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Self-care for stomach problems

In a previous blog article we looked at a common gastric condition called hypochlorhydria, which relates to a decreased production of stomach acid. We learned that in many, if not most conditions where heartburn, acidity, reflux and indigestion occurred, it wasn’t likely that there was too much acid production, but rather, a weakening, thinning and loss of insulation of the stomach lining due to various factors such as stress, diet and medication. The compromised lining results in a vulnerability of the stomach to even modest amounts of acid, resulting in symptoms that make you feel like you are producing too much acid. In such situations therefore, taking antacids to neutralise acid levels, or drugs to block the production of acid may alleviate some symptoms, but they ultimately fail to correct the underlying problem and will result in further health problems down the line.

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Honey soy chicken skewers

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon oil. Juice of one lime 2 garlic cloves finely chopped Spice: smoked paprika 1 packet of chicken breast, diced into 2cm pieces  Method: In a small bowl combine all your ingredients, pour marinade over the chicken and leave it covered in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Turn it through the marinade once or twice during this time. Skewer the chicken pieces on pre-moistened sticks and grill on medium heat on a grilling pan or on the BBQ! Serve with a few wedges of lime and salad on the side

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