Thursday, June 2, 2011


 Four years ago when I turned fifty,  my congenital stomach defect ( hiatal hernia) went from bad to worst, to the extent that I could no longer take solid foods. After several medical examinations, from one specialist to another, doctors told me that I have GERD probably caused by my hiatal hernia .  But what was confusing was, that aside from the gastro reflux I became allergic to almost everything I eat. I lost weight very fast, from 95lbs to 70lbs. I became very weak and could not perform my usual activities so I retired early from my job. I was  on antacids and anti-allergies continuously for more than two years but my condition even got worse. I developed other pains like aching bones , nagging sore throat, canker sores, dizziness , bloating of head and stomach which were so frustrating for an active person like me. So I decided to try alternative modalities after conventional medicine failed to help me. We went from one alternative practitioner to the next but  relief was temporary. Then I saw Dra Patawaran on TV interview and I went to her clinic. She gave me detox procedures and  introduced  Quantumin plus to me a year ago. Since then I gradually regained my health. I am no longer taking antacids nor any antihistamines for more than a year now. Thanks to Quantumin plus! I’m back to work and is doing the usual activities I  used to do.


         GERD stands for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. "Gastro" refers to the stomach. Esophageal refers to the esophagus , the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Reflux means a back-flow.  GERD is a condition in which acid, bile and partially-digested food in the stomach goes back and up into the esophagus.
        What happens when a person has GERD? Partially digested food contains a strong acid including  powerful enzymes that break down food. The stomach lining has a special protective layer against acid attack but the  esophagus is not protected so when acid and enzymes come in contact with the esophagus, they cause irritation, inflammation, pain, and other symptoms. One of these symptoms is  heartburn or acid indigestion which is an unpleasant burning sensation behind the breastbone that usually occurs after a meal.

  GERD can be brought about by a weakness in the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) . The LES is located at the very bottom of the esophagus  and is a high pressure zone made up of muscles. The LES normally opens or relaxes  as food is moved down the esophagus to the stomach.  When it is closed, the LES prevents the  food and digestive juices from going back into the esophagus. For some reason, the muscle in the LES weakens and GERD results.
       In about 80 percent of people with GERD, they  have a hiatal hernia which makes heartburn and other symptoms more likely. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest cavity through a weak normal opening in the diaphragm, a sheet of muscle that separates the stomach cavity from the chest cavity.

      Mrs. Santos is just one of the 15 million people suffering daily from GERD! What was termed before as “hyperacidity”  has been relabelled today as Gastro-esophageal reflux to describe more clearly what actually happens inside the stomach. The stomachaches she suffered resulted from the back flow of acids and enzymes into the esophagus due to her congenital hiatal hernia. The weak opening in diaphragm and  weak lower esophageal  sphincter are reflective of weakened muscles. Reviewing anatomy and physiology, these muscles work effectively when there is enough minerals to effect contraction and relaxation as needed. Quantumin plus has the minerals needed to produce effective contraction making the sphincter and the diaphragm stronger and lessening the GERD effects or in the case of Mrs. Santos the absence of the GERD symptoms for over a year could be an indication that her defect has been possibly cured. Of course, a repeat scan or endoscopy is required to document such cure but Mrs Santos now has a busy schedule because she’s  now back in teaching and like any other patients who went thru the pain and anxiety of endoscopy, they’re not willing to go through it again unless they again have disturbing symptoms.

        The several allergies Mrs Santos and others suffer may  result from unhealthy lifestyle, toxins from unhealthy diet that we grab from fastfood chains when  we’re  in a hurry and residues of medications we have  taken since we’re in high school. To top it all, she was under so much stress that is commonly encountered when one tries to orchestrate life being a wife, a mother and  a full time university professor. Quantumin plus is rich in anti-oxidants that will neutralize all free radicals produced by stress and toxins that also caused her  pains all over her body. It also has fulvic substance that is capable of unbelievable healing of tissues ruined by acids. Moreover, Quantumin is also an alkalinizer capable of neutralizing acids in places where it is not needed. In the 15 million worldwide who suffers from GERD or hyper acidity daily, Quantumin will be a blessing to their stomach, to their health and to their pocket! Let’s all reach out  and help them wherever they are in this world.

Rose Santos

1 comment:

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