"The Symptoms of Over and Under-Production Are The Same
Strangely enough, the symptoms of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, HCL) over-production and under production are virtually identical. It is therefore unwise to jump to conclusions regarding what's occurring in the stomach without actual testing."
"Sodium and stomach acid. Sodium imbalance is related to stomach acid disturbances in some cases. Apparently, sodium chloride can be changed into hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Dr. Eck observed that when the sodium level is low in the hair tissue, hydrochloric acid is often low in the person’s stomach. This helps explain widespread stomach acid deficiencies in the population, which can cause many digestive problems. True fast oxidizers may have an opposite situation, with high tissue sodium levels and too much stomach acid. The chemical reaction involved in the conversion of sodium chloride to hydrochloric acid is as follows: NaCl + H20 = HCl + NaOH. This is a critical reaction in the human digestive tract that regulates the pH of the stomach and can activate or fail to activate the rest of the digestive tract as well."