I just want to thank you so much, Bill for the advice regarding Betaine HCL in the acid reflux forum. I have been suffering from pylori caused duodenal ulcer for a year and a half. It was so frustrating because I would think I had stabilised through various treatment only to experience a return of the pain. After reading your detailed explanation about low stomach acid I took a chance and started taking some with every meal.
I tried gauging how much to take based on the size or protein and fat content of the meal and I have been given my life back. Most experiences with ulcer cures seem effective mostly with stomach ulcers and very few seemed to make it as fas as the duodenum. I started trying to experiment with alkaline waters and enteric coated alkaline pills but the relief was inconsistent.
When I read about CCK from your link and the impact on the duodenum, I knew this was a major find for me. I am just so happy that I want to scream it from the mountain tops! Things I have tried: antibiotics, ppi, mastic gum, colloidal silver (helpful but no cure), peppermint oil, slippery elm, aloe Vera, probiotics, beta glucan, wobenzyme, Roberts formula, gastrazyme, gastromend, zinc carnosine, activated charcoal, homeopathic remedies, herbal remedies, cranberry juice, kombucha, baking soda, oregano oil, etc. I'm sure I have forgotten quite a few but nothing helped consistently.
i can now eat and drink anything and I know I won't be awakened in the middle of the night with extreme gastritis.