Dr. Max Chartrand
- Casa Grande US-AZ
A doctoral researcher and behavioral medicine professor, Dr. Max Chartrand has dedicated his career to teaching people about a variety of medical issues and warning them about misinformation present in the allopathic-centered health system. Acid reflux accounts for one topic on which Dr. Max Chartrand lectures. While many people believe that acid reflux is caused by too much acid in the stomach, it is actually caused by too little acid. Optimally, the stomach possesses an acid-alkaline balance of pH 1.2-2.0. The acid aids in killing bacteria and viruses, breaking down food into bolus, and converting/absorbing certain nutrients, such as protease enzymes to aid in digesting meat proteins and clearing out excess uric acid. However, the stomachs of people with acid reflux often feature a pH of 2.03.0 (eating too fast, diluting food with too much drink during meals, etc.), which is higher than a healthy level requires because it lacks the potency to perform the proper digestive functions, yet still remains strong enough to hurt the esophagus if refluxed through the cardiac sphincter. Dr. Chartrand recommends several ways to remedy this condition. One should eat slower and avoid microwaving, most genetically modified organisms, high-fructose corn syrup, and caffeine, and excess fluids during the eating process. Starting every meal with fresh vegetables and fruits and reducing meat consumption also assists in returning one to good health. Taking apple cider vinegar capsules before meals for the first 30 days of recovery supplements general acid reflux medication. Moreover, Dr. Chartrand identifies ionized alkaline water as a quick, low-cost solution to help re-establish the pancreas' function in secreting bicarbonate into the duodenum and upper intestine so that the pyloric sphincter will open when the bolus is ready in the stomach.