Based on your answers, your specific type of acid reflux is “Cold Reflux.”
You can tell it’s Cold Reflux when you’re tired all the time and crave sweets.
To keep yourself going, you simply eat something sugary. This gives you a temporary boost.
This is a tell-tale sign you have Cold Reflux.
Cold Reflux happens when your spleen – which plays a crucial role in your digestion – is not strong or active enough to perform its major function. Your spleen is “cold”. It’s not working like it’s supposed to.
Let me explain...
Your spleen’s job is to transform the food you eat into nutrients your body can use.
When your spleen is cold, food stagnates in your digestive system.
This causes acid and bile to back up and flow into your esophagus.
The result is what modern medicine commonly calls acid reflux.
But doctors in modern medicine typically fail to realize “acid reflux” is actually just a symptom of a deeper, underlying problem.
In your case, this underlying problem is “Cold Reflux.”
Your spleen – the “fire of digestion” – is cold.
It’s not active enough to perform its critical task.
Your spleen is the major organ of your immune system. It controls all your intestinal bacteria.
When your spleen is cold and weak, bacteria quickly grow out of control in your intestines.
This overgrowth stops your intestines from transforming the food you eat into nutrients your body can use.
As a result, you literally become malnourished. Your body isn’t getting enough fuel out of the food you’re eating.
To make up for this deficit, your body demands sweets. Sugar is a quick-fix. It speeds up your metabolism in a way that activates and “warms” your cold spleen.
But sugar also clogs your digestive system. Think of it like pouring sugar into your car’s gas tank. It would clog up the fuel system. Your car wouldn’t run.
In the same way, sugar clogs your body’s “gas tank”...your body’s digestive system.