The bulk of the current diet consists primarily of foods that leave an acidic residue within the body. This occurs when food is metabolized and broken down, leaving certain chemical and metallic residues which yield either acid or alkaline potentials of pH for the body.
The human body genuinely wants to seek balance, in all forms – GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) is simply a result of a long-standing pH imbalance.
When too much acidic food is consumed, the stomach can’t digest it completely. The excess undigested food then turns into acid waste, which causes stomach spasms or twitching leading to an increase in stomach gas. This gas increase forces open the valve between the esophagus and stomach allowing stomach acid to retreat into the esophagus.