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Stomach acid deficiency (Hypochlorhydria) Quiz

QUIZ DISCLAIMER: These are for fun and educational purposes only. They cannot be used to diagnose anything. If you find you answer, "yes" to very many questions, print out the page and head straight to your medical professional!

"Hypochlorhydria is the lack of adequate stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) production. Some people actually have a condition known as achlorhydria, in which a person produces no stomach acid.

The presence of hypochlorhydria is an extremely important finding as stomach acid is responsible for two key functions. The sterilization of food against potentially harmful micro-organisms reduces our risk of being colonized by every micro-organisms we ingest daily.

Stomach acid plays an important role in the digestion of protein molecules and the absorption of minerals and vitamins. Stomach acid also signals the release of digestive enzymes and bicarbonate from the pancreas required for digestion. Insufficient stomach acid also causes absorption of partially digested food molecules, leading to food sensitivities.

Food components that should be digested and absorbed in the upper intestines, when not processed properly, pass through into the lower intestines providing fuel for harmful micro-organisms, therefore increasing the numbers. Low stomach acid causes gastrointestinal overgrowth of pathogens, malabsorption of minerals, vitamins and amino acids, and food sensitivities.

Low stomach acid levels can be genetic or acquired. A number of different medical conditions, listed below, are associated with much higher rates of hypochlorhydria." - Nutritional Healing

1. Asthma No Yes
2. Burping after meals No Yes
3. Celiac disease No Yes
4. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) No Yes
5. Constipation No Yes
6. Diabetes melitis No Yes
7. Eczema No Yes
8. Feel unwell/fatigued right after meals No Yes
9. Food or water 'sits in stomach' No Yes
10. Frequent nausea No Yes
11. High fat foods cause nausea/stomach upset No Yes
12. HIV/AIDS No Yes
13. Low iron levels No Yes
14. Lupus No Yes
15. Macular degeneration No Yes
16. Multiple chemical sensitivity No Yes
17. Multiple food sensitivities No Yes
18. Nausea/reflux after supplements (e.g. fish oil) No Yes
19. Pernicious anemia No Yes
20. Poor appetite or feel overly full easily No Yes
21. Psoriasis No Yes
22. Reflux &/or heartburn No Yes
23. Rheumatoid arthritis No Yes
24. Rosacea No Yes
25. Stomach aching/pain/discomfort or bloating after meals No Yes
26. Stomach ulcers/helicobacter pylori No Yes
27. Trouble digesting red meat No Yes
28. Undigested food in stool No Yes
29. Urticaria (hives) No Yes
30. Vitiligo No Yes


The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.

BE AWARE: The electrodermal testing devices have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for assessment of nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, the presence of toxins, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, or the weakness of organs and glands. Use of the device for these purposes is inconsistent with FDA approval. The galvanic skin response device  is a Class II device that may be used for lie detection and for biofeedback.

There are no generally accepted completed clinical studies which demonstrate that the electrodermal testing devices are effective when used to assess for nutritional deficiencies, the presence of toxins, food allergies, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, and the strength or weakness of organs and glands.

Your child's exposure to lead or heavy metals cannot be determined solely through electrodermal testing.

You should not make decisions about your or your child's health and nutritional needs from information obtained solely through electrodermal testing.

You are to discuss all CEDS recommendations with your health care provider before implementing any of them. Further, that any recommended dietary changes or dietary supplements based partly on the results of electrodermal testing should all be discussed with your family physician before implementing any of them.

There are medical tests for many, if not all of the issues that  respondents use electrodermal testing to assess, and  you are strongly encouraged to confirm the exposures identified through standard medical testing if you or your family physician feel that it is necessary. I make no claims that the screenings find anything other than energy imbalances or that the energized water or other products actually do anything other than help balance energy.

You and God are the only ones who can heal you.