Unit 2 - How stress, lifestyle, and the food we eat can play a part in our digestive symptoms.
The causes of digestive symptoms part 1a: why stress is a key factor in digestive symptoms.
Test your stomach acid levels : quick test you can do at home!
Here is a test you can do at home to make sure you have the correct amount of stomach acid for your food to be properly digested in your stomach.
Add 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda to 250 ml water.
Drink when you first wake up (before eating or drinking anything else.
Time how long it takes before you burp. Normal is between 1 and 2 minutes, too much is indicated by a time under 1 minute and too little is indicated by result of over 2 minutes.
Repeat on 3 consecutive days.
Discuss your results with your practitioner.