Over 2300-years ago the father of medicine, Hippocrates made the statement that "all disorders start in the stomach". That statement is true today as it was long ago. Bronchial Asthma originates from and affliction of the stomach and gastro-intestinal tract. In many cases before the onset of the disease, patients will complain of indigestion, constipation or diarrhea abdominal pain, etc. Gastric secretion of Hydrochloric acid, following a standardized meal was studied in 200 Asthmatic children (ages 6 months to 12 years), and compared with a control group of 200 non-asthmatic children. Clinical studies show that 85% of the Asthmatic children had pH levels of Hydrochloric acid in their stomachs below normal, while only 2% of the non-asthmatic children has similar low acid levels. The study showed that the lack of sufficiently strong acid in the stomach (Hypochlorhydria) prevented the activation of the peptic enzymes. This resulted in incomplete digestion of the food and macromolecule absorption. Hypochlorhydria resulted in a substantial increase in the number and severity of food allergies, while simultaneously impairing the micronutrient nutrition. This incomplete breakdown of and conversion of food (Hypochlorhydria), and the accumulation of Phlegm, produced by a week digestive system results in the accumulation of pathological matter in the lungs (Asthma).
Clinical studies indicate that Allergens can be transferred from the mother, to the infant, during breast feeding. This is especially true when the nursing mother has Hypochlorhydria or Achlorhydria. Allergens that are normally eliminated in the stomach, by the hydrochloric acid and peptic enzymes are dumped into the digestive tract, where they are passed on to the newborn by breast feeding. It is vitally important the a pregnant or nursing mothers digestive process be working at its optimum level, to provide support and optimal health for the new born. Everyone should have a pH diagnostic test to determine the condition of their digestive process.