Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Most issues that you might associate with "too much" stomach acid are actually due to INADEQUATE acidity.
There are a number of contributing factors for low stomach acid. Stress and a poor diet are two of the more common reasons that can directly affect your digestive process.
When the stomach cannot produce enough acid, key minerals and proteins can’t be absorbed into this body. If the body doesn’t receive the necessary nutrients, you can become vitamin or mineral deficient. Stomach acid is also responsible for killing harmful bacteria from foods and neutralizing enzymes. Low gastric acid can leave the body vulnerable to a number of diseases and health complications. Metaphorically speaking, stomach acid represents your ability to break down and digest information, so it can be later absorbed. The information that you are digesting is composed of:
emotions you feel, especially while eating,
emotional feedback form the environment,
changes and shifts in routine,
verbal and written "news" from outside (TV, movies, news, social media, books, gossips, etc.),
micronutrient information included in the food you eat,
psychospiritual "downloads" (insights and realizations, messages from God/Source/Universe/Guides/Higher Self- whatever terminology you use).
People having issues with stomach acid levels usually feel rushed to accept and absorb what they are being FED. They might feel overwhelmed by the amount and speed of information coming in. It might feel to them that they are being force-fed information form the outside. They usually put their self-care on a back burner while they push themselves to achieve multiple results in a short time. They perceive hard work as a virtue and neglect their own needs, usually in fear of rejection, judgment, and misunderstanding.
Fear of judgment, causing poor personal boundaries
Feeling unacknowledged, causing urgency to please others
Neglecting self-care, causing overwhelm and frustration
Overcompensating for unmet needs by overworking oneself
Supportive Affirmations: "It is safe to slow down to hear my own needs. I curate my own information diet. It is OK to take a breather."
Curate your own information "diet". Unfollow accounts, groups, people who cause you overwhelm. Reduce your availability for gossip and listening to other people's drama.
Eat slower. Eat in peace. Start with introducing your stomach to the food you are about to eat, just as if they were two people you are introducing to each other. Take a few deep breaths before eating and imagine letting your stomach know that you are about to eat. Tell the stomach what food is coming down. Reduce distractions during mealtimes.
Examine how do you feel about slowing down to hear your own needs at the moment. What steps could you take to recognize your own needs?
Oils, herbs, and crystals that could help:
For better digestion: Ginger, Peppermint; Peridot, Amethyst
For slowing down: Vetiver, Marjoram; Celestine, Angelite
For meeting your own needs: Lemon, Magnolia; Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli
💚Healing the psychosomatic root cause:
Ancestral values, womb and birth trauma, ongoing emotional conflicts, and limiting beliefs need to be addressed to heal the root of this condition.
I offer gentle, yet effective emotional trauma release sessions.
We can start resolving the emotional stress causing this symptom in about 60 minutes!