Given the fact that some of us have Cerebral Palsy too, it may be that we have digestion and reflux to deal with too.
I know that digestion and reflux are made worse by the fact that I have Cerebral Palsy. Taking conventional medicine for reflux can help, but in the longer term I believe it can contribute to more problems.
Stomach acid helps to break down food into smaller more manageable pieces. It also helps kill bacteria, which is contained in either the saliva or food that we swallow. Without it our food will not digest properly. Conventional treatments do help alleviate problems with digestion and reflux, but they deplete stomach acid too, to get rid of the problem.
As a preventative measure they work very well, but it’s important to take away the stress that is causing us to be ill in the first place. I don’t believe we can ever take the stress away completely, but if we can change the way we handle our stress that should go some way to helping us stay well.
In my own case, I have also made the relevant adjustments to my diet so I know the problems aren’t coming from there. My main concern is stress being brought in by family. We need to continue to work on what we allow in and that will always make us stronger.