The Link Between Acid Reflux Symptoms, Food Allergies and Enzymes

If you struggle with acid reflux symptoms, you may have noticed that certain foods tend to trigger your symptoms more than others. Does that mean you have a food intolerance? What about a food allergy? The answer may surprise you.


Acid reflux symptoms are actually linked with food intolerances and food triggers. Your acid reflux symptoms are likely connected to the lack of enzyme content in the food that you have been eating. Often, when the body doesn’t make enough of a certain enzyme needed to digest a food, this is actually the root cause of the food intolerance. There are other causes of food intolerance as well.


Dr. Marina Rose, DC has helped people with acid reflux and food allergies in and around the city of Sunnyvale, CA.


It is also important to know that food intolerances are different than food allergies. Food allergies trigger an allergic response from the immune system, whereas food intolerances cause a variety of different problems in the body. Acid reflux symptoms are rarely linked to actual food allergies.


In the case of acid reflux symptoms, food triggers may be foods that your body has a hard time digesting because of intolerance. But not all food triggers work this way. If your stomach acid damages tissues of the esophagus, acidic foods like vinegar or tomatoes may cause heartburn, but this is just because they irritate the tissues that are already damaged.


Dr. Andew Weil agrees that dietary choices have an effect on acid reflux symptoms.


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