cramps, and upper abdominal pain.
By going down, it leads to flatulence, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, undigested particles in the stool, etc. I explain you in the simplest way, what can be possible implemented to you.

You are completely right by trying to improve your digestion with betain-HCl, probiotics, enzymes. Sorry, but I do not know magic bullet to your condition. It require the healing program.

If you want to know more about, read my EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You”, part 1 and 2. Pancreas is core of your proper digestion. Go to functional disorders. Healthy diet is vital.

To reverse condition, you have improve digestion, to restore the quality of the pancreatic juice, bile, and stomach acid, restore intestinal beneficial bacteria, replace the deficiencies, decrease internal toxicity, reduce stress and possible hormonal changes. I believe that many things can be amended to better.

If you agree that I can be helpful for you, fill up the Biotherapy’s Patient Questionnaire and we will talk by phone

I do phone consultations all over the globe.

Have good and healthy New Year 2015.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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