Alzheimer's and Antacids
In this episode, Dr. Curt Rexroth D.C. C.C.N. answers, “What do we do about acid reflux?” He briefly describes what causes acid reflux and the motivation behind the commonly prescribed proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). The doctor then moves forward, giving the details of two studies which show a strong correlation between elderly patients taking a prescribed PPI and the development of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Among the general concerns and effects of PPIs, the doctor explains: incidental mal-nutrition, c. difficile, the buildup of beta-amyloid proteins, and glial cell acid. Lastly, he touches on natural alternatives to PPIs available at the Welcome to Health Center.