I just found out there is more to my theory of acid reflux than just meets the eye. It turns out that many divers are experiencing acid reflux episodes while under water. Some of them when they come up are very sick and/or vomit. We are not talking here about old ladies, we are talking about young, athletic individuals who have never experienced acid reflux before. Divers are breathing under water, when you dive or swim 2 feet under water in the pool or even ocean you will experience different reflux. Since divers are getting brain lesions and my daughter after swimming in the pool got one too, I believe there is much bigger connection with acid and the autoimmune diseases than we think.
Another thing is calcium and vitamin D. I used to have low vit. D two years ago. The doctor didn’t give me supplements but told me to buy them but I didn’t buy any pills. At that time I didn’t think anything about it but I spend 2 hours/day outside. I walk my dogs every day and then myself. I live in California where we have 350 days of sunshine. It would be impossible for me to not to have enough vit.D. At the same time I was taking lower doses of acid reflux medicine and started developing issues with my muscles. I started eating more bananas and kiwis and surprisingly all that went away. Now I know that the symptoms could have been related to the low levels of vitamin D. And here is the kicker. I had minor surgery at that time so I remember when all this was happening and I have all prescribed meds. After surgery I got sick and vomited and the doctor prescribed me higher dose of acid reflux meds so before I took another vit. D test I was taking the meds for maybe two and half months and my vitamin D level came back normal. And it has been normal since. How could that happen?
No supplements, no special diet for vit. D and the levels went up by itself? And that brings me to calcium. I think the calcium levels in the body are responsible for vit. D levels. If calcium is up the vitamin D will be down, the calcium level goes down vitamin D goes up and so forth.
Yesterday, I have read that calcium causes brain lesions in elderly. More studies are needed on the subject but it makes sense that if there is enough calcium in the body the system will lower vitamin D to prevent absorption of calcium. The doctors push calcium and vitamin D supplements in the elders and that causes them more harm than good. And since calcium is responsible for buffering the acid inside your body if you don’t control it in the stomach, that creates more demand for calcium, the body takes calcium from bones, the levels are coming dangerously close to high, the vitamin D levels are being lowered and eventually the system crashes. Some people will develop arthritis, some MS, some others lesions from diving, some from age, but all roads lead to acid in the stomach and most people don’t have symptoms, they don’t feel it so they don’t control it.