Proton pump inhibitors are the 3rd biggest seller in the United States, with a staggering 113 million prescriptions filled each year, racking up $US13.9 billion in sales. Looks like from these figures Americans have real issues with dyspepsia. Australia is not far behind.
From a naturopathic viewpoint there can be a few treatments that can benefit this uncomfortable condition. First of all, the elimination of dairy, wheat and processed foods from the diet and inclusion of fresh vegetables and fruit is a great start. Herbs such as chamomile, meadowsweet, marshmallow and liquorice root may be beneficial as well as sodium phosphate, potassium chloride to help “rebalance” the stomach chemistry. Talk to your naturopathic health practitioner about what treatment is appropriate for you.