The Microbiome: A Garden In a Community
Repairing Your Microbiome
To understand how hydrochloric acid (HCL) supplementation works, Jason Eagle of Strategic Healing in Auburn Hills, MI says to think of the microbiome as a garden in a community that provides all the food and building materials for those that live in that community (your body); and enough to share with other communities outside of its borders (other people’s bodies).
Now think of these plants’ “biotics” in your soil (prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics and even psychobiotics) as processing plants (factories) that take in raw materials and then convert them into wonderful tools on the other side.
The necessary step is to take those raw materials and break them down into usable building blocks, but most importantly, kill off all the harmful “biotics” before they infect and invade the intestines and microbiome, which is called “dysbiosis.”
“Think of this as too many bad guys and not enough good guys in the village,” Eagle says. "This is where hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach comes in."
Gastric acid acts as a barrier against microorganisms to prevent infections or other invaders from taking over, which means it stops dysbiosis before it happens. All of the problems, or dysbiosis, that happened in the microbiome can be traced to the place where it all started first: loss of HCL in the stomach. This also means that all efforts to repair the microbiome could be wasted when they don’t address where it all started: the stomach.
“Stomach acid can be completely restored in a single meal,” Eagle explains. “Supplementing HCL is easy. When taking HCL at the end of a meal with a full glass of water, we can replace this necessary acid that we have most likely stopped making on our own."
"I usually take from two to six capsules after each meal," explains Eagle. "However, because everyone has different needs, I recommend consulting with the health practitioner of your choice who has experience with the benefits of HCL supplementation."
Jason Eagle is a Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) practitioner and a licensed massage therapist (LMT). His practice, Strategic Healing, LLC, is located in Auburn Hills. For more information, call Eagle at 734-985-5891, or to view his videos, visit StrategicHealing.us.