“Almost every time I ask a doctor why an elderly person is experiencing certain symptoms, such as chronic constipation, acid reflux, chronic infections, etc, they say… ‘Oh, it’s just the aging process.’ Ugh… right. Very scientific.
Why would aging cause your immune system to be weak? Do you want to know why? It’s not aging. Your stomach produces less acid as you age. So you can’t break down the proteins to amino acids, the fats to fatty acids, the carbohydrates to usable sugars.
If you’re not producing enough acid in your stomach… this means if you’re taking an antacid, this means if you’re taking foods that you can’t digest properly, you’re taking a step toward death… You’re weakening your immune system. If you take stuff that you can break down, like if you’re over 60, you’re juicing, you’re taking supplements, you’re pre-digesting your food, you’re taking a step toward life.
So it’s not aging that causes a suppression of the immune system, it’s not having the raw materials. If you’re not getting the amino acids or the fatty acids, you can’t build your immune system. It’s not aging.”
— Dr. John Bergman, chiropractor