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March 8, 2017

All of us have experienced heartburn at some point, right? Its not the sexiest of subjects, that burning, acidic feeling in your throat, chest, even your upper belly - something I like to call "acid belly" when its particularly bad. However, occasional heartburn is not actually caused by an influx of acid. Quite the contrary, its oftentimes present due to a lack of acid in your belly - hydrochloric acid, that is. 

What's hydrochloric acid?

Hydrochloric acid (HCL) is the lovely chemical secretion in your stomach, helping to break down food particles you eat so they will be ready for nutrient absorption at their next stop - the small intestine. With a low pH of approximately 2, HCL is especially good at breaking down proteins in your belly as they prepare to move through the rest of the digestive process, as well as maintaining a proper environment for keeping infectious or harmful bacterias out, such as H. Pylori or E. coli as they enter your stomach so you stay healthy and your...

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emily spaeth

gathering wellness

 As a nutrition therapist + holistic aesthetician, self love junkie + complete believer of balance, I fully understand the value of taking care of your self. 

I created this gathering space for you to find nutritional guidance + nourishing recipes, tips for self love + thoughts on healthy living. My genuine intention is that you will be able to unveil the life you've always held inside you - the one in which you've always known is there, but just haven't reached yet. 

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