Hi Judy, I have been concerned by the potential problems that are linked to long term PPI use. I have been on 2x20mg Omeprazole daily for the last approx. two years.
For various [mainly gerd related] reasons I take daily calcium, fish oil, turmeric and Vitamin B supplements in tablet form.
One idea that I have been researching recently, following a bout of food poisoning, is the use of PRE-biotics and foods containing pre-biotics to increase the acidity of the colon. This increase in acidity occurs because of the lactic acids produced by the fermentation of Pre-biotics.
This acidity is of benefit because the increase in bifidobacteria reduces proliferation of potential harmful bacteria. The increase in acidity also helps with absorbtion of vitamins and minerals.
I hope this is of some help.
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