Digestive Issues: Heartburn, Gerd, Indigestion, Bloating

Heartburn, Gerd, Acid Stomach, Indigestion, Bloating – there are many names for problems with the digestive system.  Most people have had problems at some point with their digestion.

Let’s start with the stomach.  First of all, H. Pylori is not the only bacteria that can be in the stomach.  As one of my teachers would say, “germs don’t read books”.  (Aka infections don’t always follow medical convention.)

Besides infections, stress is also a big factor for healthy function in the stomach.  If the body has been in prolonged stress, the body will not rebuild or repair tissues like it is supposed to.  The lining of the stomach is one of the first tissues not to rebuild.  This can cause burning in the stomach, especially during stress.

This may be why stomach acid reducers are one of the top medications sold in the nation. There are supplement formulas that give the body the nutrition it needs to rebuild the inner lining of the stomach and intestines.  With some patients, these supplements can help with the burning in the stomach.


From my perspective subclinical infections in the gut are a big cause of many digestive issues.  Having the patient take immune boosters can be a very effective way of addressing digestive issues.


Inflammation is another heavy hitter for digestion.  Infections can cause inflammation in the gut.  When trying to resolve digestive issues in the body, reducing inflammation is almost always needed.

Fat Metabolism

Fat metabolism issues can cause symptoms of bloating, belching, burping, and flatulence.  Assessing the function of the liver and gall bladder (which breaks down fats) is an important assessment when looking at digestion.

Accessing organ function is valuable in determining the cause of digestive issues and whole food nutritional formulas can be extremely effective in resolving them. If you are having a health issue and you are looking for a natural solution, please call the office at (707) 527-7710 or click here to make an appointment on-line. We offer a free screening or a phone consultation for people looking for a natural way to resolve functional issues in the body to restore health.

Dr. Cindy Zafis, DC, DACACD is a Doctor of Chiropractic and not a Medical Doctor. Dr. Zafis, DC, DACACD does not claim to diagnose or cure any illness or disease.

What the clinic offers are several Chiropractic therapies that balance the body through gentle spinal care, very targeted nutritional therapy, and correcting structural issues. Many patients that have not been able to resolve issues themselves have been very satisfied with the results of these therapies.

Dr. Zafis, DC, DACACD has taken several classes to help patients including NAET, BioSet, gentle spinal care, and Applied Kinesiology.  She has helped many patients in Sonoma County since 1995.

You may call the office to schedule your free 15-minute health screening today. 

Call the office for a 15-minute free consultation. To make an appointment, call (707) 527-7710 or click here to make an appointment on-line.


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