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Combating Acid Reflux May Bring Host of Ills

Combating Acid Reflux May Bring Host of Ills
June 30, 2012 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

From the L.A. Times:

“Many depend on proton pump inhibitors to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, but their side effects can include nutritional deficits and vulnerability to infections.” read more

Dr. Nemechek’s Note:

The complications outlined in this article are increasingly common.Ā  The real underlying problem of heartburn is the brain’s inability to correctly empty the stomach.

A reduction of inflammation and re-stabilization of the autonomic system can reverse heartburn and GERD within only a few weeks.Ā  Go to to learn more about autonomic re-stabilizationĀ  and how to make an appointment with Dr. Nemechek.


  1. Sandip Ghosh 1 year ago

    Dear Dr Nemechek, can inulin be taken with a PPI (esomeorazole)?

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      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 year ago


    • Sandip 1 year ago

      Thanks for confirming. Our son is 2 years 3 months old. When he was a baby, he used to bring up a lot of breastmilk, until he was 9 months old. We managed it with gaviscon. We also had an eco of his LES when he was 4 months old and everything was fine. Then at 9 months, the reflux disappeared but chronic sinusitis started and has been present until 4 weeks ago. When his ENT prescribed esomeprazole to check whether the mucus was caused by reflux. The chronic rinitis finally disappeared.
      Our son has been showing signs of autism since he was 13 months old. But he hasnā€™t been diagnosed yet as he is lacking repetitive restrictive behaviors. What we noticed is that every time heā€™s been on antibiotics (co-amoxicillin), he suddenly becomes more aware, the difference in his behaviour is staggering. He almost seems recovered, like a neutotypical child. Itā€™s unbelieble, also his therapists notice the incredible difference. Initially, we thought antibiotics were responsible for this recovery effect because by reducing the chronic rinitis, they were also reducing pain and discomfort and hence our son was feeling better. But after using PPI only for 4 weeks, heā€™s now completely free of mucus, the chronic rinitis has disappeared. So likely reflux was the cause of it. However, he is not showing any sign of awareness as he does when on antibiotics. We have started to think that antibiotics have the power to ā€œrecoverā€ him from autism. But we donā€™t know why! He has been sick quite a lot in the last 8 months, every time co-amoxicillin was prescribed and every time after 2 days on antibiotic, he shows incredible awareness. Then after we finish the cycle, within 3-4 days heā€™s back to his ā€œautismā€.
      Our son has been on the your protocol for nearly 4 months now. We have noticed awareness but not as much as when heā€™s on co-amoxicillin. Itā€™s like having him back. And then we lose him again.
      I hope my post makes sense. We are worried that something is going on, something that with antibiotics suddenly disappears, something that is causing our son to behave as autistic but that suddenly disappears when on antibiotics, and he goes back to almost normal. We donā€™t know what it could be.
      Do you have any thought on what I just described?
      Thank you ever so much for your work and dedication in helping al of us.

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