GERD: Feel the Burn

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a combination of conditions involving acid exposure outside of the stomach. Your body produces two Liters of stomach acid daily, which is needed to breakdown your food. In healthy states, this acid will then exit the stomach into the small intestine, where it will become neutralized by your pancreas. This acid is integral to digestion and also is antibacterial, killing those harmful bugs that try to get in your body through your dirty dirty mouth.