Advanced Digestive Formula

What causes gastritis?

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach.

Typically, if someone has acidity, acid reflux, or heartburn, either betaine hydrochloride or apple cider vinegar might help. But these are not recommended if you have gastritis. With gastritis there is inflammation in the stomach, so if you add more acid you could make it worse.

An easy way to tell if you may have gastritis is to take apple cider vinegar or betaine hydrochloride and see if you feel worse. If you get worse, you may either have gastritis or an ulcer. If you feel better, it may have been a lack of acid causing the problem in the first place.

Potential causes of gastritis:

  • Alcohol

  • Aspirin


  • H. pylori

  • Cortisol

  • Bile

Cortisol is activated by stress and can increase gastric acids even when there is no food in the stomach. The acids can then cause gastric erosion leading to inflammation and even an ulcer.

High levels of cortisol may make cortisol less effective. In such cases, instead of cortisol acting as an anti-inflammatory, it can cause more inflammation.

If there is bile regurgitating up into the stomach, you could experience inflammation and burning in the stomach. This can come from an obstruction in the bile ducts. A simple remedy is a bile salt called TUDCA.

What you can do for gastritis (check with your doctor before applying):

  • Decrease stress

  • Increase sleep

  • Take vitamin D and zinc carnosine

  • Support the adrenals

  • Do Healthy Keto® and fasting

  • Use mastic gum

Last updated: Dec 21, 2023 02:43 AM