Is That Stomach Bulge Really
© By Lena Sanchez
Is that bulge really fat or something more
There is a little known problem that has
grown over the last few years, not only
obesity, but a bulge that may appear to
be fat and going undetected for quite some
Could that be a mass of undigested seeds,
skin and fiber from the foods you eat? Can
weigh from one to five pounds or more. Even
worse this growth can obstruct the outlet
of your stomach or any part of your small
intestine. Slow your digestion to a crawl!
Remaining well hidden and virtually undetectable
for years. In the past it was so rare that
it was usually detected after death or in
exploratory surgery requiring surgical removal.
Sounds pretty disgusting. But the truth
is, Im not making it up and Im
not talking about something I saw in a science
fiction movie either. I dont watch
science fiction movies.
This mass of gunk is an actual medical
condition known as a bezoar.
The frequency of this condition is increasing
among the Baby Boomer population.
Bezoars have many contributing causes but
recent rise in the occurrence of these growths
is most likely the result of increased antacid
You see, the digestive process depends
on stomach acid to break down the food and
prepare it for absorption into the body
but when interrupted with the antacid blocking
medications the process is stopped or at
best slowed blocking the stomachs
ability to function properly.
And since the body is reluctant to pass
the food on to the next digestion phase,
the intestinal track. Until its fully
broken down, the tougher more fibrous parts
of the food remain in the digestive system,
where they clump together and form bezoars.
If this information comes as a total surprise,
dont be alarmed. Years ago bezoars
were extremely rare, and usually only heard
of in medical school.
But ever since the introduction of todays
new generation of powerful, acid-blocking
antacids, along with the emphasis on high-fiber
foods (high fiber foods are good in a normal
functioning intestinal track) creating a
bomb of doom and making bezoars
Of course by now you are probably asking
How can I avoid taking antacids and
prevent these other problems from ruining
First, eat slowly, chew your food well,
stay away from foods that give you heart
Another answer was reported in American
Journal of Gastroenterology written
by Dr. Charles H. Andrus. He reported that
the ingesting an enzyme called cellulase
is 83% to 100% effective in dissolving cellulose,
which is the primary component of bezoars.
To me the most enlightened report in the
Gastroenterology by Dr. DR Deal.
His study showed that if the enzyme cellulase
is orally ingested at the same time as food
bezoars wont form at all!
Another prevention mechanism, keep the
intestinal track healthy with proper probiotic
balance. Read Your Ecosystem Within
Also stop buying into the TV commercials
about solving heartburn, etc. with medications
that create even bigger problems!
Wishing you great health!
*** Meet the author Lena Sanchez at
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