Nutrition, Digestion, and Malabsorption

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Last week we talked about Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion but we didn’t mention the Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors.

These drugs include Prozac and similar pharmaceuticals.

Croft suggests that the B Vitamins are being depleted by SSRI’s and supplementing with B Vitamins is a good idea.

Croft talks about the harmful effects of SSRI’s.

Croft brings up antacid drugs which are a great segue to today’s topic…


Croft talks about how the stomach acid normally destroys viruses, bacteria, and toxins.
Antacids mask the symptoms of acid reflux but usually, the issue is not too much acid but rather too little.

Croft suggests a digestive aid such as Betaine Hydrochloride is a better solution in most cases.

Indigestion, if it is not taken care of your liver will be overloaded and you may end up developing allergies.

Croft recommends going on a three-day water fast with or without real aloe vera juice.
Also, lemon juice in hot water can help with indigestion. Apple Cider vinegar is useful as well.

Croft recommends Natural Factors products. As well as Trophic and Albi Naturals.

Croft said one of the biggest bones of contention in the natural health industry is the product knowledge of staff in health food stores. He said it is good to ask lots of questions and read as much as you can on the topic to become informed yourself. Books by people like Linus Pauling, Dr. Abraham Hoffer, and Dr. Wright.

Andrew asks how malabsorption causes allergies.

Croft explains how when the liver gets overloaded it can trigger an immune response.

Leaky Gut syndrome and auto-immune disorders.

Croft talks about the dangers of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

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